• Film

    August 14, 2014
  • Music

    February 13, 2014

    New Politics Are On the Campaign Trail

    The foreign band are winning over stateside fans one show at a time

  • News

    November 21, 2013

    No Back Up for Scott Montoya

    The Marine won the Navy Cross for bravery in Iraq. But it was his job with the Orange County Sheriff's Department that gave him PTSD

  • Film

    June 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Geeta Bansal Interviews Sebastian Mazzola, Chef at 41° in Barcelona

    Every Monday, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of European cooking. Today, she regales us with a visit to Barcelona, where Sebastian Mazzola is making his name at 41°. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Top Five Videos of People Eating Live Shrimp

    Did you read Michelle's post this morning on the Craigslist poster in Irvine who tried to give away a dish of shrimp because they didn't realize it included the heads? I have to assume it was those wee beady eyes. In a society where meat is often faceless, limbless, skinless and boneless, seeing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    On The Line: Geeta Bansal Of Clay Oven, Part One

    Geeta Bansal doesn't sit still. Her travel plans to visit chefs Europe are around the corner, and they've just finalized plans for another dinner collaboration-- and that's just for October. Most recently, they served wild boar at Taste of Newport. Plans to prep their signature Thanksgiving turkeys ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 13, 2012

    Todd Selby: Edible!

    [Trendzilla] The über-hip photographer (and OC boy!) comes out with a food book

  • Film

    March 29, 2012

    Democracy Then, As Seen in 'The Island President'

    A portrait of recently ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed

  • 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

    August 1, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Jerry Garcia! Four Essential Grateful Dead Shows

    ​ Today marks what would've been the 69th birthday of Jerome John Garcia, the late guitarist, front man and de facto leader of the Grateful Dead. To honor Jerry's legacy as the father of psychedelic jam-rock, here are four must-have Grateful Dead shows. Taken into account are strength of setl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Anthrax's Scott Ian to Skip Touring Due to Birth of First Child

    ​Scott Ian, Anthrax's rhythm and lead guitar player, just announced he's not going to be touring with the band he formed 30 years ago due to the upcoming birth of his first child. He said, "This decision to miss these shows was a deeply personal one. I co-founded this band July 18, 1981, and for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Sirhan Sirhan, CIA Spooks and Dana Rohrabacher

    Courtesy of the California Department of CorrectionsSirhan Sirhan's latest prison photo​Sirhan Sirhan is scheduled to go before a California parole board for a 13th time Wednesday, bringing to my mind two memories.The most recent involves Shane O'Sullivan's documentary RFK Must Die, which I caugh ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010

    A Matterhorn of a Man

    Get past the name controversy of California Repertory's 'The Night of the Tribades'

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Last Night: Quadron at Commonwealth Lounge

    Beth Stirnaman/OC Weekly​Click here to see the full slideshow!The Hype: In the middle of a successful pack of U.S. club dates, the down-tempo Danes of Quadron are quickly becoming Copenhagen's brightest aural export since, uh...well...the names are escaping us now. But judging by the pus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Q&A: Quadron

    Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyQuadron at the Commonwealth Lounge last night​Hours before their gig at Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton, we found Coco O. and Robin Hannibal of Quadron hanging out by the stage. So we figured we'd help them kill some time with a probing interview about a wide range of topi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    TONIGHT: Quadron at Commonwealth Lounge

    ​So what's the reward for taking a horribly underrepresented musical genre in your native country and playing the hell out of it? In the case of Danish R&B duo Quadron, it's been well worth the risk.  

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Rep. Ed Royce Nails Olympic Backflip!

    Royce: Olympic-size fickleness​Ed Royce, the Orange County congressman who claims blocking consumer financial protections from sneaky Wall Street bankers is actually a pro-consumer stance, has found another topic to fumble. This month at Red County blog, the Fullerton Republican blasted President ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Today in Music News: Thom Yorke, Kid Cudi vs. Lady Gaga, Spoon, Rolling Stones

    Thom Yorke pulls a totally cool move and shows up at Copenhagen climate change conference "as a press person."Kid Kudi tells Lady Gaga goodbye--or was he asked to leave after punching a fan?The review collectors at Metacritic dub Spoon top overall artist of the decade.Save the jokes about wrinkles ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009

    Number the Stars

    Laguna Playhouse

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    That's All Right, 'Bama

    Transplanted Southerner James Harman has 46 years of blues to lay on ya

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    Alt-Rock Adorables

    The Ravenoettes

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: After the Wedding, Away From Her, The Ex, The Hi

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Curb Your Cynicism, Pt. 3

    In which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. Mikkel Metal Brone and Wait (Echochord; available through Forced Exposure) Release date: April 17, 2007 Mikkel Metal (Copenhagen ... More >>

  • Film

    April 5, 2007

    Wedding Crashers

    What comes after the nuptials in Danish melodrama After the Wedding? A hell of a lot more than the reception

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Black Leather Rock

    Link Wray WR.I.P.

  • Culture

    January 2, 2003
  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Were Big in Aimes, Iowa!

    Copenhagen comes to Laguna before going national, Ayn Rand comes to Long Beach, and Captain Nemos a freakin terrorist

  • Columns

    January 24, 2002
  • Culture

    January 17, 2002

    Crashing Bohr

    Laguna Playhouses Copenhagen

  • Columns

    April 12, 2001

    Disney Owns the Night

    Why not? They own everything else

  • Columns

    April 13, 2000
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    February 24, 2000
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    July 15, 1999