Gulf Coast

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Down and Out With Deportees in Tijuana

    Armando is my third interviewee of the night, the one I want to write about. Unlike some of the other deportees, he doesn't seem beaten down by his fate. He smiles a lot and exudes confidence. His black hair is pulled into a tight ponytail. He brings a lightness to our conversations that the others ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 14, 2012

    Why Are More Mexicans Starting to Migrate to Canada?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And are black beans of a higher class than Mexican beans?

  • Culture

    November 3, 2011

    'The Trip to Bountiful' Shows Heart Is Where the Home Is

    Horton Foote's masterpiece on the universal desire for one's roots

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011

    The Trip to Bountiful

    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Paul Kariya, a 909/714 Blonde and a Rich Turtle Rock Girl Star in Orange County Interwebs Horror Show

    ​This week's collection of stuff posted from or about Orange County on the Interwebs includes a Duck call for Paul Kariya, an amazing Surf City aerial shot, the great Palm Springs vs. San Clemente debate, a slice of the 714 transformed into the 909, and what to expect from the rich white girl fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    TGIF: Thank God it's Friday, Time to Watch Shows!

    Joe LemkeSomething Corporate​It's going to be a packed weekend, with a ton of shows happening this Saturday. If you need help picking out what you're going to do, we're here to help! From Something Corporate at the Grove tonight, to the myriad of shows you can ruin your eardrums at (Shrinky D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Grace Slick and Michelle Mangione Release BP Oil Disaster Fundraiser

    Jim Ladd (KLOS radio), Grace Slick and Michelle Mangione at the Grammy Museum​Rock-and-roll icon Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship)  and OC singer-songwriter Michelle Mangione wrote a song called "The Edge of Madness" to raise money for aid to Louisiana.  The song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    At Last! Someone Holds Benefit Shows For The Gulf Coast Oil Spill

    ​Just last week, we were wondering where the musical benefit shows for the oil spill were. Well, someone's finally come up with something, and it's pretty big. On July 1, music venues all over the country will hold concerts and donate all their ticket sales to benefit those directly impacted by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Shopping to Help the Gulf

    Face it, folks. The BP oil debacle in the Gulf Coast is depressing as hell. And the fact that there's not a whole lot any of us can do about it doesn't help things. Kate from Etsy shop Flapperdoodle has stepped up to try and give us a way to do something, though, by starting up a collective sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Orange County's Original Minutemen

    I get two kinds of reactions whenever I state Orange County is the Mexican-hating capital of America: knowing nods or protestations saying another domain is worse. Never any debate, though, about the Mexican-hating essence of us. I make the case for this dishonor in my book, and I keep digging up mo ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 26, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    'Thoughtful, argumentative, loyal and kind'

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    One Year Later

    Usually when a regular columnist for one of the major news magazines begins to chew through the restraints of received ideas and government press releases, it is, to borrow a phrase from Samuel Johnson, "like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it don ... More >>