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Los Angeles returns to The Bronze Age - Off-Ramp for June 16, 2012

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RH Greene turned his Off-Ramp documentary about 1950s TV sensation "Vampira" (Maila Nurmi) into a film that's nominated for best documentary in the LA Film Festival.
KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman Lopez with Bernardo Ruiz, director of "Reportero," a documentary at the LA Film Festival that at a Tijuana journo who risks his life to report on crime
Gallery 1988 Founders

Gallery 1988 displays its love for Steve Martin

Renaissance man and avid art collector Steve Martin will have the opportunity to buy art inspired by his work at the Gallery 1988 exhibit, "Excuuuuuse Meeeeeeee."
Tami Abdollah hacked email

Do people actually respond to scam emails?

KPCC'S Education Reporter Tami Abdollah recently learned the answer the hard way. She writes with a first person account of her experience.
Coachella Trash Series Part 2

Salton City landfill grows to 40 times its original size

The small municipal landfill, a big hole in the ground by the edge of town where all your household trash would end up, is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Coachella Trash Series Part 1

What illegal trash dumping has wrought in Coachella Valley

Illegal dumps on tribal lands have been a growing business: there were 600 of them in 1994. Now, there are more than 4,000 nationally.
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Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Charlie LeDuff gave up his jet-set life to become a stay-at-home dad. "I find myself staring into the rearview mirror of my career."
Coachella Trash Series Part 3

Starting in 2013, mega-landfill in the desert will welcome trash by rail

L.A.’s main landfill is just about full, so the plan is--starting next year--our trash will be sent to a massive facility in the desert 230 miles away, by train. Is this an innovative way to handle waste or a wasteful use of tax dollars?
Artist Gordon Bowen collected scrap metal and used appliances to start a business. He now has his own foundry where he casts his own handmade bronze sculptures.
VOCO Moira Smiley

Singer Moira Smiley's projects bring Balkans to Los Angeles

Vocalist Moira Smiley and her band VOCO continue to reach into the unknown, incorporating music from Eastern Europe and using their voices to light the way.
66th Annual Tony Awards - Show

Does the LA Times focus too much on the Tony Awards?

In an opinion piece for the LA Stage Times, writer Don Shirley laments what he sees as a Tony Awards obsession at the Los Angeles Times.

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