[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>
My reaction to a news item about the Orange County Sheriff's Department considering the use of drones is pretty much the same as my reaction to the recent re-revelations about the federal government spying on U.S. citizens. I figured cops were already using drones here, just like I figured NSA spyin ... More >>
Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Surprise, surprise! Old, white Republicans battle abortion, gays, Boy Scouts and Barack Obama's 'evil'
Matteo Garrone exposes a genre—and a culture
Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>
This week ,we got the chance to snag an interview with Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer to talk about the survival story of the legendary hardcore outfit who just put out a new album. Read the full story here. Of course we got a change to branch into other topics including a pretty revealing rant a ... More >>
Eddie Solis wasn't kidding when he told us that he enjoys taking public transportation in the city. The LA native (proudly from Boyle Heights, yo!) Says traffic, instead of being "harsh" and "time-consuming," is "fun." And he put his money where his mouth is in The New Los Angeles, reissued wit ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
Brandon FergusonUPDATE, 2:30 P.M., SEPTEMBER 6, 2011: It's been eerily quiet in the hallways surrounding Weekly world headquarters since our neighbors at the Law Offices of Anthony Kassas were escorted off the premises nearly three weeks ago by officials from the California Department of Justice. ... More >>
Brandon FergusonUsually, when an aspiring journalist imagines the excitement of his job, he has visions of far-flung battlefields or back alley crime scenes in some gritty urban environment, not the sterile office-park building that houses the Costa Mesa newsroom where he works.But that's exactly ... More >>
Big Brother is not only watching you, he can answer in the affirmative, "Can you hear me now?" The American Civil Liberties Union would like to know how much he's listenening, and by "he," I mean "your local cop shop."The Communist Par . . . er, ACLU of California announced today that demands wer ... More >>
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested for domestic violence in Las Vegas on Friday after allegedly poking his ex-girlfriend in the arm during an argument. Neil, 50, has vowed to fight the charges in court, which means we will all be treated to hilarious footage of the glam rocker testify ... More >>
Ragan Fox is an assistant professor of communications at Cal State Long Beach. He's also the host of a popular podcast (Fox and the City,) a performance artist, a poet, an author of two books and a gay man with a PhD in communications. In short, he's the perfect reality show cast member. Dr. Fox ... More >>
Her Grand Central Art Center exhibition of mostly pencil-and-paper works expose the evil of banality
Advocate.comBarney's boyOver at the Advocate.com, the jury's still out on whether Real Housewives of Orange County spawn Ryan Vieth posting a self-photo of himself on the predominantly gay (and NSFW) site Guys With iPhones is news.The jury would be the Advocate's online readers.
If Google Earth, warrantless wiretaps and constantly buzzing ghetto birds didn't already give you the impression Big Brother is watching you, now comes word that every public street and highway in unincorporated Orange County and its 34 incorporated cities will be added to a database of high-density ... More >>
A location scout for a spy movie could not have picked a better location for my late December meeting with Craig Monteilh: a table outside a restaurant in a bustling Irvine shopping center. A lensman would appreciate the shadow-erasing clouds hovering overhead on the warm winter morning. And cen ... More >>
It's been quite the guilty pleasure the last week seeing the local Right foaming about the California Superior Court's decision to allow homosexual marriage (hey, State Assemblywoman Mimi Walters: are you sure you want to be immortalized in the pantheon of OC GOP wackjobs like James "Barefoot Africa ... More >>
Sometimes I wonder about the power of coincidence. Both times I've covered the Newport Beach Film Festival, I have been unable to attend every day because some or other duty at the office ends up taking a lot more of my time than expected. So I was called home on Tuesday, thereby missing both THE RE ... More >>
Welcome to the Real IC: We should change the name of this place to Irony County. Latest reason? Peggy Lowe, a sleuth at the Register, reports today that during the very same meeting that the Orange County Board of Supervisors talked about slicing into generous pensions for sheriff’s deputies they ... More >>
SEVEN-EPISODE REALITY DOCUMENTARY OFFERS INSIDE PEEK INTO THE LIVES OF FIVE REAL-LIFE HOUSEWIVES LIVING IN AN EXCLUSIVE GATED OC COMMUNITY
Dispatches from the Latino Morrissey love-in