My little boy wears his sister's dresses - Off-Ramp for July 19, 2014

So my son wears a dress; what's it to you?

They apologize for confusing my 2-year old son's gender, but I tell them, “He’s in a purple dress with sparkly shoes. How would you know?”
Undated drawing of the Globe Grain & Milling Co. headquarters and warehouse, at 907 E. 3rd Street in Los Angeles, now an arts district. The complex is the location for Hauser Wirth & Schimmel's new LA gallery.

A look at 2 big new art spaces coming to downtown LA

John Rabe gets an update on the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery, coming to the downtown Arts District, and the Broad Museum coming to Grand Avenue.
Roger Guenveur Smith as "Rodney King"

One man 'Rodney King' show returns to LA

The life and death of Rodney King is examined on stage by writer/performer Roger Guenveur Smith.
Off-Ramp contributor R.H. Greene and director Spike Lee.

Spike Lee Retrospective: 'As an artist you want to have longevity'

Spike Lee: "It's not good to be a flash in the pan. As an artist you want to have longevity, because longevity will let you do your work. And artists want to build up a body of work."
Christine Rush speaks during a consciousness raising session in Womanhouse.

Womanhouse: Hollywood's 'bad-dream house' of feminist art

In the Fall of 1971, CalArt's Feminist Art Program converted a run-down Hollywood mansion into an enormous and immersive feminist art exhibition.

Can you pass the Donald Sterling test? Hear KPCC staffers try their best

KPCC staffers try two of the mental tests doctors gave Clippers owner Donald Sterling as part of their examination into whether he has Alzheimer's Disease.
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He was shoplifting from toy stores at 12, snatching purses at 15, and by the time he'd grown up he was robbing stores and dealing drugs.
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After suffering aneurysms, artist Siike Donnelly fights to remember how to draw

Multiple brain aneurysms have left Siike Donnelly with a fractured memory. The graphic novelist hopes to regain the memories he's lost--and his ability to draw.
Sophia Loren and 400 of her closest friends are in Napa next weekend for her 80th birthday. LA restauranteur Piero Selvaggio is cooking something special.
John Rabe talks with Mike Sheehan, Off-Ramp's sketch artist, about what he can capture with his pen that can't be captured by the camera.

The social worker who saved Taylor Orci from child abuse

"Sweetheart, this man wants to ask you some questions," my dad said as he knelt down and looked me in the eyes so intensely I thought I would shatter into pieces.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe, KPCC Chief Engineer Lance Harper's Tesla coil, and Mythbuster Kari Byron.
John Rabe talks with Mythbuster Kari Byron, who's in town to help open Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.
Marvel is tackling the universe with the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. Writer Sam Humphries is the one who makes the unknown lead character a star in comics.
At the Getty Center and Villa: What civilization lasted 1,100 years that hardly anyone thinks of as a civilization? Byzantium. And, they invented the fork.
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