Lisa Black proofreads the dead-tree edition of the Weekly and writes about the arts and South County beaches. Her OC roots go back to the Cuckoo's Nest but she left to create original theater on four continents, then returned to bodysurf small waves.
13 days ago | Art
Beach-combing once meant collecting shells, sea glass, driftwood, or, if you were lucky, a Japanese glass fishing float. Today, it's trash, mostly plastic-bottle related, along with cigarette butts and some truly gross human flotsam. The Surfrider...
21 days ago | Art
On their Instagram, the women of Isaiah House/Orange County Catholic Worker ask viewers to "see the world through our eyes." What could be more radical a notion in these times of severe entrenchment? By asking us simply to look, maybe we'll s...
1 month ago | Art
The Assembly has brought together two dancer/choreographers to lead five dancers plus two musicians in transforming the 10,000-square-foot Westside Museum into a playground of sound and movement. RECESS, which will be performed for one-night-...
2 months ago
3 months ago | Culture
If you want to explore South County coastal towns for a day, it's getting easier and cheaper to execute without a car. For the $10 weekend round-trip fare on Metrolink—from Fullerton, from SanTana, from LA even—to San Juan Capistrano station,...
3 months ago | Art
Eight thousand blooms hang on bright copper wire in Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Garden's (CR) new art-meets-horticulture installation. Designed by London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law, Casa Coastal is the culmination of a year's worth of ...