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Are you one of those “creative types?”

Are you one of those “creative types?”

No matter what the medium, artists of all kinds rely on their innate creativity to produce their content and set themselves apart from the pack. But even the most tenured professionals have moments in which they are unable to successfully draw from their personal creative wells. Whether it’s a musician who can’t find the right [...]

Computer-brain: biology inspires binary

Computer-brain: biology inspires binary

The most powerful computer on the planet would need 8 ½ minutes to simulate less than ten seconds of normal human brain activity. That same computer will consume 1.4 million watts of energy, while the brain will consume about ten. These are the numbers researchers at Stanford were facing when they decided to design a [...]

Is the U.S. too politically correct for its own good?

Is the U.S. too politically correct for its own good?

Juan Williams was fired from NPR for saying during an interview that he felt anxious when he saw people in Muslim dress getting on his airplane. The firing became a public relations nightmare for NPR, but it gave Williams a platform to talk about how he thinks partisan ideology and political correctness stifle an honest [...]

The NAACP mobilizes its members for jobs, educational opportunities, parity in health care

The NAACP mobilizes its members for jobs, educational opportunities, parity in health care

African Americans do not speak with one voice, but they do have an organization that for over 100 years has worked to have the many voices of blacks heard. This week that group, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is meeting in Los Angeles, highlighting the challenges and promise facing its members. [...]

Make way for the Groomzilla!

Make way for the Groomzilla!

When weddings were always paid for by the bride’s parents, planning for that event was the sole responsibility of the bribe (and her mother!). But as gender roles shift and more couples are paying for weddings themselves, men have become more involved in wedding planning and that’s where Sophisticated Groom comes in. The quarterly magazine [...]

Too posh to push: are increased C-sections and induced labors a problem or a right?

Too posh to push: are increased C-sections and induced labors a problem or a right?

Changes are developing in the world of obstetrics and gynaecology (OBGYN)—and it’s not just within pregnant bellies. More and more pregnant women are looking for more convenience and less pain in their deliveries. Instead of having their baby when their baby is ready to come out, women are having their babies when they want the [...]

FilmWeek: Captain America: The First Avenger, Friends With Benefits, Another Earth, A Little Help, Good Day for It, Sarah’s Key, Passione, and more

FilmWeek: Captain America: The First Avenger, Friends With Benefits, Another Earth, A Little Help, Good Day for It, Sarah’s Key, Passione, and more

KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Wade Major join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Captain America: The First Avenger, Friends With Benefits, Another Earth, A Little Help, Good Day for It, Sarah’s Key, Passione, and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

3 suspects in Bryan Stow beating arrested: what lessons can be learned from this tragic case?

3 suspects in Bryan Stow beating arrested: what lessons can be learned from this tragic case?

Louie Sanchez, Marvin Norwood and Dorene Sanchez are the names of the three suspects arrested for the beating of Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who was attacked outside of Dodgers stadium back on March 31st. Earlier this week Stow suffered a seizure that required him to undergo emergency surgery, a setback in his already slow [...]

Hollywood’s annual geek-out kicks off

Hollywood’s annual geek-out kicks off

San Diego's Comic-Con International starts today. Thousands of costumed fans are swarming the city. Certainly, many are excited to see one of the god fathers of genre movies there, Steven Spielberg. It will be the filmmaker's first trip to Comic-Con to talk about his upcoming feature, "The Adventures of Tintin." That flick won't be the [...]

Woody Guthrie: This segment kills fascists

Woody Guthrie: This segment kills fascists

Famed for such ubiquitous folk ballads as “This land is your land” and “Pretty Boy Floyd” — Woody Guthrie has left an indelible mark on American folk music that has served as an inspiration for generations. Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen are among those that claim Guthrie as a role model in both [...]