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Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

Happy belated birthday, Charles Dickens

A rare first edition of “David Copperfield” will be on display at the Antiquarian Book Fair; help us celebrate Dickens’ 200th anniversary by talking with author and scholar Jonathan Grossman, whose new book on Dickens investigates the writer’s relationship with one of the first “social networks” … the public transportation system. Read the Full Story […]

Why do we lie to ourselves?

Why do we lie to ourselves?

Deceit and self-deception are universal aspects of everyday life. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Wireless service providers lose $$$ on iPhones, is it time ditch the contracts?

Wireless service providers lose $$$ on iPhones, is it time ditch the contracts?

Apple’s iPhone is the most profitable handheld device on the market, right? Wrong, at least for mobile service providers. The iPhone is unquestionably profitable for Apple, but the top three wireless carriers, Verizon, AT… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Internet freedom: Who should govern the net?

Internet freedom: Who should govern the net?

The information super-highway, with a few exceptions, is virtually unregulated, but this relatively new frontier may soon be restricted and manipulated by powerful governments and corporations. As a result, a global struggle… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

An intimate portrait of the first marriage

An intimate portrait of the first marriage

How does being the United States president test a marriage? Veteran New York Times reporter Jodi Cantor answers that question in her new book, “The Obamas.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Tinker Tailor Author Screenwriter

Tinker Tailor Author Screenwriter

Peter Straughan has said that the project of adapting the Cold War thriller by iconic author John le Carré began “in a state of fear.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Elizabeth Taylor – an “accidental feminist?”

Elizabeth Taylor – an “accidental feminist?”

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a child actress, an object of desire, a glamorous international superstar, and an anti-AIDS activist. Over the course of nearly sixty years, Taylor played women of all stripes, from haughty… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The unfinished revolution

The unfinished revolution

Wael Ghonim was the head of marketing for Google Middle East and North Africa when the Egyptian revolution broke out. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

What separates wellness from illness?

What separates wellness from illness?

When David Agus was a young and ambitious new doctor, his mentors found his choice to join the oncology field mystifying. Cancer is prevalent in our society – it accounted for over 570,000 estimated deaths in the U.S. in… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Ed Wood’s “Final Curtain”

Ed Wood’s “Final Curtain”

Film historians and critics can spend their whole lives debating who the best director is, but there is a near total consensus on who is the worst: Ed Wood. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs