Wes Anderson's latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival
Orange County businessman Roy M. Cox apparently did not know that no means no.The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has won a stipulated judgment and permanent injunction against Cox, a Santa Ana resident who ran an international, robocalling telemarketing business that routinely violated the Nationa ... More >>
By: Brian McManusIf you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha? ), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous). Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYW ... More >>
Monks and canyon dwellers go mano a mano in Silverado Canyon
Good guys, bad guys, tight pants and explosions!
James McTeigue's Edgar Allan Poe flick finds itself wedged between self-serious solemnity and sadism
Back to the Cold War with Gary Oldman
Photo by Meranda CarterDid you know The First Cabin is open to the public? We did. What we weren't aware of were their separate European breakfast and comfort lunch menus. Nor did we realize just how much Chef Josef digs the pig. How about the planning that goes into their month-long Oktoberfest ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is 'Make Sick O' the best Mexi slur ever?
Today's compilation of things said from or about Orange County goes all Octomom, all the time. As in the supermarket tabloids, La Habra's Nadya Suleman is a constant topic for those lighting up the series of tubes known as the Interwebs.
Broadway and Long Beach Blvd.
The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket? T ... 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 >>
Driving along P Street before 10th Street in Sacramento one starry night two Novembers ago, I came upon what I assumed was a gunman holed up inside a state government building. That's how many police cars with flashing lights and TV vans were outside the place. But then I noticed something odd: more ... More >>
Eye of the storm
You've probably seen Borat, and if so you've probably seen Borat drunk, and you may actually be drunk now, and that puts you in a good state of mind to process this scene-by-scene dissection from Salon. Philosophical guy, the Borat: not many other movies this year have everybody asking questions lik ... More >>
Mewling and puking aside, babies are usually good news, but a new report from Save the Children makes for grim reading. Tom Tomorrow, the great cartoonist (whose work can be found weekly in the Weekly), gets to the straight to heart of the matter on his blog, This Modern World: "... this is fucking ... More >>
Orange Countys 74 Greatest Holes-in-the-Wall
Chen Yi speaks for Chinese music reborn
67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop
But you Should Eat at Mr. Smoke anyhow
Morbid Curiosity is a necrology of the rich and famous
The year in great movies
Pondering the German festival and knee-high socks
Economists fear him. Adults emulate him. This kidand thousands like himare teaching corporations how to sell the world everything from edgy soft drinks to extreme sunglasses