Today I offer a frustratingly joyful--if joyfully frustrated--celebration of a book which seems to have been written just for you, by which I mean me, us. It arrives to meet a need, answer a desire. It's impossible, finally, for The Bibliofella not to share without also going on and on, and in this ... More >>
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 >>
Little Wayne emerged from Rikers Island late last year. Now, owing to the terms of his probation, he must lay off drugs and liquor for three years or return to prison. And, by all accounts, he's kept kosher.
And yet something doesn't quite sit right. For the man who once composed a lo ... More >>
"Fresh!"A young man walked up to a female student sitting in the quad at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa just after 8 p.m. Feb. 8. He slid in next to her and--without offering to sit in for her Physics lecture, accompanying her to the submarine races or even identifying himself as Bill Gates, ... More >>
The latest Forbes list of richest Americans is out, and Newport Beach's reclusive billionaire Donald Bren once again finds himself ranked the richest man in Southern California.Forbes pegs the Irvine Co. chairman's wealth at $12 billion, enough to make him the 21st richest man in these United St ... More >>
Picketers plan to be out at Warner Avenue and Bolsa Chica Road in Huntington Beach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to protest existing and planned residences on the Bolsa Chica mesa.
While one developer of unsold homes and un-built lots on the land considered sacred by American Indians and overlook ... More >>
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, being an OC native and, of
course, music.According to statistics that I just expertly extracted from the ever-re ... More >>
I think I may finally be getting the hang of this festival schedule. Four shows today, and I never felt close to collapsing from tiredness. Perhaps it was the concession food that kept me going. Speaking of which, doesn’t it seem totally wrong that a hot dog is cheaper than a small popcorn? I’m ... More >>
According to the newly released Forbes annual list of the world's richest people, there are 946 people in the world worth $1 billion or better. That's 178 more billionaires than Forbes counted last year. And yet somehow, even despite that remarkable growth in the membership of the International Bi ... More >>