Coming Up: Happy 8th Birthday, Off-Ramp - August 9, 2014

The best of 8 years of Off-Ramp, including "The Ashes of Oakridge," the giant scissors of LA County, Carey McWilliams, and riding a motorbike with Susan Carpenter!

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Jeffrey Kahane
John Rabe talks with LA Chamber Orchestra's Jeffrey Kahane about his decision to step down as LACO's musical director, and Thursday's solo concert: Bach's "Goldberg Variations."
Philippe Mora, director of the stage version of Ursula LeGuin's "The Wife's Story" at Sci-Fest, and actor L. Scott Caldwell, who tells the story onstage.
Tony-winning actor L. Scott Caldwell reads from Ursula LeGuin's "The Wife's Story" to help us preview a new festival of one-act science fiction plays.
Patt Morrison Union Station
When the grand Spanish-deco train station opened in downtown L.A. 75 years ago, it was a very big deal.
Made in America
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Jay Z announced plans to bring Philadelphia's Made in America festival to LA's Grand Park, which has residents worried about the impact.
Captured Aural Phantasy to perform from a child-corrupting banned comic book at El Cid on Sunday, May 4 ... while you eat and drink.
John Rabe speaks with LA Record's Chris Ziegler about Mike Atta, the guitarist for the pioneering hardcore punk band The Middle Class, who died on Easter Sunday of cancer.
John Rabe talks with Mimi Pond about her new graphic novel, which paints a vivid picture of the 1970s and a crazy diner that changed her life.

Dylan Brody, a comedy icon, and a jerk. Hey! You're reading it wrong!

I went to a Hollywood event a couple of years ago, the kind of event at which I park a block away because I’m afraid the valets may be judging me, and my car may give me away as a fraud.
UC Riverside spider expert Rick Vetter says reports of the black widow's demise in Southern California are overblown, but invasive brown widows do seem to be hurting black widow populations.
The new exhibit examines two artists, father and son, whose work challenges our ideas of perception and space.