• Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Jim Breuer's Top Five Head Banging Heavy Metal Classics

    Jim Breuer, a beloved comic and heavy metal connoisseur, has entertained us with immortal SNL characters (Goat Boy!), cult classic films we can't seem to get enough of, and through his laugh out loud hilarious stand-up comedy. But it's high time we hear about something new in Breuer Land. Well peeps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Cooking Gravy with Al Capone: Q A With Deirdre Marie Capone, Al's Niece

    "Your word is your bond. And family is everything." Deirdre Marie Capone was the last person born with the Capone surname. Her family was so misunderstood, the more research Deirdre did, the more she discovered how sullied her family name was. Yes, Al Capone had money. But he shared it. Her father ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2013

    'Assault On Wall Street': Tom Joad Kills 'Em All

    Uwe Boll's solution to the crash? Bloodshed

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Six Ridonkulous Holy Ship!! Dance Move GIFs

    The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering. Here's our complete coverage. A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails and the kind of dancing no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    A Dude's Dream Comes True Aboard the Holy Ship!!

    Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans. "Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!" With this mesh of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Wrap-Up: It Was the Best of Times....

    There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

    On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Top Ten Finest Fashion Moments on the S.S. Coachella

    By: Liz TracyMost of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Igor Olenicoff of Laguna Sued by Ex-Banker Who Helped Billionaire Hide $200 mil from IRS

    It's getting so you can't keep track of the Igor Olenicoff lawsuit related to his investments with UBS AG bank without a scorecard.In the latest twist, the billionaire who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Olen Properties real estate in Newport Beach is being sued by the bank employee who helped hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Igor Olenicoff, Billionaire Tax Felon, Has UBS Influence Excuse Confirmed by Whisteblower

    Bradley Birkenfeld helped the wealthy dodge taxes, went to prison and is now reportedly getting $104 million from the IRS for whistleblowing on some clients. Among them: billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Olen Properties real estate in Newport Beach. Interestingly, Ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Coachella Jumps On Board the Floating Festival Trend, But is This New Cruise a Sinker?

    See Also: Coachella By the Numbers: A guide to the festival's past and present Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Igor Olenicoff, OC Billionaire, Has Suit Tossed Against Swiss Bank That Hid His Money

    Billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Newport Beach-based Olen Properties, lost his bid in federal court to blame Swiss bankers for his guilty plea to felony tax evasion. In a 28-page decision tossing Olenicoff's suit against Zurich-based UBS AG, Judge Andrew J. Guilford ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Bahamas is Already Yours

    ​Afie Jurvanen, who takes on the stage name Bahamas when he's playing his sparse, beautiful compositions, is poised to take on the world, one love song at a time. As we caught up with him over the phone, driving home from his mother's house in Toronto, we talked to him about his songwriting simila ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Michael Franti on Occupy Wall Street, His New Album and Fostering Compassion Everywhere

    ​ A few weeks ago we caught up with socially conscious hip-hop/reggae artist Michael Franti days after he played at Occupy Wall Street. Spearhead's frontman and driving force has been an activist for more than two decades, and he showed up at the protest in pigtails and a tall-crowned cowboy hat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Weezer, Kiss, ZZ Top, Backstreet Boys: Music Cruises are the New Music Festivals

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Who wants to run around in the heat from stage to stage just to watch a band? Now that fans are getting older, musicians are getting it right--trap fans in a boat and so everyone will have nothing better to do than watch your shows with the amenities of a casino, pool, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    New Surf-Movie Trailer: Mikey DeTemple's Sight|Sound, Which Includes Some Local Talent

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyDirector DeTemple on set for Picaresque.​In July 2009, East Coast-based surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple premiered his debut flick, Picaresque, to a packed house at the Hurley warehouse in Costa Mesa. It was an artistic representation of the sport he loved and the surfe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Battle Report: Blake Lively Uses Comic-Con to Bring Out Her Big Guns

    ​Katy Perry might have fired the first shot in this year's Boob War, but it looks like Blake Lively might be the one to fire the last one that ends it all.Our battle report shows who has the advantage.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Will Carnival Smoking Ban Reach the Port?

    ​Carnival Cruise lines operates two ships out of the Port of Long Beach, but you'd better check before bothering to pack cigars the next time you book the Ensenada turn-around.What's that? Carnival's tub has a cigar lounge? Yep, that's true, but the cruise line is experimenting with a total smokin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    3 of Top 10 Most Wanted International Fugitives Hail From Orange County

    ​Long before the Interwebs were awash with lists like "Top 10 Squeaky Cat Toys" and "Top 25 Geeky Video Game Comic Book D&D Tie-Ins," the FBI was issuing its top 10 lists of most-wanted criminals.Perhaps you've even seen them at the post office.The long arm of the bureau extends beyond the 50 ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Gettin' Made: The Not So Endless Summer

    Folks, there's no denying it. The end of summer is upon us. Stop crying, we all knew it was gonna happen eventually--let's take a moment to savor the last few fleeting weeks with a look at some beachy Etsy selections that will help keep summer with you all year long. Botanical Shell drawing b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Local Billionaire/Tax Felon Says His Swiss Banker Made Him Do It

    Amid President Barack Obama's vow to end off-shore tax breaks for U.S.-based multinational corporations and individuals within a decade, billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who owns homes in Laguna Beach and Florida, says from his Newport Beach office that his Swiss bankers led him to lie about his foreign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Battle Between Register Execs and Peons Takes a Spanish Turn

    Clockwork feels obliged to point out the latest comments left on our recent blog posts about the continuing turmoil within the Grand Avenue headquarters of the Orange County Register.HorneTo recap, it all started with our March 9 "Publisher to Register Employees: Let Them Eat Hawaiian Bread," which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Insiders Take Potshots at Freedom Communications

    Author, sociologist and working-class advocate Barbara Ehrenreich recently spoke about being confronted by a foe who accused her of engaging in class warfare, to which Ehrenreich responded that's absolutely true but her side in not the one that started the war.Who knew class-warfare skirmishes could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    L.A. Weekly's Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Steep Learning Curve

    Don Caballero’s Jazzbo Metal Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: After the Wedding, Away From Her, The Ex, The Hi

  • Film

    April 5, 2007


    In The Hoax, a lying president (Nixon) begets a lying author (Richard Gere). Good thing that wouldnt happen today

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Drugs Did Danny

    Smith: Sad (AP) Hot off the Associated Press: Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressant drugs, a U.S.-based pathologist who conducted a private autopsy said Wednesday. Toxicology tests showed Daniel Smith had methadone, Zoloft and Lexapr ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Sweet Sixteen

    Your daughter turns 16 once, so youd better do it up right

  • Features

    December 1, 2005


    A Tale of Sex, Drugs, Dirty Copsand a Girl Who Knew Too Much

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    The Times, They Are A-Samening

    KC and the Sunshine Band: a light that will never go out

  • Music

    January 13, 2005
  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Hot and Nonstop

    Now boarding: B-52 Kate Pierson

  • Culture

    May 13, 2004

    How Will We Function?

    The O.C. is gone for the summer

  • Culture

    May 6, 2004
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    June 28, 2001
  • News

    June 14, 2001

    No Food to Free Willy

    Eco-activist fasts 31 days to protest Navy sonar linked to sea-mammal deaths

  • Film

    March 1, 2001

    Pollock Joke

    Not a bad movie, just a poisonous one