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Archives: 2012

    OC's Scariest People 2012!

    published October 25, 2012

    Every year, we try to pick an artistic theme that'll make our Scariest People issue as ghastly as possible—say, Dia de los Muertos,... More >>


    Straight Outta Syria

    published October 18, 2012

    Keep your head down. Whatever you do, don't look them in the eye. Stay silent. Let them beat you, and pretend to be in more pain than you... More >>

  • The Shining

    published October 18, 2012

    If you've yet to see The Shining, then you're missing out on one what's described by Martin Scorsese as one the most terrifying films ever made.... More >>

  • Sami Matar, Music Man

    published October 11, 2012

    In March 2010, Sami Matar tossed and turned in bed nightly for nearly two weeks, wondering whether to accept a management deal with hip-hop... More >>

  • The Glass Menagerie

    published September 27, 2012

    A devoted but domineering matriarch Amanda Wingfield, her rebellious and soul-searching son, Tom, and his bashful, ailing sister Laura are at the... More >>

  • It is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl

    published September 6, 2012

    This documentary chronicles the mission of the father of modern-day Zionism, which led to the contentious 1948 carving and creation of the state... More >>

  • Composers Naser Musa and Yuval Ron Dream of Peace

    published August 30, 2012

    World-renowned composer Naser Musa is inspired mostly by the Bible, Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and Mahatma Gandhi. He speaks in a soft,... More >>

  • The Lonesome Travelers

    published August 23, 2012

    Down the river, by the sea and into the golden years of this country's musical history, we go on an acoustic journey that honors an element as... More >>

  • The Matrix

    published August 16, 2012

    Experience the striking cyberadventure filled with one too many gravity-defying fight scenes that is the Matrix. Revisit the Wachowski Brothers'... More >>

  • SoCo Outdoor Cinema: The Artist

    published August 9, 2012

    The SoCo Outdoor Cinema, brought to you by Eat | See | Hear, the SoCo Collection and the OC Mart Mix, features a summer evening of live music,... More >>

  • Dispatches From Anaheimistan

    published August 2, 2012

    By the time July 29's protest at the Anaheim Police Department headquarters began at noon, everyone was ready. The television news... More >>

  • The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns

    published July 26, 2012

    A comedy musical set in the 1950s and 1960s takes (some of) us back to the days of crinoline skirts, radically puffy updos and surface... More >>

  • Sounds of Truth Festival

    published July 5, 2012

    Can you imagine Occupiers and Tea Partiers protesting what both sides view as a corrupt establishment? Yes, you probably can, but can you imagine... More >>

  • Dog Days of Summer

    published June 28, 2012

    Man's best friend is the subject of “Dog Days of Summer,” a week-long festival at the Discovery Science Center with a title that's... More >>

  • Tree Hugger's Ball

    published June 21, 2012

    Wear an earthy costume, bring reusable dinnerware, experience the beautiful canyon and protect the few remaining wild lands of the Santa Ana... More >>

  • 'The Essence of Art Nouveau'

    published June 14, 2012

    Jewel-encrusted Easter eggs, a famous Russian artist and the Royal family are the subjects of a two-part lecture series on Art Nouveau at Bowers... More >>

  • The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

    published May 31, 2012

    Jennifer Marcus is the heroine of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, a comedy written by Rolin Jones. The play, however, isn’t about... More >>


    Barely Legal Summer!

    published May 24, 2012

    "Welcome to the insane asylum!" read editor Gustavo Arellano's email the day I was hired as the Weekly's editorial assistant. "What... More >>

  • Second City Laugh Out Loud

    published May 24, 2012

    Chicago's phenomenal sketch comedy theatre company The Second City introduces its unique and famed “Laugh Out Loud Tour” to the Laguna... More >>

  • Jitney

    published May 10, 2012

    Ever wonder what a jitney is? Well, you're in luck—August Wilson's play is all about them and more. As the '70s dawn upon Pittsburgh, an... More >>

  • Pacific Playwrights Festival

    published April 26, 2012

    Ever dreamt of selling your semi-autobiographical screenplay to the big dogs in Hollywood? Your chances are akin to winning the lottery, but never... More >>

  • Free Second Sundays: Springtime Delight

    published April 5, 2012

    Spring is in the air, it’s time to cultivate your inner artist. The Orange County Museum of Art's Free Second Sundays: Springtime Delight... More >>

  • A Special Evening with Dean Koontz

    published March 29, 2012

    Horror story master. Science fiction dabbler. A part-time thriller screenwriter and a full-time dog lover. Yes, internationally acclaimed author... More >>

  • Hazem Chehabi Is Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's Man in OC

    published March 22, 2012

    The biography of Dr. Hazem Chehabi reads as though it were something out of a Horace Greeley fable. The chairman of the UC Irvine Foundation,... More >>

Archives: 2012