Take Two for November 21, 2012

Orbitz Names LAX As Busiest Airport For 2011 Thanksgiving Travel
At some time today, many people are likely heading to the airport, hoping against hope that their flights won't be delayed. You might want to get out of the door and into your car, or your taxi or airport shuttle a little earlier.
LAX Protest

LAX union workers stage protest ahead of busiest travel day

Nearly two million people are expected to travel through Los Angeles International Airport over the long Thanksgiving weekend. But a march by hundreds of LAX workers this afternoon is threatening to shut down Century Blvd, the main route into the airport.
KPCC reporter Leslie Berestein-Rojas gives us a taste of what different families in Southern California bring to the Thanksgiving table.
Charlotte Druckman Skirt Steak

'Skirt Steak' examines how female chefs stand the heat

In the world of restaurant kitchens, most professional chefs are men. Food journalist Charlotte Druckman wanted to find out what it's like to be a woman behind the hot front lines of a professional kitchen.
Grinell College guard Jack Taylor
Last night in Iowa, Grinell College beat Faith Baptist Bible, 179 to 104. Normally, that wouldn't make national news but this was not your usual game. Grinell's guard Jack Taylor scored 138 points all by himself, shattering the NCAA record by 25 points David Arsenault is an assistant basketball coach at Grinell.
Shoppers try to work their way through t
As we roll into Thanksgiving weekend, KPCC's Steve Proffitt shares some thoughts, and a few facts, about the modern celebration of this great American holiday.
Well it's time now for another installment in our regular series of conversations with Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty! She's a superhero of the English language.

The impact of Israel's success with the Iron Dome system

Despite the new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the violence continues. The fighting is supposed to stop at 9 p.m. in Israel and Palestine.
Bomb Blast On Bus In Tel Aviv

Israel and Hamas agree on cease fire

After a week of fighting, a cease fire has been announced between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza strip. More than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis have been killed in the violence.

'Chasing Ice' doc uses timelapse to expose ice loss in Arctic

Five years ago, Stanford student Jeff Orlowski landed a great gig working as a videographer for National Geographic photographer James Balog.Balog was attempting the first expedition of what would become a long mission to use timelapse photography to track climate change and ice loss in the world's most extreme environments.
It sure would be wonderful if someone came along and said, "You don't have to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep to be healthy, just stop feeling so guilty!"Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer is the author of "The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life.
Latte Art

Is that art in my latte cup?

If you drink coffee, you may have noticed a growing trend: latte art. It takes a lot of skill to pull off, and it’s become a competition amongst top baristas.
Yann Martel at Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2002

Author Yann Martel on seeing his 'Life Of Pi' come to life

Ang Lee's epic "Life of Pi" opens in theaters today, and it's already gotten some of the best reviews of any movie this year. It's
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