Giant sea bass is "like a squashed Volkswagen" -- Off-Ramp for July 26, 2014

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11 shows creating LA's new storytelling renaissance

When I started in comedy, I saw hundreds of comics just finding their voices as they moved toward stardom. LA's storytelling scene has that feel now. It's a golden age.
KPCC pop culture bogger Mike Roe reports from Comic Con. He's one of 125,000 people who have descended on San Diego for the annual convention.
Filmmaker Mike Cahill's new movie “I Origins” explores the relationship of two scientists probing the question of reincarnation. Art and science, he says, are similar pursuits.

Santa Barbara's shrine to the humble frog

John Rabe discovers the mystical frog shrine in a Santa Barbara neighborhood, repository of hundreds of frog representations.

Has the giant sea bass made a comeback?

The Giant Sea Bass Census, the first count of the highly endangered fish, could help decide if its numbers have increased enough to warrant fishing for the popular catch again.
Marjorie Cameron

Pasadena occultist Marjorie Cameron to get solo show at MOCA

Marjorie Elizabeth Cameron Parsons Kimmel was an occultist, an artist, an actress and wife to one of the world’s first rocket scientists.

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?”
sand diego comic-con
The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans every year, runs through Sunday. Here's a look at this year's highlights.
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."
brown bat
They are very difficult to track and not a lot is known about the population that flies around Southern California.
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.
Los Angeles Aqueduct Anniversary Sierras Landscape Water
Now that drought and water is the minds of nearly every Angeleno, what can LA's history with water teach us today?
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.
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