Blogs and Blogging

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    White On Rice Couple Writes a Cookbook; Q&A With Authors Todd Porter And Diane Cu

    Todd Porter and Diane Cu are the husband-wife duo behind White On Rice Couple, the stunning food blog featuring snippets from their daily life in Orange County and recipes inspired by their childhood comforts. (Cu was born in Vietnam; Porter grew up on a cattle ranch in Oregon.) They recently finish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    SXSW Sucks. Here's Why

    Over the past few weeks, if you work in and around the so-called music biz, you've received hundreds of incessant emails about the shit show down in Austin called South-by-Southwest. As tens of thousands of people descend upon the city, everyone and their sister are going to try to check out as many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Matt Cunningham, Discredited Blogger/Pedo-Priest Protector Apologist, Now "Blogging" About Anaheim Politics

    Well isn't this nice: after spending a couple of years in his Orange lair refraining from day-to-day blogging so he can suck from the government teat he so loves to bash, the reprehensible Matt "Jerbal" Cunningham has decided to reenter the Orange County political blogosphere to blog about my belove ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012

    The Royal Concept

    The Observatory

  • News

    May 10, 2012

    Is Tony Bushala OC's Newest Kingmaker?

    The founder of Friends for Fullerton's Future blog says his war on bad government didn't start with the Kelly Thomas beating, and it's not over yet

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    "Food Blogging For Dummies" Now Available on Amazon Pre-Order

    ​"Food Blogging For Dummies" is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Where was this book when I started this crazy hobby seven years ago? I coulda learned something. Written by one Kelly Senyei, who writes the Just a Taste food blog and is the Associate Editor of Gourmet Live at Condé Nast, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    The Simpsons Takes on Food Blogging, Molecular Gastronomy and Sriracha in Next Episode

    Courtesy of 20th Century Fox via Grub Street​When we saw this image, we did a double take. What the what? Nope, our eyes aren't deceiving us. That is, in fact, Bart chillin' with some faux Sriracha and kimchi.It's from the next Simpsons episode, which, as Grub Street reveals, will be devoted to fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Are Bloggers Disappointed That Beyonce Is NOT Writing a Cookbook? album cover art​That collective sound you heard late last week is either a sigh of relief or disappointment from the blogosphere on the news that Beyonce is not, after all, writing a cookbook. Earlier in the week, it was said that none other than Gwyneth Paltrow encouraged her to do it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    I Am Jack's Awesome Dessert: Fight Club Cake

    Courtesy of Three Baking Sheets to the WindWhat would Tyler Durden eat?​ If you've ever wondered how to show off your love for Tyler Durden in cake form, food blog Three Baking Sheets to the Wind has got you covered. Using nothing but two pound cake loaves, fruit jam, a batch of quick pour fondant ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Dervaes Family Sends Out Ridiculous Press Release Claiming They're Not Trying to Shut Up Urban Homesteaders

    Say what you will about the dingbat Dervaeses of Pasadena, the family that stirred a national controversy when they decided to trademark the terms "urban homstead" and "urban homesteading," but at least they're remaining consistent. They've maintained their innocence from the start, blaming a conspi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Goes to the Net for the Vietnamese

    ​Here in the goldarn US of A, we argue about Net neutrality, but over in Vietnam, there are citizens struggling just to get access to the Internet. It's like a mass of people who would looooooove dial-up AOL.Help for them is coming from this side of the world--in Washington, D.C., to be precise--w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system. What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you weren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generator (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system. What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you weren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generator (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system.  What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you aren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic!: Who are Your Favorite OC Food Bloggers?

    ​Seems like a shameless attempt at promoting oneself, but Sherri from Fullerton swears she's not a food blogger:I love you guys, remember when you first printed Shuji as Professor Salt, and have been a groupie of Edwin and Das Ubergeek since they were on the original Chowhound. I'm so glad you got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    The Penance of the Food Blogger: Former Register Food Blogger Goes Solo On a Diet

    Niyaz Pirani / Fat Dude On a Diet​Niyaz Pirani, former Mission Viejo reporter and food blogger for the Orange County Register and all-around good guy, has returned to food blogging. He will be writing "Fat Dude on a Diet", a blog dedicated to the proposition that salads are not lunch.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Another OC Register Food Writer Gone--Surprise! (Not.)

    Food Frenzy on Facebook​The churn that is food writing at the Orange County Register is at work again. Having ejected some outstanding writers (Cynthia Furey, Kat Nguyen, Tenny Tatusian), the latest victim is Niyaz Pirani, one half of the Food Frenzy blogging duo at the Register (and the guy on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Liberal OC Demands Approval of Orange Juice Blog's Apology to Liberal OC as Part of Pissing War Settlement

    ​Updated, with the Liberal OC's response on the bottom... Today, August 25, is the day that the Liberal OC blog has given Orange Juice! blog publisher Art Pedroza as a deadline to accept a settlement offer in their federal lawsuit against the blogger--or risk further legal hell.You'll remember tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Food Blogger Starts Filipino Food Truck

    Burnt Lumpia​Food bloggers and food trucks form a symbiotic relationship. You'll likely hear about a new food truck from a food blogger before anyone else. Nastassia Johnson and Marvin Gapultos are food bloggers. But they're not content on just writing about food trucks anymore--so they're s ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 20, 2010

    Blog On, Fashion Folks!

    [Trendzilla] These four style blogs are time-savers, not time-sucks

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Kogi Reveals in Time Magazine That It Got Idea From Blogger

    Edwin Goei​For the most part, the recent article in Time magazine this week on Roy Choi of Kogi and the food truck phenomenon did not reveal anything new. But there was one thing in it that confirms something that I've long suspected: Kogi got the idea for their Korean tacos from a food blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Joël Robuchon (a.k.a French Food God) Eating In-N-Out

    Photo Courtesy of Kat Odell at Good Bite​Who's that eating an Animal Style In-N-Out burger? Why, it's Joël Robuchon, the man dubbed "Chef of the Century" by the Gault Millau, and the only one who can boast more Michelin stars than any chef in the world. Still doesn't ring a bell? You might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Dishney: Disneyland Annual Passport Rate Increases

    Flickr user fabbio​Mouse Planet, one of our favorite go-to Disney fan blogs, is reporting that Disneyland has very quietly implemented $10-$25 price increases for their Annual Passports, which will now go as follows:Premium Annual Passport: $439 ( $10) Deluxe Annual Passport: $299 ( $10) Southern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin's First Book Out In Stores Today

    Photo Courtesy of Eddie Lin​You may have seen, heard, or read Eddie Lin before. That was him you saw chomping pig's ear and nibbling crickets with the jolly-Buddha-meets-cueball Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern on the Los Angeles episode of Bizarre Foods. That was him you heard regaling NPR li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Foodbuzz Nominates Local Foodies For Blog Awards

    ​The food blog network Foodbuzz has come out with the nominations for The Foodbuzz Blog Awards and it's as if the Oscars were actually smart enough to nominate The Dark Knight for Best Picture -- something I can get behind.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    Dishney: Disney Launches Official Theme Parks Blog

    Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog​Perhaps in an effort to curb all the crazy rumor mongering (heh) being slung around by the squillion Disney fan blogs out there, the House of Mouse has decided to launch an official blog to document all the latest (official) happenings at their theme parks. The blog w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Orlando Sentinel: Julie in Julie & Julia Skewered By Food Bloggers

    ​Speaking of Julie & Julia, I ran across this enlightening article written by Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel which compiles the less than enthusiastic reactions that the movie is having among food bloggers.  Mainly the article points out that the snipes are about the fellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    New York Magazine Blogger Rips Off OC Weekly Contributor

    Lin, at left, with his alter ego... Whenever food critics, whether in newspapers or blogs, argue about who first wrote about a restaurant or rail against those who followed their "discovery," I remember the The Simpsons episode when Gabbo knocks Krusty off the air. Gabbo makes a crank phone cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Why Won't Loretta Sanchez Return a Blogger's Phone Call?

    It's fascinating to see the double standard that Orange County politicians employ with bloggers in these days of a flat media landscape. While blogs such as Red County and The Liberal OC are virtual megaphones for, respectively, conservative and liberal operatives and politicians (some even contribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    OC Register's Fast Food Maven Takes Week Off

    And that's news? Yes, because it's an enforced week off, i.e. a furlough, thanks to the rough patch the newspaper industry is going through. But good ol' Nancy Luna is looking on the bright side, saying she needs the break anyway and will spend it with her family. Enjoy your vacation, Nan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    L.A. Weekly Starts Their Own Food Blog

    Our sister paper, L.A. Weekly, debuted their very own food blog last week. Called Squid Ink, it features the return on Ask Mr. Gold, where resident Pulitzer-prize winning critic, Jonathan Gold, reprises his popular food advice column.We welcome the esteemed Mr. Gold and crew to the food bloggin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Tom Daly Gets Unanticipated Support in Supervisor Bid

    Orange County GOP insider and former state Sen. John Lewis' early endorsement of Democrat and current Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly in the race to replace Chris Norby as the Fourth District county supervisor has got some local Republicans fuming. But there is one high-profile, con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Local Political Bloggers Dangerous? You Don't Say.

    The Associated Press put out an item to the national wires last Friday about the mayor of Salisbury, Maryland who took some time from his state-of-the-city address to carp about the bloggers and gadflies whose antics have placed their city "under siege": Daily, I run into citizens who are weary of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Drunken, Disgruntled Plastic Surgeon Picks On Reporters

    A supporter or two of Brian West--the plastic surgeon whose ups and (mostly) downs, involving his drinking problem and former patients, I've covered in these pages--has now taken to trying to sully mine and Sacramento CBS television reporter Kurtis Ming's names with a comical new blog experiment. Mi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Gustavo KPFK Show, Part III--Preview and Review

    Part I at 4 p.m.: Downtown Los Angeles walking tour of lynch spots! Interview with the man behind this ultimate tourist trap, Scripps College Professor Ken Gonzales-Day.Part II at 4:20 p.m.: Southern California ethnic news aggregator LA Beez.Part II at 4:40 p.m.: Your calls regarding your favorite S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Visit Our New Food Blog!

    Stolen from our new food blog... "Hola, readers, and welcome to the Weekly's latest Internet endeavor: a food blog! Expect the same gourmand insanity I have brought ustedes for the past six years as food editor and Edwin Goei has in his year-and-a-half as my classier half: Where's the great local g ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Art Pedroza: An Appreciation

    For those of you Luddites who still rely solely on dead trees for news, the top three political blogs (in no order) are OC Blog, The Liberal OC, and Orange Juice!. Each roughly correspond to a local newspaper--OC Blog is conservative like the Orange County Register (except much more hackingly so), t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Orange Juice Makes Weekly Look Smart

    A couple of weeks ago, this paper named the SanTana-leaning Orange Juice the county's best blog because it represents the best qualities of the blogosphere: scoops, jocularity, personality, with a bit of libel and bad graphics thrown in. And some paranoid arrogance, we thought, after bloggers Sean M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    Inmate icon: God-fearing, government-loathing 86-year-old ex-con Marie Kolasinski has a fan base behind bars. Is that name familiar? OC Weekly's R. Scott Moxley profiled her two years ago. Another sad LAT article about the blogosphere: Earlier on, the Times ran a head-scratching piece about the D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Blog Him To Congress

    LA's City Beat breaks the story today about Orange County's own blogger/candidate for Congress, Ron Shepston. The Vietnam vet and avionics engineer was urged to run for Congress by a group of like-minded Southern California bloggers when they noticed no one was running against Republican incumbent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Uni Cycles

    A question I often get asked is, "How come you have so many right-wing friends?" I don't have that many, but since almost all of them are bloggers and media folk, the ones I do have are quite visible. The short answer is that I decided whether or not to like them long before I knew their voting pref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Punishing Prevatt, Flailing Fleischman

    Chris Prevatt is a local blogger, an employee of the County Health Care Agency, and a man without a computer. The County took Prevatt's computer as part of an investigation as to whether he used county time to post a blog entry on TheLiberalOC. The post in question displayed a photoshopped image of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Night of the Living Election

    Tonight we're going to be blogging like it's 1984! Check back here and check back often for new blog posts as we'll have reporters out in the field, in front of the tube and under wherever it is upskirt camera shots are taken. Consider yourself duly warned.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2006

    Want Some Onion with That Whine?

    Check this out: a pro-life blogger goes off on something she believed was real on The Onion. Among the quotes in the article "I'm Totally Psyched About This Abortion!" that Pete fell for was this: "I just know it's going to be the best non-anesthetized invasive uterine surgery ever!" Ah, ain't home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2006

    Jubollocks, Part II

    I need to clarify one point in Will Swaim's previous post about Matt Cunningham finally coming out of the Jubal closet, and Cunningham's disingenuous defense of the uses he was making of his secret identity. It's easy to confuse which version of Cunningham is which sometimes (it could have been even ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Who Is 'Jubal'?

    Republican activists engage in right-wing circle jerk on the Net

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2006

    Read the lies in real time

    This blogger is keeping up on the limp-dicked questioning of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his wiretaps. Oh, and while you have to be sworn in for fucking jury duty, the rat bastards who represent YOU won't even swear in Gonzales (like that would stop someone from this Administration from ly ... More >>

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