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  • Film

    October 23, 2014

    Citizenfour's Laura Poitras Explains Why Edward Snowden Did It

    . . . and asks you to consider your relationship with Google

  • Film

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Is Managing My Husband's Band A Bad Idea?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    See This Tonight at Newport Beach Film Fest: Terms and Conditions May Apply

    You never know how these film festivals are going to play out. There have been years when it seems as if I've seen documentaries and action-sports films at the expense of feature-length dramas, comedies and other genres. This year, the opposite is true.Based on past Newport Beach festivals, I can re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2013

    Gremlins Attack OC Weekly Website!

    Sometime this past Thursday, some loser (frayed wires? Faulty code? Carona? Not sure yet) started fucking with the website of your favorite infernal rag and its sister papers, leading folks who tried to visit our digital kingdom to encounter a malware warning thanks to the folks at Google. Our websi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie Rolls in Anaheim Thursday Night and at 4:20 on 4/20

    Anaheim is one of eight California cities where Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18.Of course, the crowds may really show up to UltraStar's UtraLuxe theater in Anaheim's GardenWalk center on Saturday--4/20--at, when else, 4:20 p.m. For those stoners who forget (d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    New Irvine Food Court Features Intelligentsia Coffee & Nick Stef's Burgers

    We used to love heading into LA for dinner but over time, that tolerance for Sig alerts and traffic waned our patience. Nowadays, we're mostly content with a 25-mile radius of somewhat predictable traffic, and surface streets we can navigate (with minimal help from Google maps). When we were made aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    YouTube Video: St. Paddy's Day As Seen Through Google Glass

    If you had Google Glass--those yet to be released high-tech glasses from Google that can record your every move--what would it see and do for you on your St. Paddy's day of debauchery? The Internet comedy duo Stuntbear's YouTube video imagines this exact scenario, from the moment the wearer bru ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2013

    Sundays at Soka

    Soka Performing Arts Center

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Restaurant's Website

    The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is wake up my laptop and check Twitter. When I leave the house, the first thing I check for when I do my three-pat pocket test is my phone, not my keys or my wallet. The first thing I do when I get into work? E-mail. Then coffee. Let's just say that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    No. 60, Any Burrito from Dos Chinos

    Earlier this month, Google's Venice Beach offices invited me to do a book signing for my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. They asked me if I wanted to bring up a luxe lonchera, and I asked that they invite Dos Chinos, since a lot of my speech would focus on the fusion aspect. And beside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Ask Exene: Snooping Through Your Boyfriend's Laptop Porn is a No-No

    Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. If you want to ask the legendary vocalist for advice, send an email to DEAR EXENE, Last week, I made the mistake of borrowing my boy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    No Wikipedia Today: Celebs Weigh In On the Internet Blackout

    Google​Millions of sites are protesting the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, two bills that purport to censor the Web and, according to Google, "impose harmful regulations on American business." Internet users acros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with Sex Clash Motive:] Ricardo Rios, OC Homicide No. 61: Lost Fight at Home

    DMVRicardo Rios​UPDATE, DEC. 21, 11:30 A.M.: 22-year-old Edgar Salvador Luciozamudio and Ricardo Rios fought over a sexual act the 47-year-old initiated before the older man was murdered, prosecutors say.The disclosure is contained in an Orange County District Attorney's office statement on Lucioz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Google Shuts Down Insane Video Game that Let You Spray Bullets on Your Own Neighborhood

    Business Insider​File under "disturbed genius": Friday, the Dutch digital ad agency Pool Worldwide unveiled "Google Shoot View," a video game built on Google's Street View mapping service. A user chose a neighborhood from the database, and the game superimposed a machine gun on the screen. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Google Music Store Rivaling iTunes Expected To Be Unveiled This Afternoon

    ​Google is expected to unveil a new online music store featuring songs from three of the world's four biggest music companies today, according to reports.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Newport Beach Hotel Used By GOP Mayor and Male Escort?

    Image captured from Google Republican politician says this picture was doctored ​Various news outlets are reporting that a male hooker claims a New Jersey Republican politician hired him for an illicit, $500 rendezvous inside an Orange County hotel and has pictures to prove it.According to the Huf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Google Brews a Limited-Edition Beer

    ​Because it hasn't yet invaded our bodies (only our minds and souls), Google is becoming drinkable.  Yep, it turns out the Google tech geeks are also beer geeks. The internet behemoth has teamed up with craft brew pioneer Dogfish Head to create a limited-edition Belgian dubbel called URK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    This Week In Food: Doritos' Dad Dies, Nicki Minaj's Pink Chicken Wing Necklace And More!

    ​We love food. Some of us love food so much we want to wear it as jewelry. Some of us have Doritos sprinkled over our graves. Others dislike food and are totally boring like Anderson Cooper. Read all about these tales of culinary love and hate after the jump!

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    American Airlines Now Sponsoring Fortunes in Chinese Fortune Cookies

    ​Two nights ago, my family and I went to Shanghai Palace in Torrance to celebrate my dad's birthday. As we reached the end of the meal, the waitress handed us our obligatory fortune cookies. Exciting! As I opened up the plastic wrapper, I wondered what fate would be revealed on that two-inch white ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    McDonald's Advertising Catches Up With US Filipino Demographic

    In yesterday's mail, I received the following: ​ I blinked, did a double take and even pulled up Google Translator to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Indeed, McDonald's sent me a Filipino advertisement.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Actor/Musician Thomas Ian Nicholas Is a Rookie No More

    ​You might think you know Thomas Ian Nicholas because he portrayed Kevin in American Pie, the strong-armed Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year or maybe you think you know him from another character in one of his many movies. I have some news for you, though: once you hear this man sing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Google's Late to the Party Again With Yelp Rival "Hotpot"

    ​ With the new Google Hotpot (often misspelled as Hotspot, which would actually make more sense), users review restaurants and other local businesses, and are given recommendations for more places to check out based on what they and their friends seem to like. It's clean, well-designed and very Go ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 14, 2010

    E-Fame and E-Fortune: E-Fun, But Also E-Weird

    [Trendzilla] Some of us are glad our teenage fashion choices aren't cached somewhere forever

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    UPDATED: Horny CSULB Paper Earns Rebuke for Telling Guys to be "Aggressive" During Sexytime / Creative CommonsHeh. Long Beach pyramid. Heh.Originally posted September 28 at 2:35 p.m. Updated September 29 at 2:13 p.m. with comment from the Union Weekly's editor.​It looks like it's the season for local college papers to ingnite politically correct controversies. Yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Immigration Could Creep into Senate RaceComment by SOUTHOC: I wrote Obama and "he" wrote me back stating that he would follow the writing on the statue of liberty. I reminded him that the statue of liberty was a gift from the French and not an American idea. No Amnesty for criminal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    UC Irvine Celebrates 40 Years Computing​Computing at UC Irvine is bearing down on middle age!Friday's "Celebrating 40 Years of Computing @ UCIrvine: Innovating for a Better World: yesterday's vision... today's research... tomorrow's technology" features events and panel discussions about the digital revolution's reach to the Irv ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Just in Time for the Holidays: Secondhand Porn Under, On and Above Ground

    Monica Hesse has an interesting story in today's Washington Post on ​a new breach of etiquette sweeping this great land of ours: the secondhand porn that travelers are subjected to as they, well, sweep across this great land of ours.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Five Good Reasons to Get Acquainted with Mr. Gnome

    ​A weird band name usually has one of two effects on the average, unsuspecting music buff. Either A: You hear it once and burst out laughing, and think, "They can't possibly be any good," and never give it another thought; or B: you still laugh, but you think, "They can't possibly be any good--or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Welcome to the Poorhouse: We're All in the Same Somali Boat

    One thing learned while wallowing in indebtedness, deadbeatness and utter-lack-of-hopeness is there are apparently a lot of people facing similar circumstances right now. People you've just met. People you've known for years. People you would expect to know better than to be in the same piss-poor fi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Map Your Way Out Of Homelessness

    Nifty little site making the rounds: PadMapper. It takes Craigslist rental listings and puts em on a Google Map. Click on the flag over Orange County to get a look at our for-rent housing scene. You can filter by criteria such as price, location, size and pet-acceptance. Shockingly, it looks like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Incoming: MX Live Fest with Alejandra Guzman and Aleks Syntek

    Even if you're still trying to figure out last night's Lost season premiere, perhaps you can take some solace in the announcement of this Latin rock show, MX Live Fest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on March 21. The bill includes  headliner Alejandra Guzman (pictured, Google image s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Computer Love

    Ingrid Michaelson

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Crudo Out; "Coastal Mexican" In at Blanca in Newport Beach

    A few months ago, Orange County had its first crudo bar in Blanca; and now, not so much. There was already signs of trouble back in July when repo men were sent to rip out equipment from its kitchens as Newport Beach police stood guard. Blanca's suppliers said the restaurant wasn't paying their bil ... More >>

  • Food

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Real Life OC Superheroes

    Our Minneapolis sister paper City Pages has an eyebrow-raising story today about regular folks from cities across the nation who truly believe they are superheroes - and dress the part. We checked out web editor Jeff Shaw's Google Map of heroes and found two from our neck of the woods: Ragensi (to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    Big Google's watching you, OC: Adios, privacy. Google's added a "street view" function to Google Maps that has LA covered, as well as bits of the following parts of OC: Anaheim, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. Long Beach is on it, too. No deal, Disney: Talks have reportedly ended ... More >>

  • Food

    June 14, 2007

    Going Global

    Kimera chef Chris Grodach crisscrosses the continents

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Patent Pending

    If we're to believe the idealists out there, rock 'n roll is still (and always was) a hotbed of innovation and creativity. Now, without even getting into details, I can tell you that that is a big, heaping lie. Ever heard Jet? How about Godsmack? Yeah. So, want to fuel your musical cynicism? Take a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    Attention, Defenders of Tan Nguyen

    Many of you, including KFI-AM 640's garrulous JohnKen and idiot John Ziegler (we'll never forgive Ziegler for his unceremonious swipe at us Coast to Coast listeneners) keep insisting Tan "Hate The Republicans, Love their Candidacy" Nguyen had a legitimate reason to send out his infamous letter to La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2006

    It's So Funny Because It Just Happened

    So on our home page right as this is ejaculated out, there is one of those flashy Google ads that seemingly scans the page it's on for keywords and then searches its massive database for related advertising links. I don't know if Google pays a premium to have that amazing feature on our site, or if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2006

    Google Dolls

    The other day, while getting the website that mirrors your favorite OC alt.-weekly pub ready for ya'all, Clockworken noticed something interesting upon opening Gustavo Arellano's popular column !Ask a Mexican! (Special Cesar Chavez Edition). Along the top of the virtual page was a Google advertiseme ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2005

    Google Gives You Wings

    Its new cell phone info search makes staying home watching Wings reruns dorky and obsolete

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Stalking for Dummies

    Web services share your personal data with anyone

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Geek My Mail

    Netizens swap treats, immortality, even husbands for coveted invitations

  • Columns

    April 3, 2003
  • News

    March 27, 2003

    The Danger of Google History in a Time of War

    Or Dennis Prager called me a liar

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