See Update No. 2 on Page 2 about a federal judge in Texas setting a hearing date for Orly Taitz's "emergency request" aimed at border crossers. Update No. 1 is on the Department of Justice's response to Taitz. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 11, 9:05 A.M.: Texas likes to brag about wooing businesses away fro ... More >>
By: Moss Perricone It's 9:30 p.m. at the Village Shops, one of those recurring Southern California shopping centers that can make walking through Orange County or Long Beach feel like passing through video game barriers, constantly reset, doomed to browse the same street over and over again in some ... More >>
The state medical board may strip a Newport Beach-based pain management specialist of his license to practice after an investigation into the deaths of two patients who died of prescription drug overdoses. A California Medical Board spokesperson says Dr. John Petraglia, who has International Pain M ... More >>
It's the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, which means goddamn I'm old AND that it's time for a nostalgic screening. You can not only fill that bill at The Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana tonight, but you can do it alongside actor Roger Guenveur Smith, who played Smiley in the ... More >>
The foreign band are winning over stateside fans one show at a time
Monday, October 14 Wavves The Observatory Wavves, the feral brain child of Nathan Williams, is a San Diego-based garage rock band that, despite being relatively young and surviving a full member re-do, have already hit some pretty massive rockstar milestones. In 2009, singer Williams took a bunch o ... More >>
At a three-day film festival kicking off tonight in Brea, everybody dies! That's because it's the third Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival, which not only recently added Fright Night 2 to the opening-night lineup but a Q&A with director Eduardo Rodriguez and editor Don Adams as well as free poster ... More >>
Other than thinking it looked on the teevee like a pretty nice park for someone to leave a body in, I pretty much shrugged at the grisly discovery in Manhattan Beach related by an LA anchorbot last week. But the poor soul has been identified as an almost local father of a toddler: Mario Herrera, 21 ... More >>
Action Bronson is about to take a huge bite outta the hip-hop game. And he's got the munchies.
Sean PriceThe Constellation RoomMarch 14, 2013Hip-hop needs its animated characters, and we're not speaking about cartoon cameos. The genre started out as a mean-mugging form of music that promoted a street stalker's mentality, so it's necessary to have those who can push aside some of the genre's t ... More >>
Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>
Introspective, horn-filled electro-funk tribe Rubblebucket are going through changes. Mostly of the growing pain variety. One year ago, if you'd told the eight-piece Brooklyn band that they'd be on millions of televisions across the country bouncing around in a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, ... More >>
Omar Ali Rizvi graduated from law school in San Francisco and earned a Masters of Laws degree in securities and financial regulations at Georgetown University Law School in the nation's capital, but its obvious that the Irvine man never learned to obey the law.In the last decade, Rizvi has been conv ... More >>
James Murphy and a new concert doc reflect on the end of LCD Soundsystem
Raised in a city full of churches, the Fresno rapper's gritty rhymes inspire true belief
Donna Summer, the disco legend whose songs helped define a decade, died today at her Englewood, Fla. home after a long battle with cancer. She was 63. The singer known for her hits "The Last Dance," "She Works Hard For Her Money" and Number One pop singles with "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls, and" "MacArt ... More >>
Photo by Ben DayhoeSO...remember how I wrote about the above space in downtown SanTana, and that the rumor was it was going to be a bistro of sorts? The cat is out of the bag--sort of. The name of the restaurant will be Floral Park Cafe, and all that they'll say right now is that it'll be a "new ... More >>
Visit the parental rage of brownstone Brooklyn
A few months ago, I wrote this post about ten awesome things about Xbox's "Kinect: Disneyland Adventures" after I got to play a quick preview of the game at the D23 Expo.Last week, I finally got the chance to play the full version of the game, so now I present you with five more awesome things ab ... More >>
Courtesy Atlantic RecordsIf there's anything hipsters like to do in autumn, it's to walk around breathing in their own melancholy, feigning solitude while trying to suss out meaning from their iPod earbuds while kicking around dead leaves. In their self-conscious sorrow, wearing earthy-toned card ... More >>
Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood appears in a new interview today as part of the Off The Record music conversation series. Shot in Mick's adopted hometown of Maui, the video features Fleetwood making small talk and jamming with Brooklyn singer Nicole Atkins.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, which is based in Anaheim, will bestow its 2011 Courage in Media Award to Indian-British actor and comedian Aasif Hakim Mandviwal.He's better known as Aasif Mandvi, the hilarious correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stew ... More >>
Mountains, hi!Okay, so to be fair, this isn't quite the first show that the fine souls at Acrobatics Everyday have put on this academic year: They hosted a free-to-all-new-freshmen gig last Thursday headlined by French Quarter. But with tomorrow's appearance by Mountains at UC Irvine, along with ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 9, 12:08 P.M.: Despite that rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania last week, Brit T. Mark Allison reached Coney Island just after 2 a.m. this morning to complete a 3,100-mile charity run that began May 1 in Huntington Beach.He only missed his goal by two hours of reaching the fabled ... More >>
ProfessorSalt.comA Slice of NY Pizza's Seal Beach locationHuntington Harbour residents will soon have a new neighbor: Seal Beach's A Slice of New York Pizza will open its second location, next to Trader Joe's in the Huntington Harbour Mall. According to employee Eric Hodgin, the expected opening ... More >>
How can you not love a group with a song called 'Puke Song'?
Part Two of On The Line provides even more insight on Chapter One's resident culinary artist, Chef Oge. He not only analogizes how a career in food is like loving a gorgeous woman, but provides a spoiler on their upcoming Happy Hour....but you don't have to take my word for it. If you missed yest ... More >>
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Flickr user stacylynnQuick, think of a place in OC to get cheesecake, but don't tell me what it is yet. I'm psychic, and I can probably guess.Does it end in "actory"? I bet it does for most of you. So successful is the branding of the Cheesecake Factory that many people would be hard-pressed to n ... More >>
Of all the quarterbacks with Orange County roots on NFL rosters right now, the pride of Mission Viejo High School Mark Sanchez leads the pack, guiding his New York Jets to a league best record of 5-1. (Santa Margarita's Carson Palmer is next with the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals, whose backup QB is his ... More >>
For two industry vets, the future of music is right now
Oni Press/Terry DodsonThe portrayal of fictional female characters took it on the chin this week. And that chin happened to belong to The Facebook Movie Social Network.Anyone who had ever hidden a friend's Farmville update dog-piled on the movie's negative depiction of women, claiming the filmmak ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Batman image: DC/Mike AllredLost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con</sarcasm> are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes. O ... More >>
Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big
It's been over two years since the release of Matt Costa's second studio album, Unfamiliar Faces, with its infectious lead single "Mr. Pitiful." But now the Huntington Beach resident has finally announced plans for his third full-length, titled Mobile Chateau, due out September 21... along with p ... More >>
Andrew Youssef / OC WeeklyLCD Soundsystem's James Murphy at Coachella 2010.The Hype: James Murphy's the king of Brooklyn, the father of this past decade's dance-punk movement ("movement?") and a pretty genial guy. LCD Soundsystem's latest, This Is Happening, is his slickest and most long-burning ... More >>
UPDATE: See details about the "Holy Rollers" article that likely spurred the Holy Rollers movie--and the article's zero degrees of separation from OC Weekly--after the jump . . . Yosef (Justin Bartha, left) eases Sam (Jesse Eisenberg) into drug trafficking in Holy Rollers.Director Kevin Asch, who ... More >>
Nate JacksonThe Hype: Any time revered MC/producer duo Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek get together (which is usually most of the time), you better believe there's an audience of knowledge-hungry hip hop heads waiting to devour every last track they put out. It had been a decade s ... More >>
[Mental Notes] The music press falls all over itself in praise of the LA-by-way-of-OC band
Robert Pattinson vehicle begins like a vigilante movie but is DMV dull
Yesterday, on my new KPFK-FM 90.7 Tuesdays @ 4 p.m. show, I was talking about last year's ridiculous proposal by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to make carne asada a crime. I asked Erin Glenn, an organizer with the Asociación de Loncheros La Familia Unida de California, to name off som ... More >>
Breaking Into the Upper Crust: New York's Upper Crust Pizza
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