Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! And so on. Off-Ramp for...12/17/14
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
Labor Day BBQ grilling and relationship tips - Off-Ramp for August 30,...
Russ Parsons gives BBQ tips, we remember the car evangelist William Matalyan, Mattress Tracker update, goodbye Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, fireworks how-to
Just play the hits, please. Off-Ramp's music special for August 23, 2014
Henry Rollins on Black Flag's early days, what makes Van Halen magic, and America's favorite all-female Iron Maiden tribute.
Duck, cover, and pray. Off-Ramp for August 16, 2014
How 1950s LA prepped for nuclear war; the Aqualillies are part of the synchronized swimming renaissance; Brains On and sound; LA's Wrigley Field.
Happy 8th Birthday, Off-Ramp - August 9, 2014
The best of 8 years of Off-Ramp, including "The Ashes of Oakridge," the giant scissors of LA County, Carey McWilliams, and riding a motorbike with Susan Carpenter!
1800s Angelenos much more water-conscious - Off-Ramp for August 2, 2014
LA City Archivist looks into our water history; A Martinez on the new Lakers season; Tim Robbins brings "Midsummer Night's Dream" back from China; the bizarre waving mannequins of North Hollywood.
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