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    Charles Marowitz

    Photo by Johan VogelIn 1996, critic, playwright, director and commentator Charles Marowitz brought his rich pedigree to Cal State Long Beach. A theatrical gadfly since the 1950s (when he worked with the legendary Peter Brook in England), the Malibu ...

    by Joel Beers on September 14, 2000
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    Our Remotest Reader - Radioactive Beagles Here? Sure!

    Photo by: Clayton NewbillPaul Brennan is a writer in a small town outside New Orleans, Louisiana. He entered--and won!--our fabulous most-expenses-paid "Win a Date with Commie Girl" contest. What follows is his winning submission. What can I offer...

    by PAUL BRENNAN on September 14, 2000
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    Wank

    A couple of years ago, we wrote about Wank's apparently phenomenal deal with Madonna's Maverick Records. The Anaheim foursome released "Get a Grip (on Yourself)," graced MTV for a little while, toured, and then . . . and then seemingly disappeared. ...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on September 14, 2000
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    Supernova

    Photo by Mark SavageTwo years ago, we followed Costa Mesa pop band Supernova to Austin, Texas, and wrote about their experiences at the South by Southwest Music Convention, where they handed out a lot of tin foil and played a packed industry show. T...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on September 14, 2000
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    Excerpts: Part 1

    1995 Sept. 15, 1995 I haven't polled my co-Weekers on this, but to me, our chief order of business is to try desperately not to be boring, to instead produce the sort of publication we ourselves would be excited to discover in our community, one w...

    on September 14, 2000
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    A Commie Girl FAQ

    You know, we get a lot of letters here at OC Weekly worldwide headquarters! And most of them are about the notoriously cute Rebecca Schoenkopf, a.k.a. Commie Girl! Got something you need to know? Afraid you'll run into the Girl out on the town and w...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 14, 2000
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    Out of Nothing, This - An OC Weekly Time Line

    4.5 million years BC Swirling dust and crap from the Big Bang form the Earth. 2.5 million years BC Man appears. Nothing to read. 1955 After a bunch of wars and stuff, rampant demand for something to read is finally satiated when three guys--...

    by Matt Coker on September 14, 2000
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    Fanmail 1995-1996

    FANMAIL 1995-1996 Your merciless bashing of The Orange County Register and the OC edition of the LA Times is futile and infantile. Your writer is simply out of touch with most of us in Orange County, and across America. Your paper must really be har...

    on September 14, 2000
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    We Are Five! - A Brief History of the Orange County (Calif.) Weekly Tribune and Times-Dispatch

    Five years ago, feral pigs wandered the streets of Orange County, feeding upon the corpses of our unburied dead. From the salty shores of the Pacific to the towering summit of Mt. Santiago, oceanic herds of buffalo grazed upon native grasses. Beans ...

    by WILL SWAIM on September 14, 2000
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    Letter to Shredder

    In the summer of 1987, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North testified before the U.S. Senate that he once spent an entire evening shredding top-secret cables and other covert documents concerning the Iran-contra matter while Justice Department investigat...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 31, 2000
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    If These Walls Could Talk

    Photo by Mike McGill>>>Linda Jemison--the woman who puts the Linda in Linda's Doll Hut--is seeking old photos and personal stories about her much-revered Anaheim club. Especially of interest are the years before 1989, when Jemison took charge of the...

    on August 31, 2000
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    Whos Ass

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent --to "Hey, You!" c/oOC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. You...

    on August 31, 2000
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    Tong-Tied

    July 27. A Costa Mesa man left his $200 Audiovox cell phone on the seat of his '92 Chevy Blazer, locked the car, and went inside his house. One of the car's windows was left slightly ajar for ventilation. The man awoke the next morning to find his c...

    by KEN WIDMANN on August 31, 2000
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    Sweatin' to the Oligarchy - A baton to the ribs, winos and great weather!

    Photo by Jim WashburnThey say sweating is good for you, in which case I'm now the best person on Earth. I started last week by accompanying my country-singer pal Patty Booker (buy her bitchen album at patty booker.com, why don't you?) to the Yoga Co...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 31, 2000
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    Daddy Dearest - My father, publisher of herointimes.com

    Commie Girl archive photoThere's a place for everyone on the World Wide Web. There's the National Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and the needlework newsgroups. And there's Heroin Times (www.herointimes.com), a monthly website for the devoted (rea...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 31, 2000
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    Wiggedy-Wiggedy - The very fonky Democratic convention won us back!

    Photo by Jack GouldWho exactly the New York Delegation thought they were is anyone's guess. But the ones Commie Mom and I were sitting among on the shuttle from the Century Plaza Hotel to the Staples Center were young, hip, very self-satisfied legis...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 31, 2000
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    Taxidermy - County contract governing airport taxis stinks

    Photo by Patricia InsheiwatLast month, county auditor Peter Hughes said there was nothing wrong with John Wayne Airport's (JWA) contract-bidding procedures. To anyone familiar with the care and feeding of corporate hogs at the county Hall of Adminis...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 31, 2000
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    The New-And-Improved HB City Council - Now with an abundance of caution!

    Photo by Jack GouldBy the time they got to it just shy of midnight on Monday, the Huntington Beach City Council's unanimous repudiation of Mayor Dave Garofalo was anticlimactic. Only one citizen remained in the audience--Connie Boardman, a just-anno...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on August 31, 2000
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    Culinary Criminal - Snack-bar-wielding OC activist detained for 7.5 minutes!

    Illustration by Bob AulI was returning from a long day of Libertarian Party activism at the Shadow Convention, Pershing Square, the Staples Center and the Four Days of Unity outdoor rave on the MTA Red Line train when it happened. Hungry and tired...

    by DOUG SCRIBNER on August 31, 2000
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    The Kid is Free! - Arthur Carmona released from jail 10 years earlyand two years too late

    Photo by Keith MayOn Aug. 22, Arthur Carmona walked out of jail a free man after serving two and a half years for a crime he didn't commit. The day before, Judge Everett Dickey told a packed courtroom that Carmona, 18, would be released from jail ...

    by Nick Schou on August 31, 2000
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