X-Files star David Duchovny, an American with a Russian-sounding last name, has unwittingly waded into the frosty world of US-Russia relations. And it all has to do with an unfortunately timed beer ad.
Legos have been successfully entertaining kids for years — but the company was threatened by the arrival of the digital age. It wasn't until the company refocused on the bricks that it began to grow again.
Something's blooming on Long Island: lavender. Serge Rosenbaum's family farm, Lavender by the Bay, boasts some 60,000 plants, and they are in full flower right now. And that's drawing a lot of visitors, especially from Asia.
This might just be a case of "don't knock it until you try it." Guinea pig, or "cuy" in Spanish, is a delicacy in parts of Latin America. But just how hard is it to find good quality cuy in the United States?
If you spot what appears to be a particularly intense volleyball match in your local Chinatown, you might do a quick head count. It may be a game of nine-man, a sport with roots in China and old, exclusionary US immigration laws.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants civil servants to communicate in Hindi. But when Indian-American writer Deepak Singh went home to India this summer, it seemed like everyone there wanted to speak English.
There's nothing like a little American exceptionalism to roil some feelings in Europe. Perhaps you've seen the latest Cadillac ad — a tour de force in American pride. But it's engendering a pretty cold reaction from reporter Gerry Hadden's French in-laws.
Cocktail fans, think fast: what do you need to make the perfect pisco sour? Egg whites, lime, simple sugar and bitters, for sure. But most important of all is the pisco, a spirit that many Peruvians call their national drink.
Deepak Singh never meeting an openly gay person when he was growing up in India. That, of course, has changed in the years since, with people of many different sexual orientations coming into his life. But the news out of India's Supreme Court decision, makes his heart grieve.
Matt Holzman, producer of the screening series First Take for KCRW in Santa Monica, gives us the lowdown on this year's nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Frequent contributor Alina Simone has a personal connection to this week's news about a breakthrough on the Big Bang. Her father is a physicist who works in the field. But she says that no matter how hard she tries to listen, and her dad tries to explain, she just can't understand.
The death of Internet mogul and activist Aaron Swartz sent shockwaves through the tech community. Now the story of his life — and the federal prosecution that contributed to his suicide — is being told on the big screen.