The latest contribution of the Dr. Dre's lineage to West Coast hip-hop continues to write itself in lily-white Lake Forest. We know, it'll take people a while to get used to hearing that. Maybe you never will. But to feel that way is to deny the indo-smoking inventiveness laced inside the beats that ... More >>
"Like Akram Lotfy from Alexandria, Egypt, wrote on his Facebook wall before the shutdown, 'A government that is afraid of Facebook and Twitter should govern a city in Farmville.'"--Posted by Roqaya Ashmawey, one of the many young Arab-American activists looking to rename Anaheim's stretch of Broo ... More >>
Multimedia presentation of the weekend: If you haven't already seen it, check out the LA Times' Marlboro Marine multimedia extravaganza. It's a pretty amazing blend of video, audio and Times photographer Luis Sinco's thoughtful stills. Sinco, apparently also a pretty good writer, pens two accompanyi ... More >>
One of the most gruesome episodes in the U.S. war on Iraq began calmly enough as two SUVs with darkened windows negotiated the dense traffic of downtown Fallujah. It was the morning of March 31, 2004, and the vehicles—each containing two American civilians guarding kitchen supplies for the U.S. mi ... More >>
Newport Beach Film Festival is our very own cinematic grab bag
Blood and Chocolate; Catch and Release; Epic Movie; Funny Money; G.I. Jesus; Salaam-e-Ishq; Seraphim Falls
Despite a nonexistent marketing campaign, Cuarons latest is not to be missed
'Theres a joke in Puerto Rico that says the only reason Hitler ordered that the Jews be killed is because he didnt know Cubans existed'
Orange County lawyer seeks justice for families of slain U.S. security contractors in Iraq
May 30 - June 6
One womans two-year adventure in Iraqs Green Zone
Among the more than 2,300 Americans killed in Iraq, we want to recall our friends and neighbors. We honor their memory best by doing what we can to bring U.S. troops home.
Unlike Bush, starlet Mamie Van Doren went to Vietnam
'Fair Skin, Blond Hair and Blue Eyes Beat the Shit Out of Mexican Putas Any Day.'
A historic competition
My own private Fallujah at the Swallows Inn
Greg Weiss spent a year in Iraq fighting Ecstasy smugglers, truck thieves and shepherd shootersand avoiding mortars. Lots of mortars
We remember everything
National Professional Paintball Leaguers take aim at the future
Bribe Us for Kicks!
Snazzy but derivative, Appleseed is a ghost of its anime predecessors
The world wants to know: Who is Oranges newest school trustee?
Fall of Baghdad offers Orwellian view of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Start of classes speeds recruitment drive at Orange County schools
OC agency moves moving photo
Mark Levines spring break in Falluja
Diary of a Mad County
An Iraq invasion retrospective!
Death in the military