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 >>
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 >>
The Constellation Room
Eric Cocoletzi's publication sings the praises of Orange County's seat—all of it
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 >>
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 >>
Memorial Hall, Chapman Auditorium
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[Mental Notes] Plus, vote early and often for the Steelwells in Rolling Stone's contest
Illustration by Ryan SanchezJohn 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 >>
Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride
Adam StockstillIn the December issue of Esquire Magazine, San Antonio rockers Girl in a Coma find themselves atop "The Best Unknown Songs You Probably Haven't Heard" list of 2010. The ladies lead the collection of "eight recent under-the-radar tracks that happen to make us very thankful for this ... More >>
No, just print magazinesIn case you haven't heard by now, dead tree journalism has suffered another, ah, death in the family.
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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 >>
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 >>
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.
Newsweek's got some unwelcome news out today for new parents: Their babies are racist.And it's probably the parents' fault.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
I did a double take today upon looking at the latest issue of the New Yorker, the one on the right on the left. It looks suspiciously like the image on the left on the left drawn last year in February by Lalo Alcaraz, iconic Chicano cartoonist and author of the syndicated comic La Cucaracha. Now, I ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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.
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