By Dave BartonThat instantly recognizable signature. The O an open mouth yawping in protest. The dot of the I like a projectile being thrown. The remaining letters leaning forward to attack. You don't even have to know his work to recognize political cartoonist Pat Oliphant is a confrontational indi ... More >>
William J. Ferry, a former stock broker and investment adviser, was convicted Tuesday for his part in a scam promising investors extremely high yields from a cut of humanitarian funds for relief from disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, which smacked New Orleans seven years ago today. Among those th ... More >>
The 2012 fest was thick with the anxieties of our times
If you're one of the fortunate party-goers headed to the Big Easy this month, then go to Party City for your beads--this post isn't for you. If you are like most of us and miss the sweet, sweet combination of this French Market doughnut and strong chicory coffee, here's two ways to take care of ... More >>
The MOST disgusting moment, Dubya? Really?As Republicans were taking over of the House of Representatives, the first excerpts of former President George W. Bush's interview with NBC's Matt Lauer were released last night. Ahead of his new book, "Decision Points," which comes out next Tuesday, Duby ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyGreen Day at Verizon Amphitheatre on Tuesday.This week, we discovered another OC music magazine to link to. Guess what it's called! In local music news, we've got Runner Runner, Green Day, Snoop Dogg and more...
Every summer has its Big Story This year, it's the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an ecological and financial disaster that is quickly reaching such staggering proportions that the human mind can't comprehend it. It's like trying to count grains of sand on a beach -- or in this case grains o ... More >>
David Simon's new HBO series, 'Treme,' uses fiction to honor that city's surreal, heartbreaking fact
It's an album title that pretty much speaks for itself. Although one would think that three years after the chart success of Juvenile's 2006 album Reality Check, the Crescent City rapper might attempt something a little more humble than Cocky & Confident (the title of his new record, out ... More >>
When the Levees Broke: Part II at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey at the Barclay
Two film fests hit Downtown Disney last week—but where were you?
Most reports are characterizing the federal response to the California fires as respectable --- or at least not a Katrina-style fuck up. So it's too bad FEMA had to go and embarrass itself by having fake reporters lob softball questions at a press conference earlier this week. The agency apologized ... More >>
Two independent festivals join forcest in Mickey's backyard
Catch a crooked cop: Nope. Sorry. Not here in the USA. No way. But in Mexico, authorities want a no corruption zone for the the five-mile road from the Tijuana border south to the beach. Officials are “installing cameras to catch extortion attempts, publicizing that people can pay tickets with cr ... More >>
Long Beach Bayou Fest
This Week in Dining to Save Starving Artists
Local nature filmmaker fixed his lens on Louisiana wetlands. Then along came Katrina...
Eraserhead, A History of Violence, Star Wars Episode IV and more
When the Levees Broke
What We Want, What We Believe is total Black Panther immersion
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
'State of Emergency: Disaster Response in California'
Ridiculous Fraud goes off on a tangent
Letter from New Orleans
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 >>
Aug. 16 - Aug. 22
Web Exclusive! Let's Help the Democrats Find Their Spines
Most Valiant Player: Carlos Delgado
The other day, while getting the website that mirrors your favorite OC alt.-weekly pub ready for ya'all, Clockworken noticed something interesting upon opening Gustavo Arellano's popular column !Ask a Mexican! (Special Cesar Chavez Edition). Along the top of the virtual page was a Google advertiseme ... More >>
Mark Taggatz, who identifies himself as the president of a company called Aquentium, Inc., has invited the Weekly to Palm Springs at the end of this month for Media Day-Housing Invention for Disaster Relief. "We will be unveiling our newly developed housing solution for disasters," Taggatz writes. " ... More >>
A bad year for Bush is bad for all of us
JORDAN KNIGHT, JEFF TIMMONS AND BRYAN ABRAMS
Mos Def mostly def
Whats in an MRE?
A bumper crop of bad news!? Thanks, Bush!
The president could hop from one corpse to another and think hes walking on water
South Coast Repertorys revival of Brechts Chalk Circle makes sense now
New Orleans shows were about a single disaster from the Third World