Rebounding from a movie that pissed off and confused America, the actor gives one of his best performances in Spike Jonze's Her
Thanks in part to a Huntington Beach advertising agency, The Walking Dead fans can not only use an app to design their own vehicle to help survive the zombie apocalypse, but if the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman chooses your mock-up, a built-out version will be unveiled by him at October's N ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Pixopop's founder on the genesis behind Stitch Bunny, Pishi the Cat and more
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>
Master cinematographers on the end of a medium
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 >>
With a deal with Snoop Dogg in the works, the rapper was about to hit hip-hop heaven. Now he faces decades behind bars. But is he guilty?
If you ever plan on wearing a Klan robe around Orange County, (either attempting to intimidate minorities or as part of an ill-conceived Halloween costume), the first thing you need to know is that the public response to the sight of your ludicrous cone-head will be immediate. As model/gui ... 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 >>
The legendary director emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, 'Django Unchained'
Like marriage, it's long, aimless and worth it
It's a Festivus miracle!A 5-year-old Corona boy has been reunited with his missing bike thanks to some dot connecting by Irvine Police Department investigators.
Dada Life Avalon Hollywood 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 >>
SEE OC WEEKLY'S FULL KCON SLIDESHOW HERE! From the parking lot, you could hear the screams. Inside the festival area of Verizon Amphitheater, giddy fans crowded in a massive white tent. A sea of hands holding cameras and cell phones shot up into the air. "Oh, my Gooooood!" girls squealed, ... More >>
[Locals Only] The Long Beach band hope to go big and change their city's musical reputation
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 >>
[Trendzilla] Turn your photos into tangible things. Like post cards! And pillows!
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 The Observatory 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 >>
With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).
And I'll end our year-end write-up of lists with this! If it skews a bit toward the Latino side, it's because that's where some of the most exciting cooking was happening in Orange County this year. Enjoy!
Christopher VictorioJay-Z and Kanye West Staples Center 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 >>
It's that time of the year again. During the tail end of each other, video game developers release their biggest games in order to catch the high potential of sales during the holiday season. This can be a great or daunting time for hardcore gamers. On the plus side, there are a ton of great game ... More >>
Apple.comSteve Jobs, 1955-2011The Associated Press is reporting that Apple computers co-founder Steve Jobs has died.
Newsong was on its way to becoming Orange County's next big megachurch—then its pastor decided to pull back and go small
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 >>
Or 'Survivor'. Or '(Head for) The Hills.' As the industry panics, the NYT gets its own reality show
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 >>
So news is going all around that Yelp added "Hipster" to its possible categories for a location's ambiance (which spelling is correct again?), and the first reaction that came to my mind is "redundant." Isn't Yelp the epitome of hipsterdom, of a sea of shallow reactions and It buzz, with the crea ... 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 >>
Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride
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 >>
These guys take 'casual' games very seriously
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 >>