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On the Lot: '12 Years a Slave', 'Gravity,' more

Today: A visit to LA's Creole Corridor where true Mardi Gras traditions are alive and well. Plus, "Twelve Years a Slave" wins best picture and a part in public school curriculum around the country.
83rd Annual Academy Awards - The Oscar Envelope

Using big data to predict the Oscars

Big data cruncher David Rothschild correctly predicted 21 of the 24 Oscars categories...even though he'd only seen 2 nominated films.
12 Twelve Years A Slave
The now three-time Academy-Award winning film, "12 Years a Slave" will be making its way into classrooms nationwide in the fall. The film, along with Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, will be integrated into high school curriculums in state-run districts across the country.
Ryan Legaux
The owners of Harold & Belle's in South LA hail from New Orleans, and the restaurant has been serving traditional Creole food for three generations.

Andrew Thierry: Keeping Zydeco alive in the Bay Area

New Orleans is gearing up for this week's Fat Tuesday celebration with its distinctive soundtrack of Zydeco music.
Ben Bayouth Creature Creator

Hollywood Jobs: Creature Creator

We talk to talk to creature creator Ben Bayouth who makes really cool props for movies like Superman: Man of Steel and for TV shows like Grimm and Robot Chicken.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Celebrating Dr. Seuss's triumphs

From "Green Eggs and Ham" to "Horton Hears A Who," he wrote 46 books. Don't believe me? It's true!
Eli Broad appoints head of philanthropic education efforts
Philanthropist Eli Broad has donated billions of dollars over the years, and a nice chunk of it has gone to public education.
State Senator Investigated
Last night, state Senator Ron Calderon announced that he's taking a leave of absence.
In Mexico, change could soon be coming to the telecoms and television industry – long dominated by just a small handful of powerful players, including multi-billionaire Carlos Slim. The result could be a shift not just for the companies but for tens of millions of consumers throughout the country.

Some tech interns earn $5k+ a month

If you're lucky as an intern, you might get a stipend or a small wage. If you're REALLY lucky, you're an intern in Silicon Valley where you could pull an average of five-thousand or more. A MONTH.
yelp balloon
Yelp just compiled its list of the country's top 100 restaurants. And at the top are none of the esteemed, Michelin-starred places you'd expect.
Heroes in The Night

The lives of real life superheroes in 'Heroes in the Night'

The lives of RLSH or Real Life Super Heroes can be fraught with danger, but that doesn't stop some people from donning capes and costumes to fight crime.
Infant Mortality - 1
The vast majority of babies born in the U.S., to women of all ethnicities, are born healthy.
Drive-in Movie Theater

Paramount drive-in theatre to make a comeback

Glenn Bianchi plans to re-open the Paramount Drive-in. It's the theater that his father opened in 1947 in Paramount, California, originally called the Roadium Drive-in.

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