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.
8 days ago | Longform
Performing more than 80 roles since 1980 on Orange County's community-theater stages has done absolutely nothing to diminish Harriet Whitmyer's exuberance. "I've come to realize how important this level of theater is. It's a training ground for a ...
11 days ago | Politics
The final questioner at Darrell Issa's early morning town hall on Saturday turned out to be Mike Levin, an environmental attorney and climate-science advocate who had announced his campaign to defeat Issa in 2018 only days before. On the Facebook ...
29 days ago | Politics
On Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., around 2,000 people turned up to a town hall meeting with their congressional representative, only he never showed. Darrell Issa's office claimed he had a prior commitment to visit a homeless shelter. The MC of the ev...
30 days ago | Culture
A live orchestra made Dance Visions 2017's evening at Irvine Barclay Theatre all the more fun. UCI's dance department presented master works of this and the last century, with five pieces by five very distinct choreographers. Act II opened with a ...
1 month ago | Art
Last November, the Irvine Museum donated its collection of California Impressionist paintings to U.C. Irvine, which plans to build a permanent museum somewhere on its crowded campus to house the estimated $17 million collection. And on Saturd...
2 months ago | Theater
On Inauguration night, the curtain speech given by a member of the Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) ended with the wish that U.S. theater artists would never have to create plays against totalitarian rule from exile. The chilling statement, deliver...