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
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!
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 >>
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 >>
[Trendzilla] The über-hip photographer (and OC boy!) comes out with a food book
A portrait of recently ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Courtesy of the California Department of CorrectionsSirhan Sirhan's latest prison photoSirhan 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 >>
Get past the name controversy of California Repertory's 'The Night of the Tribades'
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyClick 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 >>
Beth Stirnaman/OC WeeklyQuadron at the Commonwealth Lounge last nightHours 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 >>
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.
Royce: Olympic-size ficklenessEd 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 >>
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 >>
Transplanted Southerner James Harman has 46 years of blues to lay on ya
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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 >>
What comes after the nuptials in Danish melodrama After the Wedding? A hell of a lot more than the reception
Link Wray WR.I.P.
Copenhagen comes to Laguna before going national, Ayn Rand comes to Long Beach, and Captain Nemos a freakin terrorist
Laguna Playhouses Copenhagen
Why not? They own everything else