Have you ever ordered a meal only to have every hue in it be a crispy golden brown? Have you ever had so much deep fried batter that your gut begged you to stop and eat a salad? Have you ever eaten at a restaurant where the closest thing to salad is the cabbage inside of the deep fried egg roll? I ... More >>
George Joseph England, a serial child molester who spent 29 years as a fugitive before serving three consecutive life sentences, has died in prison, according to authorities. Not that anyone will muster up a tear. Check out how my colleague R. Scott Moxley described the then-65-year-old, who was nea ... More >>
Updated, with a response by England-Nelson (note the regal hyphen!) at the bottom... ORIGINAL POST, 7:33 A.M. The Orange County Register's daily newspaper for Los Angeles is scheduled to debut April 16, and already its reporters are trying to jump ship, already souring on owner Aaron Kushner's ambi ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Fox Theater Pomona
At least in two respects, Dennis O. Brown is a lucky Californian.Brown wanted to steal $492,142 from the federal treasury and has a younger brother, Edmund, who was dumb enough to file a fraudulent 2008 federal income tax return in his own name for that amount.The plot might have worked if it hadn't ... More >>
The Guardian is reporting that a teenager celebrating her 18th birthday at a wine bar in England ingested liquid nitrogen that was poured into her cocktail to make it billow with smoke.They write:Gaby Scanlon, from Heysham, Lancashire, was with friends at Oscar's wine bar in Lancaster city centre w ... More >>
The English folk-rocker of Olympics fame readies a new album that's fresh, tight and heartfelt
Every time my friends go off on trips across the globe, I always ask them to be on the lookout for Mexican food, for the obvious reasons. A friend just came back from Europe, with a stop in London, and this is a photo he just sent over, of Old El Paso's advertising campaign in England.The semiotics ... More >>
Oh, look, this year's edition of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants", sponsored by San Pellegrino and its subsidiary Acqua Panna, has come out. Cue the precious online debates and the bored yawns from the rest of the world.Ranked lists of the best anything are patent bollocks: they necessarily reflec ... More >>
Long Clawson DairyWhat hostess gift says "Merry Christmas" better than White Stilton cheese studded with real gold leaf and flavored with Goldschläger?If such a thing existed in Dickens' day, we're sure Ebeneezer Scrooge would have bought Tiny Tim an entire wheel of this cheese that costs £60 p ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
What does the term "walking the dog" mean, you ask? It originates from the North East of England, where people refers to Newcastle Brown Ale as "Dog" because people would often use the saying, "Going to walk the dog" to grab a pint at the local pub. So next week, OC Weekly's Heard Mentality and ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHey, the year's half over! Isn't that reason enough to count back through the albums that have been released thus far in 2011 and decide which ones we can safely say are great? Yes, it is.Check out our picks after the jump--and see which ones made it.
Galaxy Concert Theatre
Wikimedia CommonsYour Stick-A-Fork bloggers were plotting an Easter post featuring Marshmallow Peeps. You know, some variation on a Peep-y diorama, but fresher and funnier than before. We tossed around some ideas, but we English majors couldn't transfer the ideas to the Art majors in time for the ... More >>
Like LiLo court coverage, details on the nuptials of the century are all but impossible to avoid in the news. One detail, however, managed to slip under the radar of salesmen trying to make a fast pound. Those precious mugs of Kate Catherine and her man-who-would-be-king, William, feature his bro ... More >>
We can't tell you exactly where, but if you do some investigating, we're sure you can figure out exactly where the venerable '80s punk band from England is playing tonight in Fullerton.They're playing under a different name, and the ads for tonight's show don't have their photos, but this secret ... More >>
We lost another great musician today. Warp Records (the band's label) announced that lead singer Trish Keenan of British electronic-pop band Broadcast has died from pneumonia-related complications this morning. Her manager, Martin Spoke, announced, "She had been in Australia and had stayed on to ... More >>
Flickr user johnsu01 You know what's great about America? We can go into a bar and order a draft beer served in whatever size we want because it's a free country. You want a mug or a pint, sweetie? A big liter stein?How about a yard-long glass with its own kickstand? Not big enough? Let's get a g ... More >>
Headline: Deputies Respond to Fight at Soccer MatchComment by IVANGECKO: Should have called ICE.Comment by MY02CENTS: Arrest and deport.Comment by AINTLIFEGRAND: A soccer fight at Mile Square Park? If only this took place in Santa Ana the comedic possibilities would be endless.
How therapy saved the monarchy in 'The King's Speech'
Long Beach Playhouse
www.myspace.com/kutmahOur sister publication LA Weekly has an exclusive interview with Dublab and Low End Theory-affiliated DJ, Justin "Kutmah" McNulty. He was detained by Department of Homeland Security authorities in May, after failing to honor a voluntary deportation notice that he had si ... More >>
[Summer Guide] At our local United Nations of bars and restaurants, every World Cup game can be a home game
The Grove of Anaheim
Regular Forkers might have noticed that Gustavo and Edwin now have a new partner for their continuing adventures in rum, bloggery and the mashed potatoes. Please join us in welcoming Lesley McCave, an accomplished food and travel scribe, to Stick a Fork In It. A native of England now based in OC, sh ... More >>
House of Blues
The English Beat
'Thoughtful, argumentative, loyal and kind'
It's a familiar sounding story this time of year-- a virgin with child. Only this time the natural world is outdoing the supernatural, because this virgin is with children. Seven, in fact. And these virgin offspring will have grow up to have mouths filled with toxic bacteria-- though I'm not sure ... More >>
Courtesy tar pit: Rapture are never going to untangle from the bubblegum of "House of Jealous Lovers" (best rollerskate jam of my legal drinking years) even with new album Pieces of the People We Something Something Something, which is considered/literate/produced so sharp as to cut glass but still ... More >>