With hot drinks and even hotter girls, Natalie Nguyen is trying to uncloak the area's most enduring mystery: Vietnamese coffee shops
How OC's biggest backyard party went from mosh pit to money pit
All Henry Bouldin wanted to do was watch an Angel game with a paper bag over his head, is that so wrong?It is at the Big A."Security just showed up out of nowhere," Bouldin reportedly said after Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. "They said you can't wear anything over your head."
Orange Coast College is not the only institution of higher learning celebrating 10 years at the 14-year-old Newport Beach Film Festival.This also marks the 10th anniversary of the "Yale in Cinema" celebration organized by 1983 graduate Jim Gonzales. The New Haven, CT, university that educated Willia ... More >>
While there's plenty to be happy about with this year's Ink-n-Iron lineup at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Weekly recently learned that another one of the ship's major festivals slated for spring has been sunk. Last Thursday, Punk Rock Picnic was cancelled until further notice. The two-day fest ... More >>
The San Francisco duo achieve sonic balance on their new album, 'The Blight and the Bloom'
A Santa Ana artist who has created an institute dedicated to the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci has joined visions with a former Huntington Beach museum director opening a new exhibit on citizen space exploration "to dream, conceptualize and build the world of tomorrow." You can't see the fruits ... More >>
When it comes to storytelling, no one tells them better than Charlie Murphy. And to be clear, we're not talking about "putting your kids to bed" stories or "tall tales," we're talking about real life occurrences and celebrity encounters that Charlie happens to deliver with inflection perfection. Not ... More >>
You've read enough of these intros from the rest of the gang, so let's just get to my list of five favorite drinks, shall we?
If Dish Network officials were wondering how much patience U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna can show to an accused Little Saigon satellite access code pirate, they got a better glimpse of the answer today: tons.For nearly five months, Tan Nguyen--the onetime owner of a 170,000 member website ... More >>
The Little Saigon website owner accused of running an international satellite piracy operation now faces accusations that he destroyed thousands of records after a federal judge in Orange County ordered him to comply with Dish Network subpoenas.For a recent Moxley Confidential, Vietnamese immigrant& ... More >>
Costa Mesa's steakhouse shrine to young hipsters and elderly cool cats alike knows the best is yet to come
An excerpt from 'Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America'
Interviewing David Clyde for today's "The Lost Boys of Summer" feature, it's as if the onetime pitching phenom suffers from baseball Tourette's. That's because, in between March thunderstorms, the former Texas Ranger is speaking with me on the phone while schooling a young pitcher at a North Hous ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 30, 2:07 P.M.: Realizing that parole would be denied, "Freeway Killer" accomplice Gregory Matthew Miley agreed to a three-year continuance of his request until 2014.The 50-year-old is serving a 25 years to life prison sentence in Corcoran for the kidnappings, sexual assaults and murd ... More >>
Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed
Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne. It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be ... More >>
What Terrence Malick has to offer is worth working for
Entrepreneur, the Irvine-based magazine, is threatening to sue a real-life entrepreneur.Paul M. Barrett writes for Bloomberg that lawyers for Entrepreneur Media Inc. (EMI) sent a cease-and-desist letter to a veteran Austin, Texas, entrepreneur who started a law firm, a mortgage company and a real ... More >>
Happy Star Wars day to you too! Here are some musicians who've geeked out to the greatest movie of all time. 1. Freddie Mercury In this photo, he sits on Darth Vader's shoulders during Queen's tour to promote their album The Game. In his 1978 Queen song, 'Bicycle Race,' he sang, "I don' ... More >>
Cosmica RecordsMexico City's Gina "Madame" Récamier's artistic endeavors are as diverse as her life experiences. Growing up, the singer immersed herself in theater, dance, and, of course, music. She also learned to call many places "home" throughout her upbringing having lived in Milan, Ita ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Quang Van Quan better hope the Mayans were right, or he'll have a hell of a jail stay.On May 27, 2006, Quang Van Quan entered the Garden Grove home of Phuong Le, supposedly a friend he had made while in prison. Both were serving for robbery charges. The house-call wasn't a welcomed one. A ... More >>
Don't get me wrong--if someone gets hurt to to a restaurant's negligence, they deserve restitution. But slipping and falling at a Taco Bell and wanting $74,000 for it because the Bell didn't have a "Slippery When Wet" sign? Sounds like a bit much.
Inside the athletic complex at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana is an exhibit that pays tribute to quarterbacks John Huarte, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1964 for Notre Dame, Matt Leinart, who won the 2004 Heisman as a junior at USC, and Colt Brennan, a 2007 Heisman finalist for Hawaii ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
David Simon's new HBO series, 'Treme,' uses fiction to honor that city's surreal, heartbreaking fact
Chad CheverierLocal Natives, originally from Orange County, rock SXSWLocal Natives crushed at South by Southwest, returning home to LA with massive momentum leading up to their April 18 Coachella date. The other OC/LBC acts that made appearances in Austin surely turned heads but nothing like Lo ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>
Emilio Martinez could have been Orange County's Woody Guthrie (and he still might be)
'Rude to sing along? Never'
Convicted OC businessman alleges his attorney was a no-good, two-timing shyster
A Karl Rove timeline
The Big Easy marches into Tustin at Crescent City
Press consolidation, foreign correspondence and the Venezuelan coup
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