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  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Five Great Pumpkin-Less Fall Treats

    Satirist John Oliver put it best in his recent rant on the pumpkin spice gimmick: Come autumn, we look at pumpkins and go "I don't know why, but I simply have to drink that." There are plenty of valid (and delicious) applications for pumpkin, don't get us wrong, but there are a myriad of other fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    U2's iPhone6 Invasion: What We Learned

    It's been nearly 200 years since anti-Irish sentiments (especially "Irish Need Not Apply" signs) became a part of American history. Now, U2, which hails from Dublin, Ireland, has become the poster child for another unwelcome invasion. Starting September 9th, Apple boasted that it would give U2's new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Apple iPhone 6 Launch Draws a Crowd to South Coast Plaza Today ... But Some are Protesters

    On the eve of debuting the iPhone 6 in retail stores today, Apple announced that it will not unlock most iPhones for the government. But don't mistake those rallying outside the South Coast Plaza Apple Store this morning as pro-Apple freedom lovers. Actually, they are there to "educate customers abo ... More >>

  • Film

    January 23, 2014
  • Food

    November 28, 2013

    The Melt: So Cheesy!

    This Irvine restaurant brings its grilled cheese concept to the Irvine Spectrum

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    The Melt, A Grilled Cheese Restaurant, Opens At The Irvine Spectrum Next Week; For Now, Their Food Truck Is There

    As we said several months ago, a San Francisco-based grilled cheese chain called The Melt was getting ready to open at Irvine Spectrum, behind the Dave & Busters, next to Panda Express, replacing CrepeMaker. The restaurant will open next week, but this week the chain has brought in its own food tru ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013
  • Music

    January 3, 2013

    Why Indie Music Has Taken Over Your TV

    TV-music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas talks about small bands making big dollars in primetime

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    5 Examples of Why Passing Out Fliers of Obama with a Hitler Mustache is Soooo First Term

    Sheriff's deputies received a call Monday afternoon about two people near an ATM in the 23800 block of El Toro Road, Lake Forest, handing out fliers of President Barack Obama with an Adolf Hitler mustache. Given the timing with the "fiscal cliff" vote, one might assume these angry folks emerged fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    On The Line: Cole Gatchell of Hans' Homemade Ice Cream, Part One

    Chef or cook is an all-encompassing term for one who creates food. This week's subject may dabble in some casual dining, but Cole Gatchell's specialty lies in their dessert. Trained by Hans himself, this confectioner can whip up an arsenal of flavors to satisfy a loyal clientele. His responses are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Black Keys Vs. Nickelback and The Death of The Rock Feud

    ​This week, Pat Carney of The Black Keys 'apologized' to Nickelback regarding his 'controversial' yet true comments about the Canadian quintet. In my eyes, the drummer of the Akron-bred band had no reason to apologize, true or not true. Over the past decade or so, rock (not hip-hop, which deserves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    New Trailer for Anticipated Sushi Documentary Released

    Magnolia Pictures​There is already a movie about ramen. It's called Tampopo, which isn't just one of the best food movies, but in my opinion, one of the greatest films of all time. Now there's a documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi where the central subject is Japan's other ubiquitous dish: sus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Google Music Store Rivaling iTunes Expected To Be Unveiled This Afternoon

    ​Google is expected to unveil a new online music store featuring songs from three of the world's four biggest music companies today, according to reports.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    10 Signs You're a Hipster Parent

    ​You know how it goes: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage!" It's the same for everyone--even embittered hipsters who view love ironically fall prey to evolution and feel the need to procreate, so to speak. But if you're eschewing all sorts of labels (along w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    [UPDATE: Today's the Day!] Celebrate Steve Jobs Day on Oct. 14, 2011

    ​ UPDATE: Today is Steve Jobs Day. If you're paying tribute to the man who made "Think different" a way of life, post your photo/tribute on the  Heard Mentality Facebook Page or Tweet it at us at @ocweeklymusic!ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 7, 2011, 9 A.M.: As people all over the world mourn the loss o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    The iPhone 4S and iOS 5: What This Means to Gamers

    ​Apple announced yesterday during iPhone event new details regarding their newest iteration of the iPhone and an update to their iOS operating system. Sure, the new phone will have a better camera and whatnot, but how will all this affect those that use Apple's i-devices as gaming platforms? The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

    Apple.comSteve Jobs, 1955-2011​The Associated Press is reporting that Apple computers co-founder Steve Jobs has died.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Apple Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

    ​Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Computers, who changed the landscape of the computer industry, has died today at the age of 56. No, it's a not a joke this time.Apple posted the following statement on their website:Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Apple Accuses Chinese Noodle Maker of Trademark Infringement

    ​About the same time that Dave revealed that Kellogg's was threatening a non-profit for using a toucan as a logo, news that Apple has a similar complaint about Chinese company spread through the web. According to a report from GoChengdoo, the computer maker is alleging that Sichuan Fangguo Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    "The Most Influential Restaurant In The World" Gets a Movie

    ​Does the world really need a new full-length documentary about Ferran Adrià and his restaurant, El Bulli? The trailer for a new film called El Bulli: Cooking in Progress debuted last week on Apple's movie trailer website and when I watched it, I swear I've already seen the movie before, or at le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Fake Steve Jobs Sells Tea in Taiwan

    Bets are on that the Apple lords will zap this off YouTube faster than a 4G network, so enjoy it while you can! 

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five of the Strangest Food Items in Video Games

    ​Food: It's an essential part to sustain most living beings, and it is no exception to the world of video games. Since the very beginning, food has been an integral part of video game design. Items such as pixelated health packs, hearts, and fruits have been iconic items that heal players and can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    iPad-Equipped Restaurant Opens Tomorrow in Torrance; Cerritos in the Fall

    ​Our sister blog Squid Ink and other LA food sites have been writing about Stacked for months. The hook of the restaurant is that each table is equipped with an iPad from which you order and customize your burgers, pizzas and salads via dragging the ingredients on Apple's tablet computer. You pay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Seven Out-of-Season Food Festivals

    Flickr user imipolexg​Yesterday, according to the American Food Holidays calendar (bless you, O mysterious curator--you are the savior of food bloggers with deadlines everywhere), was National Peach Cobbler Day. Yes, yesterday, April 13, a day when there are no peaches in season within the United ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Controversy Over Smartphone Apps That List DUI Checkpoints

    The Checkpointer iPhone App ​Accidentally drank too many brewskies and now need to bypass the cops on the dangerous drive home?   There's an app for that. Several of them, actually, including the $4.99 iPhone "Checkpointer" by Baron Zweber, which lists DUI checkpoints in OC. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    CHART: Sony NGP Vs. Nintendo 3DS Vs. the iPhone 4

    ​Within the span of a single week, Nintendo and Sony have set the stage for the latest video-game-system war: the Nintendo 3DS vs the Sony NGP.The two systems are vastly different from each other, and each will appeal to a completely different audience. The Sony NGP (cheesily short for next genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    3hree Things: The Top Three Singles on iTunes And How Old And Out Of Touch They Make Me Feel

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I remember playing select cuts from my rapidly expanding (and mostly horrible) music collection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    New Study: Real Housewives of Orange County Viewers Are 'Pugnacious' and Probably Like Crest Whitestrips

    ​You are what you watch, says new data published by Ad Age. And if you watch Real Housewives of Orange County, you're probably "very advertiser friendly" (read: a sucker), "pugnacious" and you likely won't step foot into a Buick Lucerne. Brands and products that might resonate with you include App ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Picking Your Own Apples at Willowbrook Apple Farm

    ​"What are you doing this weekend?" the jefe asked before I left on Friday."Apple picking with the chica somewhere in Oak Glen," I responded."Beat you to it--I went with my family two weeks ago," he replied."Why didn't you blog about it?" I wondered.Silence.Thus, this post: a brief summation of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Boiling Water for Dummies

    quirky.comNow how much would you pay?​ Have you ever put a pot of water on the boil, and forgotten you did? Never again, dear reader, with the Boil Buoy, a little gizmo that alerts you when your pot begins to boil, like a whistle kettle minus the kettle.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Forgotten Amid the Apple iPad Hype

    Photo by David Bacon​Somehow this must have slipped by amid all the hoopla for the Apple iPad: hours were so long and conditions were so bad for Chinese workers making the gizmos that some committed suicide.That was the motivation behind a protest in front of Apple's flagship San Francisco store o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy the iPhone 4

    ​Now that all the hype and excitement surrounding the recently announced iPhone 4 has died down a bit, let's take a step back and consider if the new smartphone is worth your time and money. Is it worth it to upgrade from last summer's 3GS model? Is this a good time for first-time users? Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Hits!: Second Spin's Top 10 This Week

    ​Top 10 selling records from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20 at Second Spin in Costa Mesa. The shop specializes in a wide variety of used music and movies. And it's one of the Internet's largest buyer and seller of used CD's, DVD's, and video games. Here are the big music sellers for the past week:  1) Ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Is There an App For Stopping the Baddies Following You From the Apple Store?

    Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentArrested were (clockwise from top right): Garzon Omar David Diaz; Louis Carlos Lopez and John Marlon Rodriguez.​The three Los Angeles men above have been arrested in connection with more than 80 burglaries and car break-ins targeting customers they'd a ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Marché Moderne's Upcoming Soirées Alsaciennes To Feature Chimay Gelato!

    ​How good does that sound? It's part of the finishing touch to the French restaurant's new "Alsatian Evenings" menu, which first ran two years ago.  Here's hoping the weather will be chilly enough to appreciate the region's rich and hearty fare (Ham hocks! Sausage! Pigs' feet! Cabbage cooked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    A Laptop for Every Kid in Fullerton--or Else!

    Friends For Fullerton's Future--which "supports candidates and causes that promote intelligent, responsible and accountable government in Fullerton and Orange County"--have their bloomers in a bunch over what they perceive to be "extortion" perpetrated by the Fullerton School District.The district ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008

    Monkeys Might Fly

    The Wizard of Oz

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Gear Porn for Silicon Valley Heads

    Here's the perfect gift for that dude/dudette with an Apple logo tattoo or a closet full of Atari T-shirts: Mark Richards' Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers. Check out the slide show—and take care that you don't get any on your keyboard, geek. Tip: My Seattle techno DJ/producer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Panty liner-thin MacBook Air

    "What the hell? Some femme pads are thicker!" Dunno about you, but my friends and I are still staring with dropped jaws at the piece of tech candy Steve Jobs unveiled at Macworld 2008 yesterday. Those Apple folks somehow stuffed an 80GB hard drive into this baby, and though they had to sacrifice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines

    iPhone or iFlop? Apple slashes $200 off the $599 8-Gig iPhone price tag. Christmas in September for some, and bah humbug for those who waited in line overnight...either way, investors are worried. Still...more...Martin: School trustee Harald Martin has resigned, but the anti-Martin camp still wants ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    MP3 the Easy Way

    Indie music retail gains momentum online

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Trent Lapinski

    The social critic shares some of his favorite things

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    Attack of the 50-ft. Commercials!

    Abandon all hope: there's no escape from movie product placements

  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Where Dank Lives

    ASRs little bro, Agenda, does just fine hawking board-sports gear in a chilly warehouse

  • Unknown

    September 9, 2004
  • Columns

    January 22, 2004

    Numb at NAMM 2004

    The Music Industry Descends on Anaheim and Gives it a Hickey

  • Music

    December 16, 1999
  • Columns

    September 2, 1999
  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Internet Appleiance

    What the iMac really isand what it means for Apple

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