Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.
16 hours ago | Trendzilla!
Street artists are common in Orange County, but none create such playful, colorful recurring characters as Stink, the signature character of Newport Coast-based artist Evan Rossell. You have likely seen some of Rossell's murals, such as the one ab...
8 days ago | Film and TV
Mexican comedy You're Killing Me Susana is already drumming up interest and press in the United States as a "romantic comedy," a frustratingly shallow description of this complex film. While Gael García Bernal and Verónica Echegui sh...
8 days ago | Trendzilla!
The levels of artistry and innovation coming out of nail art—and I'm not just talking nail decals and basic acrylics—have gotten more and more amazing. Logos, 3D paintings, new foils and gels, even furry nails are claiming popularity these days, m...
20 days ago | Art
On February 1, local artist Arlyn Pillay, 35, and his mother, Gloria "Lulu" Pillay, 58, died in their Irvine home. According to reports by the Weekly's Matt Coker, Arlyn and Lulu were the victims in a double slaying by Arlyn's brother Nolan, ...
22 days ago | Film and TV
It's not exactly an alternative fact that women in the filmmaking industry have had a harder time finding employment opportunities than men, let alone a chance to take the director's chair. However, despite some semblance of lingering misogyny and...
22 days ago | Trendzilla!
Only a year old, Golden Years Vintage Market has already defined itself as the destination event for vintage-clothing-lovers eager to dive into racks of retro garments, accessories and records and score some awesome, gently pre-owned goods. (And i...