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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"

2009 Stories by Vickie Chang

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  • Nobody's Perfect

    published February 12, 2009

    It’s not your picture perfect love story—but there’s plenty of mistaken identity, mobsters and cross-dressing. Who cares? It stars... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] She Loves It Not

    published February 12, 2009

    I think I’m okay with not receiving a hastily procured, plastic-wrapped bouquet of supermarket roses this Valentine’s Day. The holiday... More >>

  • Cubensis

    published February 5, 2009

    There's only a handful of bands that everyone (paying attention) in Orange County would recognize right away: Cubensis is one of them. You know,... More >>

  • Voodoo Karaoke

    published February 5, 2009

    Perform your own ritual and make a fool out of yourself in front of virtual strangers: it's the House of Blues Voodoo Karaoke Lounge! Every... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Fetishizing Childish Things

    published February 5, 2009

    There’s no denying that we as a society are obsessed with youth: Botox; tummy tucks; lap bands; collagen; cheek, breast and ass implants;... More >>

  • Circa Survive

    published January 29, 2009

    Four-year-old experimental rock band Circa Survive is still going strong since forming in 2004. The Philadelphia-based five-piece has two... More >>

  • The Real Thing

    published January 29, 2009

    We know what you’re thinking: assistant, assholes and blow. She’s the stuff of urban legend, with plenty of mythical stories on coke,... More >>

  • Mods and Rockers

    published January 29, 2009

    During the Beatles’ 10-year run from 1960 to 1970, they put out five motion pictures—all complete with their own celebrated soundtracks.... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Giving Your Riches to American Rag

    published January 29, 2009

    Riches to American RagI’d say it’s the best boutique at Fashion Island, but that’s not really saying... More >>

  • Kid Envy

    published January 22, 2009

    It’s always made us slightly irrationally jealous when we see talented kids doing their thing. And there’s no more talented group of... More >>

  • Rejoycifying!

    published January 22, 2009

    Oh, you’ve heard of him. Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (and not the journalist!) has been responsible for a good chunk of musical... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] A Midcentury Nut's Dream

    published January 22, 2009

    Sometimes it’s difficult remembering how things were before the advent of the Internet.Remember having to go to the library to... More >>

  • Nuages

    published January 15, 2009

    On the first and third Wednesday of every month, eight-piece jazz group Riff Raff provides the perfect accompaniment to the cozy, warm bohemian... More >>

  • The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm

    published January 15, 2009

    A magical, brilliant school bus that takes you on far out trips into outer space, the Earth’s core, the ocean floor and inside the human... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Necklush Life

    published January 15, 2009

    When it feels silly writing anything that’s not a cover letter or résumé these days, you know it’s bad.Everyone has... More >>

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    Skitch Hitchcock and the Rest of the Salt Creek Beach Crew Left Their Mark on the Skateboarding World

    published January 15, 2009

    A Skitch In TimeThat Dogtown stuff is all well and good, but skitch Hitchcock and friends know that OC’s own Salt Creek Beach... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] They Oughta be Band

    published January 8, 2009

    It’s something I’ve tried to ignore for some years now—far too long. Its existence is a contentious one, ranked right up... More >>

  • [Trendzilla] Digital and Air-Wave Perms

    published January 1, 2009

    Just about every girl has a horror story about childhood perms—usually involving some sort of evil-mother-type who thought a head of... More >>

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