Stories for May 17, 2012
San Diego was ranked the least expensive big city in the state in which to do business, it was announced today.
California’s Judicial Council held an emergency meeting in Sacramento Thursday to discuss cuts to the court system. Under Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, the courts would see a 554-million dollar cut.
In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the “final problem,” and a tabloid reporter reveals the “shocking truth” about the great detective.
The DMV and many other state agencies would be open only four days a week – but for longer hours – under a new budget proposal from California Governor Jerry Brown.
The Wabasha Street Caves provide the perfect noir background for host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Simeon Lipman to discuss the history and collecting of flashlights. Highlights include an 1863 Ulysses S. Grant letter; a circa 1950 Charles Shulz Li’l Folks original cartoon; and two paintings — one by Victor Higgins, the other by Spencer — purchased together for $5, but valued at $75,100-$75,200.
The Cannes Film Festival kicked off last night and while you could find celebrities from all over the globe on the red carpet, the one thing you couldn't find was a women director in competition for the Palm D'Or. The Internet was in an uproar over the fact that female directors have been overlooked in almost all of the Festival's 65 years. But outside the main event, at the Cannes market, Canadian twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska are doing their best to prove that women are not only making films but working in the male dominated horror genre.
Who and what limits our freedom of expression? In what ways do cultural differences affect our understanding of art and other forms of communication? How do an artist’s process and choice of medium affect our perception of his or her work? This episode features artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.