Marilyn Hagerty, if you don't remember, is the 85-year-old Grand Forks Herald restaurant critic whose Olive Garden review went viral because of the snarky hipsters who pointed at it to show how unhip she was. Backlash against the snark quickly ensued and many came to her defense, including Anthony B ... More >>
Martin J. "Marty" Smith is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, an editor who has boostered smart writing and supported other writers, and also made a career himself as author of a popular mystery series and, because he is a gregarious and curious nut, a series of unlikely books which seem to ... More >>
The Orange County-based white supremacist American Third Position Party finds itself in the headlines again as Anonymous defaced its website yesterday, with the flag of the Soviet Union serving as backdrop with superimposed images of the seal of the amorphous hackers and a rainbow-maned pony! The ... More >>
Flickr user tlacolulaerestuThe tianguis, or open-air market, that is how food shopping gets done in much of Mexico.We spend a lot of time pontificating about Mexican food around here. We live in a place blessed by excellent Mexican food, and yet it's a place beset by people too afraid to eat it. ... More >>
Food NetworkDid you know there are two food people named Dave Lieberman? Only one looks like this... and it's not me.There's been somewhat of a rash of people lately asking me what happened in my career that I'm suddenly writing here. I was confused the first time or two, until I realized they th ... More >>
I interviewed Soulja Boy (who I'll just go ahead and call by his real name DeAndre Way) recently, and it was pretty wild. The Atlanta-based, teen millionaire rapper wore his colossal, eponymous pendant--which he says contains a hundred Gs of diamonds--and bragged about how all the big names in hi ... More >>
I once flew to Fargo, which had the closest airport to the University of Minnesota-Morris, which is in the middle of nowhere but a very pleasant place (and how is it that THEY have a street named after Cesar Chavez but not SanTana?). On the drive away from the airport, I spotted a huge Mexican resta ... More >>
Not Esquire.Gustavo blogged him up as "OC's Eternal Loser" in 2007, but Esquire magazine's May 2009 issue (the one that allows you to create your own horrifying Obama/Clooney/Timberlake/monster man cover) labels him as "The Man Who Never Was." We're talking about Todd Marinovich, the Newport Beach k ... More >>
You know times are tough when Taco Bell employees fake their own holdup. From Fargo...An employee of a Fargo Taco Bell that was robbed at gunpoint last week
has been charged in Cass County District Court with conspiring to rob
the store.Michael Vincent Wanzek, 20, made an initial
appearance on the f ... More >>
Edwards University Town Center 6 is billing itself as Coen Brothers Central this week as the Irvine theater will have two prints of the new film Burn After Reading when it opens Friday. Advance tickets are on sale now, and it's a sure bet University will have no trouble filling seats considering wri ... More >>
Though I'm mightily anxious to see Richard Kelly's DONNIE DARKO follow-up SOUTHLAND TALES, the weekend's top film pick is a no-brainer.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. People are calling it the best film of the year, and if it isn't, it's darn close.
The Coen brothers have been spinning their wheels for a ... More >>
If, as the governor recently asserted, California is both the new Athens and the new Sparta, where the future of America is busily being created, then what the hell is North Dakota? Because in one patch of the future, North Dakota is set to leave California in the dust.
The state best known for fro ... More >>