Shakespeare, comic books—for the Avengers auteur, it's all the same thing
The Chicano community lost a historic figure in the struggle for education rights today as Sal Castro died this morning at the age of 79. According to family, he perished of natural causes and funeral arrangements are pending. Castro spent the greater part of his life courageously fighting to improv ... More >>
Did you go catch Kirby Dick and The Invisible War at UC Irvine yesterday?Yeah, I'm kicking myself for having missed it, too.And now I've been told someone who worked on the documentary about the sexual assaults of women in the military arrived on campus before Dick--years before.
Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs
Richard Lewis shouldn't be interviewed, he should be listened to. With a career that has spanned decades, his stories and experiences read like a novel. It would seem like this self-deprecating comic has no reason to be blue when it comes to his career and yet, he's been hugely successful by do ... More >>
[Summer Guide 2012] Your guide to the good stuff
[Year In Film] Powerful, introspective, big-theme cine-statements
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide
Hard at work on his eighth novel, 'Deadwood' author Pete Dexter still packs a punch
As the Occupy OC movement began their rally on Saturday afternoon from SanTana's Santora Building, the legendary Libreria Martinez across the street hosted author Victor Villaseñor. The small store was close to capacity--about 150 people--and as soon as Villaseñor entered the room, the large cr ... More >>
The mascot for this legendary column, at right, isn't taken from the archives of the Orange County Ku Klux Klan but rather dates to the 1930s, to San Diego's vibrant Klucker scene. His most famous cameo is in the intro to the HBO series, True Blood, used as visible proof of the Klan's depravity ( ... More >>
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>
It's been a while since I've watched Saturday morning cartoons, so I don't know if the shows are what they used to be. In my time (and believe it or not, there was a time when the best cartoons weren't on during prime time and were actually geared toward those under the age of 15) the adults mak ... More >>
Formed in good ol' Orange County in early 2010, Dudely Jones Comedy Tribe (Evan Cassidy, Alexa Green, and Andrew McCormick) is currently filming a 13 episode sketch comedy pilot/web series titled, "Dudely Jones Comedy Tribe Show." If you can't wait for their series you're in luck because they wil ... More >>
We've made no bones about our affection for Aloe Blacc in the past. There are several intriguing subjects to cover when it comes to the Laguna Hills-bred troubadour born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III: his days in indie hip-hop outfit Emanon; his transition from MC into a traditional soul vocalist; ... More >>
The Micky Ward story falls through the ropes in a too-familiar film
Victor Villaseñor was born in Carlsbad and lives on the ranch where he grew up in Oceanside, but he returns to his Santa Ana roots tonight. That's where his parents, Juan Salvador Villaseñor and Lupe Gomez, married, on Aug. 18, 1929.The author's local reading, from 7-9 p.m. at Librería Martine ... More >>
Kid from the film...Sometimes, an outside perspective is best to truly comment on our fair county--only someone not from here, for instance, can best note our roiling ethnic and class tensions. But sometimes, the outsider gets so swayed by our infamous mystique that their commentaries fall flat, ... More >>
The Weekly in January followed Douchebag, the indie dramedy about estranged brothers on an unlikely pre-wedding road trip, to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where the buzz was deafening for former Santa Ana resident Drake Doremus' touching and amusing picture.Despite no budget, no big- ... More >>
Fox's high school musical-twisted comedy Glee and segments on KCET/Channel 28's SoCal Connected on medical marijuana dispensaries and pot farm-busting law enforcement officers known as "cannabis cowboys" are among the latest winners of prestigious Peabody Awards honoring the best in electronic ... More >>
Tom Angell caught Clockwork's recent post "As Cannabis Initiative Heads for Ballot, Former Police Chief Advocates Legalizing All Drugs." It was based on a recent column by Norm Stamper, a former Seattle police chief and 34-year veteran cop, of the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). An ... More >>
I told you last Friday that Alex's Bar was the place to be this weekend. For those of you who didn't listen, here' s a recap. San Diegan rock 'n' roll extravaganza the Night Marchers hit Alex's Bar on Friday night for a 45-minute set comprised of killer tunes, humorous banter and even a little b ... More >>
Ten years later or 100 years later, the murder of Matthew Shepard and The Laramie Project will remain relevant
From Religulous: Bill Maher on the left, Jesus on the right.Comedian, talk show host and atheist evangelical Bill Maher will perform at the Grove of Anaheim on Sunday, Sept. 13. We got a chance to chat with him on the phone last week, mainly to ask him for his thoughts on all things Orange County ... More >>
Heather Henson hones the family craft to a fine art
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me and finally nails a somber role
Tenacious D gets the band back together, and . . . and . . . and?
10. Strange nights and days of the Ali Baba Motel
Now 25 percent more terrifying!
Dear Pillows Bryan Poyser on 11-year-old directors and Logans Run orgies
Raise your phalli for Spike TV
Womens liberations in Rabbit Proof Fence and Rebecca Millers Personal Velocity
William R. Bowers introduces the Eulogycast
The hating of Tenacious D
The Crimson Rivers, plus "crazy/beautiful"
When hes hot, Rick Moody gives us a woody
Three new low-octane, star-driven vehicles
Now, how do you make gay-bashing funny?