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  • Film

    April 17, 2014
  • Columns

    February 27, 2014

    Why Does Every Mexican Family Have a Jealous Cousin?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And are there any happy Mexican films?

  • Film

    November 28, 2013
  • Calendar

    November 7, 2013

    Irish Chamber Orchestra

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Cyclone Roller Coaster 2.0 Deserves Serious Consideration, Councilwoman Tells Colleagues

    For years I've heard stories from my father about the clackety-wooden roller coaster they used to have at The Pike in Long Beach during the Depression, when it was billed as the largest and fastest ride of its kind in the U.S. The dual-track Cyclone Racer, which was suspended by pilings over the wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Chow Down with our Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship Playlist!

    Along with being our nation's birth, July 4th is also the day all eyes will be on Coney Island for Nathan's world famous Hot Dog Eating Competition. Yes, competitive eating's biggest day of the year goes down tomorrow as the biggest names in consumption will attempt to out-devour each other in a mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Top Five Acts at Paid Dues 2013

    A few months into 2013 and we're less than a week away from the first big live hip-hop experience of the year. Last year was filled with immensely enjoyable shows all across Southern California, from Nas at Rock the Bells to Juicy J and ASAP Rocky at the Observatory. And, here we are, ready to start ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2013

    Matt & Kim

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Irvine Called 6th Worst Place to Drive in U.S.

    Irvine is reportedly the sixth worst place in the country to drive through.That's based on CNN Money rankings that may hold a clue as to how Irvine can afford to be one of America's safest cities.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Holychild Dish Out West African Rhythms and Rock Renditions of Miles Davis

    Elizabeth Nistico and Louis Diller's story is not too uncommon--boy meets girl in college; girl graduates and moves from Washington, D.C., to Brooklyn; girl commutes to Washington, D.C., while boy finishes up school; girl decides to say, "Screw it" and sells all of her belongings so she can move bac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013

    St. Lucia

    Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Juicy J, Smoke DZA, Joey Badass, Fat Trel - The Observatory - 8/4/12

    See Also*Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?*Big K.R.I.T. Keeps His Beats Homemade and His Rhymes Country*Slaine Opens Up About New La Coka Nostra Record, Friendship w/ DJ Premier and La Coka Nostra Without EverlastThe lineup the Smoker's Club tour at the Observatory read like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    California Shabu Shabu Expands To Long Beach

    To me, Belmont Shore has always had the highest concentration of interesting restaurants in the sprawling metropolis of Long Beach. And these days, it also has  become a hot bed of activity, as the old is cycled out to make way for the new.  A few months ago Simmzy's moved in to the old S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Google To Launch A Food Channel on YouTube With Ex-Food Network Exec

    Google has hired a former Food Network exec to head a YouTube channel called HUNGRY this summer. Going live on July 2nd, the new offering will feature at least a dozen original programming, which will include, among others, a new series with Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes, a show called Brother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 8, 2012

    Nameberry Is a Baby Name-Pedia

    [Trendzilla] The website that has every possible baby name known to man—even Fitzwilliam

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    OC: One of The Most Expensive Places in America

    ​Now there's data to back up what our bank accounts have been telling us all along: This place ain't cheap.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has released its third-quarter cost of living index, which outlines the most and least expen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Dick Valentine of Electric 6 on their New Record, Sasha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury and the Stock Market

    ​Propelled into the national rock arena during the Detroit renaissance at turn of the millennium, Electric Six garnered significant critical acclaim for its up-tempo, sexified take on classic garage rock. Despite shuffling band members through the years, Electric Six has maintained an impressive l ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011

    May McDonough & Co. Produce Folk With Spokes

    [Locals Only] The Long Beach singer/songwriter on Fat Albert, hipsters and Woody Allen.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Memphis in Manhattan Beach Closes

    Edwin Goei​I bet most of you reading, even those who are regulars at the two Memphises in Orange County, had no idea that there was a third Memphis, one called Memphis at the Beach in Manhattan Beach.I had the pleasure of eating there around two years ago, about when it opened. My story angle w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Mos Def to Play Ex-Con on Showtime's 'Dexter'

    ​ Speaking of Mos Def, he's joining the Showtime show Dexter (about a serial killer who only kills bad people) for its sixth season, says Billboard.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    [UPDATED: Further Refining] Announcing Another Mexican Food Genre: Bro-Mex

    Photo by Todd BarnesThe ne plus ultra of Bro-Mex​UPDATE: Many commentators are bringing up great points that deserve expansion and highlight...after the jump, of course!Original post: I'm doing a review next week on...somewhere, and I asked around Weekly world headquarters for the names of Mexican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    On The Line: Oge Dalken of Chapter One: The Modern Local, Part One

    ​Once shrouded in secrecy like a J.K. Rowling novel, Chapter One: the modern local has been open just over a month. SanTana's newest artist to its village is their very own Oge Dalken, chef and Detroit transplant. We start off this week's On The Line learning about his love of a certain fast food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Web Extra: Matt Pond Brings Wintery Songs of Heartbreak to Chain Reaction Tonight

    Jeremy BaldersonMatt Pond, left, leaves the trees for Anaheim's strip malls tonight​Sometime during winter 2009/2010, the namesake of Matt Pond PA took to a cabin in Bearsville, New York to assemble The Dark Leaves. But even for a New Hampshire-bred indie/folk rocker who is admittedly not all that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Lily Allen Starts Label Through Sony Music

    ​The 25-year-old actress/musician Lily Allen is launching new boutique label "In the Name Of," which will receive financial backing from Sony Music. The first signing for the label is Brooklyn electro-pop duo Cults, whose debut album will be released later this year.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Rock'n Fish, South Bay and LA Live-Bases Seafood Restaurant, Now in Laguna Beach

    ​Even though Laguna Beach is no longer the hippie bohemia of acid runners and the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, even though the billionaires have gentrified out the millionaires from the seaside town, Laguna dining has still relatively kept the chains at bay, especially in the non-fast-food scene. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Endless Food and Fun Opens In Huntington Beach

    I initially intended this post to be a boring one. There was just one thing to say and it was this: the 47,000-square-foot food and entertainment venue called Endless Food and Fun opened this past weekend in Huntington Beach. It boasts arcade games, a lazer-tag arena, a restaurant called Delicioso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    New Seafood Restaurant To Open Next Week in Laguna Beach​A few weeks ago Tommy Bahama Restaurant opened on the bottom floor of the Heisler Building in Laguna Beach. Now it's Rock'n Fish's turn to open on the top floor of the same building. The Laguna Beach sister of Rock'n Fish at LA Live and the original at Manhattan Beach will de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    UCI's Open Melody Fest Has Friends in High Places

    ​When the Open Melody festival concludes this Saturday night at UC Irvine, it won't just be the attendees who will file the memories away alongside those of other festivals large and small from the past. A large number of the bands have long since played similar shows as part of a thriving unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Five Reasons Omnivores Don't Eat In Vegan Restaurants

    Flickr user thegrocer​The Orange County Register published a review last week of Freesoulcaffe, a vegan restaurant in Tustin and posted a link on their food blog, Food Frenzy, asking if their review changed any minds about vegan food. The response was nearly universally "no," and it bears thinking ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010

    Matt & Kim

    The Glass House

  • Columns

    August 12, 2010

    Special Comida Edition

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Where to get Mexican food in NY and how Mexis take their coffee

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Another New Food Truck Debuts in OC This Week (UPDATE!)​For those who think this food truck trend has reached saturation, here's another one that debuted in OC last week. Called The Lime Truck, this roach coach markets itself as serving "California beach cuisine." At the helm is Jason Quinn, a young chef who once worked at Charli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Hold Steady, LCD Soundsystem, Caribou: There Is So Much Free, New, Amazing Music Right Now

    ​This past week has been like Hanukkah for anyone in love with good, modern music. Seemingly each new day recently has seen a different and excellent band putting up their new albums for free streaming. Better than gelt!Right now, the Hold Steady is getting my day off to a good start in ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Beyond the Headliners

    [Coachella 2010] Nine acts that stand out from the sweaty, dusty crowd

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Sushi Eating Contest Next Weekend in HB

    Stock Sushi Photo From​ There are only a few things that make my stomach turn: competitive eating is one of them. Man v. Food? Yeah, I watch it; but I switch it off before the actual eating challenge is shown. But if you aspire to be Adam Richman or that Coney Island hot d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Gwen Stefani and Guns N' Roses at Fashion Week, 'My Sharona' Singer Dead, Rage Against the Machine

    "Gwen Stefani 'All Tied Up' at L.A.M.B. Fashion Week show," reports our sister paper the Village Voice.Guns N' Roses play 17-song, 90-minute set in front of extremely lucky (and small) crowd including Sebastian Bach and Kevin Bacon at former CBGB location during Fashion Week, reports Brooklyn Vegan. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Vivian Girls

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Is There an App For Stopping the Baddies Following You From the Apple Store?

    Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentArrested were (clockwise from top right): Garzon Omar David Diaz; Louis Carlos Lopez and John Marlon Rodriguez.​The three Los Angeles men above have been arrested in connection with more than 80 burglaries and car break-ins targeting customers they'd a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Gettin' Made: On (Weekly) Assignment

    The Art House Co-op is a gallery based in Atlanta, Georgia that will soon be picking up and moving to Brooklyn, New York. The gallery concentrates on putting together group art shows that anyone and everyone can participate in, as well as encouraging folks to make art a part of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    The Most Blatant Case of False Advertising Since 'The Neverending Story'

    Look, I don't think it's too much to ask for an album called "Dog Tracks: Songs By Dogs" to feature, I dunno—songs by dogs? I was incredibly excited when the album came in the mail today. Who could blame me? Dogs are cool, I like music. It seems like a winning proposition. So imagine my horror wh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Here's The Rub: DJ Ayres at Detroit Bar Tonight

    What's the Rub? Glad you asked. The Rub are a DJ collective from NYC consisting of Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres. They're renowned for their History of Hip Hop mixtapes that compile a year's worth of classics from 1979 to 1999 (talk about obsessiveness; DAMN), their clever mashups, their regu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Fallon for It

    Jimmy Fallon

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2007

    Free Blood Flows Tonight at Detroit Bar

    Just a reminder: Free Blood (ex-!!! percussionist John Pugh, singer Madeline Davy and !!! keyboardist/trumpeter/percussionist Dan Gorman) play Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Read what I said about them here. Also on the bill are some of OC's most discerning DJs, including Scotty Coats and DJ Spun of the ... More >>

  • Food

    May 4, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in bringing back a bigger dining guide

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    The Anti-Immigrant All-Stars

    Hangin with the haters at Santa Anas Day Without an Immigrant

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2006

    Atomic Action Beanball

    A coincidence, but one which raises a question. The coincidence: last night Japan won the title game in the World Baseball Classic, and last night I happened across a curious minor relic of the relationship between baseball in the U.S. and baseball in Japan. The question it raised in my mind: do th ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Too Loud to Ignore

    Tazumal rage against the maquina

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    Going Ballistic

    Headlines from around America

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