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Be glad you're safe and dry! Shackleton and his men had it rough.

"Walking Out of History," John Rabe's documentary about Ernest Shackleton's remarkable Endurance expedition.

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Having a 'relatively painless' Thanksgiving - Off-Ramp for Nov. 23, 2013

Aja Brown's vision for Compton, CalTrans' houses, Matthew Bourne's "Sleeping Beauty," Dylan Brody's Thanksgiving, and Marv Gross' Thanksgivingkuh. Yes, we're possessive.

Remembering JFK & "Calvin and Hobbes" - Off-Ramp for November 16, 2013

New documentary "Dear Mr. Watterson" ... Roz Wyman remembers plotting a JFK fundraiser that had Sinatra singing on the diving board ... Mark Twain is getting much better at writing his memoirs

Janis Joplin has a piece of OUR heart, and a star on the Walk of Fame - Off-Ramp for Nov 9, 2013

Kris Kristofferson sings at Janis Joplin's star ... Agnes Varda at her new LACMA show ... the Hammer tries to show the arts can bring back a neighborhood ...

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75 saxophones later ... Off-Ramp for November 2, 2013

Rob Verdi's rare and unusual saxophones, LA's first film and John Ridley's latest, Tiberius - not so bad, and the lasting influence of The Twilight Zone TV series.

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'War of the Welles,' the 'War of the Worlds' back story - Off-Ramp for October 26, 2013

R.H. Greene's new documentary, "War of the Welles," shows how Orson Welles got to "The War of the Worlds," and says it really did panic millions of listeners.