For the first time in its fourteen-year long history, the Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off the year's season with a documentary film that packs as much wallop and frenetic energy as a mosh pit circle. Director Doug Hamilton's Broadway Idiot follows world-famous punk band Green Day as their al ... More >>
Flowery, contemplative album reviews are nice, but when it comes to finding hilarious music criticism on the go, nothing tops Twitter. After all, when people only have 140 characters to spend, they tend to get right to the point. So we browsed through endless feeds to see what people are saying abou ... More >>
Betty Has a Big Season Ahead of Her
Lately, I've had to resort to picky douchebaggery when ordering Old Fashioneds in bars, just as when I order a martini. It's all the fault of the writers and producers of Mad Men, who wouldn't know a good Old Fashioned if it got spilled on their nuts.We're not going to get into the martini thing a ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh and Scott Z. Burns talk 'Side Effects'—and collaboration
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>
Immortal MindsTime EPhttp://theimmortalminds.com/See Also:*Local Record Review: 'Elements' by Immortal Minds*Local Record Review: 'We Are Locally Grown' by Locally Grown Collective*Local Records Review: 'Four Steps in Corsets' by Yellow Red SparksSanta Ana's Immortal Minds are both slimmed down (off ... More >>
See also:*McDonald's Shamrock Shakes To Come Back...Everywhere*McDonald's To Stop Using "Pink Slime" in Beef*McDonald's New Uniforms Inspired from Mad MenIt remains one of the greatest first world problems. All you want is to start your day with Sausage McMuffin and hash browns, but as usual, you ro ... More >>
I don't watch Mad Men, nor do I know a lick about fashion, but the designer McDonald's has hired to revamp their uniforms has told the Telegraph that the new look the company is debuting at the London Olympics has "a little bit" of Don Draper in it.
Though it goes without saying, we'll say it anyway: Fullerton's considerable contributions to history will probably forever be marred by a few rogue cops, their cowardly police chief and flip-flopping spokesperson. Happily the city has a few saving graces, not the least of whom is Leo Fender. While ... More >>
"Wow, I haven't made one of these in a long time," the cute, raven-haired waitress at Capital Grille confessed as she poured out my Sweet Basil Gin Rickey into a martini glass. I understand why: a Rickey is the Mr. Burns of classic cocktails--none of the Mad Men chic of an Old Fashioned or a Manh ... More >>
On Sunday, Mad Men is going to be back on AMC for its fifth season. A week after, our favorite HBO show, Game of Thrones, will begin its second season. In honor of TV intros that stick in our heads and incite a Pavlovian response in us all (seriously, when I hear the Game of Thrones intro I start ... More >>
Back from war, a mom and wife fights the consequences
Courtesy of AnQiIf beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then romance is up to the couple. I am enamored by a room with a view, yet also appreciate when he brings me my favorite doughnut. We already anticipate the "Who cares?", and you know what? We welcome it. Get all that (sexual) frustration o ... More >>
Ryan Gosling at the wheel in the glossy, retro heist-gone-bad bloodbath
[Trendzilla] The chain partners with the AMC show to create a fashion line
The latest winner from the Irvine Fine Arts Center does much more than tickle your funny bone
[SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!
Edwin GoeiSo proud is Chapter One: the modern local of its libations that it puts them on the same one-sheet menu with the rest of the food. In fact, they call them "Culinary Cocktails". And if you think the title is kind of presumptuous, you haven't realized that a few of the ingredients s ... More >>
The Grand Central Art Center show highlights the work of the late artist at the height of her game
Searching the High Road.Checking in on the Newport Beach Film Festival at its halfway mark, viewers have been treated in this 12th year to the option of sticking to one genre of presentations--say, only shorts or comedies or Spanish-language movies--or creating their own cultural bouillabai ... More >>
Can't wait for Season 5 of Mad Men? You'll have to settle for John Slattery (who plays Roger Sterling on the show) starring in the National video for "Conversation 16." Apparently, Slattery is supposed to be a secret-service agent, alongside the National's lead singer Matt Berninger. Their job is ... More >>
Aging brutishly, he can't save tepid thriller 'Unknown'
In a town where affluence is a synonym, Swellegant Vintage Store on Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach might look rather misplaced--yet completely appropriate.Nicole Bernstein developed a liking for vintage clothes while in high school and even paid her college tuition reselling pieces to other s ... More >>
John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyWhat'd you miss this weekend? Though things are really starting to wind down for the holidays, we managed to catch X Friday night at the House of Blues, then, the next night, we saw the Vandals and then we hit up the OC Foodie Fest's holiday party.
Don Draper on TMC's hit show Mad Men says "What?" a lot, which, in the Internet world, automatically means a supercut of all the times Draper says the word by way of YouTube. (Watch it here.) If you're not a fan that's not that terribly interesting, but today (via Jezebel), you'll find a mas ... More >>
UPDATE: Booking photo of and more information on the suspect (see end of post) . . . And you thought the Mad Men were degrading to female office workers.A mortgage company employee was arrested today for allegedly jerking off into a female co-worker's water bottle, sickening her.Twice!Four months ... More >>
San Diego Comic-Con is a week away, but it's not too early to start strategizing about what you should see when you're there. Especially if you've seen the size of the event's program schedule.But there's no reason to battle eye strain. We've put together a list of the 10 comic-related events to ... More >>
'Get Him to the Greek' is crude on the outside, sweet in the middle