Up! with UPA on Off-Ramp - 10-22-11

Pacific Standard Time is all about making sure the world knows that Southern California has a huge place in world art. Starting in the early 1970s, the Long Beach Museum of Art was the pioneer in video art. The museum bought what was then very expensive equipment, and staffed it with experts, so artists could come in, explore, and make what turned out to be landmark works. Off-Ramp host John Rabe went to the opening of Exchange and Evolution at LBMA, which presents much of the video art made at the museum.

Chas Solomon: 'Pacific Standard Time' omits UPA animation studio

The six-month art extravaganza known as “Pacific Standard Time" is undoubtedly a strong effort to ensure L.A.'s place in art history. But Off-Ramp animation critic Charles Solomon says there's a glaring omission among the scores of events and exhibits: the groundbreaking work of animation studio United Productions of America (UPA).

LA sound artist sets the El Toro airbase 'record'

Five years ago, a band of photographers transformed a jet hangar at the El Toro Marine Corps airbase into a giant camera. They used it to create "The Great Picture" - the world's largest photograph. Now "The Great Picture" has a soundtrack, made with field recordings from the decommissioned base. KPCC's Steven Cuevas reports.

Marc Haefele: Mad Men fashion gets it wrong

Seen the new Banana Republic clothing line? It's based on AMC's hit series Mad Men, about a Madison Avenue ad agency in the 1960s. But Off-Ramp commentator Marc Haefele, who was working in NYC at the time, says Banana and Mad Men don't get the era quite right.
Coming Home: Veterans Forum Part 1

For some veterans, trauma goes beyond the battlefield

For veterans returning home, it's hard enough to live with what took place on the battlefield. But what about what happens at the bases? KPCC's Frank Stoltze hosted a panel inside our own Crawford Family Forum to examine those exact same questions and many more issues that veterans face.
HBO's "A Note Of Triumph: The Golden Age Of Norman Corwin" - Inside
Norman Corwin died Oct. 18, 2011, at the age of 101. Here's an interview we aired just after his centennial.
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