• Music

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    OC Zine Fest Brings DIY Scribes to SanTana July 12

    Yes, we can all agree that zines rule. Even millenials who grew up with smartphones and Tumblr can appreciate the tactile sensation of holding something creative that someone else made from scratch. Sure, you support them, but are you really 'bout this zine life? If so, the inagural OC Zine Fest is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Are Zines Making a Comeback?

    This story could've been titled "Everything Old Is New Again," but that isn't necessarily accurate. Still, when you look at what pop-culture aficionados are digesting these days, it's easy to think so. Records. Cassettes. Betamax tapes. Typewriters. Rotary phones. Wristwatches. Something about our ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2014

    Are Zines Making a Comeback, Too?

    Our nostalgia for all things analog might lead you to think that, but the answer isn't so simple

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Us Weekly Sued For Advertising Fraud By Orange County Company

    An Irvine-based hair style and beauty company is suing Us Weekly in Orange County Superior Court for fraud, negligence and breach of contract surrounding allegedly botched advertising plans for the publication's 2012 "Emmy's" edition. According to DreamCatchers International, Inc. attorney Christop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Orange County Zine Library and Reading Room Exhibit Opening this Saturday!

    Orange County may not have as big a zine culture as, say, Brooklyn or Los Angeles, but we're trailing close behind with hidden zinester gems in our own neighborhood (Santanero, Zineworks, etc.) and a DIY culture like nobody's business. So for you kiddies into alternative print, it behooves you to at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2013

    The Steelwells

    The Constellation Room

  • Culture

    April 4, 2013

    Santanero: A Zine to be Seen

    Eric Cocoletzi's publication sings the praises of Orange County's seat—all of it

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine Proves Print is Undead

    When yours truly flubbed the description of promotional episodes of The Walking Dead that rolled on AMC in July (I know: a mistake? Me?), this zombie-headed blogger was quickly called to task for "sloppy reporting" by Zombie Apocalypse Monthly. But "The Monthly Magazine Covering All Things Zombie" h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    OC Register To Debut Sunday Magazine--And We're Not Talking Parade or The Mini Page

    Either the Orange County Register is reinventing itself as a magnificent daily, or they're taking one final, glorious charge toward doom in the name of great journalism.We've previously talked about new owner Aaron Kushner's ambitious plans to redefine OC's sole daily by rehiring a bunch of position ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2012

    Lectio Magistralis: Why Literature Can Save Us

    Memorial Hall, Chapman Auditorium

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Kate Upton Is Kinda Amazing at Doing the Cat Daddy

    Models and dancing usually don't mix. Something about gangly arms and legs flailing all over the place is just ... awkward. It's kind of like when you were little and made your Barbie dolls dance. Whatever mobility their limbs have ends up looking mechanical. But Kate Upton, the incredibly hot Spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Jessica Simpson Pulls a Demi Moore, Poses Naked and Pregnant for Elle Cover

    ​April's ELLE magazine has former teen dream Jessica Simpson, 31, posing pregnant and naked on its cover. Simpson and fiance former NFL pro Eric Johnson are going to have a girl, the magazine revealed. It's another sad copy of the iconic Demi Moore cover from 1991. Moore's cover of Vanity Fair, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Five Great Magazine Covers Featuring Nude Women Slathered in Food

    ​Okay, so the above shot, the album cover for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' Whipped Cream and Other Delights, of course isn't the front of a magazine. But how can you talk about nude women slathered in food without mentioning this classic, which kicked off the genre? I happen to have the albu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011

    Zine Fiend


  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Adam Gadahn's Background: Loves Death Metal

    ​[via The Stranger]In "Al Qaeda's Up-And-Comers", Newsweek named the Al Qaeda Hydra--the eight people most likely to succeed Osama bin Laden--with OC's Adam Gadahn on the list. The article says that 32-year-old goat boy Gadahn, who converted t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011

    Franki Doll's Rock and Roll Wedding

    [Mental Notes] Plus, vote early and often for the Steelwells in Rolling Stone's contest

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Cover Story: 50 Years of Surfer Magazine--The Good, The Bad, And The Neon

    Illustration by Ryan Sanchez​John Severson didn't really know what he was getting himself into when he introduced The Surfer to surf film-going crowds in 1961. He just wanted the extra $1.50 per copy. He didn't intend to be part of spawning and helping to expand a multibillion dollar industry.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Another One Bites the Dust: Paste Magazine Suspends Print Publication

    No, just print magazines​​In case you haven't heard by now, dead tree journalism has suffered another, ah, death in the family. 

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    Spinning into Butter

    Long Beach Playhouse

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Irvine Boat Magazine Publisher Throws Lift Raft to "Editor and Publisher"

    ​The reports of Editor & Publisher's death were exaggerated.That those reports came from the print media industry's leading trade magazine itself is not important right now, nor that fact that the New York-based company shut its doors two weeks ago.What is important is E&P has been saved-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Balboa Island Interior Designer is the Agiest of the Chicest Woman in All the Land

    HarpersBazaar.comMary Lou Stockwell (second from the right), appears with other Fabulous at Every Age winners and fembot Elizabeth Hurley, who handled the introductions at a swanky party in New York City. ​The old money may be on the East Coast, but when it comes to the most, erm, mature of "Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Jon Stewart on the Shuttering of Gourmet Magazine

    Like all of you, I was SHOCKED SHOCKED SHOCKED when I read the LA Times on Monday and saw the news about Gourmet magazine. But leave it to Jon Stewart to put even this in perspective. I need not say anymore, because really, the man has said it all.

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Teen Vogue Haute Spot

    South Coast Plaza

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Vibe Magazine Bites the Dust, Quincy Jones Vows to Buy it Back

    Damn, another music mag...gone. Yesterday afternoon it was announced that Vibe Magazine was officially closing it's doors, stopping it's presses and going the way of the 8-track. This extinct outlet for Hip Hop and R&B is now survived by only two major magazines of it's kind: XXL and The Source ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Taylor: Start the Feud With Jonathan Alter Without Me

    AlterIn his new collection of his Newsweek columns since the 1990s, Between the Lines: A View Inside American Politics, People, and Culture, Jonathan Alter revisits the Bushes, the Clintons, Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra and Rush Limbaugh. John Taylor, who left as executive director of the Richard Ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Unfortunate Acronym for Old Vine Cafe Created by Coast Magazine

    I'm not exactly sure who the audience of the Orange County Register-owned lifestyle magazine Coast is supposed to be, at least not when compared with that of the county's other two lifestyle mags, Orange Coast (middle-aged folks with some money and people who like to read good journalism) and Rivier ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Standing Tall

    Jake Johannsen

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    What do Lindsay Lohan and Hugh Hewitt Have in Common?

    Although we're no fans of local talk show host Hugh Hewitt, we couldn't help but to feel a twinge of sympathy for the man, who's also a professor of law at Chapman University. The latest edition of the school's Chapman Magaine has a mini-profile on Hewie, whom you can listen to every weekday at 3pm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    The Pic That Won't Quit

    Last week, we noticed that a photo of me watching a 3-D presentation made it into USA Today. Earlier this morning, I was told the photo was also on AOL. And then today, I see it on Time Magazine's website (thanks KT for the tip-off!) Be nice if they actually identified me in the pic. But anonymous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006

    Ride, Russ, Ride

    The Environmental Defense online magazine has a story on Weekly contributing photographer Russ Roca, who manages to ply his trade without the use of an automobile, instead relying on a specially rigged bicycle. It's been a great arrangement for us, too, since instead of cold-hard cash, Russ accepts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2006

    3 out of 4

    Over at Rising Hegemon, Attaturk notices a slight variation in the covers on this week's Newsweek. See if you can spot the difference. Yep. That's right. The editors of the international editions of Newsweek simply don't understand the tremendous importance of Annie Leibovitz reminiscing about he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    One Year Later

    Usually when a regular columnist for one of the major news magazines begins to chew through the restraints of received ideas and government press releases, it is, to borrow a phrase from Samuel Johnson, "like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Greenest of Them All?

    Grist online magazine's Muckraker says the California gubernatorial race may very well come down to who voters think is more environmentally minded, Ahnuld or Phil the Pill.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2006

    Electric Cars Zapped to Life?

    We began our review of Who Killed the Electric Car? by describing the funeral that opens the new documentary. In his Newsweek column, Brad Stone does the same thing--before going on to say the funeral may have been premature.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2006

    Barton glad Marissa's Dead

    In Newsweek, via the AP, Mischa Barton says she's happy that Marissa Cooper, her character on The O.C., died the way she did.

  • Features

    February 9, 2006

    Girls and Cars and Cars and Girls

    Which came firstLowrider or the Lowrider babe? Both

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Pulchritudinous Performer

    Joshua Bells concert violin is easy on the ears and eyes

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Zine Scene

    Koos gets literally literate

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • Features

    June 24, 2004

    Skratch Magazine at 100

    How a snotty zine lasted this long

  • Columns

    January 15, 2004
  • Culture

    January 30, 2003

    Like Bottled Messages

    OCMAs mall-walled zine scene

  • Unknown

    December 27, 2001
  • Culture

    March 15, 2001
  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Coxs Flaccid Report

    Vaunted Chinese Spy Report Unravels

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    The People Formerly Known as Fans

    Faced with a lawsuit from their idol, online Prince worshipers turn the tables on the Artist

  • Columns

    June 10, 1999

    The Zine Scene

    Highlights from the low life

  • Culture

    April 22, 1999

    Bye-Bye, butt floss

    Wahine carves the new publishing style

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Smells Like Teen Dispirit pushes style over substance

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