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The secret home abortion movement that started in LA two years before Roe v. Wade

Eagle Rock’s Carol Downer developed an abortion procedure — by women, for women — because she got fed up with back-alley horror stories. Now, 44 years after Roe v. Wade, she is concerned it may need to be used again.
Joe Goode

Joe Goode

Joe Goode: The Milk Bottle and the Infinite (Review)

"There is a good deal more here that shows us how Goode keeps returning, and keeps progressing, as he enters his eighties, painting strong. Staying ahead of us."
Midnight Mission Easter Brunch 2015

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Off-Ramp Recommends: For Easter, get off your keister!

SoCal has lots of options for the holiday weekend, whether you want to spend it in a sandy pew, paying it forward, or petting rabbits.

Rosalie Atkinson

Vonnegut's work still 'dynamite' 10 years after his death

"It's a comic voice but it's also subversive. When I first read him and there was a feeling of 'Oh, it's funny!'... then I'd go back and reread and think 'Why did I find this funny?' They're actually dark and serious."

Courtesy Matt and Ed Asner

Matt, Ed Asner on their autistic sons and the AutFest Film Festival

The first ever AutFest happens at the AMC Orange 30 next weekend. Its films are about and by people with autism.

Courtesy Battocchio Family

Remembering a father-in-law who gave up fame and money for creative bliss

Branden Morgan, comedy writer Roy Battocchio's son-in-law, remembers a wise-cracking, loving, creative force.
That Dog

that dog. reunites to remind you how badass, important they are

When the alternative punk scene was sprouting up in Los Angeles, it produced big names like Weezer and Beck, and also big influencers that are less known but just as important-- like that dog.

Halon Entertainment

How 'Logan' made an effects-heavy movie that feels real

Last month's gritty superhero hit "Logan" offered a grounded take on the superhero, but it still began with high-tech previsualization used to lay out the film's complex stunts and subtle special effects.
Broke LA Brokechella

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Off-Ramp Recommends: Ballin' on a budget at Broke LA

Discover the best new music in Los Angeles at this indie music festival. This alternative to Coachella is local and won't break the bank.

John Rabe

LA jazz icon Barbara Morrison celebrates Ella Fitzgerald's 100th

Singer Barbara Morrison joins Sean J. O'Connell to consider the life and legacy of Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 this April 25. The jazz vocal legend spent the last part of her life in L.A.