While we were having fun a few days ago going piñata on a real-estate blog for leaving Huntington Beach off its list of the best 18 U.S. cities for bros, an esteemed publication supplied the best evidence to support our contention.
Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
Whenever I lecture about journalism, whether to senior-citizens groups or college students, I always tell them that the mission of the OC Weekly is an old journalism adage attributed to Finley Peter Dunne, author of ¡Ask a Mexican! godfather Mr. Dooley: We comfort the afflicted, and we afflict the ... More >>
If the image at extreme right makes you laugh, your mental health is better than mine, and perhaps being so darn well-adjusted means you don't need the constant reality check required by Mr. Bib in the form of journalism, essays, memoir, fiction and nonfiction, cartoons and jokes and commentaries, r ... More >>
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
The headline for this story should actually be "Mr. Racist Goes to Washington." William Johnson, the head of the convict-laden American Third Position Party and a man who first made headlines in the 1980s for proposing an amendment that would deport all non-whites from the United States, recently ... More >>
Orange County's most prominent conservative commentator is losing it. Earlier today, he urged listeners to vote for Al Franken, the celebrity challenger to Baby Hughie's longtime man-crush, Minnesota senator Norm Coleman. Hughie quickly corrected himself, but still. But the strangest slip happened ... More >>
In Harry Shearers America, there are more small people
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band
March 8 - March 14
Wonder how the KTLA weather team would have handled this story: according to a civil suit filed in Vista, a woman claims she was fired on the spot after her Irvine employer saw an Air America progressive radio bumper sticker on her car. The woman who was fired is the one bringing the suit, in case ... More >>
As I hit the publish key on that last item, Al Franken's voice mysteriously filled the room. No, we didn't succumb to his wily charms and wind up in bed with him again (although if we had a nickle...). No, we hadn't even been paying attention when the remade The Manchurian Candidate came on the tele ... More >>
How Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped worrying and learned to love selling out to special interests
The Second Civil War and Beyond
George W. Bushs most ingrinable moments on DVD
How Mark LeVine survived The OReilly Factor
Diary of a Mad County
The right, and even some on the left, would love to shut up Michael Moore. But he aint budging
Its Rebecca Schoenkopf!
They need to stop acting like drunks at court-ordered AA meetings and sober up
Reading the states Official Voter Guide to the Recall
Al Franken makes me mad!
Dan ONeills underground war against Disney
Im in the mood for law
Dan Savages brave struggle to embrace everything thats wrong with happiness
The very fonky Democratic convention won us back!