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You can never leave the Hotel California - Off-Ramp for May 17, 2014

RE this week's show: we reconsider the Eagles' inescapable "Hotel California," rediscover Channing Peake, revisit Jeffrey Kahane at the piano, and revere Roy Orbison.

Ben Harper's new album is his Mothers Day present - Off-Ramp for May 10, 2014

Ben and Ellen Harper's new album and the Claremont link, Pacific Standard Time focuses on Latinos, and Jeffrey Kahane is a classical music rebel

Ruth Reichl's book; Jeffrey Kahane's Bach. Off-Ramp for May 3, 2014

The LA Chamber Orchestra's Jeffrey Kahane gives us a Bach master class; Ruth Reichl says she was scared to write her first novel; and hit-and-run victim Damian Kevitt finished his ride.

GBR: Spider-Man 2 At Madame Tussauds - Photocall

Black widow spiders flee the city! Off-Ramp for April 26, 2014

Our black widow spiders v. their brown widow spiders. Sex on the radio with Mimi Pond, author of Over Easy, graphic novel. An old friend shows another side of Ruben Salazar.

Easter eggs, Byzantium, and the Mustang. Off-Ramp for April 19, 2014

Celebrate the 50th birthday of the sexy, muscular Mustang; remember the mix-tape you made for your high school sweetheart; come to a rare Getty doubleheader; and look for Easter eggs in animated movies.

9,000 new runners flip off the Boston Marathon bombers. Off-Ramp for Apr. 12, 2014

The marathoner whose life was saved by a photo at the 2013 Boston Marathon runs the race this year. Plus: Mike Kelley, Coachella, Heritage Square crash, and Friedkin's "Sorcerer."