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Is Marriage for White People?: should African American women marry more across color line?

Is Marriage for White People?: should African American women marry more across color line?

Should African American women marry more men who are not African American? In his controversial new book, Is Marriage for White People?, Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks says yes. Banks explains that the declining rate of marriage among blacks over the past 50 years largely boils down to a simple problem of supply and [...]

Department of Justice sues to block AT&T / T-Mobile merger: good for the consumer?

Department of Justice sues to block AT&T / T-Mobile merger: good for the consumer?

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit today to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA, claiming that the merger of the second and fourth largest wireless providers will reduce competition and innovation. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Are random roommates overrated?

Are random roommates overrated?

Who can forget that moment when you dropped your boxes at the door and shook hands with the person that – for good or ill – would be sharing a tiny square box with you for at least a semester? In many cases our college roommates opened our eyes to a viewpoint or perspective that [...]

The perils of overbooked kids and the parents who fund them

The perils of overbooked kids and the parents who fund them

Soccer, piano, art, karate, tutoring – the to-do list for our kids can go on and on. Many parents are convinced upping the extracurricular ante correlates with academic success, but does it? Some experts say no, it does not. And in this faltering economy, a downsizing of outside programs for their children might help parents [...]

“Law does not mandate work-life balance” to mothers claiming discrimination after maternity leave from Bloomberg L.P.

“Law does not mandate work-life balance” to mothers claiming discrimination after maternity leave from Bloomberg L.P.

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Shaping power outside Tahrir Square

Shaping power outside Tahrir Square

When Egyptians revolted in the streets of Cairo, it was clear what they did not want: authoritarian rule, a security state, a weak economy, and, most of all, a desperate lack of democratic representation. Now, whether and what Egyptians' role will be in their own governance is a huge question mark. As journalist Alia Malek [...]

The end of free TV?

The end of free TV?

If you turn to free, online sites like Hulu to watch your favorite TV shows after they air, you may soon be kissing that convenience good-bye. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Is Hollywood taking fright films too far?

Is Hollywood taking fright films too far?

Director Guillermo Del Toro says the 1973 telefilm version of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is “the scariest movie” he saw as a kid. This might deter some from ever wanting to see it again. In Del Toro’s case, it made him want to be part of the remake. So the filmmaker, who is [...]

Modern day superheroes: The Interrupters

Modern day superheroes: The Interrupters

<i>The Interrupters</i> is a feature documentary directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams” 1994) about a group of former gang members in Chicago who saw the errors of their ways, turned over a new leaf and are working to stop the cycle of violence in their city. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Pennies from your thoughts – can city residents solve L.A.’s cash crunch?

Pennies from your thoughts – can city residents solve L.A.’s cash crunch?

The Daily News recently conducted an informal poll asking readers for ideas on how Los Angeles can solve its cash crunch in order to preserve essential services. Some of the more creative suggestions submitted included having Controller Wendy Greuel do an audit of city closets to determine what items could be sold off, and revamping [...]