Mao Tse-tung

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Top Five Left-Wing Love Jams

    Does that rabble-rousing agitator arouse flutters of the heart? Don't have the words to express that special kind of activist amor? Troubadours of discontent sound off on injustice but sometimes troublemakers need a little more. Sure, soul rebels like Bob Marley sang about plain ol' love with the be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012

    Shen Yun

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    [UPDATED: Recall Effort Dropped] Residents Petition to Recall Hacienda School Board Members for Supporting a Language Program Funded by the Chinese Government

    Flickr user cleverCl@i®ê ​UPDATE, JUNE 7, 1:46 P.M.: Opponents of the Confucius Classroom, a Chinese culture and language school program, have stopped their efforts to recall the four members of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School Board who voted to implement it. A small group of resident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Are the Red Chinese Polluting Young Minds in a Quiet Irvine Shopping Center?

    ​UPDATE: In an email to the Weekly, the owner of A Little Dynasty denies there is any basis for the criticism of his new Chinese school in Irvine (see end of post) . . .  Could the Quail Hill Village Center in Irvine become the next hotspot for anti-communist crusaders fighting the spread of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Anti-Commie Activist Kai Chen Claims Victory in Confucius Classroom Spat

    ​Kai Chen may not have got the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda to remove its life-size statue Mao Tse-Tung, but the Los Angeles-based, Chinese-American activist and others are claiming victory in their spat with the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.District ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Red Sparowes Use Really Long Song Titles But Want to Be Concise Songwriters

    ​Red Sparowes have a history of matching their cavernous, righteously beautiful instrumentals with suitably lofty conceptual angles. The LA post-rock act is responsible for tracks with names like "The Sixth Extinction Crept Up Slowly, Like Sunlight Through the Shutters, as We Looked Back in Regret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    The Daily Show Fake News Report on Confucius Classroom Apparently Airs Tonight

    ​Jay Chen, a member of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education, informs on his Facebook page that The Daily Show With Jon Stewart segment on a district school's controversial Confucius Classroom airs tonight."My Daily Show interview with Aasif re: our Chinese Class is sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    The Daily Show Snubs Anti-Commie Chinese Activist Kai Chen

    See no Kai Chen.​This post mentioned how cameras from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart were going to be at Thursday night's Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education meeting, where activists planned to protest a "Confucius Classroom" coming to a middle school.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Confucius Says, "Be Wary of 'Daily Show'"

    flickr user elkitBreaking the news.​The campaign against a public school's "Confucius Classroom" by the Chinese-American activist who last September organized demonstrations over the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum's Mao Tse-Tung statue is about to get national media exposure--f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Chinese, Part 1

    Entire years, entire careers, entire lifetimes have been spent writing about Chinese cuisine, and yet it's arguably the cuisine least well-represented in the vast bulk of America. As hard as it to hear, the Chinese food that comes delivered in those little white Tetra-Paks™ with the red pagodas an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Activist Who Tried to Get Mao Tossed From Nixon Library Now Takes on School

    KaiChenForum.comKai Chen and his daughter Alex, then a Yale basketball player, at home in 2005. ​Los Angeles-based, Chinese-American activist Kai Chen, who last September organized demonstrations against the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda for including in its permanen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Author: Nixon Haunts Presidential Library--and the Author!

    And here we thought this bust was the creepiest thing at the Nixon Library.​Jeffrey Vallance has been a presence in OC Weekly and LA Weekly as an artist, writer and curator. But the presence Vallance explores in a new magazine article is the ghost of Orange County's favorite disgraced son, who app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Chinese-American Protesters Seeing Red at Nixon Library

    The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace (now Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum) opened in 1990 and for nearly that long there has been a permanent Hall of World Leaders exhibit featuring life-size statues of such history-shapers as Winston Churchill, Charles deGaulle and Mao Ts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    LowBallVideoChatter: Mediocre Chinese Hip-Hop

    I'm not sure what I think about this Chinese hip-hop video from an act called T.H.P., other than the fact that it's depressing how they take the worst elements of the worst contemporary American hip-hop videos and duplicate them, as if all those Jay-Z and 50 Cent clips were pieces of highly conceptu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Do you know Dick? Nixon that is.

    In honor of our 37th president's would-be birthday today we here at the Weekly have decided to create a quiz to test our readers' knowledge of their only locally born president, Richard Nixon. He's from Yorba Linda, donchaknow. 1. What is Dick's middle name? A. Homer B. Bart C. Smithers D. Milhous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007

    Register Gone Red?

    The Orange County Register's parent company, Blackstone Group, said Red money is good money May 22 as they accepted $3 billion from its newest partner, the Chinese government, according to reports from several news agencies. Blackstone Group is a private equity firm that owns 28 daily newspapers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Rev. Lou makes the Top 10

    Writing at, the online version of Alexander Cockburn's political newsletter, Robert Boston compiles a list of the Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right. Boston used "publicly available financial data and political prominence" to rank his collection of polyester Savonarolas (S ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Jesus Kills

    The end of the world is coming, and some OC Christians cant wait

  • Culture

    March 25, 2004

    Duking it out

    And not leaving Las Vegas

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    The Gang of Four Invades Orange County

    Chen Yi speaks for Chinese music reborn

  • Music

    October 2, 2003
  • News

    April 10, 2003

    As the World Burns

    Alexander Cockburn eviscerates Operation Iraqi Fiefdomand Christopher Hitchens, the barstool bombardier

  • News

    July 11, 2002
  • Music

    March 21, 2002
  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Something Beige This Way Comes

    Rancho Santa Margarita flirts with disaster

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    SXSW Slices

    Vignettes on a barbecue-sauce-stained notebook

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Bad Commies!

    Unlikely interpretations at MOLAA- or is that MOOLAH?

  • Columns

    April 27, 2000

    Fa Fa Fashion

    Protest Chic

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    All About the Groove

    Punk Jesus Wayne Kramer explains it all for you

  • Culture

    June 3, 1999

    Arts Past Isnt Dead

    It isnt even past