• Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Robert Eugene Vasquez Gets Life Without Parole for Sick Murder and Attempted Murder

    The San Juan Capistrano man who fatally stabbed his neighbor because the victim creeped out his girlfriend and was falsely labeled a child molester by the killer's mother was sentenced today to life in state prison without the possibility of parole plus eight more years. A jury in June found 36-yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    On the Line: Pascal Olhats, Part One

    "I think it's time that Orange County made its mark in the country by being a restaurant scene. It's going to take some time. . . It's simmering, but we need to make it boil."It's unfair to associate Pascal Olhats with only one establishment, since he's spent the last 20-something years parlaying hi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    This Is Not a Pinback Interview

    The band make the most out of forlorn mysteriousness

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    420 Art Show Up In Smoke

    ​This is what we get for running with a press release about an art show with the word "chronic" in the title. Last week we received an e-mail from a gentleman named Sergio Sandoval associated with skate, surf and smoke-lifestyle company, Long Beach Chronic. The impresario was promoting a 420 event ... More >>

  • 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

    December 29, 2010

    Distinguished UC Irvine Professor Treated Like a Terrorist by French

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o and wife, stranded​After attending a Nairobi literary festival, UC Irvine professor and author Ngugi wa Thiong'o and his wife needed to catch a Virgin Atlantic flight to London in route to LAX, but a snow storm in England forced the flight to land in Lyon, France.The airline arra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Salade Lyonnaise: Yes, It Contains Bacon

    Dave Lieberman​The original salade lyonnaise started off as a way to hide what are euphemistically called "variety cuts" (snout o' cow, ear o' hog, that sort of thing) in a tangy dressing with some vegetables for camouflage. What salade lyonnaise is now is greens with vinaigrette, blocks of bacon, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010


    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    An Open Letter To Jean-Luc Naret of the Michelin Guide

    Flickr user lwrNo longer to be seen in Los Angeles...​Last week, John Mariani of Esquire magazine interviewed the just-retired director of the Michelin Guide, Jean-Luc Naret. The 2011 New York guide is heading for press, and there will be a Chicago guide next year as well, and Mariani caught Naret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Five Explanations For the French Paradox

    Flickr user stuckincustoms​If you've never heard the term "French paradox", it's used to refer to the concept that French people, who are as a rule slim and svelte, seem to eat whatever they want: tons of white bread, cheese, butter, bacon, and far too much dessert for their own good. Everything f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    #3. Smoked Salmon and Eggs at Break of Dawn

    Dave Lieberman​The final installments of our march to the Bridge on the River Calorie are coming your way. Make sure to pick up a copy of our Best of OC 2010 when it hits the newsstands next Thursday, October 14!

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Pinback at the Detroit Bar Last Night

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  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Meet Cunt Sparrer: Less Cock, More Cunt​Hailing from Long Beach are two subversively charming lasses with lo-fi dreams. Operating under the moniker Cunt Sparrer, singer-guitarist Jennie Cotterill, 27, and singer-keyboardist Sara Lyons, 24, pay loving homage to punk icons Cock Sparrer. Singing such songs as " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Did Denis Lyons' Attorney Inadvertently Admit His Client is a Pedophile?

    Yesterday, we wrote about how the Diocese of Orange is using a laughable argument to try and keep secret personnel files on pedo-priest Denis Lyons in a recent civil suit. Unsurprisingly, Lyons' lawyers also filed a brief for the same purpose using the same tactic of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown: that ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2007

    Lumieres Descendent: Thierry Fremaux

    Cannes artistic director

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    May 17, 2007
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    October 24, 2002
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    December 30, 1999

    Cancer Politics

    Radiation is good for youjust ask a scientist!

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    He Lives!

    Southside Johnnys back to spill beer on your carpet, cuss in front of your parentsand play terrific blues