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The average smartphone user unlocks their device 50-80 times a day, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The average smartphone user unlocks their device 50-80 times a day, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. With recent revelations over the potential harm of platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you might be in search of a break. But how do you find one?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

'The Velvet Underground' film: How the band crossed artistic boundaries of the US establishment

The Velvet Underground symbolized cool during the 1960s. With an experimental sound and transgressive lyrics, the Lou Reed-fronted band was managed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

The death of a Palestinian American in Santa Ana remains unsolved for 36 years

Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American activist, opened the door to the Santa Ana office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on October 11, 1985.

More CBD-infused products — for you and pets — could hit stores due to new law

You could soon see more pet food, beverages and lotions with CBD in them in your local store aisles.

Grieving is important and complex; there is no one “right way” to do it.

from Second Opinion

The data surrounding workplace burnout is alarming. We’re working on average 30% more than we did pre-pandemic.

from Life Examined

Workplace burnout is not new. Many professions are particularly demanding, and even more so during the pandemic.

from Life Examined

A filmmaking couple in Mia Hansen-Løve's wonderful "Bergman Island" spend a summer residency on the island off the coast of Sweden where Ingmar Bergman lived and made some of his most…

from Film Reviews

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With cultural influences from Britain, Chinese bakeries became popular in Hong Kong, offering breads, teas, custards, and tarts melding with popular ingredients like mango and teas to…

Baking the mother of all milk breads with Kristina Cho

With cultural influences from Britain, Chinese bakeries became popular in Hong Kong, offering breads, teas, custards, and tarts melding with popular ingredients like mango and teas to…

from Good Food

Along a busy stretch in Old Town Pasadena, Bill Addison finds a neighborhood restaurant, Agnes .

Say cheese! Bill Addison reviews Agnes in Pasadena

Along a busy stretch in Old Town Pasadena, Bill Addison finds a neighborhood restaurant, Agnes .

from Good Food

Huitlacoche has long been considered a delicacy in Mexico, but in the U.S., it goes by the unfortunate name of corn smut, or corn fungus.

Prick up your ear, Los Angeles. Huitlacoche is at the farmer’s market

Huitlacoche has long been considered a delicacy in Mexico, but in the U.S., it goes by the unfortunate name of corn smut, or corn fungus.

from Good Food

A winner has been crowned in this year’s KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament of Champions !

Crowning Burritos La Palma with the Golden Tortilla

A winner has been crowned in this year’s KCRW & Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament of Champions !

from Good Food

When the doors of M.

‘In the Weeds’: Welcome to the House of Gluten

When the doors of M.

from Good Food

Kkenip Buchimgae (깻잎 부침개 • Perilla Leaf and Scallion Pancakes) Makes 12-16 Medium Pancakes DIFFICULTY: Easy ALLERGENS: GFO,NF 
 When I announced to my family that I was going vegan,…

The Korean Vegan: Joanne Lee Molinaro shares recipes and her family’s immigration story

Kkenip Buchimgae (깻잎 부침개 • Perilla Leaf and Scallion Pancakes) Makes 12-16 Medium Pancakes DIFFICULTY: Easy ALLERGENS: GFO,NF When I announced to my family that I was going vegan,…

from Good Food

The HBO series “Succession” follows the super rich and deeply dysfunctional Roy family, as the kids fight to win patriarch Logan Roy's favor and lock down a position of power in their…

‘Succession’: How Jesse Armstrong created the most dysfunctional family on television

The HBO series “Succession” follows the super rich and deeply dysfunctional Roy family, as the kids fight to win patriarch Logan Roy's favor and lock down a position of power in their…

from The Business

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special prompts backlash, employees plan a walkout in protest

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

from The Business

At Oracle Park on Thursday night, the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants in the final moment — due to an umpire call against the Giants that even the most die-hard Dodger fans say…

LA Dodgers beat SF Giants in 9th inning showdown, advance to the NLCS

At Oracle Park on Thursday night, the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants in the final moment — due to an umpire call against the Giants that even the most die-hard Dodger fans say…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“The Rescue” is a new documentary about the international effort to save a young boys’ soccer team and their coach who were stranded inside a Thailand cave during a monsoon in summer…

‘The Rescue’ dives into the international effort to save 12 Thai boys and their coach in 2018

“The Rescue” is a new documentary about the international effort to save a young boys’ soccer team and their coach who were stranded inside a Thailand cave during a monsoon in summer…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “The Last Duel,” a medieval epic with an added #MeToo plotline that explores life as a woman in the 14th century; “Introducing, Selma Blair,” a documentary that follows…

‘Halloween Kills’ is juvenile and ‘textbook example of franchise fatigue,’ says critic

Critics review “The Last Duel,” a medieval epic with an added #MeToo plotline that explores life as a woman in the 14th century; “Introducing, Selma Blair,” a documentary that follows…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 15, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 15, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 15, 2021.

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ prompts trans Netflix employees to plan a walkout next week

Netflix is in hot water after a series of failed PR moves following the release of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, “The Closer.”

from Hollywood Breakdown

Documentary filmmaker Judith Ehrlich joins Robert Scheer on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” to discuss “The Boys Who Said No,” a documentary about the Vietnam War draft resisters.

The brave boys who helped end the Vietnam War

Documentary filmmaker Judith Ehrlich joins Robert Scheer on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” to discuss “The Boys Who Said No,” a documentary about the Vietnam War draft resisters.

from Scheer Intelligence