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Don Bachardy's psychological portraits of Hollywood icons - Off-Ramp, Dec. 13, 2014

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 6, 2014

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 Nov. 15, 2014

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.