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Skinny Model Ban

Off-Ramp commentator Dr. Antronette Yancey says that promoting healthier-looking models isn't brain surgery. Yancey should know, she was once a runway model.

Remembering Bob Clark

Director Bob Clark died this week. He and his son were killed in a car accident, by an apparently drunk driver. Off-Ramp film critic Andy Klein says that Clark directed one of the best movies of all time and some of the worst.

Reporter's Roundtable

Senior New Editor Nick Roman talks about prison reform.
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City Hall Tower

John Rabe breaks a few rules to climb the city's forbidden tower. John's guide, city hall's very own "Deep Throat."
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Lucille Ball Remembered

In the 1970s, actor and writer Taylor Negron took a class from the First Lady of Comedy. Negron shares a side of the Funny Lady that few have seen.
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El Pollo Chino

LA Times' food critic Russ Parsons takes you to a live chicken mart in Chinatown. The chickens are to eat.
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Star Power

Phil Spector told police he shot a woman. So, how come he's out on bail and his trial hasn't even started yet? Joe Domanick asks these questions in next months Los Angeles Magazine.
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Downtown LA Rising

Off-Ramp architecture critic Sam Hall Kaplan maps out the overlooked but significant housing developments in downtown Los Angeles.
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Comic Book Legend Len Wein

The X-Men is a huge franchise now, and while Marvel founder Stan Lee is a big part of that, so is a man named Len Wein.
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These Streets Aren't Paved With Gold

The Daily Journal's Anat Rubin reports that L.A. City is throwing away the chance to get tens of millions of federal dollars to help the homeless.