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Missionaries screwed up a really good thing ... again. Off-Ramp for Jan. 31, 2015

We walk Skid Row with VA chief Bob McDonald; how Vidiots changed journalist Elina Shatkin’s life; a classical bassist who went to New Guinea to study a singing and composing tribe.

Idle Hour Cafe - 1

Roll out the barrel! NoHo's "Idle Hour Cafe" reopens. Off-Ramp for Jan. 24, 2015

We spend a few minutes in the Idle Hour; talk bars with atmosphere with 1933 Group's Bobby Green; talk judges' robes with Kevin's dad; and meet radical quilters.

H.P. Lovecraft, horror annotated - Off-Ramp for Jan. 17, 2015

The annotated H.P. Lovecraft ... France's proud history of satire ... Oscar nods at the chosen few ... the late Taylor Negron loved Lucy

Chaz Ebert, Jerry Brown, Michele Serros, and Pascale Tayou ... Off-Ramp for Jan. 10, 2015

RH Greene sits down with Chaz Ebert at the Palm Springs Film Festival; we remember poet Michele Serros; Patt Morrison looks back and forward at Jerry Brown; and Marc Haefele takes us to the Fowler museum for an exhibit that almost didn’t happen.

Henry Rollins

Ring in the New Year with Henry Rollins, Pepe Aguilar and more

As 2014 wraps up, Off-Ramp looks back at some of its best music coverage: all female tributes to Iron Maiden, Venice Beach's most beloved busker, Henry Rollins and more.

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! And so on. Off-Ramp for Dec. 20, 2014

A surprising Hannukah TV special; a deeper look at "Batman Returns;" Angela Lansbury, Queen of all Medias - and Mediums; our All-Star Night Before Christmas