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2012 Stories by AMANDA PARSONS

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  • Stuffed and Unstrung

    published December 27, 2012

    Inappropriate puppetry is a frequent topic recently thanks to Elmo’s operator being accused of all that raunchy business. But there is a... More >>

  • '80s Holiay Dance Party

    published December 20, 2012

    Let’s face it: dance parties are pretty much the greatest kind of parties, aside from theme parties, which are generally more awesome than... More >>

  • Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert

    published December 13, 2012

    Disasters have the unique power to bring out the best in humanity. And thanks to the altruism of a generous few, a tragedy has the ability to... More >>

  • 'Science of Gingerbread'

    published November 21, 2012

    'Tis the season to slap on your winter coat of fat to brave those chilly 55 degree temperatures of Orange County! But before you attempt to... More >>

  • OC Improv Cup

    published November 15, 2012

    "Fake it till you make it." These six little words have been sound advice for generations of aspiring business professionals and gold-digging... More >>

  • How to Write a New Book for the Bible

    published November 8, 2012

    Earlier this year, a Harvard professor revealed the possibility that Jesus may have been married thanks to the discovery of a biblical papyrus... More >>

  • Eric Church

    published November 1, 2012

    Country music isn't all sad songs about dead dogs and broken hearts. With newcomers like Eric Church on the scene, that old country twang morphed... More >>

  • Rag and Bone

    published October 25, 2012

    Emotions. They’re so overrated. Spock didn’t have any and he seemed to do just fine, so why is it that we all put such an emphasis on... More >>

  • Taking Back Sunday

    published October 18, 2012

    A decade after releasing the debut album Tell All Your Friends, New York natives and emo-pop rockers Taking Back Sunday are getting back to... More >>


    published October 11, 2012

    Running around banging on furniture and making annoying loud noises with household objects is typically considered among the highest-raking... More >>

  • Alanis Morissette

    published September 20, 2012

    It always plays out the same way—traffic jam when you’re already late and Goddamn vegan Canadians taking our jobs. Perhaps no other... More >>

  • Lucha Libre

    published September 13, 2012

    Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art was livin’ la vida loca esta verano! However, the seasons must turn, and as our summer of... More >>

  • Shoreline Jam Reggae Festival

    published August 30, 2012

    Reggae music is for getting irie. Everybody knows that. But a full-on reggae festival is for at steppin’ and mashing it up, brudda! This... More >>

  • 13th Annual Elvis Festival

    published August 23, 2012

    The King of rock and roll, magic hips and all, comes back from the dead for one day only as the Orange County Fair Grounds (California’s... More >>

  • Titanic the Musical

    published August 16, 2012

    Being that theater folk are a superstitious lot, one would think that producing a show about a sinking ship would be a bad omen. But 1997’s... More >>

  • The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas ’78

    published August 9, 2012

    Who says there aren’t any second chances in life? In case you missed last year’s release of the previously unseen Rolling Stones... More >>

  • Psychic Sunday: Expect the Unexpected with Bill Philipps

    published August 2, 2012

    We all have questions that, for better or worse, remain unanswered. Some turn to faith to reach peace with the unknown, others turn to medication... More >>

  • Great Summer Games

    published July 26, 2012

    It's tough to get kids to care about anything that doesn’t involve a blinking screen. Attempts to teach them about the importance of the... More >>

  • Murals Under the Stars: Mariachi Music

    published July 19, 2012

    It is said that mariachi music is not read but felt. During this installment of MOLAA’s Murals Under the Stars, a multimedia series by... More >>

  • Milo Greene

    published July 12, 2012

    Milo Greene isn’t one person, it’s five: Robbie Arnett, Graham Fink, Andrew Heringer, Curtis Marrero and Marlana Sheetz. But the Los... More >>

  • ART

    published July 5, 2012

    Modern art is tricky. Interpretations of any single piece can range from judging it as “the shit” to just plain “shitty.”... More >>

  • Adventure Club

    published June 28, 2012

    The woob woob base and distorted robotic sound of Dubstep music is finding its way into everything from our car stereos to our commercials. Like... More >>

  • Timeless Melodies: African American Contributions to Popular Music

    published June 21, 2012

    As a nation of transplants, American culture evolved from a veritable hodgepodge of European influences—but once soulful African... More >>

  • One Direction

    published June 14, 2012

    Aside from a tragic few success stories, television talent competition shows don’t typically result in finding the “next big... More >>

  • Thrice

    published June 14, 2012

    Alternative rock band and Irvine locals, Thrice, are bidding farewell to the music scene following their Major/Minor album promotion tour. The... More >>

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