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Your take on the Republican National Convention

Your take on the Republican National Convention

View from inside the Republican National Convention as VP candidate Paul Ryan delivered his speech on Aug. 29, 2012. Credit: Gina Delvac/KPCC Sweep up the red, white and blue confetti. Take down the banners. Deflate the balloons. The Republican National Convention is over. The politicians are clearing the stage and headed back to Washington or […]

Jason Alexander comes in to discuss 100 years of Paramount Pictures

Jason Alexander comes in to discuss 100 years of Paramount Pictures

Comedian Jason Alexander arrives at the Palm Pre Launch Event to Benefit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America held at Raleigh Studios on June 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images An entertainment career spanning over three decades, Jason Alexander has seen and done it all. The film, stage, and television actor […]

Mitt Romney’s time to shine

Mitt Romney’s time to shine

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney disembarks from his campaign plane upon arriving in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012. Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Tonight, the Republican National Convention steadies a spotlight on its biggest star, Mitt Romney. It’s the last major chance for the Republicans and Romney to put forth their four-year plan for […]

Lisa Bloom asks big questions about today’s male society and their ‘Swagger’

Lisa Bloom asks big questions about today’s male society and their ‘Swagger’

With so many of today’s young male population in jail, jobless, and struggling in school, author Lisa Bloom takes a crack at these unsettling trends in her new book, “Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture.” Bloom focuses on the cultural forces that hammer […]

Is the Pentagon no longer a sacred cow?

Is the Pentagon no longer a sacred cow?

President Obama spoke at the Pentagon, on January 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have decried defense cuts, put in place by the Obama administration, that are scheduled to start going into effect in January unless overturned by Congress. The cuts, known as “sequestration,” are designed […]

What would President & CEO Romney do for the economy?

What would President & CEO Romney do for the economy?

Mitt Romney discussed jobs and the economy with workers and guests at the Missouri Valley Steel factory on December 16, 2011 in Sioux City, Iowa. Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Despite the media frenzy over abortion and birth certificates, the biggest issue of the election is still the economy. Not to mention the fact that it […]

How good, or bad, are Ayn Rand’s movies?

How good, or bad, are Ayn Rand’s movies?

Novelist and screenwriter Ayn Rand Ayn Rand worked in Hollywood, writing screenplays of her work and others’ – so how good, or bad, are her movies? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

RNC Preview

RNC Preview

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Today marks the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida. While Mitt Romney has long been the GOP nominee, this event will serve as the formal coronation of his candidacy as the Republican standard bearer and chief opposition to […]

Who gives more to charity, Democrats or Republicans?

Who gives more to charity, Democrats or Republicans?

A gift certificate for a local grocery store is written out for fishermen and their families at an aid station on May 20, 2010 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. The Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans distributed the vouchers to families affected by the BP oil spill. Credit: John Moore/Getty Images The ongoing calls for presumptive […]

Cinecon Classic Film Festival kicks off next week

Cinecon Classic Film Festival kicks off next week

Credit: Courtesy of Cinecon One of the greatest aspects of life in Hollywood is the unprecedented access its citizens have to the world of film. Next week, the Cinecon Classic Film Festival kicks off to celebrate movies from the earlier days of the entertainment industry. More than two dozen films will be screened in 35mm […]