Missionaries screwed up a really good thing ... again....01/29/15
We walk Skid Row with VA chief Bob McDonald; how Vidiots changed journalist Elina Shatkin’s life; a classical bassist who went to New Guinea to study a singing and composing tribe.
Roll out the barrel! NoHo's "Idle Hour Cafe" reopens. Off-Ramp for Jan....
We spend a few minutes in the Idle Hour; talk bars with atmosphere with 1933 Group's Bobby Green; talk judges' robes with Kevin's dad; and meet radical quilters.
H.P. Lovecraft, horror annotated - Off-Ramp for Jan. 17, 2015
The annotated H.P. Lovecraft ... France's proud history of satire ... Oscar nods at the chosen few ... the late Taylor Negron loved Lucy
Chaz Ebert, Jerry Brown, Michele Serros, and Pascale Tayou ... Off-Ramp...
RH Greene sits down with Chaz Ebert at the Palm Springs Film Festival; we remember poet Michele Serros; Patt Morrison looks back and forward at Jerry Brown; and Marc Haefele takes us to the Fowler museum for an exhibit that almost didn’t happen.
Ring in the New Year with Henry Rollins, Pepe Aguilar and more
As 2014 wraps up, Off-Ramp looks back at some of its best music coverage: all female tributes to Iron Maiden, Venice Beach's most beloved busker, Henry Rollins and more.
Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! And so on. Off-Ramp for Dec. 20, 2014
A surprising Hannukah TV special; a deeper look at "Batman Returns;" Angela Lansbury, Queen of all Medias - and Mediums; our All-Star Night Before Christmas
Don Bachardy's psychological portraits of Hollywood icons - Off-Ramp,...
80-year old portrait artist Don Bachardy saw Angelina Jolie naked, Kevin Ferguson saw something disturbing in "Batman Returns," Jerry Siegel's daughter sees him in his Superman typewriter.
How a KPCC editor's cool mom helped integrate Peanuts - Off-Ramp, Dec...
In 1968, KPCC editor Paul Glickman's mom wrote to Charles Schulz, asking him to integrate Peanuts. Franklin was born. Plus: a tribute to Chandler, Pierce College Farm Center, and the harpsichord.
Meet Jim Tully, a forgotten man - Off-Ramp for Nov. 22, 2014
Jim Tully, rescued from obscurity; Canadian v American Thanksgiving; Getty Research Institutes World War 1 exhibit; the big (art) heroes behind "Big Hero 6"
We go inside the only musical instrument you can go inside - Off-Ramp...
Let's all sing "Happy Birthday" to the Disney Organ, 10 years old; water witchery is debunked, but still popular; Merv Griffin interviews now memorialized on 12 DVDs.
What are you doing Veterans Day? - Off-Ramp for Nov. 8, 2014
A variety of vets weigh in on Veterans Day; Caitlin Doughty gives her cat The Meow a "good death;" DrinkLA saves you time, money, tastebuds; SCOTUS frees Sherlock Holmes
Hello, Kitty! Off-Ramp for November 1, 2014
Hello Kitty turns 40; Skirball exhibit celebrates the enemies of the Nazis who changed Hollywood; Patt Morrison tells us about the devastating drought of the 1800s.
Facing death with Caitlin Doughty - Off-Ramp for October 25, 2014
Remembering: Breakthrough TV with Norman Lear, Oscar de la Renta with a fashion design student, our loved ones with Caitlin Doughty and "the good death," James Brown and the TAMI concert
The new atheist 'church' - Off-Ramp for October 15, 2014
The Flesh Eaters reunite to tell the story of their album "A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die," Kevin Ferguson has lunch with Tommy Lasorda at his favorite restaurant, we meet the sole survivor of a disaster you probably haven't heard about.
Give til it (almost) hurts - Off-Ramp for October 11, 2014
Take a listen to some of these fine pieces that took you all over Southern California and then, please, help ensure the future of Off-Ramp with a contribution at kpcc.org. Thanks!
Touring LA with James Ellroy & Lewis MacAdams - Off-Ramp for Oct. 4,...
Lewis MacAdams - turning 70 this month - takes us up the LA River; James Ellroy takes us back to Dec. 1941 and the start of the Japanese internment; Marc Haefele takes us to the San Francisco of the 50s & 60s.
Meet the loudest and smartest man in LA radio - Off-Ramp for Sept. 27,...
John spends a day in studio with Petros Papadakis; Kevin Ferguson tells us the story of the Glassell family; and "Tom Explores Los Angeles" takes us deep inside Bronson Canyon and Cave.
Honey, I shrunk the strip club! Off-Ramp for September 20, 2014
The miniature art of Sunland's Alan Wolfson; the High Desert horse rescue hurt by Erin Corwin's murder; It's so hot ... we collected It's So Hot jokes; Charles Burns shows us the Sugar Skull inside the Hive.
Sci-Fi v. Sci-Fact - Off-Ramp for September 13, 2014
Special report: intersection of science fiction and science fact; Brains On and the monarch Mexico migration; Hungry, the competitive eating doc; Kenturah Davis weaves words and art
The "lost" sounds of a long-gone amusement park - Off-Ramp for...
The sounds of Santa Monica's Pacific Ocean Park; the most powerful man in LA you never heard of; sci-fi tv and movies becomes real life; the Huntington's new American galleries
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