One of the greatest joys about eating in Long Beach is finding that unassuming, unexpected and surprisingly authentic ethnic fare; and this column has proved that you can easily wander your way through the cuisines of El Salvador, Cambodia, Trinidad and Peru, all without ever leaving city limits. ... More >>
It's been nearly 200 years since anti-Irish sentiments (especially "Irish Need Not Apply" signs) became a part of American history. Now, U2, which hails from Dublin, Ireland, has become the poster child for another unwelcome invasion. Starting September 9th, Apple boasted that it would give U2's new ... More >>
The district attorney offices of the counties of Orange and Santa Clara have teamed up to charge five large pharmaceutical companies with endangering patients and deceiving doctors by intentionally misrepresenting the dangerously addictive nature of painkillers to expand their markets and profits.
Your cheat sheet for the Newport Beach Film Festival, from the parties to the flicks about speed-dating geezers
I know, I know: where the hell does a born-and-bred Mexican from California get off telling the rest of the world about the glories of Tex-Mex cuisine? But hear me out, world: I am Tex-Mex's most arduous non-Texan defender. I've crisscrossed most of the state doing research for my Taco USA: How Mexi ... More >>
Just ONE DAY left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), which means that very, very soon, you'll be able to run to one of the awesome businesses who loan us a few square feet of space and pick up a copy of our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy!
Just one week left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), which means that very, very soon, you'll be able to run to one of the awesome businesses who loan us a few square feet of space and pick up a copy of our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy! In a county stacked deep ... More >>
Mattern Deli, LinX and all the other places to get a banger (and a green chorizo and longanisa and bratwurst) in your mouth
Oak Canyon Park
We don't wander south of the El Toro Y often, but we were looking for one thing and found Garman's instead. Not to be confused with a GPS brand, this future watering hole is located behind a Bank of America and across from the Shops at Mission Viejo. Serving traditional fare in addition to lots o' G ... More >>
Sean Penn is Gothed-up and great
Darren and Jean Coyle unveil a Mission Viejo gastropub that's a stunner
See Also: *The Jacuzzi Boys - The Queen Mary - 8/1/12*Mom - The Constellation Room -8/17/12*Over the Weekend: Nobunny - Alex's Bar - 8/17/12Pawnshop Kings The Constellation Room (at the Observatory) 9/3/12It was Labor Day, and the Pawnshop Kings began their month-long residency by keeping it si ... More >>
In the wake of the Carlos Bustamante scandal, more sex-related allegations have hit the top levels of Orange County management, most recently a lawsuit filed against a former high-ranking official at South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD, which counts OC as part of its jurisdiction).Th ... More >>
Get your fill of St. Patrick's Day shenanigans with Celtic rockers the Young Dubliners, who, as our calendar editor Erin DeWitt says, are always down to bring their raucous, whiskey-soaked live show onstage. Better yet, we'll just quote from DeWitt's 2011 calendar pick: "The continual tourists, f ... More >>
Paddy Moloney and the rest of the Chieftains will celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band, releasing their latest CD, Voice of Ages (made in collaboration with a slew of relative youngsters including Bon Iver, the Decemberists, the Punch Brothers, and Pistol Annies) and performing at the Soka ... More >>
The Long Beach Playhouse production fictionalizes Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier playing each other for one big gig
The strange career trajectory of the star of 'The Grey'
Mmm...brains...As always, each week we bring you tales of the weird, wacky and delicious (see above). Here's your handy guide to the awesomeness we brought you this week!
Veteran asskicker and first-time actress shines in Stephen Soderberg's new action film
Tales of ghosts and fairies abound in South Coast Rep's staging of the play—but they're not the true scary story
South Coast Repertory
Galaxy Concert Theatre
www.harmonyfestival.comI've been to music festivals in Southern California, in the Midwest, Northern California and the East Coast, but I had an epiphany at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa (about an hour north of San Francisco) last weekend. There, I realized that for some reason, NorCal mu ... More >>
Joel Mchale, Friday, 7 p.m.See this funny man of E!s The Soup dish out comedic gold this Friday.Long Beach Terrace Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562-436-3636The Magic Flute, Saturday, 11:35 a.m.View Mozart's operatic masterpiece live at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.Orange ... More >>
Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival
Sometimes I wonder about the power of coincidence. Both times I've covered the Newport Beach Film Festival, I have been unable to attend every day because some or other duty at the office ends up taking a lot more of my time than expected. So I was called home on Tuesday, thereby missing both THE RE ... More >>
Patrick Chavis got a taste of Pinoy pop culture at UCI Friday night, where he caught Bambu, Rhythm Natives and the Fighting Cocks. Pat also ran into a tagger who dreams of letters. Read his review and see some photos here. Rich Kane spent his Saturday morning reviewing the past week in the Orange C ... More >>
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