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  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Theofanis Mavromatis, Fallen Newport-to-Ensenada Captain, Done in by Device: Suit

    Remember when the Orange County Register wondered if a stoned seaman caused the August 2012 wreck of the Aegean, a Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race entrant that crashed off the Coronado Islands, killing four men? Well, family members of the skipper, who was not on the pot, are suing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    [Exene Says . . .] DIY Till I Die

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk-rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Contact her via askexene@ocweekly.com. In 1976, Nancy Kaufman lent a friend money to rent a 125-square-foot store on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 25, 2013

    Is the New Amnesty Bill Any Good?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's a good book on ranchera music?

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Become a Music Geek Using Four Simple Steps

    By: Liz OhanesianI'm not going to begrudge anyone for not knowing who Coachella headliners The Stone Roses are. The simple fact is that their first album, (the only one that really matters), came out in 1989. If you're in college now, you most likely weren't even born then. Plus, The Stone Roses wer ... More >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2013

    What You Need to Know From Sundance

    The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Death By China Screening and Special Panel Discussion Set For Anaheim on Sept. 28

    Some critics have declared that Death By China is fueled by warmongering, anti-Chinese sentiment and others call the film/book another important wake up call to a looming disaster.You can make up your own mind Friday night in Anaheim when there will be a special showing of the controversial, 79-minu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Justin Soileau Says That Despite This Photo, He is No Longer Depressed

    Justin Soileau's been a running favorite of ours here at Heard Mentality ever since the native born Texan moved out to California and began recording and performing throughout the county and elsewhere.  He's just released his first full album, a self-titled effort, last week via Bandcamp, iTune ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Four Steps in Corsets' by Yellow Red Sparks

    Yellow Red Sparks Four Steps in Corsets ORG Musicwww.yellowredsparks.comThe pure poetry of singer-songwriter Josh Hanson is accentuated by tightly interwoven arrangement on Four Steps in Corsets, the debut EP from OC's premiere indie folk-rockers Yellow Red Sparks. Released by ORG Music, the reflect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Songs We All Are Singing' by the Devious Means

    http://thedeviousmeans.com/The Devious MeansSongs We All Are SingingWe here at the Weekly have covered the Devious Means a few times -- here's a short introduction from a few months back -- though it seems we're a little late with an actual review of their second EP, which appeared back in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Seven Sins: A True Crime Anthology from Village Voice Media is Out to Slay You

    Every week, writers for OC Weekly and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing--a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Southern Pines' by Cory Bishop

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Munky Talks Smokeout Festival, Plus Five Songs Describing Korn's Career

    ​The Grammy-winning Nu Metal legends, Korn co-headlined with Sublime with Rome for this past weekend's Smokeout Festival at the NOS Events Center. We caught up with Korn's guitarist, James "Munky" Shaffer, about the Smokeout Festival and the future of the band.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Broadway Singer Susan Egan Talks About the OC High School of the Arts and Growing Up in Seal Beach

    ​When I hear the term "Broadway," I think of lots of things, but mostly I think of New York City, bright lights, people wearing pea coats, taxis and how bummed I am that I never got a chance to see those failed "Spider-Man" previews. However, thanks to Saturday's Long Beach Symphony POPS! concert, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Scott Ibex Names Five Easy Steps to a Successful Indie Tour

    ​Scott Ibex--Costa Mesa resident, entertainment lawyer and national touring artist who has performed with members of Chicago, The Rastafarians, Pato Banton and other famous artists--just released Low Budget ROCKSTAR: The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide to Booking, Surviving and Making a Profit on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Christina Pazsitzky Talks Sausages, Pooping, and How Gross It Is to Call Your Lover "Daddy"

    ​Christina Pazsitzky is pure comedy: honesty and a lot of outspokenness. She's been on Chelsea Lately, has a hysterical podcast along with her husband Tom Segura, headlines comedy clubs nationwide, has a new comedy CD, and is on the upcoming Showtime special filmed in Amsterdam, Red Light C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Report: Best-Selling Video Games of Black Friday 2011

    ​Like watching football or having a nap after stuffing yourself with turkey, Black Friday shopping has become a Thanksgiving tradition for millions of Americans. If you're a smart shopper and a gamer, there's no doubt that you've saved many of your video game purchases for the weekend following Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Mid Year Music Sales Numbers Are In--and Up

    ​Nielsen Soundscan's mid-year numbers are in, and despite the economic doom and gloom being reported by news outlets across the land, it would seem Americans have a lot to be optimistic about. Soundscan is the music industry's data information service and tracks sales at the point of purchase. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Five Shocking Excerpts From Jack Grisham's New Book, An American Demon

    ​As Lille pointed out earlier today, our cover story this week is on T.S.O.L. front man and author Jack Grisham and his journey exorcising An American Demon--himself. You can read the article in its entirety right here, but what we didn't have room for in the story you can get right here.In his ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    MoveOn.org Comes to the Rescue of Taxes Today

    ​Taxes must be suffering from battered women's syndrome about now. We're all like, "Aw come on, baby. You know I loves ya," Then--BAM!--corporations and rich people rap taxes upside the head, saying they ain't returning to Clinton-era levels. Then we get all lovey-dovey again and--WHAM!--House Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Oliver Stone Bases Film on Laguna Beach Crime Thriller

    Hayek​It seems Hollywood can't get enough of Laguna Beach, our county's best seaside town.Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is building a cast for a crime thriller film based Don Winslow's Savages novel about two Laguna Beach marijuana growers who piss off a Mexican drug cartel. According t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Gravure Idols Studio Hopes to Relieve Japanese Stress with Proceeds from Thai Relax and Other Racy Titles

    ​Studio Happy Chicken Pink is one of the leading producers of videos of Japanese gravure idols--models who pose in swimsuits, lingerie and schoolgirl uniforms and leave little to the imagination in doing so.In Japan, Studio Happy Chicken Pink and its gravure idols have a legion of fans, so to hono ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    6 Reasons Why You May Want to Reconsider the Nintendo 3DS

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​Releasing in Japan in about a month, the much-hyped Nintendo 3DS has impressed the gaming world with its ability to push some impressive graphics and display 3D gaming without the need of those embarrassing glasses. Because the system is an update to the second-highest-selling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Orange Bits: Young the Giant Recognized by Amazon, Jameson, Clint Black, and The New Limb

    Jameson ​We're at the home stretch of 2010 and Christmas is rapidly approaching; local bands are also "winning best of 2010 contests" left and right. (See: Young the Giant and Walter Trout.) Also, several bands such as Jameson and Melanoid are getting in the Christmas spirit by playing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Photo Albums and Stickers and a Giveaway, Oh My!

    It's always fun to see new crafty supplies that are out there and share them with you, and it's even more fun to give them away. This week, thanks to the folks at the Xyron company we'll be taking a look at some fabulous new photo albums they've got available, along with a charitable take on on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    New Book Alleges Walt Disney Was A Gay Pedophile

    ​There's lots of bizarre lore surrounding the legend of Walt Disney. Just off the top of our heads, we've heard he's a Communist (despite him being a founding member of the anti-communist Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals), a Nazi, a fascist, a racist, a homosexual, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Muse Gets Lead Single On The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack

    www.myspace.com/muse​Muse's song, "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" is the lead single off The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's original motion picture soundtrack, due in stores June 8. The movie will be in theaters nationwide on June 30.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Five Nasty Treats For Your Ex's Easter Basket

    parl @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Don't give people you hate weapons they can use against you.​Every February, some snarky person writes an article about nasty Valentine's gifts you can send the person you've recently dumped (or been dumped by). It usually centers around those little colored sugar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Weekend Forecast for Newport Beach: Very, Very, Very Conservative

    Andrew Breitbart: From Fox News to Newport Beach​What would you do if you found out conservatives Andrew Breitbart, Jim Lacy, Tom Fuentes, Bruce Herschesohn, Sir Eldon Griffiths, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Meg Whitman, Chuck DeVore, Jeff Miller, Ralph Reed, Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Eight Questions with Katon W. De Pena of Hirax

    Hirax with Katon De Pena, third from right.​Interviewing Hirax singer Katon W. De Pena is sort of a waste of time. You see, journalists (me) are supposed to find news and then announce said news to readers (you). But I shit you not when I say that everyone knows De Pena and De Pena knows everyone. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Capistrano Unified Recall Leader Weighs In On Film, Is Mum About Excluded Journalist

    City of Rancho Santa MargaritaTony BeallAs if to demonstrate why anyone would be interested in a movie about school districts, Capistrano Unified delivered some of its trademark drama at last night's premier of Not As Good As You Think (which we previewed here). Capistrano Dispatch editor Jonathan V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2009

    OC Author Celebrated By NY TImes!

    Wonders Her Hair's Role In Losing BIllWilliam Lobdell, the voice you regularly hear discussing Orange County issues with Steven Greenhut of the Register and our very own Gustavo Arellano on KPCC-FM, won a positive review of his book in today's New York Times. "There are many great books about findi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Imagine Amusement Parks Before Knott's and Disneyland

    Carousel News & Trader--A Sun Valley-based trade mag for the mighty carousel industry--previews a book about Orange County amusement parks that pre-date Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Early Amusement Parks of Orange County trades on author and former Disney/Knott's ride operator Richard Harr ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Parrot Minikit Review!

    After coming to terms with the fact that I have to purchase some kind of hands-free device for the car, I weighed my options. Of course, you and I both know the majority of the gadgets work via Bluetooth—which can be a mystifying subject for some. Bluetooth, named after a 10th century Danish ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    The Mars Volta Announce New Game, Album

    Pretentious (but in a good way) purveyors of grandiose, prog-rock concept albums the Mars Volta return to the fray Jan. 29 with The Bedlam in Goliath. An online game based upon that album—called Goliath the Soothsayer—can be accessed at amazon.com/music from Jan. 2-29. You don't need to order t ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 26, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special book edicion

  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    Bigger, Dirtier and Uncut

    Trailer Park Boys: The Movie is funnier than whats playing in local cineplexes

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    Slow Day, But Good News!

    Bikeride is BACK! New album, new shows, and an appearance on MOJO's March compilation (out in February). Let's check what the band has to say: Well, we're happy to say we'll be participating in a Beatles Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band covers record for MOJO magazine. It's to celebrate t ... More >>

  • Film

    February 23, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Palindromes

  • Food

    August 18, 2005

    Healthy Inc.

    Sidneys Cafe rides the resurgent health-food wave

  • Columns

    August 18, 2005
  • Film

    September 30, 2004

    More Guidebook Than Manifesto

    The Motorcycle Diaries follows a young Che Guevara on a lengthy detour

  • Columns

    November 27, 2003
  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • Columns

    October 16, 2003
  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Skating By

    411VM succeeds where others have eaten it

  • Columns

    December 26, 2002
  • Culture

    November 7, 2002

    The Speed of Life

    Dave Eggers returnsfinallywith another heartbreaking work

  • Features

    June 1, 2000

    Summer-Rama!

    39 of the best things about the next 104 days

  • Features

    September 10, 1998

    Welcome to Virtual U

    Why is cyberspace sucking the college experience into a black hole? 'It all comes down to money'

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