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  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Pound Sand Canyon, Irvine: Los Alamitos Ranked Ninth Best City in America for Families

    When I saw that an Orange County city had been named among the 10 best places in the country for families, I figured it must be Irvine. It's constantly ranked America's safest city after all. When I discovered the rankings were based on public-school districts, I KNEW it had to be Irvine. Just sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Scrubbing In is the Latest MTV Reality Show Set in Orange County. God Help Us All.

    MTV, which started the "reality" series affliction that still infects Orange County with the debut of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County on Sept. 28, 2004, has a new "reality" series based locally coming soon. But Scrubbing In does not follow privileged coastal teens chasing tail and spin-offs. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Sixth Annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival Line Up Revealed

    A motorcycle caravan of dozens of Hells Angels and other bikers rumbled up to the Whiskey A GoGo on the Sunset Strip yesterday to kick off a party for the announcement of the lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Hundreds of fans and members of the press gawked and took pictur ... More >>

  • Food

    December 27, 2012

    Read Stick a Fork In It!

    If you're still not reading our food, then you're mean

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Five Reasons to Hate GRUMA, Makers of Mission and Guerrero Tortillas, Maseca, and Other Tortilla Evil

    If you're a fan of Mexican food in this country, you're most likely a consumer one way or another of GRUMA, the world's largest tortilla maker. Their American brands, Mission and Guerrero, are the top-selling brand in the United States and a favorite of Mexican households, respectively. Their masa, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    [UPDATED with Victim Recants?] Darius McClinton-Hunter, Angels Outfielder Torii Hunter's Son, Arrested for Sexual Assault

    UPDATE, MAY 18, 1:30 P.M.: The attorney Angels rightfielder Torii Hunter hired to represent his 17-year-old son Darius McClinton-Hunter, who is fending off allegations of sexual assault on a female classmate in suburban Dallas, claims there is a recording of the 16-year-old girl recanting the boy's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Alvin Reed Lovely, Pfc., Gets 15 Years in Killing of Camp Pendleton Marine Stephen Serrano

    A Camp Pendleton Marine who had been facing a murder charge related to the shooting death of a fellow Marine pleaded guilty to lesser counts and was sentenced today to 15 years in state prison.Alvin Reed Lovely, 24, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    The Five Most Influential Cities in the Development of Mexican Food in the United States

    ​ much-promised book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America finally hits the bookstores next month (April 10), and review copies are slowly making their way around the nation's newsrooms. So I might as well start giving out bits and pieces to entice ustedes to preorder the damn thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Man Overboard's Chain Reaction Show is Sold Out, But You Can Still Watch It TONIGHT

    ​Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on Fans can log in at watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Thrice Announce Farewell Tour

    ​Well, this is it. Irvine prog-rockers Thrice are really doing it--taking a break after 13 years together. Singer/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge and drummer Riley Breckenridge (our 3hree Things columnist) will go on tour on May 4 in San Diego and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Five Things You Didn't Know About Margaritas

    ​Today is National Margarita Day, a made-up holiday so food critics like myself can do listicles like these and ensure more readers will click through our posts to read regurgitated facts like how the margarita is the nation's most popular cocktail (somewhat true) to that Emiliano Zapata invented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Tour Due to Foot Injuries

    ​Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their upcoming U.S. tour supporting their Grammy-nominated snoozefest, I'm With You, due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer Anthony Kiedis. According to a statement, "Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    We're Calling It Now: Radiohead Is Headlining Coachella 2012

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​What does it mean when Radiohead confirms the first 10 dates of its forthcoming 2012 U.S. tour? It can only mean the dates--mostly East Coast and Midwest stops--will be a precursor to their Coachella appearance on two weekends this April, since there are no West Coast date ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Five Mexican-Food Empires Started By Americans Ripping Off Unnamed Mexicans

    One of the few cases in Mexican-food history in the US where a Mexi wasn't ripped off by gabachos...​Michelle posted earlier today about how the man credited with creating Fritos, former Frito-Lay executive, Arch West, just passed away in Dallas. First thing I told her? "The origin story for Dorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Kanye West and Jay-Z Confirm New North American Dates for Watch the Throne Tour

    ​As we reported earlier, Jay-Z and Kanye West have new dates for the Watch The Throne Tour due to the "overwhelming response to presale tickets." The North American tour will now begin on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena. All fans who purchase their tickets online will r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Long Beach's Cold War Kids Announce Fall U.S. Tour

    ​ Long Beach's very own Cold War Kids just announced the second leg of their fall North American tour in support of their latest release, Mine Is Yours (Downtown/DGC/Interscope Records).

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Anheuser-Busch Wants the 713... and the 714?

    Flickr user tsandHow is drinking Bud Light 713 Beer like having sex in a boat? Both are fucking close to water.​Our sister blog, Eating Our Words over at the Houston Press, reported that Anheuser-Busch's parent company, AB InBev, has applied for trademarks on the number 713--which just happens to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Cali Swag District Honors Slain Member With Upcoming Release The Kickback

    ​ "If you can see the palm trees but can't find the beach, you might want to be careful." Although it's far from a steadfast rule, this common admonition is used by natives of Los Angeles County's urban areas to highlight its most hidden danger--the deceiving landscape. Inglewood is no exception ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    In Fred Karger's Presidential Run, GOP Stands for Gay Old Party

    The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Free Song from Jane's Addiction's First Studio Set in Eight Years

    ​Even if you're not that psyched about a Jane's Addiction reunion, you're still curious about what The Great Escape Artist, their first new studio album in eight years, sounds like. Frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins are giving away a free download of ''End ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Wall of Shame

    CNN, USA Today and other media organizations got fooled

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Super Bowling for Dollars

    The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Chile Con Queso

    For Sunday's Superbowl XLV, which pits Pittsburgh against Green Bay in Dallas, I bring you a Texas dish made with Wisconsin cheese. "Queso" is a Tex-Mex dish served everywhere in Texas, but almost never seen outside the​

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Warped Tour Annouces 2011 Dates

    ​The dates for the 2011 edition of the Warped Tour have been announced; this year, it kicks off in Dallas. There's no information on venues or performers yet, but  the tour will be in Pomona July 1, San Diego, August 9 and LA on August 10. Tickets are already available for $45--you can buy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2010

    Cousin's Bar-B-Q at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Makes a Worthwhile Layover Feast

    ​Constant traveling across the United States from John Wayne Airport has taught me that the main connecting hubs for flights out of our fair county are Phoenix, Denver and Dallas. I try not to spend any cash while on layover, the cheapskate that I am, but one booth always draws me in: Cousin's Bar ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 11, 2010

    Teen Cheerleader Orgy Porn With a Message

    'Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical' at the Maverick Theater goes soft on the sex, hard on the funny

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Five Mexican Dishes With a Crazy-Ass Use of Cheese that Aren't Nachos

    Got them for free, as does anyone who sits at this particular table...​This past Saturday was National Nachos Day, that legendary borderlands dish of tortilla chips, jalapeño and goops of cheese. The above picture are the nachos at El Cholo Cafe, Southern California's oldest Mexican restaurant an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Union Line Tour With Local Natives

    ​So we just heard that The Union Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer.  This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Four Country Throwdown Dates Canceled singer Eric Church: still singing at Irvine's Country Throwdown​The Country Throwdown Tour is cancelling four upcoming shows: Houston on June 9, Dallas on June 10, San Diego on June 17 and Phoenix on June 18. Tickets from the Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Something Corporate Fall Tour Announced! gaiz! Can't wait to see you again!​Guitarist Josh Partington may have gotten a law degree and vocalist/pianist Andrew McMahon may have formed Jack's Mannequin since the quintessential OC alt-rock band Something Corporate toured the country, but that doesn't make fans miss ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 13, 2010

    Mexican-Hatin' is Sweeping the Nation!

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And everybody has a different, not-so-endearing nickname for the Brown Menace

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    944 Magazine Files For Bankruptcy, Mocks It

    ​944 Media, which publishes fashion/entertainment/lifestyle magazines in 10 different regions, including Orange County, has filed for bankruptcy.But, not only does the company plan to keep publishing, it is having fun with its financial pickle by posting on its website, "The Top 9 Fun Facts About ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Jack Johnson Announces Tour Dates, 98 Percent of Orange County Celebrates

    Christopher VictorioJack Johnson, wearing a Save Trestles T-shirt, performing at the Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 29, 2008.​​Chief mellow music maker Jack Johnson has announced a new slew of tour dates for his upcoming To The Sea Tour, spanning from early July on the East Coast ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Meet the Star Men

    Thanks in part to Orange County Astronomers and its desert clubhouse, Southern California is amateur-stargazer heaven

  • Columns

    March 11, 2010
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    October 22, 2009
  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Incoming: No Doubt Returns to Orange County! Eventually.

    Full tour dates have finally been announced for archetypal OC success stories No Doubt's tour with Paramore--we've known for a while that they were going on tour at some point and the first date would be May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ, but now we've got the whole sched, and the three month-is ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    On The Wall: Freeda Freada Frida

    Picture This Gallery’s “Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit" Everything about Frida Kahlo was wild and colorful. She lived an amazing, romantic, tragicomic life, her art was full of rich, surreal yet deeply personal symbolism and she was an arresting image in her own right, with that pretty face spiced up ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 19, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
  • 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"

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Barrels of Fun!

    Register engages in reckless gunplay

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