Bakersfield Confidential: Off-Ramp for March 21, 201503/18/15
We go to Bakersfield to sample a few gems in a city with a bad rap; Jim Tully, "the most hated man in Hollywood;" Brains On and living with a volcano.
James Franco's filmmaking class ... makes films! Off-Ramp for March 14,...
James Franco's collaborative USC film class winds up with real movies ... a jazz pianist who uses sci-fi movies to inspire music about Mars ... Damian Kevitt runs the LA Marathon.
8th grader Destiny takes over Brains On!, JPL, and Off-Ramp for March...
14yo Destiny Rodriguez co-hosts Brains On! Patt Morrison interviews Broadway icon Patricia Morison. We uncover the true facts behind the Rose Hills cemetery's neon sign.
Angelyne, Angelyne, the somewhat racy billboard queen. Off-Ramp for...
Icons! John meets and rides through Hollywood with Angelyne, and Kevin interviews former Minuteman bassist Mike Watt, who'll be on the punk Mt Rushmore.
Open it, and Angelenos will come. Off-Ramp for February 21, 2015
Thousands of supposedly lowbrow Angelenos lined up for hours last weekend to get inside a new architectural marvel and an old icon: The Broad museum and Hollyhock House.
Off-Ramp's Oscar Preview Special for February 14, 2015
From Hollywood's historic Musso & Frank restaurant, Off-Ramp brings you a special Academy Awards preview episode.
Transgender TV chopper pilot flies again! Off-Ramp for February 7, 2015
Zoey Tur gets back in the chopper for her groundbreaking new job on Inside Edition; the head of WET in Burbank explains how to make a really cool fountain; a retro video game arcade in Old Town Pasadena lets you play on cultural artifacts.
Missionaries screwed up a really good thing ... again. Off-Ramp for...
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.
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
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