Call it an anti-death panel. We just received a press release saying that the world's top aging scientists will converge on Manhattan Beach from November 13 through 15 to figure out how to put off that whole getting-old-and-dying thing.The scientists, supposedly, will "predict the end of aging by ... More >>
In the '90s, Pavement were the band to mention liking if you wanted to sound cool, even if all you really knew was "Cut Your Hair." There's probably no current act that fills that role--thanks to the Internet, everyone knows every band and is sick of them after a couple of weeks.They haven't play ... More >>
Thanks to Tim Heidecker (of the sublime Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! on Adult Swim), who posted the link to this video on his Twitter account. Hope you're ready for a new favorite song. We've all enjoyed the combination Taco Bell/Pizza Huts in the past (not so much their bastard cousin, the ... More >>
As part of the bakery's third birthday celebrations, golden tickets will be baked into ten cupcakes at all three locations, including Newport Beach. The lucky winners won't be handed the keys to the company, sadly, but they will get prizes such as specialty cakes, five dozen mini cupcakes, a dozen c ... More >>
Renegade Craft Fair is finally coming to southern California! This is one of the big awesome craft shows (think Felt Club flavor!) that goes on yearly in the U.S., but up until this point it's been held in far-away fabled lands with exotic names like Brooklyn and Chicago. So definitely ... More >>
Hey Folks! The Gettin' Made Feature is moving to the Heard Mentality section of the OC Weekly site, make a note of it! Heard Mentality is transforming like your fave yellow Camero into an all-emcompassing culture section.
Renegade Craft Fair is finally coming to southern California - thi ... More >>
It's been highly publicized that Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, was killed in a collision just after midnight Friday. Some reporters have even added that Courtney Frances Stewart, the 20-year-old Diamond Bar resident who was driving the Mitsubishi Eclipse
Adenhart rode in, and another pass ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ladies and gents, believers and gentiles: Once again, it's time for the Jewlicious Fest in Long Beach, so mark Feb. 29 through March 2 on your calendars. If you haven't heard of Jewlicious, it's basically the Woodstock of Judaism, with three days of music, food and Kiddush Wine. A festival for the a ... More >>
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 >>
I wish I had been watching it last night instead of MEET THE SPARTANS (see review here), but duty called, and my assignment took precedence. I knew what I was getting into. And I also think I know what I'm getting into with RAMBO.
I do have a problem with the title. The second Rambo movie w ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>