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  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Quiz: Are You a Geriatric Gen-Xer?

    By: Alex Rendon It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Eat This Now: Sabatino's Sausage Platter

    Locating Sabatino's is your first challenge. The best Italian sausage-maker in Orange County hides hermit-like among wharf-front boathouses. Once you get there, the classic checkered-tablecloth Italian-American restaurant offers a massive Italian sausage appetizer big enough to make a meal for two. ... More >>

  • Film

    March 22, 2012

    In '4:44 Last Day On Earth,' New York Is Really Over

    But first, weather on the 1s in Abel Ferrara's apocalyptic film

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    First Look: Playground

    Playground's duck rillettes​Jason Quinn's new restaurant, Playground, opened a couple of weeks ago on la Cuatro, near the Yost Theatre. Originally conceived as a high-end burger-and-beer bar à la Burger Parlor, Quinn revamped the concept to allow him and his staff a little more creativity in the ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    The Black Lips Go Slick

    The Atlanta garage-rock band enlist Mark Ronson's production style for their sixth album to change things up

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    No. 62: Sandwich and Egg Cream from Benjie's

    Dave LiebermanI didn't have any pictures of corned beef or rare roast beef sandwiches, alas...​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-deux, the latest entry.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Black Lips Clean Up (A Bit) For 'Arabia Mountain'

    Zach Wolfe​Atlanta's Black Lips are notorious for grimy garage pop matched by equally dirty antics--puking on stage, making out with each other, making fun of Wavves. For plenty of us, this was exactly how a band such as theirs should act, and sound. So we could be forgiven for being dubious at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Two Days 'Til Rapture: OC Weekly Staffers' Last Meals

    Flickr user pasukaru76Kinda like this, but not as cool.​So if Oakland preacher Harold Camping and hundreds and hundreds of other crazies are right, the world will be ending this Saturday, May 21--around 6 p.m., to be exact. Which got us thinking: What would we spend our last hours doing? Stuffing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Supreme Court Rules for Reverend Fred Phelps' 'God Hates Fags' Picketing Outside Military Funerals

    ​The Reverend Fred Phelps' God-Hates-Faggetry that plays out outside military funerals, political conventions and Rent productions at Corona del Mar High School won U.S. Supreme Court protection this morning.Justices voted 8-1 to uphold an appeals-court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids

    Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Five Jewish Foods For the Alaska Distillery To Infuse Into Vodka

    Flickr user 96683394@N00​A couple of weeks ago, the Internet was aflame with the news that the Alaska Distillery in Wasilla had started producing salmon-flavored vodka. This was chiefly news because Wasilla is the home of sportscaster pageant queen Alaska Governor vice-presidential candidate autho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    8: The Mormon Proposition Picked Up

    ​The documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition, which screened at last month's Newport Beach Film Festival after making its world premiere in January at Sundance, has been picked up for distribution, it was announced today.Emmy-winning journalist Reed Cowan's indictment of the Mormon Church's historic ... More >>

  • Film

    April 8, 2010

    Bad 'Date Night'

    Tina Fey and Steve Carell go lowbrow and chemistry-free

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Kim Chi From Garden Grove Makes It To The New York Times

    Photo by Edwin Goei​It's a long, long way from Garden Grove to New York's Lower East Side, but Young Ja Chun's kim chi had made the trip and was featured by The New York Times in a short but sweet article.

  • Food

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    UPDATED: ACLU Announces Settlement of Suit Tied to Corona del Mar High's Production of "Rent"

    Photo by Matt Coker Karyl Ketchum and Mike Wiggins talk about the hell their 17-year-old daughter Hail endured at Corona del Mar High School last school year.​Three varsity football players at Corona del Mar High School posted a video on the school's Facebook page in January in which they describe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    ACLU Suing Newport-Mesa Schools Over "Rent" Debacle

    MOVING UP AND UPDATING WITH DISTRICT REACTION, MORE BACKGROUND.Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials say they were attempting to resolve a complaint stemming from the staging, cancellation and re-staging of the musical Rent at Corona del Mar High School when they learned today the American ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Video Savant: Liquid Liquid's “Cavern”

    New York City in the early '80s boasted one of the most vital music scenes in the history of vital music scenes. In fact, British label Soul Jazz has released three compilations (and a book!)—titled New York Noise—of the Big Apple's underground music, all of which I highly recommend. One of th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Blues Implosions

    Heavy Trash

  • Features

    June 7, 2007

    Eternal Sunshine

    Director William A. Kirkley rediscovers the dark side of OC’s Summer of Love

  • Culture

    September 28, 2000

    Poor Rich People

    OC gets the treatment in Everett Beekin