Diet Coke

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    What's Up With Crazy Town These Days?

    Come, my lady. Come, come, my lady. Rock-rap outfit Crazy Town will be performing at the Observatory tonight. Didn't know they were back together? Didn't know they were broken up in the first place? Well, before their 2001 hit "Butterfly," they toiled in the Los Angeles underground for years, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Blogger Orders Every Sandwich McDonald's Makes; Stacks Them Together To Make 4-Foot-Tall McEverything Sandwich

    Well, somebody had to do it--a blogger has gone and ordered every sandwich McDonald's makes (including the breakfast ones), stacked them together, and stuck a stick through all 43 to make a 4-foot-tall McKebab of sorts. Actually, Nick Chipman, the blogger in question who previously created a grilled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    On The Line: Alissa Grenis & Chris Rubinstein Of Bite Me Foods, Part One

    We knew about the Bite Me luxe lonchera a long time ago. What we didn't know was that she catered more than she rolled into food truck roundups. Alissa Grenis may be the brains behind the concept of cuisine that isn't deep fried (there isn't even a fryer on the truck), but she insisted on including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Sources: OC DA Investigating Costa Mesa Police Union for Possible Crimes in Jim Righeimer DUI Set-Up Last Year

    Remember that weird-ass story last year involving Costa Mesa councilmember Jim Righeimer, a private dick who called 911 saying Riggy was DUI-ing after emerging from Skosh Monahan's, and Costa Mesa PD summarily forcing Riggy out of his house and giving him sobriety tests even though all he had to dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Product Placement in Music Videos = Tacky

    We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us--we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their "Big Me" video back in the 90s--but that was when music videos premiered on MTV--not Vevo--and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2012

    Ray Estrella Fought the Santa Ana Elks Lodge and the Lodge Won

    The onetime exalted ruler tried to the lodge into the 21st Century

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Five Worst Disney Tattoos... Ever

    ​A 27-year-old woman from Taichung, Taiwan recently took her love of Snow White to new heights when she covered her entire back in a tattoo of the characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Check out the full artwork after the jump... and stick around for five of the absolute worst Disn ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 10, 2012

    Hang Up Now, Please

    [Hey, You!] You want some service? Let’s talk . . .

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, 'Deadwood' author Pete Dexter still packs a punch

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    On the Line: Diane Yoon of Merely Sweets, Part One

    Photo by Kevin Lara​Our final subject for "Unofficial Ladies Month" at On the Line is classically trained pastry chef Diane Yoon. Her dessert shop, Merely Sweets, is a collaboration with a classmate and her brother. She wanted to check out Portola Coffee Lab, so we spent a lazy SoCo morning sippin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    'More Potent' Compound Discovered by Food Scientists to Mask Bitter Flavors

    Flickr user bfhoyt​Something called the American Chemical Society is holding its annual expo right now at the Anaheim Convention Center, and wouldn't it have been cool to have covered it à la the Natural Products Expo? Who knows how much food news is percolating through the floor right now, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Karl Lagerfeld Gives Diet Coke Bottles a Makeover

    ​That classic silver can is so last season, darlin'.Fashion virtuoso Karl Lagerfeld, who reportedly only drinks Pepsi Black, has given Diet Coke bottles a makeover as part of a campaign called "Love It Light." Who knew they'd look so fab in stripes?

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Diet Coke Now Outselling Pepsi--Are the Cola Wars Finally Over?

    Flickr user joyosity​AdAge is reporting (via the subscriber-only Beverage Digest) that "a historic shift for the beverage industry" has occurred: Diet Coke is now outselling longtime second-place holder Pepsi. Last year, Coca-Cola's junior product sold 9.9 percent of all sodas in the United States ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    This Week in Food: Italian Holiday, Final Pho, and Arrested Development Pub Quiz!

    ​Between the start of our epic Final Pho tournament and news of quizzes that we can actually win, it was quite the week here at your favorite infernal blog. Highlights after the jump!

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    TGIF: Thank God it's Friday--the Temper Trap is in Town, Among Other Bands

    www.thetempertrap.comThe Temper Trap​This Friday is a chance to reenact your Joseph Gordon Levitt fantasies. Not the Inception ones-the Temper Trap, a.k.a. the band that first got wider attention due to (500) Days of Summer and then did the Diet Coke ad with "Sweet Disposition," are still on a mis ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010

    The Temper Trap

    The Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010


    Edwin Goei​Name: Milky Origin: Japan Found at: Freshia, Tustin Cost: $1.99 Ingredients: Starch Syrup, Condensed Milk Powder Sugar, Salt, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Recipe: Coke-Glazed Ham

    aquilaonline @ CC BY-NC 2.0​The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday America celebrates on Monday, does not exactly have a lot of recipes associated with him. The good reverend was born in Atlanta, however, and Atlanta and Coke just go together. Recipes with Coke usually tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Top Chef Judges Do Madison Avenue

    It started with Tom Colicchio hawking Diet Coke during the Superbowl.    That opened the door to Padma Lakshmi doing naughty Paris Hilton-like things to a Western Bacon Cheeseburger.   I admit it: I like the sandwich, and yes, I avidly follow every season of Top Chef. But this? I don't know. ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2008

    Riding Low in the Saddleback

    By Eleanor Carmichael It was hotter than Hell when I arrived at Saddleback Church (my former parish—no, seriously) for the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency. Unfortunately, I couldn’t look forward to sitting in the main worship center near Rick Warren, Barack Obama or John McCain. OC We ... More >>

  • Features

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Rock the Runway

    The Art Institute is seriously starting to become my favorite place to visit in Santa Ana - every time I'm there for some event or other I wonder why my USC education couldn't have had the kind of cool events these folks seem to put on on a regular basis. Rock the Runway, this past Saturday, was a f ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    Lady Killer

    An OC jury ponders this question: Who is the right-handed man who murdered Minnie Smith?

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Strictly ballrooms

    Am I really supposed to be here? The event: A party for the reopening of the ballrooms in the Anaheim Hilton, and the ongoing renovations (“Redressed for Success”) in all the rooms. The guests: Rich businesspeople, mostly wearing suits that look like they cost several months worth of my salary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    Get Your Rocks Off

    As a frequenter of the AMC 30 at the Block every Thursday night when they show all the new releases, I've also become a fan of Cafe Tu Tu Tango, the most adjacent restaurant, and bar that seems to stay open the latest. It was only last week, however, that I realized they don't serve my usual bevera ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Jeremy Popoff

    The Lit guitarist shares some of his favorite things

  • Columns

    August 3, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Night of the Ladyboys: How the A-list have fallen

  • Features

    November 11, 2004

    Hail the Hesitant Hero

    Robert Acosta joined the Army looking for a life. Thanks to an ambush in Iraq, he found it

  • Food

    July 8, 2004

    Eater, Destroy Thyself

    Going out with a bang at Rembrandts Beautiful Food

  • Food

    January 17, 2002

    Martha Stewart for Manson

    Where to eat before talking to a murderer

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Grrrrrrrr . . . . . . . .

    What happened to the blues? Jonny Lang

  • Food

    December 21, 2000

    Tacos and a Side of Tacos

    Fine dining under $4

  • Features

    October 26, 2000
  • News

    February 25, 1999

    My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult

    Wyn puts computer-game violence to the test