It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
In our print feature this week, we caught up with Los Angeles' Capital Cities who have been flying up the pop charts on the strength of their hit single "Safe and Sound." Ahead of tonight's sold out show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, we decided to share a few interesting tidbits that didn't make ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Which race or ethnicity will they appropriate this year at Coachella?
[Trendzilla] Go back to your junior-high days with vamped-up versions of fanny packs, scrunchies and friendship bracelets
Controversy is swirling around an ad produced by the infamously edgy American Apparel last summer which paired two models under the banner of diversity. As Colorlines writer Jorge Rivas noted, comedian Fahim Anwar tweeted the ad on May 19 showing a white woman together with a Latino man. The a ... More >>
When it comes to Coachella, what's better: 103-degree temperatures or a drizzley, windy, muddy polo field? The latter is what many festival-goers might be facing this Friday: The forecast as of time of publishing is a high of 69-degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain. And as Dennis Romero repor ... More >>
The Glass House
[Trendzilla] American Apparel hits a new low with selling Asian culture
There's a thin line between looking like a hipster clone at Coachella and looking like a damn fool. Low-budget chain shops like Forever 21 and H&M seem to be jumping on the Coachella fashion bandwagon. We're here to tell you that you don't have to spend cash (that can be used for food and g ... More >>
A Reagan-era bacchanalia succumbs to soggy nostalgia in 'Take Me Home Tonight'
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMenFebruary 3, 2011FingerprintsClick here to see the photos!There's not much on the walls and all the merch that isn't CDs or vinyl is nowhere to be found, but if you squint long and hard enough you can see that the new Fingerprints location near the intersection of ... More >>
Are radical, questioning civic politics finally arriving to SanTana's Artists Village? And all over a valet service? Readers will recall that earlier this month, a pilot valet parking program introduced by City Hall at the request of Downtown SanTana's restaurant association raised the hackles of ... More >>
A beautiful, hip dank...The Place: The Copper Door, 225 1/2 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. No phone number.The Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.The Deal: None on the pricing bit, no food: just a tasty jumble of craft beers.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our Local Natives/Union Line slideshow here! Local Natives Henry Fonda September 17, 2010 There is one think Local Natives have in commone with American Apparel--you hate what their generic names and what they stand for, but you consume them and love both b ... More >>
The many subspecies of OC bands in their natural habitats
This morning, eight women made their mothers proud and competed for one of the most honored titles of all time: Miss Double D-Cember. Hosted by Kevin and Bean of KROQ 106.7, the event took place at the Slidebar (where else?) in Downtown Fullerton. Check out the photos below--there's no nudity, so it ... More >>
Keith MayAmerican Apparel approvedWho hates summer as much as we do? What? No one? Sure there's always tons of things going on every day and every weekend during these warmer months--but you're also moist like, the whole time. Or is that just us?We had a full weekend, as always. And it was so full i ... More >>
BY DENNIS ROMEROListen/download "Charles Feelgood vs. Michael Jackson" here.Revealing a favorite DJ can date you like an exotic entertainer who plays Bon Jovi for her pole-dancing finale. (She thinks she's rocking out like it's 1988 on the Sunset Strip, but she's really putting on a sad bio-drama.) ... More >>
American Apparel, the largest clothing manufacturer in the United States and the proud space-taker of the middle of the OC Weekly's back covers, has signed a 10-year lease on 70,000 square feet of space within the industrial property in Garden Grove shown here, Voit Commercial Brokerage announced to ... More >>
Is Dov Charney's American Apparel empire in trouble?As of Nov. 30, American Apparel employed over 10,000 people and operated more than 240 retail stores in 19 countries. The label is known for their fair wages--and tiny track shorts and slightly pornographic adverts--at its factory in downtown Los A ... More >>
The employees are pretty stand-offish and probably think they're too cool to get you a larger size or even too cool in general to be working in retail, but I can even admit that nothing really beats American Apparel if you're looking for basics. We all know American Apparel is known for its fair ... More >>
Aw, holy crap. Some things just remain better as a memory—re-reading that childhood favorite that just doesn't seem so magical anymore; re-watching episodes of whatever cartoon or sitcom that doesn't exactly hold up. Snap bracelets. Layered push-down ankle socks. Fanny packs. Neon anything. Thank ... More >>
The man vest is difficult to master
'You’re all crazy'
Ironic facial hair
E.C. Star’s new line is a throwback to the future
'Who doesnt love a bit of side boobage?'
It was a 100 degrees out this afternoon, it took me 45 minutes to find a space and park (real helpful employees out here), 15 to locate press will call and enter then maybe another five to situate where the fuck I was. I told myself two years ago I'd never do this again and here I am again: it's hot ... More >>
Crusty band shirts
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Alpha Beta Gamma Whatevers
To their credit, Pitchfork compiled a more-or-less well done 25 worst album covers of the year list, but they're remiss in not recognizing the power of a well done album cover. Rather than complain, we're taking matters into our own hands and making a list of our own. If RIAA doomsayers are to be be ... More >>
No. 3: Santa Ana is absolutely, positively, OCs best downtownnow, keep it that way!
Sweet and Tender Hooligans
Strawberry Fields Forever: Neighborhood Festival, Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, Sat., May 20
Once again, its Orange Countys Sexiest People!
American Apparel wants to follow Wal-Mart to Chinafor all the right reasons
Now 25 percent more terrifying!
Realizing their clothes are mere fabric, American Apparels ads, store and CEO are calculated to inflame