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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Grassroots Trans Pride

Published June 14, 2017 at 2:05 PM PDT
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Off-Ramp host John Rabe on the 69th floor of the Wilshire Grand in Downtown Los Angeles
John Rabe
Off-Ramp host John Rabe on the 69th floor of the Wilshire Grand in Downtown Los Angeles

We sample astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson's talk last weekend at the Aero Theatre, where he gave his top three StarTrek guests ... We'll preview Trans Pride and meet punk singer Drew Arriola Sands, whose career only took off after she transitioned from male to female ... Meet The Crenshaw Cowboy, dances next to his spaceship in Mid-City ... Hank Rosenfeld's card to his late father. We'll hear a poignant Father's Day card from contributor Hank Rosenfeld. Hank plays tape of him and his late father – a World War Two vet and shoe store magnate - driving around their hometown, talking about life.

Drew Arriola-Sands started Trap Girl ready to defend her band; it turned out she didn't need to. Now, they're at the center of LA's exploding queer hardcore scene.
Meet Hank Rosenfeld's dad Norman, 5'7¾" and broken nose from playing football for the Wolverines in 1938. Slight scent of Williams 'Lectric Shave. A World War 2 vet whose dream was deferred.
After 11 years of exploring the best city on Earth, John Rabe is retiring Off-Ramp to take an exciting new job at KPCC.
A space lieutenant, a social media wunderkind, and the author of a Sherlockian novel - who just so happens to be the NBA's all-time leading scorer.
"The Evanesced" was inspired by #SayHerName and LA's Grim Sleeper serial killer. Inky nudes appear to be sinking into the canvas. Or are they reemerging from it?
It might be weird to ask the men in our life "What the hell do you want?" under the veil of Father's Day, so to spare you we've compiled some ideas.
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