Matt Welch

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    OC Register Dares Hackers to Penetrate its Website Paywall With Boasts of its Impenetrability

    Let us be clear before we go any further: we in no way condone any illegal hacking, any illegal theft, or any illegal scaling of the coming digital wall that the Orange County Register is placing on its website starting this week, the wall its owners don't want anyone to criticize. But that's the th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Reason Magazine Rips off ¡Ask a Mexican! with "Ask a Libertarian"

    ​Reason Magazine, the nation's premier libertarian publication, firmly believes in the free market, and part of that free market is wantonly ripping off other ideas. That's the explanation for their decision this week to host a day of YouTube clips called "Ask a Libertarian," in which editors Matt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The 10 Greatest Journalism Stories EVER

    ​Reporter Conor Friedersdorf got quite a bit of media play last month for his roundup of the best journalism stories he heard, watched or read in 2009. Really interesting list, but what none of write-ups mentioned is that Friedersdorf is an OC native, raised in Newport Beach (if I remember correct ... 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

    April 1, 2008

    ¡Ask a Mexican! As Extinct as Kudzu

    To paraphrase a paraphrase of Mark Twain, reports of my deportation have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, I know I announced last Thursday that I was ending my ¡Ask a Mexican! column, but few people seemingly bothered to read the line where I stated my self-deportation was "effective the feast day o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    What you missed over the weekend: Part II

    Freelancer Shawn Smith was at Disneyland Friday night when she noticed that the Social Distortion show slated for the evening had been pulled. We bit our nails wondering if this was the latest in Disney censorship at the venue, which Clubs editor Erin DeWitt blogged in September. But it wasn't so, t ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Gracias, OC!

    'Gustavo Arellano: youre a race-card-playing punk!'

  • Columns

    November 28, 2002