• Culture

    March 6, 2014

    Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Is the Lion In Exile

    The UC Irvine professor sees his 1976 play, The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, produced on campus

  • News

    September 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    No. 52, Free Happy Hour Food at Gulliver's

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    CinemAttack Turns Cult Film Screenings Into Crazy Theatrical Events

    Tyler Jacobs is no stranger to show biz (aside from acting on TV as a child, he and his brothers work on the Aquabats! Super Show! and Yo Gabba Gabba!). But his latest project, CinemAttack, is all about being part of the audience. CinemAttack's goal is to essentially make people fall in love with ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 23, 2013

    Arrested Development's Orange County

    A partial list of the show locations and their real-life equivalents

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    The Rolling Stones to Play Honda Center May 15

    After playing five shows last year in London and the greater New York area, the Rolling Stones announced this morning that they'll be embarking on a nine show run of North America as part of their 50 & Counting Tour including a date in Anaheim. The show will take place at Honda Center on May 15, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    How Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf Gave England the Blues

    The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 28, 2013

    Outfit Hive's the Bee's Knees

    [Trendzilla] Meet the latest, greatest social networking site, this one for fashionistas

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, February 22Angry SamoansThe Observatory First wave punk rockers everywhere are alive and kicking. Just look at the Angry Samoans, hailing from Los Angeles, they've been doing their thing since the late 70s. And since their inception, they've made a career out of being offensive. Rumor has it ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2013

    Pride & Prejudice

    Cerritos Center

  • Culture

    January 3, 2013

    Peinture Chalks It Up

    [Trendzilla] Deborah Cooper-Ramos teaches you how to touch up antique furniture at her new Costa Mesa shop

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    McDonald's Employee Fired For Adding Too Many Sprinkles on a McFlurry

    McDonald's has been getting slammed by the media lately for insisting that some of their stores remain open on Christmas Day. This next story isn't going to change recent headlines that have condemned them as Scrooges.In England, McDonald's has just settled a lawsuit filed by an employee who sued th ... More >>

  • Film

    December 6, 2012

    Kissing Cousins in 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

    Bill Murray gets manhandled as FDR

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    In Print This Week: "Weird Al" Yankovic, Dry the River, Tini Grey, Ask Exene

    [Editor's Note: Every Thursday, in addition to bombarding you with blog posts, this newspaper does something really crazy...we write a print version! Here's a taste of our top stories this week]1) Our lead feature this week shines a spotlight on the pop culture parody enigma "Weird Al" Yankovic. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: Pop Up Restaurants Are The Flavor Of The Month In The OC Food Scene

    Dave MauBy Dave Mau As the culinary world turns, so do the fads and foibles that inhabit restaurant culture. Food truck mania (except for some standouts) is slowly fading into the past, joining others like taco Tuesday, gastro pubs and overly-gourmand street tacos in realm of passé food OC concepts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Burger King Introduces Black Truffle Angus Burger In Hong Kong

    While Taco Bell foists another Frankenstein's monster food item on us made from the interchangeable parts of its existing menu, the other parts of the world get actual innovation from their fast food restaurants. We heard about the Pizza Hut in England's hot-dog-stuffed pizza crusts and the gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Chapman University Religion and Economics Conference Draws Scholars from Far and Wide

    ​Chapman University today and tomorrow hosts what is billed as "a major international conference" on religion, economics and culture. Participants include Chapman's Nobel laureate in economics Vernon L. Smith and academics not only from the Orange campus and UC Irvine but Yale, Harvard, Notre D ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 15, 2011

    Were the Conquistadors the Original Cartels?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!!] And why do some Mexicans identify with them?

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Five Songs to Help Defeat the Leftover Blues

    ​Although Black Friday is known for shopping, it is also known as the beginning of the leftover parade. If you want to make room for non-gravy doused foods in your fridge, you'll need all the help you can get. Here are five golden oldies that can help lessen the blow of a week's worth of leftovers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    The District in Tustin Loses A Restaurant

    Edwin Goei​Chaparosa Grill at The District in Tustin has closed. When it was open, the place was noted for its Caribbean totems, color-splashed walls, and numerous ceiling fans that swoop the air as if the place was in the tropics. A large framed photo of their bald chef, Tony Corke, a native of E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Portishead's Geoff Barrow On Touring Third, Misconceptions About Dummy and His Upcoming Hip-Hop Record

    ​Thirteen years after their last North American tour, pioneering British trio Portishead are back to finally make the rounds in support of their latest album, Third, released in 2008. It's been a while, but for good reason; between having babies and working on new musical projects, they've been qu ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 15, 2011

    Do Mexicans Hate Puerto Ricans?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And do matanzas only happen in New Mexico?

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2011

    Pride and Prejudice

    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Ten Songs That Foreshadowed the 2011 UK Riots

    Beacon Radio (Creative Commons NC)​Watching footage of the UK riots has been shocking, scary and difficult, but the British have a history of taking to the streets in times of social upheaval as an act of defiance. The proof is in songs by its musicians: everyone from the Clash to Morrissey to Mot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Pippa Middleton's Face and Arse Recreated By Crumpets

    ​A restaurant in Gloucestershire, England surveyed 2,000 people what person they'd most like to have breakfast with. The answer came back resoundingly: Pippa Middleton, the most famous sister-in-law in the world. So what did the restaurant do with this information? Well, it did what you nor I nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Black Eyed Peas go on Hiatus; Four Other Groups That Should Take a Break Too

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​This week the Black Eyed Peas announced at their Staffordshire show that it was the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." So yes, the group is taking a break, but they're not breaking up--at least, not according to Fergie and, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish Goes on Tour After Near-Death Experience with Ruptured Appendix

    Reel Big Fish ​ Reel Big Fish, one of OC's stawarts from the mid-'90s ska phenomenon, have been touring hard lately. They just came back from Europe, are headed to South America in October this year and just kicked off their US summer tour with Streetlight Manifesto in Texas! The band have two mus ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 28, 2011

    Pacific Playwrights Festival Shows the Plays Must Go On

    South Coast Repertory's annual showcase for new works gears up

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Toast The Royal Wedding With...Viagra Beer?

    Celebrate Big Willy style....​While all eyes will be on William and Kate next week in a wedding of epic proportions, Brits will toast the newlyweds with all sorts of bubbly, including one named Royal Virility Performance. This isn't the only commemorative beverage made for the special day, but it' ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Boris Smile Are Amped Up

    [Locals Only] A. Wesley Chung's chamber-pop combo plugs their new, 23-song album.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    WTF: Former Iron Maiden Singer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Aled Thomas​WTF:Perhaps this week's post is a more pathetic cautionary tale than a bonafied WTF. In any event, it demonstrates that iconic stars everywhere might benefit from the stern benefactoring of MASH's own Mike Farrell, who once consulted fallen stars on how to manage their fortunes. 

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    TGIF: Reverend Horton Heat, Cradle of Filth, James Fletcher and More

    ​Friday finds DJ Ron Sleezy holding court at the Commonwealth Lounge and Grill in Newport Beach--which is an understandable thing, given that he works there. Even more understandable is that he's out to help continue what has been a thriving--and not always appreciated--continuum of DJs and venues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    OC Music Awards Nominees Are Out Now!

    Dagha Bloom nominated for Best New Album​​Finally, the nomination ballots are in, and the 2011 nominees have been announced. Some artists are past winners, while other nominees are fresh faces to the OC scene. The OC Music Awards added two new categories for this year: Best Youth Artist and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2010


    La Mirada Theatre

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Why Can't We Have Café Gourmand in OC?

    Flickr user handyandy88​On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to meThree small desserts, two tiny spoons and a minuscule cup of coffee.Orange County, the time has come for you to embrace the Gallic wonder known as the café gourmand, or as we say in American, the dessert sampler.

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2010

    Pato Banton

    The Coach House

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Adam Merrin of the 88 Gives Good Advice: Stay True to Your Music, Don't Try to Fit into a Scene

    ​You could say that the 88 is the ultimate indie pop act, a shining example of a band making a living playing shiny, happy pop music (read: no day jobs needed) without skyrocketing to fame, pandering to crowds or being a household name. They release their own albums, tour at their leisure, are ful ... More >>

  • Film

    October 21, 2010

    The Comedy of Going Plastic

    Stephen Frears' cosmetically altered heroine, Tamara Drewe, bounds through his self-consciously rustic, broadly played flick

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Heinz Spotted Dick

    Edwin Goei​Name: Heinz Spotted Dick Origin: England Found at: Fresh & Easy, Fountain Valley Cost: $3.99 Ingredients: Wheat, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Raisins, Partially Hydrogenated Canola and Palm Oils, Nonfat Dry Milk, Partially Inverted Sugar Cane Syrup, Leaveners (Sodium Diphosphates, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Nestlé Aero

    Edwin Goei​Name: Nestlé Aero Origin: South Africa Found at: Garden Patch Market, Irvine Cost: $3.79 Ingredients: Cane sugar, full cream milk solids, cocoa mass, non-hydrogenated vegetable fat, whey powder (milk), cocoa butter, emulsifiers (soy lecithin E322, e476), flavourants.

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Little Boots, Big Electro-Pop Sound

    Born Victoria Hesketh, the 25-year-old is already a star in her native U.K.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2010

    Snoop Dogg Wins Case Against British Government

    John GilhooleySnoop Dogg at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, Santa Ana , Jan. 21​Remember back in 2006 when Long Beach native Snoop Dogg and his entourage allegedly brawled at a British Airways VIP Lounge? And how the British Government went apeshit and banned the rapper from ever entering their boring ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
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    April 30, 2009

    Beyond the Beanstalk

    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Edgy and Eggy

    The Arab, the Jew and the Chicken

  • Columns

    December 13, 2007

    ¡Ask a Mexican!®

    'Where's the love?' Maybe with the fairies?

  • Food

    June 27, 2002

    Vamos, Vamos a Reginas

    Food, soccer and more of each

  • Food

    October 4, 2001

    Heres to Empire

    News flash: Persian food now American

  • Food

    March 16, 2000

    Eat Cheap

    or expensive. or somewhere in between

  • Food

    March 16, 2000

    Eat Cheap

    or expensive. or somewhere in between

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