Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>
Llewyn Davis turns out to be a Carey Mulligan-terrifying punk
The Coens triumph in old Greenwich Village
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy! "SoCal Restaurant Show" - September 28, 2013
A fraternity's blackface video just scratches the surface of the long-standing hostility toward African-American students at UC Irvine
Read the response from UCI's chancellor at the end of this post. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 25, 6 A.M.: Another day, another frat bro in blackface. Lambda Theta Delta (LTD), the largest and oldest Asian American fraternity at UC Irvine, is under fire after members produced a music video inspired by the ... More >>
Beach House The Glass House April 10, 2013 It's that time of year again, when the lucky few (or around 100,000) ascend to the desert on two special weekends for this thing called Coachella. Maybe you've heard of it? Supposedly a bunch of cool bands play, and because of that, they can't tour around ... More >>
Why the fallen king of social media was actually pretty damn good
By: Moses SumneyWith Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say, about ... More >>
Popping and locking with UC Irvine's dance crew and the movement it helped to create
With the Turkey Day semi-holiday upon us (news never sleeps, cabrones), I'm finally able to whittle through months of back issues--finished the Esquire with Justin Timberlake on it, Reason with Rand Paul, the Harper's featuring a hilarious Thomas Frank essay on the popularity of self-help books, ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
David Fincher commented on Mark Zuckerberg's status with 'The Social Network'
Sesame StreetSesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>
Here are 15 things I'm looking forward to at the Newport Beach Film Festival, which kicks off tonight and continues through April 29. These are based on preview screenings, festival descriptions and even less-informed nonsense.Ling-Bai.blogspot.com1) Bai Ling on the red carpet tonight. Years ago, ... More >>
If you know anything about the hip hop collective of Abstract Workshop, then you've heard the name Jud Nester before. Amongst the highly capable company of DJs, beat makers and visual artists, Nester adds a silky smooth R&B spoke to AW's arsenal. From behind the ivory keys of an organ or stro ... More >>
California's Supreme Court yesterday reversed a lower court's finding that a Santa Barbara County prosecutor should have been disqualified in the sensational Jesse James Hollywood (pictured, upper left) murder trial after forming a partnership with a movie director. Veteran deputy district attorne ... More >>
Third times the charmless for Shrek franchise
Jan. 4-Jan. 11
To their credit, Pitchfork compiled a more-or-less well done 25 worst album covers of the year list, but they're remiss in not recognizing the power of a well done album cover. Rather than complain, we're taking matters into our own hands and making a list of our own. If RIAA doomsayers are to be be ... More >>
Nine reasons to give mainstream country a chance
Bobcat Goldthwait makes a sweet movie out of a sick joke
Is Snoop selling out or just selling?
Creators of Sundance smash pimp fable leak the game plan
Pimp-hop flicks troubled sensibility sabotages an exquisite lead performance
The Year In Live Reviews
The Roots at the tipping point
OC agency moves moving photo
Despite all the talk, were still creeped about sex
Bob Marley lives forever
American Idol judge Paula Abdul keeps dancing
The Year in Mickey Mouses 75th birthday
Kennas color-blind new wave
If poetry cant stop the war, can it at least save Americas soul?
Edward Teller turns 95
20 things I love about Etta James
Wink Musselman seduces our clothes off, heads for London
Look, Ma! I'm Dian Fossey!