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Haiti

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    World Star Hip-Hop's Founder Tells Us Which Web Videos Are Too Vulgar, Even For His Site

    Lee "Q" O'Denat, founder of World Star HipHop.com, is an unlikely figure in the canon of modern hip-hop success stories. The reserved, 40 year-old Hollis,Queens native of Haitian descent is probably one of the first and most controversial examples of hip-hop's ability to create moguls out of tech wi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2013

    Girl Rising

    Westpark 8 Theater

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Greening the Revolution Feeds Your Head About Farming Around the World

    ​Agribusiness reaps record wealth. Starving protesters cry for affordable food. Farmers and farm workers find themselves caught in the middle.But, as the documentary Greening the Revolution shows, farmers and workers are organized, fighting back and implementing their own sustainable alternativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    You'll Flip Over Pat Robertson Seminar in Costa Mesa

    ​From 2-4 p.m. Friday, associate professor of history David Marley hosts a seminar at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa based on his 2007 book, Pat Robertson: An American Life. "This is a fantastic lecture for VU students because Pat Robertson is such an influential and important person in Chris ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011

    Art of Haiti Opening Gala

    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    OC's Scariest People

    Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Arcade Fire at the Shrine Auditorium Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Arcade FireOctober 7, 2010Shrine AuditoriumClick here to see the slideshow!Some concerts can be electrifying, exhilarating, or even spine tingling. Arcade Fire surpassed all those descriptors with a performance that could only be described as Arcade Firesque. The seated Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Wyclef Jean Can't Run for President, But Can Look Back at His Bid with Nostalgia

    www.myspace.com/wyclefjeanDenied!​On Friday, the Haitian Electoral Council ruled that Wyclef Jean can't run for president of Haiti since he hadn't lived there for five years. Jean had argued that his appointment as "ambassador at large" since 2007 qualified him for the presidency, and his lawyers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Wyclef Jean Filed Papers to Run for President of Haiti

    www.myspace.com/wyclefjean​We knew it was official; Wyclef Jean did tell Time Magazine he was running for president of Haiti after weeks of rumors yesterday. But a few minutes ago, the AP reported that Jean has filed the paperwork to run for president of Haiti at an electoral council office i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Dusty Rhodes and the River Band Calling it Quits; Lead Singer Running for City Council

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​There's been talk of Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, our favorite live act, calling it quits for a while now, but in a phone conversation yesterday, lead singer Dustin Apodaca confirmed the news. He also confirmed that he is running for a spot in the Anaheim Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Friday Double Feature: Faded Paper Figures and School of Rock All-Stars at the Glass House

    ​With the weekend fast upon us, the Glass House is preparing to maximize their Friday show schedule. Kicking off tomorrow afternoon with a benefit concert for Haiti from the School of Rock All-Stars (just like kids from that Jack Black movie, only better), the Pomona venue hosts a celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Move Over, Earth Day: It's Vegan Earth Day

    UPDATE: A new study shows vegans and vegetarian have more empathy--for humans and animals--than meat-eaters do . . . ​The trees have been planted, the trails have been cleared and the beaches have been de-syringed as another season of springtime Earth Day festivities have passed. But a "Vegan Eart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Don the Beachcomber

    Dave Lieberman​The Place: Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; (562) 592-1321.The Hours: 4-7 p.m. daily (including weekends); all day Monday.The Deal: Half-price drinks and appetizers.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Local Muslims Step Up to Help Haiti

    American Red CrossA Haitian man in temporary shelter receives earthquake relief in a box.​Orange County Muslims on Friday plan to ship out to Haiti a 40-foot container full of clothes, medicine, medical equipment, bottled water and other basic necessities.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Operation Band Aid at City Place in Santa Ana

    ​Though much of the devastation has disappeared from the headlines, we're glad to see that OC business owners and musicians are still drumming up support for the devastated communities in Haiti as they struggle to rebuild after experiencing a massive 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12.Inspired by the star- ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2010

    Haitian Charity From a Convicted Cheat

    Suzie Graf might have a criminal record, but those PODS full of donations she solicited are on their way to Haiti

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ Headline: Buena Park Pastor Agrees that Haiti Made Deal With SatanComment by defectedtopi2: The lost county, O.C., made a deal with the Mexican devil and is now paying the price.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    John Mayer's 'White Supremacist Dick' Screws the Pooch; No Doubt Does Good, Michael Jackson Won't Go Away

    John Mayer screws the pooch with "my dick is sort of like a white supremacist" but fucks up royally with "because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n****r pass."In the same Playboy interview, Mayer compares sex with Jessica Simpson to "crack cocaine" and "sexual napalm." And Jess t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Bill Clinton Hospitalized After Chest Pains

    ​Bill Clinton was admitted to a New York City hospital after suffering from chest pain and received two stents in one of his coronary arteries, the Washington Post reports. ILongtime Clinton aide Douglas Bend said the 63-year-old former president "was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'We Are the World,' Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Tom Waits

    Lil Wayne (who "humbly noted that he recorded the solo originally sung by Bob Dylan"), Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Barbra Streisand among 80-plus musicians who participated in "We are the World" remake for Haiti. Interesting New York Times piece on Taylor Swift: "Big Win Means Innocence L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Slideshow: Busta Rhymes at Flight

    Nytehype and Sullen Clothing presented Busta Rhymes last night at Flight in Huntington Beach for a free show to benefit the Red Cross' relief for Haiti. Thousands of dollars were raised at the door for the free show that featured the hip-hop artist. The quick 30-minute show included "Arab Money," "P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Today in Music News: No Doubt Recording New Album, Eminem to Perform with Lil Wayne at Grammys, Liam Gallagher Solo Album

    "Tony [Kanal] and Gwen [Stefani] are rocking the synth. Our little studio is warm and candlelit, above the glowing city," Tweets No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont.Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake and Blink-182's Travis Barker "in a special performance ... added to stellar Grammy lineup!" reads the Tweet. Hope ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    To Haiti With Love--From A Convicted Fraudster?

    Susan Graf served 10 months in a Wyoming prison for fraud​ On Jan. 21, the San Clemente Times ran a heartwarming story about local citizens eager to help the suffering people of Haiti in the wake of that country's devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. "Suzie Graf just knew she had to do something," the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Experts Kick Around Obama's State of the Union Speech

    Photo by Pete SouzaThe Prez​If you drop what you're doing and head over to Fullerton right now, you can catch a live viewing of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech followed by a forum examining what the leader of the free world just said.The global anti-poverty group ONE in Orange C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Today in Music News: "Runaways" Rocks Sundance, Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Blows, Wilco, Jack White

    Watch Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Currie) "snort drugs" in Runaways--"the movie, about the all-girl teenage rock band of the same name co-founded by Joan Jett in the 1970s, debuted here at the Sundance Film Festival late Sunday to solid reviews, and it hits movie theaters this coming March."Like we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    PHOTOS: Radiohead at the Henry Fonda Theater

    Two weeks after an earthquake decimated Haiti, Radiohead and Radiohead fans helped raise more than $572,000 to go towards Oxfam International relief efforts. More than two hours of music filled the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood on 1/24 which had Thom Yorke and company on stage with 1,500 lucky, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'Hope for Haiti,' Justin Timberlake with Matt Morris, Caribou, Devo, Erykah Badu

    "Hope for Haiti" sets record with $58 million raised (and counting); album goes No. 1 on iTunes. Clip is of Justin Timberlake covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with singer-songwriter Matt Morris, who recently released his Timberlake-produced disc When Everything Breaks Open.   Electronic maven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Today in Music News: 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup, Radiohead, "Hope for Haiti Now," Kanye West, Lady Gaga

    "Loretta Lynn, Heart, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Gossip and More Added to the 2010 Lilith Tour Line-Up."Radiohead to perform a "Haiti benefit show this Sunday, January 24, at the Music Box at the Fonda in Los Angeles."Watch everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Beyonce to Madonna to Taylor Swift on tonig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    This Week in Food

    https://taylorhicksgirlfriend.wordpress.com/R.I.P. Glen Bell​Gustavo pays homage to the death of Taco Bell founder, Glen Bell, by breaking a 15-year streak of abstaining from the fast food chain. He also recounts a botched inside job in Taco Bell Crime of the Week and discusses some delicious Viet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    OC-Based Rescue Team Members Talk About Their Canceled Trip to Haiti

    Photo by Jim FraserBruce Newell (left) and Bob Scheibel (right) on duty as reserve firefighters at OCFA station 16 in Modjeska.​Structural engineer Bob Scheibel is no stranger to disaster. On Sept. 11, 2001, he was flown to Ground Zero on the only flight across U.S. skies that night, to help stabi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    More O.C. Restaurants Offering Haiti Relief

    Daily Grill's Fresh Fruit Cobbler​ More restaurants came out in force this week to announce support for Haiti relief. To see the last list CLICK HERE. Here's the newest bunch. The Cellar -- January 24-31 will be their Haitian Relief Week where all profits from the week's take will be donated to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    O.C. Restaurants Donating Proceeds to Haiti Relief Effort This Week

    ​A few O.C. restaurants are taking this week to help charities with the Haiti earthquake disaster by donating a portion if not all their proceeds. Here are three notables. Anaheim White House -- On Friday, January 22, starting at 7 p.m., guests making a minimum $25 donation will enjoy a dinne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'Thom Yorke????,' Jay-Z with U2, 'Hope for Haiti Now,' Kate McGarrigle

    Oh, so that's why the Coachella poster reads "Thom Yorke????"Coachella-headliner Jay-Z to collaborate with U2 on Swiss Beatz-produced Haiti charity track. Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, which airs Fri., 8 p.m. ET/PT, features a slew of stars playing New York, London ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Today in Music News: Coachella, Big Boi, Paul McCartney, Them Crooked Vultures, Killers, Cleveland Orchestra are Bitches

    Official Coachella roster expected to be released later this morning--for now, the "leaked artists.""Big Boi, Ted Leo, Mogwai, A.C. Newman, Patti Smith, Bun B Do Haiti Benefits," reports Pitchfork.com.Paul McCartney almost joined Them Crooked Vultures! Killers going on hiatus, which sounds like a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Haiti Earthquake Hits Home in OCComment by sangell3: Haiti's leading export product was once human blood. Then AIDS came and the market for Haitian blood evaporated. Don't know how you can help a country like this. We can rebuild it but it will start to decay as soon as we leave. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Today in Music News: Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Blink, Bloc Party, Joan Baez, Weezer, Jermaine Dupri

    "George Clooney says the 'Hope for Haiti' benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys," reports Billboard.com."Coldplay, Blink, Bloc Party Call for Haiti Relief," reports Spin.com"Joan Baez kicks of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Why Did God Flood St. John the Baptist?

    ​So, the Rev. Wiley Drake agrees with Pat Robertson that God's wrath over a pact Haiti made with the Devil is what's behind the tiny nation's unending woes. The First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park pastor tells the Orange County Register he's not sure the Almighty dialed in the earthquake t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Weekly Papermates Are All Over Haiti Earthquake

    Matthew Marek/American Red CrossA Haitian boy injured in the earthquake is helped by a Red Cross worker.​One good thing about having a Mothership lording over this and other alternative-media outlets around the country is the ability to instantly access coverage to major news events in the backyar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Sports Chalet Stores Collect Shoes for Haiti

    ​Soles4Souls and Sport Chalet have joined forces to collect shoes for victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake. Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from individuals and footwear companies to give to needy people around the world, has made a commitment to donate more than 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Safe, Secure Sites to Donate to Haiti Quake Relief

    A lot of relief groups have and will be appealing for donations to help earthquake-rattled Haiti. The Pan American Development Foundation--an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean--is enc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008
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    November 22, 2007

    Friday - 11/16

    The Rocky Horror Show at the Maverick Theater, Orange County Peace & Justice protest in Costa Mesa, “Shag: The World, the Flesh & the Devil” at Pure Color

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    New Reviews

    Heading South, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Time to Leave

  • Unknown

    May 12, 2005

    The Plot Against the Mexicans

    And the Jews run the Weekly!

  • Film

    April 22, 2004

    I Agronomist, Journalist, Gadfly

    Jonathan Demme films Haitian crusader Jean Dominique

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    Heroes, Villains and the Rest of Us

    Now playing at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

  • Columns

    December 14, 2000

    Mauled

    Commie Girl goes shopping so you dont have to!

  • Food

    January 20, 2000

    Cool Thing

    Opah adds life to Aliso Viejo

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Season's Beatings

    Visions of sweatshops dance in Disney's head

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