Now we know Mighty Mouse's snack of choice. While testing the effects of yogurt on obesity, scientists at MIT made a pretty awesome discovery. Male lab mice that were fed yogurt had bigger testicles than non-yogurt-eating mice.According to Scientific American, the mice were divided into two gr ... More >>
Hubert SumlinBluesman Hubert Sumlin has died. He was 80 years old. The Chicago Sun Times reports that the Howlin' Wolf guitarist passed away on Sunday in a hospital in Wayne, N.J., due to heart failure.
Sumlin -- one of the most revered blues guitarists of the last half century -- was best k ... More >>
944, the magazine dubbed "the bible for trendsetters" by them and "mostly photoshopped fashion photos and not much content" by us, has closed shop, printing its final issue this month.The publisher of the free glossy, which had an Orange County edition, filed for bankruptcy last year, and recent ... More >>
I remember El Pollo Loco when it existed only in Mexican neighborhoods, decades before it became the conglomerate-owned chain it is. And its quality, surprisingly, hasn't gone down much over the years: you can still order the same basic, charbroiled chicken drenched in lime juice, skin blackened ... More >>
Talk about Navel Gazing!Dispelling the myth that this blog will never cover women's water polo, we are pleased to present this item about four former high school stars appearing on the cover of a national magazine just out.Oopsie, looks like someone forgot their swimsuits.
OC Weekly left Toronto, the site of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' (AAN) annual convention, with a couple honors.Navel Gazing, the staff news blog that your eyes are feasting on right now, won the second-place award in the "Blog (Group or Staff)" category for papers with weekly circ ... More >>
Edwin GoeiSports Illustrated had a recent article which reports that half of all major ballparks in the U.S. of A are now offering all-you-can-eat tickets. That's right, for a flat ticket fee (a cost of around $40 at some parks), you can get through the turnstiles and go directly to concessions ... More >>
Jay BrockmanScott Kruger, a 31 year-old man from Newport Beach, doesn't know what the Internet is for. Here is a tip: the Internet is for porn, toothache-cute videos of animals, and general LOLs (just ask the SEC, they have the porn thing all figured out). Kruger's failure to understand this fact ... More >>
Albert Ching: That byline ring a bell? Dude writes here all the time. Used to have a desk in the office. Is a man about town.Well, he and OC music publicist/KUCI radio host/woman about town Ashley Eliot have launched a new online magazine--Everyday Noise--focusing on Southern California bands, a ... More >>
Photos by Carl SteindlerMike Dunphy, ZihuatanejoOrange County resident and 26-year-old surf photographer Carl Steindler's work has mostly appeared in Transworld, where he has worked for the past two years as a photographer and editor. He landed the job after interning at the magazine for a year w ... More >>
The latest issue of Giant Robot checks in with Chris Alfaro, he of musical outfit Free the Robots and one of the trio who runs SanTana hipster heaven/emerging restaurant the Crosby. I don't have the copy on me, and GR's website is impossible to navigate, but I do remember this: Alfaro ate scorpions ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano and his ¡Ask a Mexican! column was honored in the large ciculation category at last week's 2009 AltWeekly Awards presentation during the
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) convention in Tuscon,
Arizona. Arellano received honorable mention in the "Column: circulation 50,0 ... More >>
Scott Flanders, just missing the pipe, robe and Depends.Scott Flanders is the president and CEO of Irvine-based, Orange County Register-owner Freedom Communications until July 1, when he becomes the first non-Hefner CEO of Playboy Enterprises. Folio, a magazine/online network for magazine and e-netw ... More >>
The LA Weekly is announcing that Editor in Chief Laurie Ochoa and the paper are parting ways after eight years.
A former intern, contributor, and special sections editor at the LA Weekly from 1984-1988, Ochoa returned to take over the editor in chief role in 2001.
LA Weekly wishes her luck in all ... More >>
The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>
Like I said in my review of Pizzeria Ortica this week, L.A. seems to be having all the fun lately, especially with Kogi Korean Taco Truck, the "Tweeting" roach coach that everybody wants a piece of.
Last week, quite inevitably, it made it to Newsweek, which is great and all, but as I read ... More >>
Remember those Sunday mornings when the LA Times magazine was something to look forward to? Terrific profiles/color pieces/semi-newsy features—in-depth stuff you went back and read a second time (and, admit it, clipped and filed in your battered ol’ copy of Websters, under the appropriate word)? ... More >>
Am about to return to la naranja after a week in Philadelphia for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' annual convention. Am happy to report yours truly won the Best Column award for alt-weeklies with a circulation over 55,000 for the second time in three years. And il cappo di tutti capi of ... More >>
Nick Schou's "Just a Random Female," which recounted the harrowing tale of the 1986 murder of Robbin Brandley at Saddleback College and the subsequent search for her killer, will be included in the 2008 edition of The Best American Crime Reporting anthology. This book has in the past featured articl ... More >>
Faithful readers of ¡Ask a Mexican! know that my favorite whipping boy is the Guatemalans.
Turns out, according to Time magazine's blog, chapines also serve the same purpose for presidential candidate John McCain.
Is the Mexican influencing national sentiment toward the Mayan menace?
As one of the more obnoxious members of the East Coast media elite, a man with a long history of spewing racist and other repellent nonsense, may have finally damaged his career by using the word "hos", the governor of the West Coast's largest state is about to publicly embrace "pimp" style. &n ... More >>
The Beast, the alt paper that howls at the world from the wintry, chicken wing-splattered wasteland that is Buffalo, now has the 2006 version of its always entertaining 50 Most Loathsome People in America online. The list of the loathsome features those you might expect (Bush, James Dobson, Ryan Se ... More >>