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The Comic-Con madhouse is underway

The convention floor at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
The convention floor at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
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Here's the lineup for today's show:

All pop culture roads lead to San Diego for Comic-Con

(Starts at :45)

The annual pop culture extravaganza draws tens of thousands of movie, TV and comic book fans for screenings, panels and a huge bazaar of merchandise. KPCC's own self-described nerd, Mike Roe, fills us in on this year's highlights.

A sobering documentary about life on L.A.'s Skid Row

(Starts at 7:42)

Alina Skrzeszewska's documentary, "Game Girls," follows a lesbian couple trying to escape life on L.A.'s infamous Skid Row. The film screens at the Outfest film festival.

Why do Russian spies make such great villains?

(Starts at 18:47)

As alleged Russian spy Maria Butina awaits her fate, we take a look at how Russian spies have been depicted on TV and in films. 

Guest: film critic Tim Cogshell