Brooklyn (New York City)

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    May 29, 2014

    Crossroads of the West Gun Show

    OC Fair and Event Center

  • Columns

    April 3, 2014

    Goodbye to All That

    [Hey, You!] Adios, Brooklyn, whoever you are . . .

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    March 13, 2014


    Constellation Room at the Observatory

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Six Legitimate Reasons to Make Art

    A factor in the decline of decent art was recently dragged onto center stage by the New York Times in an article called "Brooklyn Communal Cool: The Brand." The piece, authored by a person who spells "mic" like "mike," focuses on a communal-living quarters in Brooklyn called the Clubhouse and its ti ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014


    Detroit Bar

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    October 17, 2013

    Ultimate Beerfest OC

    OC Fairgrounds

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    October 10, 2013

    Dark Harbor

    Queen Mary

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Five Must-See Acts of Rock the Bells 2013

    In a very recent interview with the Press Enterprise, Guerilla Union/Rock the Bells boss Chang Weisberg said "I think all of the acts on this bill are making a contribution to the fabric of hip-hop culture in their own unique ways." And, though it may sound like the usual pre-show pump-up a head-pro ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013



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    July 11, 2013
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    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films Every Music Writer Should Own

    For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded work. With concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Top Five Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 11 St. Lucia The Constellation Room For the purposes of this blurb, St. Lucia is not the Swedish figure known for wearing a wreath of candles in her hair bearing gifts for Scandinavian children. Rather, it's the nom de plume of musician Jean-Philip Grobler (doesn't sound pretenti ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Ra Ra Riot

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    On The Line: Emily Corliss of Pizzeria Mozza, Part One

    We fondly remember when our team was stalking the progress of Pizzeria Mozza off PCH. Vague answers to inquiries and liquor license delays kept us waiting for what felt like forever. Now that they've been open a while, we are able to catch the attention of Emily Corliss. Plucked from the LA locale, ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 15, 2012

    Love Is a Balloon

    [Hey, You!] Spreading the love, one inflatable puppy at a time

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    New York Board of Health Bans Large-Format Sodas, Cures Obesity

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of the City of New York would like you to know that the obesity crisis has reached its end, thanks to the genius of his Board of Health.You see, the chief driver behind obesity is extra-large sugary sodas, not lack of exercise and portions that could feed entire provinces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Sriracha Water Bottle Sells Out

    A small Brooklyn-based bike shop called Gage DeSoto had a hit on its hands when it started offering the water bottles you see above with the familiar green cap and rooster print. By the time it hit Reddit and Pinterest two days ago, the bottles all but sold out.

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Spike Lee Returns to His Stomping Grounds for 'Red Hook Summer'

    The Brooklynite revisits a familiar panoramic

  • Food

    June 7, 2012

    Simmzy's Is Breaking Down the Wall

    The Manhattan Beach icon has replaced Shore House Café, and all is now right in Belmont Shore

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Kimera Promotes Weekly Beer Flights

    Dispel those road rage tendencies on Hump Day by shortening your time spent lining up for the metering light. Park yourself by the Google building for a cold beverage, or five, thanks to Kimera's Wednesday-night beer tastings.Launched last week, this alternate universe Happy Hour deal will run you $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Popular Manhattan Beach Gastropub To Open Second Location in Belmont Shore This Thursday

    We OC-dwellers may not yet be familiar with Simmzy's, but the people of Manhattan Beach are. It's one of their most popular gastropubs and now that popularity has allowed the restaurant to expand southward into Long Beach's Belmont Shore.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    The Cults to Play Free Show at Brea Mall

    ​UPDATE: According to Lamb & Flag, the show has  been moved to Sunday, March 25.  Original post, March 19, 2012, 2:44 p.m.: The Cults may now be based in Brooklyn, but they grew up in Southern California, and they come back to play a slew of shows in the area. Before their actual gig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Brunchables: Hipster-Approved Lunchables!

    ​Slow clap for the comic geniuses at College Humor who produced this spot-on fauxmercial. For the new generation of hipsters, there's Brunchables, developed at Oscar Mayer's Brooklyn headquarters. Look what's inside: Eggs benedict with with fresh radicchio! Kale! Salsa verde! A pouch of mimosa! A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    New Artists Just Added to SXSW's 2012 Lineup

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010​South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Five Shitty Corporate Ripoffs of Regional Food Favorites

    ProfessorSalt.comWhat real bagels should look like​ You know what bugs me about chain restaurants? It's the way they co-opt the names of distant regional foods and market their shitty versions as the real thing to people in a different part of the world who don't know any different and grow up thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Crytal Antlers to Tour with Wu Lyf

    Mary Bell​We've been loving Crystal Antlers' sophomore set Two-Way Mirror, to death (read all about it here), so we're excited to hear that the Long Beach band is touring with Wu Lyf this fall. (Incidentally, Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents produced the album.) Jonny Bell, chimney sweep by ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Between Us Chickens

    South Coast Repertory

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    February 3, 2011
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    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Drunk After Work: The Copper Door

    A beautiful, hip dank...​The Place: The Copper Door, 225 1/2 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. No phone number.The Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.The Deal: None on the pricing bit, no food: just a tasty jumble of craft beers.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Around the World in Seven Venues, at Filter's Culture Collide Festival

    ​Cloning won't be necessary to see every band participating in the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles. Through some organizational tic-tac-toe, a number of the acts play multiple shows over the next four days scattered around the east side. Despite the abundance of gigs, those who don't stra ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010


    Fox Pomona

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    August 12, 2010

    Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour

    The Basement Lounge

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    The Antlers to Play Detroit Bar; Don't Miss 'Em This Time, Okay?

    We missed those sneakers.​Last October, we got all psyched that Brooklyn buzz-band the Antlers--who, in this reporter's opinion, made the best album of 2009--were coming to the Glass House. We did not, however, end up going to that show at the Glass House. Some nights, Pomona seems farther away th ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Morning Benders

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Sharkeez, TODAY!

    ​Is it just us, or is this what every St. Patrick's Day should look like? Snicker-worthy stereotypes abound on this flier for shamrocks and shenanigans, a St. Patty's celebration full  of drunkenness and leprechaun debauchery over at Sharkeez.Aside from the fact that Sean Connery looks really ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Claire Trevor Theater

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    February 4, 2010

    Brooklyn Rider

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

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    June 18, 2009


    Detroit Bar

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    May 21, 2009

    Collected Stories

    South Coast Repertory

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    March 12, 2009

    Asobi Seksu

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Thai Food: Endangered

    Reuters had an enlightening article today about how in Thailand, authentic Thai food is endangered because of "changing tastes wrought by globalization." And most lamentably "culinary shortcuts (that) have ended up changing Thai flavors, and placing some dishes in danger of extinction altogether."& ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    California Dreaming

    Golden Animals

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2008

    Ahead of the (Back)Pack

    The Freshly Dipped Tour

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    The Rub's 'History of Hip-hop' Mixtape Series

    Brooklyn trio the Rub have done some insanely thorough curating with their series of yearly rundowns of the best (in their learned opinions) hip-hop tracks. They've strung together dozens of gems for every year from 1979 to 1999 (you can access the MP3 files here). That is some serious dedication an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Jovovich-Hawk for Target Look Book

    Remember that Jovovich-Hawk GO International line for Target we discussed earlier? Well the official look book has been released. Verdict? I'm not too impressed. Not that it's not cute. And not because I wouldn't wear any of the outfits. Nope. I found the bohemian/folk rock/hippie/granola '60s-in ... More >>

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    February 3, 2005
  • Food

    November 18, 2004
  • Food

    August 28, 2003

    Love Your CountryEat American

    A Guide to Orange Countys Best U.S. City Meals

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