Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm!
Native American Headdresses
These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>
By: Nick LucchesiEditor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them.
1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry?
2. Are we all really just in New York?
3. Is this t-shirt rad?
4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? ... More >>
Our cover story this week, on legendary anti-nukes activist Ace Hoffman, has already generated mucho buzz and kind words. But it was very nice to get a letter from Hoffman himself.Of course, Hoffman being Hoffman, it wasn't just your usual gracias but a piece of art unto itself complete with stats, ... More >>
Once, in a fit of creative madness while writing for this august publication, I wrote a review of the Viking Truck as a filk of the Völuspá, the Icelandic heroic saga. Our beleaguered editorial staff kindly let it through, and now when I read it, I feel like an adult looking back at a goofy candid ... More >>
Crazy as it may sound, you don't always have to go out on New Year's Eve. And no, we're not trying to sound like your mother or your parole officer. We're just here to give you the skinny on an alternative to paying a cover charge, buying way too many overpriced drinks, and waiting way too long to p ... More >>
October 16, 2012
Dada Life drew quite the crowd last night when they threw their free The Rules of Dada album release party at the iconic club Avalon in Hollywood. Tickets to this show sold out in less than 10 minutes and were almost as coveted as Ultra Music Festival ... More >>
So there I am, surrounded mostly by beer bloggers at the media's sneak preview of the new Total Wine & More store across from Laguna Hills mall, when a verbal stink bomb is dropped.No, it was not the inevitable gas that comes after virtual ink-stained wretches are poured 10 tastes from the 2,500 ... More >>
See end of post for update on drone possibility.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 11, 2:45 P.M.: A reported sighting of a UFO over Huntington Beach has been affirmed . . . in New Mexico.Four unidentified Surf Citizens were looking at random things in the sky through a backyard telescope just after 9:30 p.m. Satur ... More >>
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 >>
Washed Out and Memoryhouse
May 6, 2012
A Sunday following a major drinking holiday isn't the best time to put on a show. The day is meant to be spent recovering, nursing whatever remnants of a hangover are left from the night before.
Apparently, someone forgot to mention this to ... More >>
And the bad news just keeps rolling in for the Fullerton Police Department. Today the Orange County District Attorney's Office charged 41-year-old former FPD officer Thomas Mater with one misdemeanor count of destroying evidence relevant to the in-custody death of Dean Gochenour. On April 1 ... More >>
If it would seem a bizarre coincidence that Burger King in Japan is introducing a grilled apple-topped burger the same week Apple unveiled its new iPad, it probably is. But that isn't stopping a few bloggers to make the enticing connection, especially because BK Japan also named a Whopper after W ... More >>
Kathleen Madigan has been in the business for over 20 years and if there is one thing that she knows, it's how to make a crowd laugh. Honestly, real talk, and top notch delivery is what she's bringing and when Kathleen blows through town on February 24 for one night only at The City National Grov ... More >>
Here's to hoping my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is hitting the cultural caliente list at the right time--and it is, if you go by recent histories on Mexican food published by mainstream publications. I know Smithsonian Magazine is working on something because they called me for c ... More >>
Christopher VictorioJay-Z and Kanye West
December 11, 2011
From the Givenchy-designed gold cover to lyrics dripping with foreign luxury brand references like "Hublot" and "Margiela" to the video in which they chop up a $350,000 Maybach for giggles, Jay-Z and Kanye West's albu ... More >>
The Orange County Register has a detailed story on a pill-popping Fullerton police officer whose career ended when internal affairs investigators showed up at his Seal Beach
apartment and found empty pill bottles and a cop so high he could not speak without
slurring.The Reg tells the Todd Alan ... More >>
Peter Mai/OC WeeklyOnly hours after the official announcement of their newest gaming console, Nintendo opened the doors to their booth and allowed attendees of the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo to get their hands on the Wii U. Don't let the name fool you. This is not a mere update to their p ... More >>
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 >>
Myspace.comThis year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Dustin Kensrue, vocalist/guitarist of Irvine's post-hardcore heroes Thrice, switches gears for a straightforwardly jangly take on "Blue Christmas." Longtime Thrice fans ... More >>
Update, November 18, 5:20 p.m.: A media industry watcher suggests
Freedom Communications may have a strategy behind what would seem to be a
counter-intuitive move to sell the modern-day equivalent of buggy
whips, daily newspapers."Might the strategy be to sell some of the properties, keep othe ... More >>
Now that he's unloaded the U-Haul and settled into his new office in Irvine, Freedom Communications CEO Mitch Stern sat down for an interview with a reporter from his media company's flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register.This is important to Grand Avenue wags as Freedom emerges from banr ... More >>
Marvel/Marco DjurdjevicCaptain America has had a tough past five years. He led the losing side of a civil war, was murdered (well, not really, but everyone thought he was dead), and when he finally returned, he found out that Chris Evans is set to portray him in a movie next year.But that's ... More >>
Three cheers to past Gettin' Made featured artist Stephanie Han Windham for posting a link to the new Square card reader on her Facebook page. This little gadget and the accompanying credit card processing app could very well revolutionize the way indie crafters operate at shows. (At the very l ... More >>