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 >>
Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow—and the next months
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 >>
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 >>
Tustin's new restaurant bakes traditional Czech pastries with fillings that are all-American
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 >>
[Hey, You!] Rolling up the welcome mat for tourists in Old Towne Orange
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
From the 2010 World Cup Facebook pageThe 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 >>
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 >>
"The same women who complain about ‘sleazy’ Mexican men go to France and giggle about ‘how flirtatious’ French men are"
'Rude to sing along? Never'
..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 >>
'Why do wabs have to use so many goddamn syllables?'
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 >>
Movie of the Week: Lunacy
June 7 - June 13
Gilliam mines the fear and loathing in Napoleonic Prussia for fantastic cartoon-Gothic fun
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