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Awards

  • 2011 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published February 25, 2010

    "Toil and Trouble"

2010 Stories by SPENCER KORNHABER

Archives: 2010 | 2009
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    Know Fearless Records

    published November 4, 2010

    The Maine were just kids when Fearless Records asked them to come to California. It was 2007, and some members of the Tempe, Arizona, pop-rock... More >>

  • Knows the Constitution Says, 'Don't H8'

    published October 14, 2010

    When Zoe Nicholson shouted, Barack Obama heard. In a Los Angeles auditorium this past April, in the midst of Obama’s speech to the... More >>

  • The National's Anthems

    published October 14, 2010

    The constituencies for gloomy, well-crafted art rock are pretty well-defined by now. There are the Goth lifers, the flanneled blog readers and... More >>

  • City Plays Favorites With Nonprofits

    published September 23, 2010

    The oldest wooden structure in San Juan Capistrano is the Congdon House, a bucolic-looking two-story home with a gray-blue slatted exterior,... More >>

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    See and Be Scenes

    published September 16, 2010

    There are things in life we know we shouldn’t do but can’t help, like ordering fries at TK Burgers or compulsively searching... More >>

  • Los Angeles, That Other Scene

    published September 16, 2010

    It’s not how things usually work, but according to David Dennis, he and his band moved to Los Angeles to avoid driving. The four... More >>

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    Fear and Longing In Karaoke

    published September 9, 2010

    Either the coffee at Nadine’s Irish Mist in Sunset Beach is too bitter, or Chell Johnson needs to do something with her hands. Sitting at... More >>

  • The Hold Steady Are Older, Wiser

    published August 19, 2010

    The Hold Steady used to end each concert with a slogan. After an hour or two of tightly rehearsed Bruce Springsteen-esque rock bolstering Craig... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published August 19, 2010

    "As a card-carrying Dave Matthews hater, you should know something about yourself: You don't really hate Dave Matthews." That's what our buds at... More >>

  • Ex-Rated Criticism of Exodus International

    published June 24, 2010

    As a devout Christian who helped start one of the largest ministries devoted to “curing” homosexuality, Michael Bussee has sat... More >>

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    We'll Always Have 'Paris By Night'

    published June 24, 2010

    To read this story translated into Vietnamese, click More >>

  • She's Still the Sheriff

    published June 10, 2010

    *This article was modified on June 12, 2010. By 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night, Wolf Blitzer had already declared this primary... More >>

  • Not the Same Old (Karaoke) Songs

    published June 10, 2010

    If, for some unimaginable reason, your idea of karaoke begins and ends with the plot of the 2000 Gwyneth Paltrow flop Duets, Peter... More >>

  • Tea Party On!

    published April 29, 2010

    You could spot one National Rifle Association jacket, two camouflage-print baseball caps, a dozen bald spots and couple of smart alecks in the... More >>

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    Brad Gates, Space Cowboy

    published April 22, 2010

    San Juan Capistrano is a town with history, and if its residents ever forget it, there’s the yearly Swallows Festival to remind... More >>

  • Coachella Cattle Calls

    published April 22, 2010

    The mooing would have been cute if it weren’t so appropriate. On Friday, after sitting in a long, long line of cars trying to reach the... More >>

  • K-Pop Go the Wonder Girls

    published April 15, 2010

    K-POP GO THE WONDER GIRLSRemember back in 2007, when kids around the world were posting videos of themselves doing the... More >>

  • Where's Water?

    published April 8, 2010

    Coachella ain’t easy on the senses: The sun bakes skin, the air withers tongues, the potties muck nostrils, and Coheed & Cambria scar... More >>

  • Beyond the Headliners

    published April 8, 2010

    FRIDAY, APRIL 16 Sleigh Bells: The love child of a former hardcore musician and a sugar-voiced teeny... More >>

  • Multiple Sounds for MS Benefit at the Yost

    published April 8, 2010

    Music helped save lives Friday night at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, with a host of local bands brought together by... More >>

  • Young the Giant Steps Out

    published April 1, 2010

    YOUNG THE GIANT STEP OUTTwo auspicious things have happened for the Irvine lads in the band formerly known as the Jakes.... More >>

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    Milo the Witch Finds Toil and Trouble at Ralphs

    published February 25, 2010

    He told them from the start they were hiring a witch.Milo Shiff had to tell them. He had to make sure they wouldn’t require him... More >>

  • Orly Taitz In Love?

    published February 18, 2010

    Florida criminal-defense attorney Bradford Cohen has built a career by speaking well and speaking plenty. He has faced down Donald Trump as a... More >>

  • Why Is Mission Viejo Mayor Lance MacLean Feeling Better About Election Day?

    published January 14, 2010

    Signatures of the TimesA law-enforcement inquiry into the petition drive for his recall is one of several reasons Mission Viejo... More >>

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    Night-Owl Bus Riders Face the End of the Line

    published January 14, 2010

    End of the LineFor some, OCTA’s soon-to-be-eviscerated night-owl bus service is a lifelineOn a bus heading... More >>

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