Many studies have suggested that violence in the media contributes to violent behavior in individuals, but the author of the new book Killing Monsters (Basic Books) argues that super heroes and make-believe violence actually serve an important role in the emotional development of children. Larry Mantle talks with author Gerard Jones about this fascinating and controversial perspective.
Larry Mantle and critics Andy Klein of New Times L.A. and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss this week's new film releases, including Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, About a Boy, The Mystic Masseur, The Believer, Les Destinees, Janice Beard, and someBody. Also, Henry Sheehan of Fresh Air joins us via telephone from France to talk about the Cannes Film Festival. Larry and the critics also discussed some of the video releases of the week, including From Hell and The Others.
We look back at the most surprising moments of the RNC; experts tell you what's next for Fox News after Chairman Roger Ailes departed amid sexual harassment allegations & KPCC film critics Wade Major, Claudia Puig, and Charles Solomon review this week's new releases, including the latest "Star Trek" installment. TGI-FilmWeek!
Faith in God has been a central theme of the RNC - we look deeper into our country's ongoing interweave of religion and politics; Leslie Jones & how Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech; Plus, how 'selfie culture' is changing the way we memorialize ourselves and others after death.
RNC speaker and Angeleno Jamiel Shaw talks about his conversations about Trump with other people of color, plus the CA delegate who started the second day of the RNC with a Sikh prayer; who could see their Covered CA insurance rates jump this year; and in light of the conversation swirling about Roger Ailes - has the way we talk about sexual harassment allegations changed over the last thirty years?
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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