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Biking in LA: Style, safety and survival on two wheels

Biking in LA: Style, safety and survival on two wheels

Whether it’s about skyrocketing gas prices or expanding waistlines, many Angelenos have found good reason to consider making their daily commute by bicycle. But if you’re new to the two-wheeled movement, you may have questions. How do you choose the right bike? How to “share the road” with road ragers? What if you get a [...]

John Lithgow’s life of “drama”

John Lithgow’s life of “drama”

John Lithgow, film and television actor known for his work in "The World According to Garp" and "3rd Rock from the Sun," says his memoir is titled "Drama" because it is full drama: both on-stage and off. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Bringing the funk back in "Thunder Soul"

Bringing the funk back in "Thunder Soul"

A booming new documentary with a dynamite soundtrack tells the one-of-a-kind story of the Kashmere High School Stage Band. It all began in Houston, Texas in the late 1960s when Conrad Johnson took a job as Music Director at the predominantly African American school. Johnson transformed the kids and the music. Imagine "Friday Night Lights" [...]

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics

Separation of church and state is a concept many Americans agree should be applied in politics, but what about a separation between Hollywood and state? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The Mozza Cookbook – you can make excellent Italian at home

The Mozza Cookbook – you can make excellent Italian at home

Nancy Silverton is a rock star in the foodie community. As if the cred garnered from being the founder of La Brea Bakery and the former owner and operator of Campanile wasn’t enough, the revered restaurateur founded Mozza, an Italian restaurant that is currently the hottest table in Los Angeles – and perhaps far beyond. [...]

Got sex appeal? Use it to get ahead!

Got sex appeal? Use it to get ahead!

If you really want to maximize your career, sociologist Catherine Hakim thinks you need to tap into your erotic side. In her new book, Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom, Hakim introduces the idea of a fourth dimension to the already recognized financial, cultural and social capitals as a [...]

Big brother is back, and this time he’s in your phones and Facebook accounts

Big brother is back, and this time he’s in your phones and Facebook accounts

Facebook has undergone yet another facelift, but what may not be as obvious as the layout changes are changes to much of the popular social networking site’s privacy settings. Now you may be sharing even more information about your “likes” and various other browsing without really wanting to. What’s more, there have been allegations that [...]

Life, love and loss with a screen legend

Life, love and loss with a screen legend

The multi-talented Dyan Cannon could write a book about her amazing life as a Hollywood icon. Discovered while lunching on the Sunset Strip, she hit the screen with small parts in 1960, went on to become the first woman to be nominated for Academy Awards both as actress and filmmaker, and remains a sought-after screen [...]

Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Beyond cars, what will the future public transportation and bike landscape of Southern California look like? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The decisive moment – is it for real?

The decisive moment – is it for real?

It’s one of the most infamous images of the Great Depression: the sun-bleached skull of a steer on the parched, drought-stricken plains of South Dakota. When the photo, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Arthur Rothstein, ran in The Washington Post, it served as a graphic depiction of the scourge of overgrazed land and the [...]