Last week, Newport Beach's Restaurant Week concluded. But this week, my list of restaurant essentials continues, this time for the city that includes Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, and the parts of Newport Beach that still feel like Irvine. Some of the listed restaurants participated in last week ... More >>
From Laguna to Coastline College and beyond, the best in arts for the first half of the year
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans leave boogers everywhere?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what exactly is a huipil?
[Hole In the Wall] This Anaheim eatery sells quesadillas more deity than tortilla
Fourth and Birch Streets
[BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] PR Maven
A typical morning at Weekly world headquarters...If you glance at a bottle of Peligroso tequila and are a way-too-politically-conscious pendejo like me, you'll want to immediately protest. The name, drawing on centuries of gabacho stereotypes about the inherent danger of Mexicans and tequila. The ... More >>
gregorioluke.com When the Distinguished Arts Awards will be held later tonight in Long Beach, local art lecturer Gregorio Luke will be honored and awarded as "Artist of the Year." The former director of the Museum of Latin American Art in the city was nominated by the public and selected for the ... More >>
www.facebook.com/PaulFrank The official Facebook page of cartoonist/artist/fashion designer Paul Frank quizzed faithful fans by asking "Who am I?" after posting a new Polaroid-style image. The clues were obvious--the floral crown, the unibrow no one else could really pull off . . . superimposed o ... More >>
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Dave LiebermanFive months or so ago, I attended a tasting dinner for chef Rocio Camacho's new menu at La Huasteca, the alta cocina restaurant in Lynwood's Plaza México. As we chatted after dinner, she explained that her true passion was pre-Hispanic cuisine; the native cuisine of Mexico before t ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Why U.S. immigration laws are still better than Mexico's
Courtesy of Pageant of the MastersLyle BrooksFolks with the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach are reeling over last week's death of one of their veteran sculptors, Lyle Brooks, who collapsed after a morning production meeting and died shortly thereafter of an apparent heart attack. He was only ... More >>
November is a schizo time of year. Your living room is still trashed from your Halloween monster mash, but you're expected to abruptly put away all things dark and spooky and make with the yuletide holly-jollies. Thank God we have Thanksgiving to serve as a kind of dress rehearsal for Christmas. Oth ... More >>
Picture This Gallery’s “Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit" Everything about Frida Kahlo was wild and colorful. She lived an amazing, romantic, tragicomic life, her art was full of rich, surreal yet deeply personal symbolism and she was an arresting image in her own right, with that pretty face spiced up ... More >>
Bustin’ out all over at Grand Central Art Center
‘100th Birthday Celebration for Frida Kahlo’
'Mexicans consume Chevys like mezcal'
Top-of-the-list sandal for guys: the flip-flop
'You are smart and funny. And have a very cute cooter'
Behold the beauty that is me!
Alexander Cockburn eviscerates Operation Iraqi Fiefdomand Christopher Hitchens, the barstool bombardier
Garcia Corderos Caribbean
Edgar Payne was more famous, but Elsie was Lagunas real genius
Remembering Maria Felix, 1914-2002
A Little Application of Our Much-Touted Know-How is fruity and cuckoo and wonderful
Shopping the museums
Krasners art gets serious notice
Irvines A Womans View features women who set the standard
Rebel jazz flutist James Newton comes home
Plus: Zapata, Zapata, Zapata!