• Calendar

    September 18, 2014

    The Kooks

    The Observatory

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2014

    Katy Perry

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Craft Beer Bar Native Son Alehouse Opens in DTSA, The Copper Door Opens Kitchen

    Big news for craft beer in Downtown Santa Ana the past few weeks: Native Son Alehouse has finally opened its doors for crowds and craft beer lovers alike. Currently serving beer from various Orange County breweries, the joint also aims to incorporate beer, wine and mead from around the world into it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Irvine Native's Coding Boardgame Kickstarter Is Nearly Funded

    Have you heard? Coding is the future. Learning how to code is the key to your children's success. Don't know computer science? It's going to be a tough life. I'm exaggerating a little, of course, but learning how to code is a pretty useful skill (even journos pick it up!) and Irvine native Raj Sidh ... More >>

  • 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

  • Film

    November 7, 2013
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    No Ghosts, But Plenty of Spirit in Fullerton Play

    ​It won't get the press or audience of Christmassy shows such as SCR's A Christmas Carol. or the Maverick's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but the Hunger Artist Theatre's production of Peter Barnes' The Spirit of Man, might actually come closer to capturing some sense of genuine humanity t ... More >>

  • Film

    November 25, 2010

    Talk of the Nation

    How therapy saved the monarchy in 'The King's Speech'

  • 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

    September 9, 2010

    Three Reasons to Hate Morrissey (and Four Reasons We Still Love Him Anyway)

    By now, everyone's heard that dear old Moz called the entire population of China a subspecies in a recent interview with the Guardian. "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecie ... More >>

  • 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

    June 11, 2010

    Soccer? I Don't Even Know Her! World Cup Futbol Starts Today

    From the 2010 World Cup Facebook page​The FIFA World Cup--you know, that massive sporting event that only comes around every four years, the one that the United States practically makes a sport out of ignoring--starts today in South Africa.Lots of Americans think soccer is boring. Well . . . it is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010
  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
  • Calendar

    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

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Okksy Spooky

    The Kooks

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Melamine Found in Edible Sex Accessories

    Melamine-tainted baby formula: tragic and scary. Melamine-tainted pet food: sad. Now a New York Times story reports that melamine has also been detected in edible adult sex accessories sold in England. It's still disturbing, of course, but somehow, this time, you can't help but chuckle a litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    NBFF: Snow Jobs and Sausages

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Pigs* Bust OiNK

    The BBC reports that British and Dutch police today have shut down the popular and flagrantly illegal music-downloading site OiNK and arrested its overlord, a 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough, England. That sound you hear is the celebratory high-5ing of major-label employees worldwide and Metallic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    77 Drummers Drumming on 07/07/07

    Japanese psychedelic samurais Boredoms have arranged an amazing spectacle for what some amateur numerologists think will the luckiest day of the century, July 7, 2007. The concert happens at 5 p.m. in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, and is free, but you need to RSVP; it's probably a moot point n ... More >>

  • Features

    October 21, 2004
  • 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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