• Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Greenland Ice Sheet to Melt Quicker and Seas to Rise Quicker, Finds UC Irvine/NASA Research

    The Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to erode much quicker--and lead to sea levels rising much higher--based on revelations included in UC Irvine-NASA research published Monday.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Metal Bands Say Goodbye to GWAR's Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus)

    Our pathetic human words fail to describe the loss of GWAR mastermind and frontman Davie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, who passed away last weekend at age 50. Though we couldn't consider ourselves formal acquaintances of the shock rock god, we did bathe in his blood, bile and other bodily fluids at many a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2014

    Irvine International Film Festival

    Laguna Hills Mall Cinema

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Joelle Amery, British 14 y.o., Brings Her Empowering Short Film Big in LA to OC

    The family of a 14-year-old girl who suffers from alopecia and was bullied for five years at her school in England since losing all of her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes decided to bring her to Los Angeles to cheer her up, videotaping her along the way. That culminated in Big in LA, an empowering shor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Lightning in a Bottle's COMPLETE Lineup

    Oak Canyon Ranch's Lightning in a Bottle festival, the 10-year-old music and wellness festival that takes place on May 24-28 in Silverado, released their full musical lineup last March. And while the festival is a musical experience quite unlike any other, what really sets it apart are its intangibl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009


    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Five Great International Sodas

    Obvious observation of the year: it's hot. Go to these place we haven't discussed in years, all fine eateries, and cool down with their native sodas:​PUPUSERIA SAN SIVAR: The hole-in-the-strip-mall takes special care with their pupusas, which have a crispy yet malleable crust encasing thick, stick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Last Last Night: Modest Mouse at the Grove

    ​Last Saturday, really: Modest Mouse and The Night Marchers at the Grove of Anaheim, Aug. 29, 2009.Better than: Getting into a thumb war during a night at the opera. Read on...I don't remember a whole lot from the last time I saw Modest Mouse, which was in 2004 at Soma in San Diego, but I do remem ... More >>

  • Film

    May 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines. No Surprises: Carona Giuliani?

    What do Mike Carona and Rudy Giuliani have in common? Ties to former cocaine smuggler Florida billionaire Hank Asher, reports ABC News: Asher, aka H.A. in the indictment, allegedly gave Carona's wife (and former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo's wife) a $15,000 diamond-studded gold Cartier watch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Friday - 11/23

    Antarctica at Pitzer College, Kathy Griffin at OCPAC, Ray Bush & the BBC Jazz Band at the Olde Ship

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Watchmen

    Billy Crudup as Jon Osterman; fully CG performance-capture when he's Dr. Manhattan Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy) as Dan Dreiberg, Nite Owl Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Supernatural, Kabluey) as Comedian Steven McHattie as Hollis Mason, original Nite Owl Malin Akerman as Laurie Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Boondoggle or Balloon-doogle?

    Last Friday Weekly web editor extraordinaire Janine Kahn and I were cordially treated to a fantastic voyage on the Irvine Great Park's $5 million big orange helium airship attraction. While publications like the OC Register and Los Angeles Times — a bunch of negative Nancies — dwell on the ballo ... More >>

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Now Playing

    Alpha Dog, Borat, Casino Royale

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Film

    September 1, 2005

    Hustle & Toboggan

    In the 2005 summer movie season, slow but steady wins the race

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Why We Fall

    Getting healed with Jee-sus and Gospel Duck at the Anaheim Convention Center

  • Unknown

    May 26, 2005


    A steaming pile of maudlin tripe.

  • Culture

    November 11, 2004

    The Great Work Continues

    Revisiting Angels In America

  • Film

    August 19, 2004

    Slime Pickings

    Latex vaginas + Boba Fetts on steroids = choreographed black-on-black in blackness

  • Columns

    July 29, 2004
  • Columns

    May 30, 2002

    Summery Judgment

    Jim already spent his summer vacation. Now he wants yours

  • News

    April 4, 2002
  • Features

    June 28, 2001

    They Live!

    First-wave North County punks the Vectors and the Tazers are more famous than ever

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000
  • Culture

    May 13, 1999

    Welcome to the Ice

    On top at the bottom of the world