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  • Culture

    July 3, 2014

    How Europe Beats SoCal

    [Trendzilla] From toilets to McDonald's, we've got nothing on the European Union

  • Film

    May 1, 2014

    MacGillivray Freeman Films' Big 5-0

    The Laguna Beach-based large-format movie company celebrates a half century

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014
  • Calendar

    October 3, 2013

    Don't Dress for Dinner

    International City Theatre

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Elephants Invade Dana Point!

    Elephants are parading through Dana Point, not to promote a circus but to draw attention to the plight of the endangered Asian elephant species. After debuting together for VIPs at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort Thursday morning, 30 life-size elephant sculptures were sprinkled throughout Dana P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2013

    The Half-Life of Half-Truths: San Onofre, Memento Mori!

    I would not presume to review the science or even explain the specifics of the regulatory tar baby that, thankfully, seems to have caught up So Cal Edison in its lies and obfuscations, stubborn insistence on the viability of SONGS. Read Nick Schou and other OC Weekly reporters for that. Mine is a po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 17 Sederra House of Blues Anaheim Anytime the punk shredders of Sederra come to the House of Blues Anaheim, they have a habit of bringing the entire Fullerton punk scene with them. Last time they played the Mouse House for free, they stuffed the place to capacity to the point where they ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    Fly Guy Eric Prydz

    The Swedish DJ conquered his aerophobia to get to America and never looked back

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The Olde Ship Celebrates 20 Years With A Party

    Is The Olde Ship really that "olde" if it's just celebrating its 20th year? When you consider that most restaurants are lucky to make it two years let alone ten, then yes, that's quite old indeed. To celebrate, our county's Brit pub staple is holding a bash this Sunday, April 21st, at Muckenthaler C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Emancipator - El Rey Theatre - March 16, 2013

    By: Rishabh BhavnaniEmancipator El Rey TheatreMarch 16, 2013 It's not often that an attempt to combine an avant garde club night line up with glossy club vibes manages to leave us fully satisfied. Last night on the peripheral edge of West Hollywood, the El Rey Theatre played host to one of The Do-L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Maceo Plex: The Deep House Dark Horse of Beyond Wonderland

    After falling in love with electro in his native Miami, Eric Estornel began deejaying in the early 90s. Like most EDM enthusiasts he later got into techno and began making house beats in 1996. He moved his family to Dallas where he made a name for himself as a local DJ, but it wasn't until he fled t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, February 22Angry SamoansThe Observatory First wave punk rockers everywhere are alive and kicking. Just look at the Angry Samoans, hailing from Los Angeles, they've been doing their thing since the late 70s. And since their inception, they've made a career out of being offensive. Rumor has it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 18 DJ Hype The Observatory Pre-iPods, pre-laptops, pre-everyone's-a-DJ, DJ Hype was circling the globe, bringing his turn table skills to millions of party people. Born in Belgium, Kevin Ford began as a DJ on Fantasy FM, a pirate radio station in London. But he hit mainstream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Geeta Bansal Interviews Elena Arzak, Best Female Chef in the World

    Every Monday, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of European cooking. Today, she regales us with a visit to Luxembourg, where René Mathieu wows both royalty and commoners alike. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Celebrate the Year of The Snake With Ching's Chinese New Year

    Ching He-Huang may be a self-taught chef but she was taught by some of the best, her very own family. With a long line of traditional heritage, Taiwanese-born Ching helped out with a lot of the cooking growing up and moves to South Africa and later to London helped mold her tastes and styles but luc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Five Highlights From Nervo's West Coast Travels

    The past six months have been a whirlwind of success for the Australian-born NERVO twins. They were the only female DJs on the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, landing at No. 46, the third-highest new entry among EDM's elite. The only other female to ever make the list was Claudia Cazacu, who squeaked in at No. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, January 14 Pop Noir The Constellation Room After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Pop Noir Returns With More Songs and Just As Much Hair

    After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully craft some new tunes, including a cover of British el ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012

    Rusko's Love for Dubstep Started With a Ska Groove

    The English EDM wunderkind prefers irie vibes over industrial aggression

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Obama Wins: Front Pages From Around The World

    As Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States last night, the entire world watched. Check out these newspaper front pages from around the globe announcing his victory. Some might send chills down your spine. For more newspaper front pages, visit the Newseum's collection. Prin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Adam Ant Isn't a Goody Two Shoes Anymore

    By: Shelley LeopoldAdam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 57, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from years in the music busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    What to Look for in Rage Against the Machine's 20th Anniversary Box Set

    On November 10, 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut assault of rap-rock radicalism upon the music world. Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford combined their collective talents together as the Epic release would eventually peak at No. 1 on the Billbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Teen Nearly Dies After Ingesting Liquid Nitrogen Cocktail Served By Wine Bar

    The Guardian is reporting that a teenager celebrating her 18th birthday at a wine bar in England ingested liquid nitrogen that was poured into her cocktail to make it billow with smoke.They write:Gaby Scanlon, from Heysham, Lancashire, was with friends at Oscar's wine bar in Lancaster city centre w ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 4, 2012

    Topshop of the Pops

    [Trendzilla] British cheap-chic chain invades South Coast Plaza, Irvine Spectrum—cheerio!

  • Music

    September 20, 2012

    Frank Turner Wants Us to Continue to Believe In Him

    The English folk-rocker of Olympics fame readies a new album that's fresh, tight and heartfelt

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2012
  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012

    She Stoops to Conquer

    Barclay Theatre

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Madonna Announces World Tour While the Register Picks Apart Her Plastic Surgery Work

    ​The last time I saw Madonna, it was 2006 and I paid $352 for a floor ticket. Madonna, fresh off the success of her Super Bowl halftime show, is going on a  World Tour beginning May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. While we have no idea how much tickets will be going for, we do know she'll stop at&nbs ... More >>

  • Film

    January 5, 2012

    'The Iron Lady' Doesn't Know How She Did It

    Margaret Thatcher as victimized woman

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Male Bonding Go Out with The Lo-Fi, In With the New

    ​London-based trio Male Bonding sure has been part of a whole lot of action since forming some four years ago. The band, who play the Constellation Room (inside the Galaxy) in Santa Ana tonight, began their career by creating sundry home-made cassettes and 7-inch split records, recording covers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Portishead's Geoff Barrow On Touring Third, Misconceptions About Dummy and His Upcoming Hip-Hop Record

    ​Thirteen years after their last North American tour, pioneering British trio Portishead are back to finally make the rounds in support of their latest album, Third, released in 2008. It's been a while, but for good reason; between having babies and working on new musical projects, they've been qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Rick Warren Tweets and Then Removes Debt-Ceiling Jab

    "I can see the debt ceiling from here."​Saddleback (mega-) Church's pastor Rick Warren's got a loose Twitter finger again, texting and then deleting a jab at those who want to raise the nation's debt ceiling."HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero. So they're happy for tax rates to be raised on the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2011

    [UPDATE: Ecstasy & Alcohol?] Amy Winehouse Confirmed Dead, Joins 27 Club as Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    ​UPDATE, 6:28 P.M., JULY 23, 2011: It seems tabloid newspaper Sunday Mirror will report in tomorrow's issue that Amy Winehouse passed away after an ecstasy and alcohol binge. See the front page image after the jump.ORIGINAL POST, 9:58 A.M., JULY 23, 2011: TMZ confirms that singer Amy Winehouse, 27 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Catholics Protest 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' at Anaheim Hills' Chance Theater, Calling it 'Blasphemous'

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Go Yuck Yourself

    The London-based group keep a stiff upper lip while staring at their shoes

  • Music

    March 17, 2011

    Style Is Substance for New Fidelity

    [Locals Only] The Long Beach quintet are through being cool

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Airline Treats Kenyan UC Irvine Professor, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Like A 'Terrorist Menace'

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o​Ngugi wa Thiong'o is a celebrated Kenyan author and distinguished professor at UC Irvine. He's 72 years old and married. He's not a terrorist. And yet, for an unexplained reason, he and a group of fellow Kenyans were treated as such upon a detoured flight to Lyon, France.El ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    OC's Trillion Dollar Man Worried USA is Heading for a Double-Dip Recession

    0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds​All those daily Obama Administration assurances that the U.S. economy is heading in the right direction might just be wishful thinking or cynical public manipulation.Dr. Mohamed Abdulla El-Erian, the chief executive of Newport Beach-based investment house giant Pimco--t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    I Surf! Ten Questions w/ OCMA Curator Sarah Bancroft

    Hovin WangOCMA curator Sarah Bancroft​The first time I met Sarah Bancroft, I thought she was a volunteer working at Orange County Museum of Art, so I approached her and asked for directions to the bathroom. She told me where to go--nicely--and it wasn't until much much later that I found out that ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    Beyond the Headliners

    [Coachella 2010] Nine acts that stand out from the sweaty, dusty crowd

  • Music

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Haven Gastropub in Orange Opening This Friday, September 4

    ​We've been following the progress of this new venture, and can confirm that it's set to open to the public this Friday. Edwin tipped me off about the launch date, so he gets credit for that, as do his foodie friends who tipped him off, DanGarion and Jay Ruiz.Located in Old Towne Orange, Haven wil ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009
  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Edgy and Eggy

    The Arab, the Jew and the Chicken

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2008

    Three to See While They're Still in OC

    You like script-driven movies? Intelligent dialogue? Stuff that moves your brain as well as your emotions? As an antidote to the IQ-insult of Indiana Bones and Crap Happens in Vegas, three movies that won't be on the big screen much longer: Redbelt: It’s David Mamet, enough said. Not the best Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Video Savant: Jamie Lidell's “The City” (Live)

    Here we find rising UK soul superstar Jamie Lidell shortly before he dropped his 2005 breakthrough album Multiply. At this 2004 show in London, Lidell is in full-on experimental beatboxing mode. Creating rhythms and textures with his looped, extraordinarily supple vocal cords run through mysterious ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2007


    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Once Upon a Time . . .

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Talking frankly about Paul Frank

    Going on hour eight of my hangover. Nice job, Griley! Way to double fist Jack-and-Cokes until you're plastered and slobbering! (But man, the Fielding demos sure sounded awesome cranked up to eleven on the way home. Don't worry ma, I wasn't driving.) Anyway: woke up with a giant hangover this mornin ... More >>

  • Food

    June 30, 2005

    A Portrait of the Food Critic as a Young Man

    You dont have to be English to appreciate Brussels Bistro, but it helps

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