Martin Smith

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    Peace. Love. Banned Books. Big Orange: Don't Say I Didn't Warn You!

    Wearing my handsome and, it seems, provocative "Peace. Love. Books" T-shirt the other day, purchased as a birthday present for me by the Biblio-Gal, a puzzled, perhaps delighted clerk took me in, admittedly long--haired (graying) middle-aged dude in cool Ray-Bans possessing, yes, a certain je ne sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Orange Coast Magazine Recommends Its Readers Try "Real Tacos"...In Newport

    Orange Coast editor Martin Smith. Good guy!​I read Orange Coast every month because it's well-written and features awesome columnist (OC Answer Man, Laura Saari), but browsing through it also reminds me of how clueless it has to pretend to be for the sake of its readers. This month's cover story ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    OC Weekly's 22 Wins Dominate Orange County Press Club Awards

    ​OC Weekly continues its winning ways in 2010, following up regional and national journalism honors with 22 awards from the Orange County Press Club last night.Multiple winners included Nick Schou, R. Scott Moxley, Gustavo Arellano, Spencer Kornhaber, Vickie Chang and the Navel Gazing news blog.

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2010

    Orange County Noir

    Newport Beach Public Library

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2008

    The Media-O-Meter: Can a Balboa Bar save Orange Coast?

    Maybe—or at least help steer OC’s 34-year-old glossy monthly magazine away from what had been a frothy, puff-piece-packed publication that featured interviews and profiles with former owner Ruth Ko’s friends, and B- (sometimes C)-grade celebrities adorning its covers who often had nothing what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Orange Coast magazine has a party...

    One thing you can say about Orange Coast, OC's thick, glossy-covered regional monthly magazine—they know how to throw some good parties. And the mag's grand re-launching party last night was pretty great—tasty hors d'oerves, free martinis and assorted other booze, lots of Beautiful Newport Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Write a best-seller on company time? Novel idea!

    Tired (literally) of dragging your sorry ass out of bed at 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to crank out another 500 words on your first (second, third) novel? Sinking facedown onto the desk at work by mid-afternoon because of sleep deprivation? Your problems are over. At last night’s Ora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Marty Smith returns to Orange Coast Magazine

    After eight years with Los Angeles Times Magazine (where he's currently a senior editor), Martin Smith is heading back to OC to be editor-in-chief of Orange Coast Magazine. In a past life, Smith was staff writer and columnist for The Orange County Register. He went on to edit Orange Coast from 199 ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 15, 2004
  • Culture

    March 22, 2001

    We Forget

    Straw Men struggles with the struggle to remember the unforgettable

  • Culture

    June 3, 1999

    Wanted: Writers

    Is any novelist capable of telling the truth about Orange County?