• Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Miko Peled Shares His Journey from Staunch Zionist to Israel-Palestine Peace Activist Sunday

    Though he lives in Coronado now, Miko Peled was born in Jerusalem and has a grandfather who signed Israel's Declaration of Independence. His father served as an Israeli general who later became a peace activist, a critic of Israel's territorial expansion and a supporter of dialogue with the PLO and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Stoner Metal Bands

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>

  • Film

    February 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Ron Dermer, New Israel Ambassador to U.S., Would Also Likely Get a Chilly Irvine Reception

    Israel today named a replacement for Michael Oren, the ambassador to the U.S. whose appearance at UC Irvine in February 2010 sparked what would become an international incident and debate over the freedom of speech. Ron Dermer, a former adviser on U.S. affairs to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Examining Kalva Won's Bedroom Beats

    The nature of the beat scene in Orange County doesn't lend itself to being seen in public very often. For prolific local producers such as Kalva Won, the art of flipping open a laptop in his bedroom and composing kaleidoscopic soundscapes injected with hip-hop DNA doesn't require a ton of live perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    YACHT - The Echoplex - December 8, 2012

    YACHT The Echoplex 12/8/12 When YACHT embarked on its Shangri-La Tour this past winter/spring, it was odd and borderline insulting that the synth-pop duo did not pass through Southern California (especially since the band calls Los Angeles home) but turns out Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans had s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Five More Hip-Hop Holiday Renditions We Would Love to Hear

    If the sugar plum fairies dancing in your head this week have started to stop, drop, shut 'em down and open up shop, that's likely because they're still beaming from DMX's absolutely spellbinding cover of the children's Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." We at the Weekly consider th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    [W/PHOTO] Paul Crouch Flips Off TBN Cameras in Jerusalem!

    Today, the Los Angeles Times ran an interesting piece about how Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network was establishing a bigger presence in Israel, in preparation for the End Times and to turn Jews on to Jesus. And it was the validation I needed to publish a picture of TBN head Paul Crouch t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012

    Composers Naser Musa and Yuval Ron Dream of Peace

    Their collaboration at the Hawks and Doves In the Garden of Peace event in Laguna Beach promotes a vision of peace in Palestine

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2012

    The OCeeker: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Orange Grove/Irvine and Skits to Trick the Heathen

    Beware of extra books in the house o'God, ye heathen. If you find yourself in a reportedly Christian meeting and a Bible alone won't do, well, you better brace yourself for some spiritual chicanery. And don't look for devil horns and bared fangs, my sheeple. Nay, little flock. They come for you smil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2012

    The OCeeker: Blessed International Fellowship and the Ass-Shakin' Asians

    Veterans of the mosh pit know there is a sacred moment, about one minute into the first song, where bros are give each other the eye, as if to say, "who's gonna set this mutha off?"  And when the first monkey dancer makes his move, the shit just pops. Well, fair pagans, there is a similar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    And the Other Newport Beach Film Fest Awards Go To ...

    As you can read here . . .Apartment in Athens, Nazi Drama from Italy, is Big Winner of Newport Beach Film Fest Awards. . . NBFF awards have been dished out for the weeklong cinextravaganza that ended Thursday night. But, like American television producers, I feel even more awards need to be bestowed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Mel Gibson Be Damned, Here Comes the Jewlicious Festival!

    ​​​​​ How many Jews does it take to make a kickass boat party? At least ten 13 years old or older. (Author's note: Google "minyan."). From Feb. 24-26, Long Beach (or "Tel Aviv West," as no one but me has ever called it) will host the Eighth Annual Jewlicious Festival. Taking place on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    The OCeeker: Calvary Chapel, the Mothership, and the Chuck Smith Death Watch

    ​Chuck Smith is dying. While this is good news for Smith (for to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!), it's terrible news for those at Calvary Chapel who have pinned their blessed hope on being raptured away with an icon of American evangelicalism and the chief cornerstone ... More >>

  • Film

    March 24, 2011

    'Miral' Shows Off Its Muddle-East Politics

    Style, but little substance in Julian Schnabel's Palestine plea

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Local Record Review: Barrett Johnson​Barrett JohnsonNew Jerusalem( It's always been acknowledged, sometimes off-handedly, that the continuing impact of sensitive pop/rock by solo male musicians is something that not merely survives, but also thrives. That may seem obvious, but the con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Sol del Sur: Inventive Cuisine Hiding In San Juan Capistrano

    Sol del Sur Bistro​San Juan Capistrano, you've been holding out on us. About a month and a half ago, I polled the readership to find out what's new down in South Orange County. There were a surprising number of suggestions, but reader 1000steps mentioned a place in San Juan Capistrano called Sol d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Orange Bits: Ozzy Osbourne, Barrett Johnson, Rye Douglas

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyOzzy at Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, back in February '09.​Sorry to leave you hanging for two Fridays, but Orange Bits--our weekly round up of all the OC-related music news that wasn't in the Weekly--is back. Rejoice:

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Breaking: Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown Announces Retirement; Pope Benedict XVI Picks OC Native as Replacement

    Heckuva job, Brownie!​In a surprise announcement this morning, Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown announced he would retire at the end of the year."I have enjoyed my time in Orange County, but it is time to move on," the 73-year-old head of Orange County's 1.1 million Catholics announc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Life of Brian

    Bay Theatre

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Like Anti-Israel Speakers ala UCI? Go to Israel

    The anonymous contributor known as "the middle" on Jewlicious, which clings to the Muslim Student Union controversy at UC Irvine like the tight white t-shirt does to the shapely Jewlicious Apparel model on the "100 percent Kosher" site's home page, writes that the Irvine campus is getting a run for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Raising Standards

    Sophie Milman

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Upcoming: Jewlicious Festival in Long Beach

    Ladies and gents, believers and gentiles: Once again, it's time for the Jewlicious Fest in Long Beach, so mark Feb. 29 through March 2 on your calendars. If you haven't heard of Jewlicious, it's basically the Woodstock of Judaism, with three days of music, food and Kiddush Wine. A festival for the a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    High Concept, Dude

    Arena prog-rockers the Mars Volta demand so much of you

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    County Life

    People, places, politicos, lawmen, muckrakers, card sharps, & other assorted scalawags & neer-do-wells, plus tall tales & ghost stories.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    American Women and Children First

    There were an estimated 25,000 Americans in Lebanon, and an estimated 30,000 Canadians. But when the cruise ship Orient Queen departed the port of Beirut towards the safety of the island of Cyprus it was U.S.A. all the way. Anywhere from 1,100 to 1,800 Canadians, all told to assemble for evacuation ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006
  • Film

    April 6, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie Event of the Week: Nosferatu Double Feature

  • Columns

    March 9, 2006


    'I Want a Refund on My Free Subscription'

  • Features

    August 4, 2005

    Church du Soleil

    The Rev. Schuller's daughter puts on a show. Very cool puppets rule

  • Culture

    August 4, 2005

    Church du Soleil

    The Rev. Schuller's daughter puts on a show. Very cool puppets rule

  • Food

    July 7, 2005
  • Unknown

    May 26, 2005


    A steaming pile of maudlin tripe.

  • Film

    May 5, 2005

    O Jerusalem

    Ridley Scott goes medieval on us

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Back to Life

    Steve Earle kicks ass for an almost-dead guy

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    When The Sick Get Serious

    Gwar Now Rip from the Headlines

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Proclaim This

    More than a decade after walking 500 miles, the Proclaimers save pop rock with Born Innocent

  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    A Trip to the Not-So Holy Land

    James Journey To Jerusalem

  • Film

    February 26, 2004

    Christ Not Almighty

    Gibson rehumanizes Jesus in The Passion of the Christ

  • Film

    August 7, 2003

    Rough Road, Messy Map

    The all-too-human comedy of The Holy Land

  • Columns

    May 29, 2003
  • Film

    March 27, 2003

    Divine Comedy

    Love, life and laughs in the West Bank

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Kills for Blood

    High on Fire gives whales boners

  • News

    April 18, 2002
  • Columns

    April 11, 2002
  • Film

    February 28, 2002

    All of Me

    Trembling Before G-ds warm ideal of Jewish practice

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Hairy Pottery

    Looking for rare stuff at Bowers

  • Features

    November 8, 2001

    This is Where We Pray

    As earthmovers move in, local Indians move to save their sacred land

  • Food

    June 14, 2001

    Hummus a Few Bars

    Substance over style at Orchid

  • Columns

    January 27, 2000
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