2009 Stories by ANDREW TONKOVICH

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  • Noche de Altares

    published November 5, 2009

    Ancestor worship oughta be everybody’s favorite religion. Don’t like your own folks? Honor whoever’s dead relatives you want to.... More >>

  • Silverado County Fair

    published October 1, 2009

    For the 39th year in a row, they’ll dress up like authentic Western folk, cook up a mess o’ vittles, dance real purdy for the... More >>

  • 6th Annual Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest

    published August 27, 2009

    You remember Ariel from Disney’s underwater cartoon, but think back to high school English and Shakespeare’s classic The Tempest,... More >>

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show

    published July 2, 2009

    What’s old is new at the historic Yost Theater, former classic Spanish-language movie palace in downtown Santa Ana, revamped as a community... More >>

  • Tree Huggers Ball

    published June 18, 2009

    The summertime (“when the weather is high you can stretch right up and touch the sky”) is closer in the eastern OC foothills. And when... More >>

  • Collected Stories

    published May 21, 2009

    Here’s your chance to see a much-produced favorite by South Coast Repertory’s favorite in-house playwright, Donald Margulies—whose... More >>

  • Edward Hirsch

    published May 7, 2009

    UC Irvine’s most recent Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series speaker brought out protesters against a former Mexican president,... More >>

  • Peace Conference

    published April 16, 2009

    “Conscious action,” the theme of this year’s Golden West College Peace Conference, suggests that organizers assume you already made... More >>

  • 25th Annual Great American Write-In

    published April 2, 2009

    It’s Spring and time again for continental breakfast and epistolary activism with the letter-writing rabble-rousers of Women For: Orange... More >>

  • George Galloway

    published April 2, 2009

    As George Galloway brings his international Siege-Buster Tour to Orange County, let’s review who, exactly, he is. Respect Party Member of... More >>

  • Latinos in Lotusland

    published March 26, 2009

    MacArthur genius/bookstore impresario Ruben Martinez meets his match in writer/editor/cultural-arts blogger (“La Bloga”) Daniel Olivas... More >>

  • Assassins

    published March 19, 2009

    Award-winning composer Steven Sondheim has taken us to the forum, into the woods and the park, and given us a close shave. What Sweeney Todd did... More >>

  • Readings from the Wizard of the Crow

    published March 5, 2009

    Reach for the book, urged Bertolt Brecht, it is a weapon. Maybe you missed the Brecht reading and the Faulkner and the Marquez. But because he... More >>

  • Downtown Ozy

    published February 26, 2009

    Let us tell you a lil’ something about Ozomatli. It be the base and the catlyst, house band for the City of Angels. Whether this legendary... More >>

  • A Decade of Talent

    published February 5, 2009

    It might sound a tad dirty, but the soft opening of Cal State Fullerton’s contemporary art exhibit on Saturday is actually a big, warm... More >>

  • Off and On

    published February 5, 2009

    New York Times critic Frank Rich has been right about the farce of the Iraq War, Bush and the rest of our recent politics, so his famous... More >>

  • Lord of Misrule

    published January 22, 2009

    The holidays are over, Epiphany come and gone, the Magi on their way home. Time to take in Shakespeare’s eponymous comedy, written for the... More >>

  • Passare I Popcorn

    published January 15, 2009

    Contemporary Italian film gets its day­—well, evening actually—in another screening from the excellent Cinema Italiano series, part... More >>

  • Trash-Can Art

    published January 1, 2009

    All the world’s a drum, and all the men and women merely players when the British street buskers-turned-performance-art troupe/drum... More >>

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