Arts & Entertainment

Mike Sheehan's sketchbook: Elvis Costello at the Hollywood Bowl

Off-Ramp is the only radio show with a sketch artist. This time, Mike Sheehan takes us to a night at the Hollywood Bowl with Elvis Costello.

Sagging pants & zoot suits: The history of 'dangerous' fashion

For adults, "sagging" has long been a marker of slovenliness or something more sinister. But the style might just be the latest iteration of fashion freighted with some old anxieties.

Yes, competitive hot dog eaters probably puke after contests

Off-Ramp talks with the filmmakers behind "Hungry," a documentary that looks into the stories and lives behind one of America's strangest sports.

How Jessica Chastain got 'Eleanor Rigby' director to shoot 2 versions

The star of the new film "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" persuaded writer-director Ned Benson to strengthen her character's role in the movie — and he shot a whole new version.

You: 'I am SO over it.' Dylan Brody: 'No, you're not.'

“I am SO over it” almost always means, “I am reviewing these recent events in my head constantly and expect never to be free of this internal cycle of rage and recrimination.”

Richard Kiel dies; actor played James Bond's Jaws

Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.

Mike Tyson cusses out Canadian TV host

Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview Wednesday after the host brought up Tyson's conviction for sexual assault.

Video game 'Destiny' breaks sales records by raking in more than $500 million

Guardians of the Galaxy had a budget of about $170 million dollars, which is nothing next to the $500 million it cost to make the new video game called "Destiny."

Kenturah Davis weaves words into art in Leimert Park

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with LA artist Kenturah Davis about her exhibit of drawings, "Narratives and Meditations," at Papillion Art in Leimert Park in South LA.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Robert Plant, Aurelio, Francisca Valenzuela and Diana Fuentes

This week music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, join Alex Cohen with their favorite new music picks.

Families attempting to settle Jenni Rivera lawsuit

Attorneys for singer Jenni Rivera's company and relatives told a judge on Tuesday that they are trying to settle a lawsuit against the late Mexican-American superstar's company.

Dr. Seuss expert finds more 'lost' stories

A book of "lost" stories from Dr. Seuss comes out Tuesday. The expert who re-discovered the tales shares more on the stories and how they helped Dr. Seuss become a beloved children's author.

Misty Copeland on broadening 'beauty' and being black in ballet

In her new children's book, "Firebird," Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.

Horton meets a ... who? Introducing the Kwuggerbug, from Seuss' 'Lost Stories'

Seuss died in 1991, but a new collection of his lesser-known work comes out Tuesday. Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories includes four tales.

Stand Up to Cancer telethon raises $109 million

Organizers of the hourlong broadcast that aired Friday said they raised $28 million more than the 2012 telecast generated.

Ravens cut Ray Rice after latest video release

The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, apparently shows Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his fiancee, Janay Palmer, off her feet in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.