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  • Instant Gratification Polaroid Party

    published August 6, 2009

    It’s the end of an era. Polaroid cameras are disappearing due to the digital revolution and ISM is commemorating the occasion through this... More >>

  • Lucha Vavoom

    published August 6, 2009

    Come get your fill of both the lovely and the dangerous at Lucha Vavoom, the Mexican-masked wrestling show bolstered by risqué burlesque... More >>

  • The Sandlot

    published July 30, 2009

    Like it or not, football is catching up with baseball as the great American pastime. It seems bloodlust has seeped into even the most sacred of... More >>

  • Running Dry in the Cove

    published July 23, 2009

    Depriving people of alcohol is like depriving a child of recess. It’s unnecessarily torturous—not only on those of drinking age but on... More >>

  • Art of Digging

    published July 23, 2009

    There’s nothing quite like listening to a vinyl record. The sound seems more wholesome, warm and pure. In an effort to save vinyl records... More >>

  • Evening for Hope and Possibility

    published July 16, 2009

    Nestled near Victoria Falls in the struggling nation of Zimbabwe, there is a small village that houses some of the country’s most talented... More >>

  • Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

    published July 16, 2009

    In an era of love and protest, a musical emerged on New York’s off-Broadway stage that would change the scope of musicals to come. Hair:... More >>

  • Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt’s Etchings

    published July 9, 2009

    In a time where beggars were considered the lowliest creatures on earth—depicted as vile, pathetic specimens in the artwork of... More >>

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    published July 9, 2009

    Remember at the end of Back to the Future when Doc Brown said, “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!”? Well, the... More >>

  • New Kids on the Block

    published July 9, 2009

    If you were a tween in the early ‘90s, chances are you had a thing (and a doll) for one of the New Kids on the Block. The boy band reached... More >>

  • Pageant of the Masters

    published July 2, 2009

    There’s a lot to be said for London’s Royal Guards. They stand completely still for hours on end despite rain, snow and heckling from... More >>

  • Pet Fair

    published June 25, 2009

    The greatest gift you can give a pet is your time. But pet owners also love to shower their little muffins with goods beyond the realm of... More >>

  • Barbershop Harmony Society’s 71st Annual International Convention and Competition

    published June 25, 2009

    Barbershop Harmony Society’s 71st Annual International Convention and Competition The start of July will see Anaheim infested with... More >>

  • Third Eye Blind

    published June 18, 2009

    The ’90s were a decade defined by three main things: flannel shirts, spending-spree film montages set to alt-rock and three-syllabled band... More >>

  • Summer Bat Walk

    published June 11, 2009

    They’re a staple of any creepy movie, they eat bugs and rodents (equally scary creatures, if you ask us), and every girl is terrified of one... More >>

  • Cairo Cravan

    published June 11, 2009

    So you’re the kind of person who loves to eat Lebanese food after a long Arabic-pop jam session on your oud. Then, this weekend, your... More >>

  • Ring of Fire

    published June 11, 2009

    "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." These famous words served as the introduction given by America‚s favorite man in black at each of his concert... More >>

  • Things That Kill

    published June 11, 2009

    t's hard to believe that the whimsical big-eyed creatures, big breasted women and bright colors of Chad Carothers' art would be considered in... More >>

  • [Summer Guide] What Not to Do When You're Desperate and Hungry for Money

    published June 4, 2009

    Help WantedWhat not to do when you’re desperate for a jobIt’s shaping up to be a tough summer for job... More >>

  • Gavin Rossdale Will Have to Rely On More Than His Looks to Succeed On His Own

    published June 4, 2009

    Pretty FrustratingGavin Rossdale will have to rely on more than his looks to succeed on his ownAfter going from... More >>

  • Mikimoto Trunk Show

    published June 4, 2009

    Every woman should have a pearl necklace, especially in Orange County—they’re practically a conservative staple. And when it comes to... More >>

  • Beer Pong

    published June 4, 2009

    Few athletes have what it takes to make it to the top. Getting there requires persistence, will-power and above all—practice. That's why,... More >>

  • Factory Readings

    published May 28, 2009

    For more than 20 years, Santa Ana College English professor Lee Mallory has been hosting monthly poetry readings. Factory Readings, also known as... More >>

  • Footloose!

    published May 28, 2009

    Imagine moving to a town so conservative that rock music and dancing have been banned. This nightmare scenario serves as the basis for Footloose!,... More >>

  • Things That Kill Opening Reception

    published May 28, 2009

    It's hard to believe that the whimsical big-eyed creatures, big breasted women and bright colors of Chad Carothers' art would be considered in... More >>

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