Plastician at DUBtroit
February 20th, 2013
Last night DUBtroit returned Detroit Bar for the second time this year after migrating to the Observatory in 2011 followed by a brief stint in the LA club scene. DJ teaLong, 12th Planet, Drew Best and Danny Johnson of the SMOG Records crew team ... More >>
Wotta country! On the same day we honored the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., an extension of the slain civil rights leader's dream--the presidency of Barack Obama--was realized with the second term inauguration.But as UC Irvine celebrates King with events through Jan. 31, it is the legacy of anoth ... More >>
Remember the time Kogi, at the height of its popularity, decided to descend upon the Diamond Jamboree shopping center in Irvine, an Asian food Mecca that already has 85 Degrees screwing up the parking situation?
Asshole. Prick. Handsome. I've been called all three. But Karin Pouw, a spokesthetan for the Church of Scientology, dropped a u-bomb on me in a Feb. 20 email.
She called me "unprofessional." Sniffle. Between Feb. 13 and 18, I called the church's media-relations outfit in Los Angeles t ... More >>
Roberto ChamorroThe Ready SetIf you're a white-dude pop artist not named Justin Bieber, you need a band name-like moniker, like Owl City (Adam Young) or Never Shout Never (Drew Ingle).
Hence, The Ready Set, aka Jordan Witzigreuter. The 21-year-old from Fort Wayne, Ind. had an ubiquitous pop ra ... More >>
This week's Orange County Interwebs Horror Show goes from city to city to see what is being said about them on the Interwebs. Mayors, chambers of commerce officials and visitors and convention bureaucrats may want to skip this one. (Especially in Fullerton, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Huntington Be ... More >>
Okay, coverage of my debate last night with arch-Know Nothing Tom Tancredo has officially reached overload--hey, Weeklings: aren't there skinheads that you can go after instead of writing about me?--but you might as well hear my side.I met Tancredo and Westword editor Patty Calhoun across the str ... More >>
Denver WestwordAsk a Tancredo!EDIT, NOV. 16, 6:30 P.M.: Watch the debate live here! EDIT, NOV. 16, NOON: Click here to find out how to watch the debate! After years of effort on the part Patty Calhoun--editor of Westword, our sister paper in Denver--Weekly managing editor Gustavo Arellano will de ... More >>
Huntington Beach, you should be ashamed. You are being... OUT-BROED.There is a thing happening out in the world, and it involves bros, perpetuating bro-tastic acts on other bros. It's called, Bros Icing Bros. The point is to ambush your bro with a Smirnoff Ice, at which point, he must drink it wi ... More >>
Willy Blackmore The Place: Bouchees Bistro, 144 Pine Ave Long Beach; (562) 437-7700The Hours: 4 to 7:00 pm on weekdaysThe Scene: Downtown Long Beach is by no means a food Mecca, tending more towards
gimmicky, corporate-type restaurants affairs than the food-forward
spots we predominately prefer h ... More >>
Living in California and drinking locally, alcohol-wise, is by no means difficult. From the world-famous wine regions in Northern California to the craft beer Mecca of San Diego County and a few other noteworthy sources of wine, beer and booze (SF's Anchor Distilling makes thoroughly interesting and ... More >>
The Iowa Supreme Court's overturning of the law banning same-sex marriage in that state either bolsters the arguments of those pushing for gay marriage in California or has nothing to do with the issue here. It depends on who you ask.National Center for Lesbian Rights legal director Shannon Minter:" ... More >>
Our post earlier today about the turmoil at Irvine's Faith Community Church has already sparked discussion on its friend's blog (more below) and a comment from the church's leader, Robert Morey. And it's not just any comment--it's one so pompous and hilarious it deserved its own post. Here it is:
W ... More >>
A few months ago, I drove to L.A., paid for parking in one of those Little Tokyo parking labyrinths, and waited for over an hour to get a seat at Daikokuya, a highly-regarded L.A. ramen shop -- all for a bowl of noodles that would've disappointed me if I had only waited a minute.
After their fi ... More >>
The publicists for STEEP seemed rather anxious for me to write about it, though I'm not entirely sure why – it's not my kind of film at all. I offer that as a caveat, in anticipation of those who will tell me that I just don't get it, because in some ways, I don't. I find it amusing that once upon ... More >>
Not to pick on Irvine Islamic "expert" Robert Morey any further this week, but I was reminded of his idiocies today, as I bide my time in Fort Collins, Colorado, before a book signing hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chronicle. The paper runs a great column called "Tancrazy Train," which monitors Colora ... More >>
Update: View a slideshow of images from Open-Mosque Day here.
Too much is still unknown, speculated about and misunderstood when it comes to Muslims abroad and in the U.S. To counter this in their own small way, a dozen or so mosques throughout L.A. and Orange counties flung their doors open this p ... More >>