Czech Republic

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    [UPDATED W/MUGSHOT] Hossein Nayeri Extradited To OC In Pot Shop Sexual Mutilation

    Hossein Nayeri, one of three suspects charged in the gruesome torture and sexual mutilation of a Newport Beach medical marijuana dispensary owner, will be arraigned today at Orange County's Superior Courthouse. The last of the defendants to be charged, Nayeri fled to his native Iran, which has no ex ... More >>

  • Film

    June 5, 2014
  • Film

    May 29, 2014

    Summer Movies Don't Have to Suck

    Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow—and the next months

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Understanding Beer: On Hops and Other Flavorants

    California has a hop obsession. At any brewery, in any bar, you're likely to encounter the devout disciples of the bitter plant, known as hopheads, guzzling the latest hopped-up brew. Without doubt, beers like IPAs and Double IPAs (DIPA) are the quintessential California beers. But believe it or n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Lucky 7 Newport Beach Film Festival Live Action-Meets-Animation Mind Melds

    The biggest news as the Newport Beach Film Festival opened its 15th run last night was not the opening night world premiere of Lovesick, a romantic comedy starring Matt LeBlanc of Friends and Episodes fame. It's that after more years and hangovers than I can remember, the official vodka sponsor is n ... More >>

  • Food

    November 21, 2013

    Kolache Factory Is Czech-Mex

    Tustin's new restaurant bakes traditional Czech pastries with fillings that are all-American

  • Film

    November 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Memorial Bar Crawl for Adolescents Driver/Tour Manager Chris Schaefer This Weekend

    Last week, we reported the tragic death of Chris Schaefer, a former European tour manager and driver for a multitude of legendary punk bands--namely OC's the Adolescents--who delivered the sad news via guitarist Steve Soto. The 46-year-old L.A. native tied unexpectedly of carbon monoxide poisoning i ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 20, 2012

    Not In My Front Yard

    [Hey, You!] Rolling up the welcome mat for tourists in Old Towne Orange

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Haven Gastropub Finally Debuts Its House-Crafted Beer In OC

    Back in May, Haven Gastropub released its first batches of house-crafted beer--a double IPA and a pale ale--but to our sadness, the restaurant was only pouring the brews at its Pasadena location, where the micro-production was taking place.   Finally, we'll get a taste. Haven Brewing will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Tired of Sake Bombs? Try the Bone Luge Instead

    ​Remember the sake bomb? College kids would balance a cup of hot sake on chopsticks, knock it into a half glass of cold beer, and drink it all at once. It tasted slippery and horrible, and half the time people would get their sake cups wedged in their beer glass--amateurs. Then there's the Irish c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Six Best EDM Placements in Commercials

    ​Dancing robots, acrobatic bears, Victoria's Secret angels and shuffling hamsters are among the best new acts in TV commercials--but what about the music? Here are some of the best  EDM tracks you can hear on TV today.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Actor/Musician Thomas Ian Nicholas Is a Rookie No More

    ​You might think you know Thomas Ian Nicholas because he portrayed Kevin in American Pie, the strong-armed Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year or maybe you think you know him from another character in one of his many movies. I have some news for you, though: once you hear this man sing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Soccer? I Don't Even Know Her! World Cup Futbol Starts Today

    From the 2010 World Cup Facebook page​The FIFA World Cup--you know, that massive sporting event that only comes around every four years, the one that the United States practically makes a sport out of ignoring--starts today in South Africa.Lots of Americans think soccer is boring. Well . . . it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2010

    The Five Most Badass Japanese Game Designers

    American video game developers have it all: Multi-million dollar development budgets and the world's largest video game market are at their disposal to make some of modern day's best video games. However, they all lack one crucial thing--the rock star charisma of Japanese video game designers. When ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Czech Philharmonic

  • Columns

    October 25, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    "The same women who complain about ‘sleazy’ Mexican men go to France and giggle about ‘how flirtatious’ French men are"

  • Columns

    August 30, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    'Rude to sing along? Never'

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Cagey Chronic-What?

    ..cles of Narnia! Director Andrew Adamson is live via satellite from the set in Prague, alongside Ben Barnes, who plays the title character of the new Narnia movie Prince Caspian (and also appears in the upcoming Stardust. Barnes has the Episode III Anakin hair going. Adamson says Caspian was a mo ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 28, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Why do wabs have to use so many goddamn syllables?'

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    Convention of horrors

    I should have known better. Years of Comic-con attendance have taught me that geek-convention faux pas 101 is to show up late and somehow expect you'll be able to get inside quickly. True, I had overslept, and the fact that the FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS convention was being held at the "Burbank Ai ... More >>

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Lunacy

  • Columns

    June 15, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 7 - June 13

  • Film

    August 25, 2005

    Grimm Reaper

    Gilliam mines the fear and loathing in Napoleonic Prussia for fantastic cartoon-Gothic fun

  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Falling Up

    Ubiquity Recordings at 100

  • Features

    May 10, 2001


    Kafka and Disney