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Revisiting The 'Last Interview' Of Ernest Hemingway, Philip K. Dick And Nora Ephron

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:23pm

A series of books published by Melville House gathers together the final interviews conducted with prominent deceased writers and thinkers. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the latest in the series.

Aid Convoys Arrive In Besieged Syrian Villages

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:22pm

The U.N.-brokered agreement allowed aid into three besieged villages. In the village of Madaya, food aid has been blocked since October and there have been reports of starvation deaths.

Supreme Court Considers Mandatory Union Fees

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:52am

At issue is a 1977 ruling that allowed unions to collect mandatory fees from non-members, as long as those fees didn't go to political causes.

French-Turkish Film 'Mustang' An Oscar Contender

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:42am

Director and co-writer Deniz Gamze Ergüven discusses her film about five teenage sisters living in an isolated seaside town in Turkey.

Golden Globes Give Obscure Shows Some Visibility

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:40am

Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle" won for best comedy series, beating the HBO heavyweight "Veep."

Can #OddEven Curb Delhi Pollution? Here's What Locals Are Tweeting

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:36am

The world's most polluted city (according to WHO) tries to get millions of drivers off the roads with a new license-plate-based plan.

Extradition Of 'El Chapo' Will Take At Least A Year, Mexican Official Says

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:27am

On a morning radio program, the head of Mexico's extradition office also warned that possible legal challenges could delay the entire extradition process to the U.S. for four to six years.

Victory Lap? Final State Of The Union Speeches Reflect And Look Ahead

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:46am

Eighth-year reports, like the one President Obama will deliver this week, have carried a special portent and the opportunity for a president to address his own record and the direction of the country.

The Trouble With Talking Toys

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:42am

New research says some "educational" toys for infants actually get in the way of learning.

Tributes Pour In For Rock Legend David Bowie

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:39am

From musicians to world leaders, from Earth to outer space, Bowie's death two days after his 69th birthday prompted an outpouring on social media.

Popular Acid Reflux Drugs Are Linked To Kidney Disease Risk

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:20am

Popular medications for heartburn called proton pump inhibitors are linked to a higher risk for chronic kidney disease. It's the latest in a growing list of worries with these drugs.

Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:05am

Ditch the strap-on belts and shoe inserts, and definitely don't rest. Accumulating research shows that the best way to treat and prevent lower-back pain is to get off the couch.

Metropolis: 1/9/15

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 9:36am

Hear tracks by DJ Cam, Basement Jaxx and more in a two-hour EDM mix spun by KCRW's Jason Bentley.

Songs We Love: Ane Brun, 'You Lit My Fire'

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 9:00am

Norwegian singer-songwriter says her new single and video is "an homage...to early women's rights activists, neglected or underestimated when we praise our heroes and heroines through history."

Even Bears, Martians And Robots Can't Perk Up The Dull Golden Globes

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 8:58am

The Golden Globes ceremony has been on an upswing for the past several years. Unfortunately, Sunday night, that came to an end.

Top Stories: Rocker Bowie Dies; California Methane Leak

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 8:48am

Also: China's main stock market tumbles again; President Obama's guest list for his State of the Union speech is released; and "The Martian" and "The Revenant" win Golden Globes awards.

British Musician David Bowie Dies After Battling Cancer

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:44am

David Bowie died Sunday at age 69. David Greene talks to Simon Warner, author and lecturer at the University of Leeds, about Bowie's contribution to music and pop culture.

Oregon Judge: Protester's Nudity Isn't Covered By The Constitution

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:12am

A man was arrested for indecent exposure for playing the violin while naked outside a courthouse. The judge says the nudity had no specific message so it wasn't protected by the First Amendment.

'East Los High' Isn't Just A Soapy Teen Drama — It's Also A Science Experiment

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:00am

Social scientists and health workers worked with screenwriters and studio execs to create a binge-worthy show designed to help young Latinas make healthy life choices.

Tom Brady's Movie Underwear Up For Action

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 5:56am

The New England Patriots quarterback tried his hand at acting in 2015 with a cameo in the movie, Ted 2. The starting bid for the T-shirt and boxer shorts is $2,500.

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