• Food

    December 5, 2013

    Lanta Thai Fusion: Four Courses

    [Hole In the Wall] This Orange restaurant offers a refined experience but doesn't water down the grub

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Orange County DA Clears OC Cops in Two More Shootings

    Just in time for the Christmas holidays, the Orange County District Attorney has released a pair of reports that clear Orange County cops in two more officer-involved shootings. Nothing unusual there, of course. So far, not a single cop in Orange County has been charged with wrongful homicide i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Chapman University Religion and Economics Conference Draws Scholars from Far and Wide

    ​Chapman University today and tomorrow hosts what is billed as "a major international conference" on religion, economics and culture. Participants include Chapman's Nobel laureate in economics Vernon L. Smith and academics not only from the Orange campus and UC Irvine but Yale, Harvard, Notre D ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2011

    Into the Emerald Triangle

    Travels with OC potrepreneur B. Lucky to California's marijuana breadbasket

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    'Before He Became a Doer, He Was a Reader': Professor Alan Houston on Benjamin Franklin.

    ​As you've probably gathered if you've read my rave review of the current Bowers Museum exhibition on the life of Benjamin Franklin, I've become a bit of a Franklin enthusiast overnight. So profound is my admiration for the show--and for Franklin himself--I rented documentaries from Netflix and sp ... More >>

  • Film

    December 9, 2010

    Life On Narnia

    An ailing franchise gets another chance with 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'

  • Film

    September 16, 2010

    Ben Affleck: Townie Made Good

    In his bank-robber role in 'The Town,' he's caught between redemption, action and hometown

  • Columns

    December 14, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Band in Boston: When shes not mean like Lucinda, shes teaching lesbians to dance

  • Film

    November 2, 2006

    On the Road

    Sacha Baron Cohens howlingly funny mockumentary goes looking for America

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Pretty Vacant

    Syd Barrett, 1946-2006

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Where Are the Prawns?

    Only Robyn Hitchcock knows

  • Film

    December 8, 2005

    The Passion of the Rad

    An enigmatic independent auteur may have made the world’s next great midnight movie

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Romance and Resistance

    Head in the Clouds sexes up war, Zelary brings it back to real life

  • Columns

    April 22, 2004

    Earth Daddy

    Denis Hayes organized the first Earth Day, and all he got was this lousy planet

  • Culture

    October 9, 2003

    School of Rock

    Mix master Hornbys Songbook

  • Film

    February 28, 2002

    Trailer Trash

    Life before demographics