Jacob Margolis

Science Reporter

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From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

On The Lot: Sony gets hacked and Star Wars comes back

Sony Pictures got hack, we get a taste of the new Star Wars movie and much more this week in "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

Tears for Fears reissue "Songs from the Big Chair"

Tears for Fears founders Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith talk with Tess Vigeland about their career, creating "Songs from the Big Chair" and what's next for them.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Azealia Banks, Prhyme and more

Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang join A Martinez to talk about their favorite recent releases, including music from Azealia Banks, Prhyme, Pace Cadets and more.

App Chat: Getting pampered... on demand!

Sometimes you just need some pampering. This week Take Two takes a look at a few on demand apps that want to make your life a little easier.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Nick Jonas, TV on the Radio and more

Music journalists Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join A Martinez in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment.

Apple heads to court to battle antitrust case

Apple heads to court to face the music this week. A federal lawsuit dating back almost a decade questions the tech giant's past dominance in the download market.

On The Lot: Bill Cosby's future, 'Dumb and Dumber to' and more

Stupid reigns at the box office and how accusations against Bill Cosby might ripple in Hollywood. It's "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mariachi El Bronx, Damien Rice and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk about new albums from Ximena Sariñana, Damien Rice, Mariachi El Bronx and more.

On The Lot: Miyazaki retires and Disney rules the box office

It's time for "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Alex Cohen speaks with Rebecca Keegan, who covers the film business for the LA Times.

How Antonio Sanchez improvised the "Birdman" soundtrack

"Birdman" - the latest work from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu - is a very different movie in many ways... including its score.

How artichoke water wants to steal coconut water's throne

Companies that are producing drinks like artichoke water, maple water and cactus water are all trying to take a gulp of coconut water's $400 million dollar business.

App Chat: solving some of life's problems with technology

In our regular tech segment, App Chat, we delve into three different apps that want to help you save money, save your mind and save your life when you're on a bike.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jamie Cullum, Bambu and more

Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes are back in the studio with their picks of new music that they think you should be listening to.

On The Lot: Fandango goes to space and 'Furious 7' gets a trailer

Rebecca Keegan from the LA Times joins Take Two every week for her segment "On the Lot" where she talks about the latest in Hollywood.

Halloween costumes: 5 rules for what you should and shouldn't wear

Just in time for last-minute Halloween costume shoppers, we have a list of etiquette tips to help you find something appropriate, edgy and fun.