• Calendar

    May 8, 2014

    Stars on Ice

    Honda Center

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014
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    November 7, 2013

    4000 Miles

    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    In-N-Out Sends Restaurant a Cease-And-Desist Letter for Its Use of "Double Double"; Restaurant Responds By Renaming It "Cease & Desist" Burger

    Take a lesson from Underbelly, a Houston restaurant and wine bar which was sent a cease-and-desist letter from In-N-Out when the burger giant discovered that they were using the trademarked term "Double Double" to describe their burgers. What did Underbelly do? Well, they ceased and desisted alright ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013
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    June 14, 2012

    Burn This

    El Camino Real Playhouse

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    R.I.P. Hubert Sumlin, Guitarist for Howlin' Wolf

    Hubert Sumlin​Bluesman 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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2011

    Sarah Chang

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    944 Magazine Folds

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011

    Billy Collins

    Newport Beach Library

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011

    Comedy Pet Theater

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2010

    John Paul Jones Exhibit

    Laguna Art Museum

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Wave of the Future

    Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Girl in a Coma Tops Esquire's 'Best Unknown Songs' List

    Adam Stockstill​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    El Pollo Loco to Offer Carne Asada Plate--Why?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Women's Water Polo Players Leave Swimsuits Behind for Magazine Cover Shoot

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Honors Navel Gazing and 2009 Best of OC Issue

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    SI: More Baseball Stadiums Offering All-You-Can-Eat Tickets

    Edwin Goei​Sports 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Who Kills for PORN?!

    Jay Brockman​Scott 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    New Online Magazine for OC Music Launches

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Surf Photographer Carl Steindler

    Photos by Carl SteindlerMike Dunphy, Zihuatanejo​Orange 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Your Baby is a Racist

    ​Newsweek's got some unwelcome news out today for new parents: Their babies are racist.And it's probably the parents' fault.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    OC Music Magazine Hold 'Locals Only Showcase,' Write About Walk-In Medical

    ​I wrote about Walk In Medical (pictured here in a now-outdated lineup) back in late November, in our Locals Only section. I though their EP, The Recluse, was promising, and am glad to see that they're still going and got some coverage from another publication, newly debuted local start-up OC Musi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    Lil Wayne

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    The Crosby to Offer Scorpions for Dinner?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Arellano Honored Nationally for ¡Ask a Mexican! Columns

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Scott "Playboy" Flanders Keeps Mum About Freedom

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    OC Weekly Receives 8 SoCal Journalism Awards Nominations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Kogi Korean Taco Truck Makes It To Newsweek

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Did the New Yorker Rip Off a Mexican?

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008
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    October 23, 2008

    Pretty Talk

    David Sedaris

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Upcoming in LA Times Obits: The Sunday Magazine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2008

    OC Weekly Winners!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    The Best of the Worst

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Yo Gabba Gabba contract -officially- renewed

    Feature writer Shawn Smith has the latest on the psychedelic kiddie show scene: The gamble paid off. Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz (our cover boys a few weeks back) got the news they’ve been waiting for. Yo Gabba Gabba, the frenetically fun kids show with the dancing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    But What About the Boobs?


  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    Even John McCain Hates the Guatemalans

    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?

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Ho no, Pimp yes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007

    The Mark of The Beast

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    En Vogue

    Prada probes the Wintour of a former assistants discontent

  • Features

    November 17, 2005
  • Features

    September 8, 2005
  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Youth of America

    Sean Carlson: Fuck Yeah For The Kids

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Bullshit Detected

    Stephen Glass, Chuck Lane and the big dust-up at TNR

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Drop Wood!

    Skimboarding awaits the next big break

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Natural Causes

    The naked life and veiled death of a Playboy Playmate

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Wipe Out

    Girls surfing mag Wahine set trends, caught sets and then ate it

  • Columns

    August 30, 2001

    Goodbye, California

    From the golden dream to a broken pyrite promise

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