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  • 2010 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published January 15, 2009

    "Skitch in Time"

  • 2010 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published June 25, 2009

    "Pay for Play"

2007 Stories by Vickie Chang

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  • Sunday Karaoke

    published December 6, 2007

    We guess it isn't so much "sing like no one's watching" as it is "sing like you've got four whiskey ginger ales" in you. Besides the booze factor:... More >>

  • Food for Thought

    published December 6, 2007

    If there's one realization you walked away from college with, it's that you have no fucking clue how to cook. No one can afford to eat out all... More >>

  • Surf Wax America

    published December 6, 2007

    Remember all that crap a couple of years ago about which city was worthy of the "Surf City, USA" moniker? It was a fiercely lame battle between... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: Discourse With a Graphic Designer

    published Dec 27, 2007

    Friend: i watched the Helvetica documentary last night Friend: RUN DMC is HELVETICA Friend: that's why arial black was so close to it Friend: because arial is the helvetica knockoff Friend: and then s... More >>

  • Still Big in Japan

    published December 6, 2007

    They're regarded as one of those bands that pumped out the seemingly insubstantial and shallow, album after album. You know, hackneyed love... More >>

  • Seamen! Right Ahead!

    published December 6, 2007

    Some things never die. How is it that everything nautical is cool again in the eyes of you and your children? In fashion (skulls and... More >>

  • Here it Go!

    published December 6, 2007

    Good news for those of you who still manage to quote '90s sketch-comedy show In Living Color on a daily basis-yes, you. The one who told your... More >>

  • Pull My String

    published December 6, 2007

    There are a few things in life that are undeniably frightening: spontaneous human combustion, hairless cats, the New World Order and puppets.... More >>

  • Trendzilla

    published December 27, 2007

    Now that 2007's juuust about slain and buried (can you tell what kind of year I've had—and am still having?), it's time for your... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: WESC Warehouse Sale

    published Dec 21, 2007

    You love 'em, so here it is and it's going on right now: WESC (We Are the Superlative Conspiracy) is hosting their very first Orange County warehouse sale. With stores in Tokyo, Beverly Hills, Münc... More >>

  • Trendzilla

    published December 20, 2007

    Just what we need: another trend that'll only look good on the tall, gorgeous and anorexic. Just as skinny jeans reach their... More >>

  • Surf on Our Turf

    published December 6, 2007

    It's Christmas eve. You're bored. The only things open today are Albertsons, Vons, Disneyland (see above) and . . . this place. Though Long... More >>

  • Robot Downey Jr.

    published December 6, 2007

    US Weekly magazine is widely known for its most inane and pointless section, "Celebrities Are Just Like Us." The spread consists of images of... More >>

  • Kingdom Come

    published December 6, 2007

    Everything leading up to Christmas is hectic and rushed. You spend weeks in preparation for a single day-shopping, cleaning, wrapping, mailing,... More >>

  • Jiggle Bells

    published December 6, 2007

    Want to learn how to be bad Santa's little ho-ho-ho? Sheila Kelley's S Factor, the famed fitness-pole-dancing-instruction studio, is offering... More >>

  • Whiteout

    published December 6, 2007

    Growing up in Southern California, chances are you and/or your kids have never really seen snow fall . . . aside from on the 10 oclock news, or... More >>

  • Ho Ho Prose

    published December 6, 2007

    In an ideal world, your kids probably would have asked for stacks and stacks of books for Christmas, instead of that pesky, impossible-to-find... More >>

  • Because You're Ugly: RVCA Warehouse sale—extended!

    published Dec 14, 2007

    Good news to all those who couldn't make it out last week: RVCA has extended their holiday warehouse sale to include just one more day. Head over to RVCA headquarters at 919 Sunset Dr. in Costa Mesa... More >>

  • Bloodsgiving

    published August 23, 2007

    Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common life-shortening, inherited diseases to strike during childhood. It affects the lungs and digestive... More >>

  • Pinkies Up

    published August 23, 2007

    The Spanish, Greeks and Italians are onto something hereits common in those countries to close up shop in midafternoon for a brief siesta ,... More >>

  • Diamonds, Schmiamonds

    published August 23, 2007

    Pedro the Lion's former front man David Bazan is a bit of a loner. Known for the fantastical yarns he spins-like that of the white ghost with... More >>

  • Trendzilla

    published November 29, 2007

    "Juicy Couture is ruining your children." More >>

  • Trendzilla

    published November 22, 2007

    Agent Provacateur: “Eat me, fuck me, treat me like the whore that I am! Then get the fuck out.” More >>

  • Trendzilla

    published November 15, 2007

    East vs. West More >>

  • Trendzilla

    published November 8, 2007

    "I also never did understand why so many women idolized Carrie Bradshaw as some kind of fashion tastemaker." More >>

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