Off-Ramp for March 17, 2007

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On the Street

Frank Stoltze speaks to photographer Amy Arbus at her L.A. opening of On the Street. Arbus snapped pictures of the fashion fabulous in the 1980s for the Village Voice.
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WACK: Art and the Feminist Revolution

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is showing the nation's first-ever retrospective of feminist art. Queena Kim met up with Sibyl O'Malley, Laida Lertxundi, and Audrey Chan at MOCA and asked the CalArts graduate students: what's the stereotype of feminist artists theses days?
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The Getty Gets Contemporary

On view right now at The Getty is Zoopsia, four pieces by artist Tim Hawkinson. It's the first time the Getty has commissioned art from a living artist, and Queena Kim went to the opening to ask: why is the Getty delving into contemporary art?
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Hitting the Links

Frank Stoltze spends a day at L.A.'s most popular golf course, and runs into one of the first African-Americans to play at Griffith Park, and the would-be next Tiger Woods.
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Covering the Courts

L.A.-based reporter Linda Deutsch has been covering the courts for the AP for decades. She's covered everything from the Charles Manson trial to O.J. Frank Stoltze attended a recent ceremony honoring Deutsch.
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On Air

Frank Stoltze talks to KFWB's Bill Cooper, who's been on L.A.'s airwaves for decades.
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Arthur R.I.P.

Two weeks ago, a young member of the Los Angeles media community passed away. Arthur covered issues and music at the fringes. Oh, and Arthur was a magazine. Off-Ramp contributor Brendan Newnam went to pay his respects.
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Hasidic Hat Maker

KPCC's Rachael Myrow reports on how a Hasidic hat maker has become the go-to place for the stars.

Criminal Justice

Frank Stoltze gets the low-down on lock-up from an ex-con, and then goes to the State Pen to hear the other side.

Biola University

Edward Humes reports that Biola University in La Mirada has become the centrifugal force of Intelligent Design. Humes wrote about Biola University for March's Los Angeles Magazine.

Norouz

The Persian New Year is here, and David Nahai, the president of the DWP Commissioners, shares his memories and thoughts on the 13-day celebration.

Remembering the Dead

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the start of war in Iraq, and Off-Ramp remembers a few of the Southland's soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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