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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.
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.

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.

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.
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.

Miss the fireworks? A listener helps out.

A listener sends in a great recording of fireworks from his North Long Beach rooftop.
Vaka Burger
The L.A. Times' Russ Parsons says that while convivial and a summer favorite, the grill is too uneven and prone to flare-ups. Use a cast iron skillet or griddle.

Animator Floyd Norman, from Disney to 'Fat Albert'

Off-Ramp contributor CJ Greenspon profiles Disney's first black animator, Floyd Norman, who also helped create 'Fat Albert.'
As AnimeExpo descends on LA, Roland Kelts talks about how shifting demographics in Japan are leading to a change in how anime and manga are developed and marketed.
Harbor Party, a yacht rock group, includes lead singer Landon Beard; Alex "Huntington Newport") Ellis, backing vocals; John Schroeder, guitar; Jack Kovacs, bass; Dan Reckard, keyboard & sax; Ben Rose and Sam Brawner, drums. Photographed at Rockwell in Los

LA band Harbor Party pays tribute to Yacht Rock

Landon Beard, Harbor Party's lead singer, says yacht rock (The Doobies and Eagles, Steely Dan) may seem fluffy, but the tunes are complex and surprisingly difficult to play.