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Road to Hollywood

In her public art project, artist Erika Rothenberg set out to show that "The Road to Hollywood" is paved by luck.
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Blade II

John Rabe takes a spin at the outdoor ice skating rink in downtown Los Angeles with Garment and Citizen editor Jerry Sullivan.

Wining and Dining

The wine guys are back! This time, John Rabe asks the co-owners of the Silverlake Wine: How do you select wine for a dinner party?

Bozo The Bling-Bling Clown

Humorist Hank Rosenfeld runs into Bozo the Clown in the parking lot of a Wilshire Blvd. High Rise.

Call Sheet

The Call Sheet gang tells us whether Tom Green will sink or swim in the World Wide Web.

Reporter's Roundtable

KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze goes to New York for a seminar just as the city goes through a controversial police shooting. He'll talk with John about how the NYPD is handling it.
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WEB EXTRA: A Year-Round Winter Wonderland

The Tropical Ice Gardens, Westwood Village, 1939. This outdoor rink was open from 1938 to 1949, billed as the world's only year-round outdoor rink. (Credit: LA Public Library)
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Note from John Rabe:

Queena and I are taking the week off, and instead of our regular survey of news, arts, and life in Southern California, we're bringing back an old favorite, the documentary Walking Out of History. It's the story of Ernest Shackleton's failed expedition to Antarctica, from 1914 to 1916. He and his men got stuck in the ice, lost their ship, and were given up for dead. But they all survived, and it's a testament to the power of their remarkable story that telling you that no one died doesn't spoil it in the least. Walking Out of History uses the actual voices of his crew, plus readings from memoirs and interviews with modern polar explorers who still see Shackleton as a model of leadership.
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Icons of Art

John Rabe visits the Getty for the remarkable new exhibit of thousand-year-old icons from the Sinai peninsula in Egypt.
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Turkey Types

KPCC's Rachael Myrow visits the Los Angeles Times' test kitchen to see food writer Russ Parsons try five methods for cooking turkey.