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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Straw Men struggles with the struggle to remember the unforgettable
Is any novelist capable of telling the truth about Orange County?