Huntington Beach Library
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how do you impress a chica caliente?
I personally have nothing against Whole Foods, because I don't shop there. What I do find hilarious about the company, however, is how the vast majority of its clientele are liberals even though CEO John Mackey is a self-proclaimed libertarian who's actually far more to the right than he lets on, wh ... More >>
South Coast Repertory
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why can't Americans learn Spanish?
From Bolsavik.comWord has come from Malaysia that Nguyen Cao Ky, the former president of South Vietnam who spent years in Orange County after the Vietnam War, has passed away.The story first appeared in the English-language media via Bolsavik, the English-language blog of Nguoi Viet editor ... More >>
The Ma and Pa Kettle of the legal world?Remember that humongous controversy earlier this year when a weirdo Pasadena family not only successfully got a trademark for the term "urban homesteading" (used in American English for decades), but began sending threatening legal letters to entities who u ... More >>
Last week, I reported on how the Oxford English Dictionary had just included "banh mi" into its august publication, a wonderful, surprising development. Also in the mix was "taquito," and that entry just pissed me off. Oh, I was happy that rolled, fried tacos finally received their due--but ... More >>
Ah, the august Oxford English Dictionary (OED), grammatical gatekeeper to all that is proper and just in the world of the English language. The great thing about the tongue of Shakespeare, of course, is how it absorbs foreign words as they inextricably become part of the Empire--and, just this we ... More >>
Headline: Man Who Kicked Officer in Groin Pleads Guilty Comment by SSHOE: Give me a break, is this how this old man shows his thanks for the US saving his people from those commie VC 40 years ago. How about showing some gratitude and not suing the cops when YOU are the one who punched and kicked ... More >>
Headline: Tran: 'Uphill' Chance to Defeat Rep. SanchezComment by UGLYINLA: Tran...its over...give it up. Its not your fault. After years of voter apathy, the 47th has been turned into a barrio. A simple stroll down to Santa Ana is all one needs to see to understand what has manifested over t ... More >>
South Coast Repertory
View more news videos at: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video. Anti-Mexican racism at Angels Stadium of Anaheim isn't anything new, especially given how neo-Nazis troll the stadium's parking lots and pass out white-power music compilations after your Halos play. But actual ushers spouting off, with ... More >>
Headline: Rage Guitarist Joining Disney Strike ActivitiesComment by jeff: I don't feel sorry for these losers. eventually they won't have jobs. disney can easily replace a few thousand mexicans who can barely speak english with more mexicans who can barely speak english.comment by ladderr: get ... More >>
Two weeks after a study partly funded by the British Academy concluded phone texting leads to more literate youths, the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, claims messaging via cellphones is contributing to a generation of college students who can't write.Their evidence: the rising failure ... More >>
Chris VictorioAmerica is diverse! Yes it's true. For proof, we present a list, with commentary, of the various demographics we encountered at Friday night's catch-all protest of Nancy Pelosi's arrival at the Irvine Hilton for a Democratic Party of OC event:
I know a lot of you foodies out there like to concentrate on grub, like to pretend that the food on your table appears deux ex machina with no political back story behind it, and prefer not to wade into the real world. I'm one of those: that's why I review restaurants, as a respite from the insanity ... More >>
I devote a couple of pages of my Orange County: A Personal History (book signing Sept. 18 at the Yost!) to the Huntington Beach-based California Coalition for Immigration Reform, the single group most responsible for fanning the anti-Mexican flames in the United States over the past 15 years. One cr ... More >>
Students of history can only expect so much from Images of America, those slender books of historical photos published by Arcadia Publishing. Most of the people who compile the pictures in this book are well-meaning antiquarians (of the philosophical and age variety), and the people who purchase suc ... More >>
Dido & Aeneas
'I bet they speak English during recess'
Saraah Olsons strange trip through the U.S. war on terror
Ribbed No More
Three Mayans and a Little Lady
WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Crossing over: whos doing it, whos not
Axes continue to fall at the Los Angeles Times, a still-great paper but one that's looking more and more like a mash-up of USA Today and The Orange County Register. The resignation of editor Dean Baquet stole the thunder from new publisher David Hiller's announcement earlier this week that he knows ... More >>
Because it is THE place to read shit like this... . . . [George W. Bush] lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic--it's just not going to work." Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to ... More >>
Dear Peoples Republic of Blotter Types: It makes us chortle that so many folks have their Fruit of the Looms in a bunch over the National Anthem being sung in Spanish. Heck, the only thing we remember from 1 1/2 years of California public high school Spanish nearly 30 years ago was the Pledge of Al ... More >>
Handicapping the 06 Newport Beach Film Festival
Expanded for the Web!
The man behind the human-rights rhetoric