Visit Surfridge, LA's ghost town, on Off-Ramp for November 3, 2012

Detail of Philip Stein painting.
Siqueiros couldn't say his young friend's name. So Phil Stein became "Estaño" ... an artist who lived a long fighting life, who burned to tell the story of the little guy against the machine.
Surfridge Sign

Surfridge, once LA's exclusive neighborhood, now a ghost town

Until the 1970's, there was a town – sandwiched between LAX and the ocean – called Surfridge. Now it's L.A.'s own ghost town.
Hank Rosenfeld, rock memoirs

Rod Stewart, Creed, Bob Mould, Neil Young ... what's up with all the rock memoirs?

These memoirs remind me of the musical parts of the counterculture we loved: the love, sadness, anger, those times you wanna jump around, rip it up, or just lie on the floor with your head in between speakers. Headphones ... I think these memoirs get in through there, ya know?

Dylan Brody wants to punch many things in the face, including a meme (not a mime)

I want to punch the entertainment industry in the face for combining art and the most powerful tools of communication in the history of humanity into a system for the manufacture and distribution of mind-numbing, repetitious, self-referential, self-reverential, carefully non-inflammatory indulgences.
Monarch the bear
The story of Monarch: his life, death, and fascinating relationship with William Randolph Hearst.
Mezzo Soprano Laurie Rubin often gets asked, "Do you dream in color?" Find out why in this interview with Off-Ramp host John Rabe.
Carole Bayer Sager says as her songs started to stack up, unsung, she turned to an old flirtation - painting - which has turned into a new love.
Alberto of The Bridge Tavern in the Bronx. Monday, October 29, 2012.

Did Hurricane Sandy wash out The Bridge Tavern in the Bronx?

Alberto, at The Bridge Tavern in the Bronx, told Brian Watt that not only were they not leaving, but were planning to throw a hurricane party.
Endeavour - 7

Shuttle's companion exhibit offers close look at artifacts

'Endeavour: The California Story' has real artifacts that explain how astronauts get their electricity, prepare food, and use the bathroom in space.

Understanding a teen's intimidating tattoo

Jahsan Lambey's mom says her son may have only paid $60 for his tattoo, but in many ways it may cost him a lot more.

Daniel Day-Lewis and the battle of portraying Lincoln

Everyone in this country has carried his face in their pockets — on the penny and the five-dollar bill. And they carry his image in their brains. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, the man who saved the union and was assassinated after his moment of triumph.
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