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The rich history of Disney's Golden Books

"You can read it, you can throw it at your brother, you can build forts out of it, you can read it to your stuffed animals. It doesn't matter! They're not expensive, they're yours!" — Charles Solomon

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's WWE hopefuls battle monthly in Reseda

Off-Ramp contributor CJ Greenspon takes us to the minor leagues of pro wrestling, an event at an American Legion hall in Reseda put on every month by Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.

Dylan Brody on a his literary manager who, apparently, can't read

My former literary manager told me he didn’t really like reading. There are reasons he’s no longer my literary manager.
Two new books — Lisa See's "China Dolls" and Arthur Dong's "Forbidden City" — explore the exciting world of San Francisco's Chinese-American club scene in the '30s and '40s.

Jelly Roll Morton, 'inventor' of jazz music, is buried in Los Angeles

Buried under an unassuming stone in Cavalry Cemetery are the bones of Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, the self-proclaimed, and not entirely wrong, “originator of jazz.”
John Rabe talks with Bean, one of the last of the old school Hollywood raconteurs, about "Death of the Author," his father getting bitten during a panty raid, and being Calvin Coolidge's cousin.
John Rabe talks with LA Times columnist Chris Erskine about the rally planned Sunday, June 1, to urge the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable to solve the TV snafu.
John Rabe continues his candid interviews with Zoey Tur, the former hyper-macho helicopter pilot Bob Tur, now just weeks away from her final surgery and hoping to return to TV.
Marc Maron, author, broadcaster, comedian, in LA's Highland Park neighborhood.
John Rabe goes to LA's Highland Park neighborhood to talk with Marc Maron about his memoir "Attempting Normal," which is just about to celebrate its 500th episode.
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Scientist-sculptor addresses plastic pollution — with plastic

He's traveled the world in search of one thing — plastics. Using the bottles and bags we throw away, he turns them into art, and he hopes we'll develop better solutions to plastics pollution.