The story of the father of combat TV as told by female wrestlers, punk rockers and a furniture-throwing pacifist
Morton Downey Jr. roars again
Even though the story is preposterous, the themes this Chance Theater production explores are anything but
Come Friday, it'll be nine years since Wally George, the ultimate crotchety conservative, left this world for the big public access talk show in the sky. The self-proclaimed father of "Combat TV" died of pneumonia in 2003 at age 71 inside Fountain Valley Hospital. He left behind ... More >>
STAGES reminds us of kinder, gentler, redneck-ier days
I've attended nearly all of the previous 16 years of the annual Los Angeles Times books festivals, this one again on the campus of USC. There was that one year I missed, when the bibliochild was born and some friends, fellow writers and Santa Monica Review volunteers staffed the SMR booth, ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
There are many nicknames for Orange County floating around. OC. The OC (blargh). La naranja. The Orange Curtain. Hell. Stepford with Mexicans. And so on and so forth.But now, a random commentator has coined the best one yet: Cincinnati by the Sea.It came about over at our Stick a Fork in It blog, ... More >>
The Coach House
The Garage Theatre
The Chance Theater's staging overcomes a lame second half to satisfy your inner freak
In "Jerry Springer: The Opera," a musical production premiering on July 9 at Anaheim Hills' Chance Theater, a fat, gay Jesus gets fondled by Eve, and Mary is introduced to the audience with a chorus of, "Raped by an angel, raped by God!" Some Catholic groups aren't too p ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] And more from OC and Long Beach stages this summer
The National Post reports that ABC is interested in orchestrating a reunion between Chris Brown and Rihanna, especially since the restraining order against Brown has been relaxed anyway. Ugh. Obviously ABC wants to milk the whole window-breaking shirtless haranguing in Times Square. And there's ... More >>
A look at what STAGES, Theater Out, Monkey Wrench Collective and other great OC theater companies will stage in 2011
Headline: Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen Pickup During PursuitComment by BEACHLOVER: And there it is, my daily dose of low life drama in Santa AnaComment by SOUNDOFF5: Nice to read a story in Santa Ana with no stabbings or shootings, things are looking up!Comment by ONRAGE: Another illegal ar ... More >>
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.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
How do you sum up 25 years of blood-drenched stage shows, rubber-mutant costumes, cannibalized pop-culture effigies and heavy-metal savagery? You can't. But Oderus Urungus sure can. As the quasi-satanic frontcreature of GWAR, the galaxy's most brutal band of man-eating mutants, Urungus (aka Dave ... More >>
Indie Fest USA 2009, which is scheduled to open with red carpet arrivals at the Disneyland Hotel Aug. 22 and continue seven days thereafter in Anaheim, vows to "break the mold in film festivals," according to Ray L. Gibb, vice president of events with Indie Fest USA Entertainment Group. "At ot ... More >>
Willis Carto speaks at a David Duke event about five years ago. It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry and it takes Irvine Valley College philosophy professor Ray Roy Bauer to connect the dots between National Holocaust Museum shooter James Wenneker von Brunn, some of our most notori ... More >>
or neither, as i married wyatt earp is comatose
Don Caballero’s Jazzbo Metal Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
The bottle let this early Tracy Letts play down
If there's one thing OC Weekly has in plentiful supply, it's Catholics of varying stripes-- devout, cafeteria, lapsed, vigorously lapsed, potential anti-pope-- with colorful and occasionally bizarre stories from their contacts with Holy Mother Church and its numerous franchises and subsidiaries. Fr ... More >>
Trannies and Mugwumps and Donkey-boys . . . oh my!
"Anyone with a brain knows the cop who shot the dog playing fetch in Drake Park isnt right in the head."
Raise your phalli for Spike TV
Sordid Lives is John Waters Lite
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted is stupid fun
Good art from a very bad day
Evaporators front man Nardwuar keeps his past and present mythic
Online journal makes the irrelevant relevant
Bugs Bunny, original gangsta
Watching Playboys Sex Court
A new century, an old art form, a cheap trophysincerest regards
Dennis Cleveland aint no stinkin Traviata
Coward gets the brave updating he needed
Coward gets the brave updating he needed
That means you!
The Offspring vs. the unbearable being of liked-ness
Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.