Off-Ramp for February 9, 2008

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BCAM Cometh

A lot's been said about the politics behind the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA. Off-Ramp architecture critic Sam Hall Kaplan tells us whether it works as a public space and renowned architect Renzo Piano weighs in.
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How Great The Art?

Mat Gleason of Coagula Art Journal surveys the art at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA.
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Bob Dylan at the Skirball

With all the books, movies, CD collections about Bob Dylan, why bother going to the Skirball's new exhibit on the folk-rock icon? Curator Jasen Emmons says because there's never been one!

Marlene Dietrich sings "Blowin' In The Wind."

One of the 7-inch records on view at the Skirball Cultural Center's Bob Dylan's American Journey Exhibit.
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Firth In Our Hearts

Kitty Felde explores The Cult of Colin to mark the re-airing of the PBS miniseries Pride and Prejudice.
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Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Milton

It's Valentine's Day and when your last name is Love - as in Off-Ramp Commentator Milton Love - your mind naturally changes to "Sex-Change."

Shabu Shabu

Before Steve Wasser went to the Shabu Shabu House in Little Tokyo, Shabu Shabu meant listless grey beef boiled to the consistency of a prophylactic.
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For Valentine's Day

Marc Haefele tells us that the Romans didn't think Cupid was so cute.
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Racism for Dummies

Two Daily Show alums take on bigots in a new book called "A Practical Guide to Racism." As Jon Stewart says, "Read it with someone you hate." John speaks to one of the authors Dan Bakkedahl, who plays the book's author Professor C.H. Dalton.
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Commuters Looking For Community

Writer Cheryl Klein talks to Queena Kim about her debut collection of short stories called "Commuters."
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Holocaust Museum Breaks Ground

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is getting a new homein the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. KPCC's Brooke Binkowski went to the ground breaking ceremony and spoke to child-holocaust survivor Miriam Bell.

Letters

Listeners share their own heartbreaks with Trader Joes, and their fond remembrances of Maila Nuri.
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