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    April 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Esty Seller SouZouCreationsComplete with veggies and seafood--and a floating pair of chopsticks, of course. $12.50.​Another week of eating, recipes, crime and general food-related goodness has come and gone at Stick a Fork in it, and with Grace off on a vacation, I'm standing in for a roundup of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    NPR Rips Off ¡Ask a Mexican! and Starts Ask an Arab

    Those geniuses at NPR, the network that thinks Garrison Keillor and Mo Rocca are the height of hilarity, have shamelessly ripped off ¡Ask a Mexican! to start a new feature, Ask an Arab. It's airing on their All Things Considered snoozefest, and I'm sorry, but people don't have issues with Arabs--it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    ALO at Fingerprints, Long Beach

    The Hype: Right now, jam band ALO has reason to celebrate. Their latest album, Man of the World, was released Tuesday and the group is gearing up to tour in support of it. As a bonus, the album was produced by laid-back granola-rocker Jack Johnson, who signed ALO to his Brushfire Records in 2007. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Zee Avi: Live From NPR's Little Desk

    Former Costa Mesa resident (by way of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and first gal to ever sign to Brushfire Records Zee Avi is currently being featured on the front page of NPR Music online. Check out three live tracks, "Honeybee," "First of the Gang" (Morrissey cover) and "You and Me," recorded at NPR's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin's First Book Out In Stores Today

    Photo Courtesy of Eddie Lin​You may have seen, heard, or read Eddie Lin before. That was him you saw chomping pig's ear and nibbling crickets with the jolly-Buddha-meets-cueball Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern on the Los Angeles episode of Bizarre Foods. That was him you heard regaling NPR li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2009

    Orange County to Lose Bankruptcy Crown to Jefferson County, AL?

    ​Am in Chicago right now for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) conference, and during a meeting at a bar, three good ol' boys went up to me. "So you're from Orange County, California," one drawled. Yep. "Home of the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history?" Why yes. "We're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Carrie Brownstein Calls Weezer the 'Ultimate Novelty Band'

    Former Sleater-Kinney singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein has a blog on NPR called Monitor Mix (stick with me), and yesterday she called out Weezer for being "the ultimate novelty band." Specifically, she targeted two of their new songs, "I'm Your Daddy" and "The Girl Got Hot," which the band debuted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    To Do This Weekend 6/5 - 6/7

    Paula Poundstone, Friday, 6 p.m.You probably recognize her name from NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me line up--or from watching early '90s stand up comedy videos (she's the one wearing the vests all the time), either way come and see this funny lady/stand-up comic/mother/writer perform at the Coach Ho ... More >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Live From Earthquake Central!

    WikicommonsYou know what's funny? Earthquake coverage. To be specific: coverage of moderate earthquakes. NPR's coverage of the devastating Chengdu tremor in 2008 can be called many things, but not "funny" isn't one of them.When a 4.7 quake hits Southern California, as one did last night, you have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    The Ripple Effects Of Octo-Breeding

    Adhi DarmawanIt seems the hyper-breeding antics of "octomom" Nadya Suleman have now prompted television networks to halt production of reality shows or documentaries about women trying to have babies in any non-conventional way, writes former NPR "Day to Day" host Madeleine Brand on her new parentin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Fewer Naive Aspiring Journos Flocking To The Register

    hometownzero / Flickr / Creative CommonsConfession time. A certain person posting on this here OC Weekly blog may have, at one point, worked as an intern at the Orange County Register. Hint: A family-friendly publication like the Register would never hire someone with a history of "ALCOHOL and BREAK ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Meet the Poundstones

    Paula Poundstone

  • Culture

    January 17, 2008

    In the Zone

    The soul eventually shines in the intense Tranced

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Radio Days

    Ira Glass

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Here it Go!

    David Alan Grier

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Notorious Pedophile Organized Youth Retreats in OC

    Earlier this week, National Public Radio aired a segment on Donald McGuire, a Jesuit who served as a spiritual director for Mother Teresa's religious order who just happened to molest boys. You know the rest of the story: ravaged kids, parental complaints ignored by diocesan and Jesuit officials, mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    “Luckiest Day of the Century!”: Jumped out of bed this morning, rushed to the online Vegas papers and expected to read all about our nation's newest millionaires who cashed in on 7-7-07. There was not one big winner story in either local daily. Instead, I read about likely casinos profits fro ... More >>

  • Film

    April 5, 2007

    New Reviews

    Are We Done Yet?; Firehouse Dog; The Page Turner; The Reaping; The TV Set

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    The Year in Pretending to Break Stories

    The OC Registers New Motto: You didnt read it here first

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    The Snowballing Don't Stop

    More from the gift that keeps on giving. This time, it's an e-mail Michael Scott "Wanted in Arizona on a Child Support Arrest Warrant" Kerr sent yesterday to participants of the Snowball Success: From: Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:54 PM Subject: Help! Hi everyone, There are three reporter ... More >>

  • Film

    November 2, 2006

    True Lies

    The rise of the bunkumentary

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Sleepers Awake!

    Bigg Jus and Nikola Tesla and the Lunar Hip-Hop Robot Camera

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Letter-Box Edition

    Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    The I Hate David Sedaris Fan Club

    In this week's thrilling episode of OC Weekly, Nadia Afghani previews this Sunday's Long Beach Terrace show by author/storyteller/Amy's brother David Sedaris. But our friends in the East Village Arts District present an alternate take on Mr. S. Take it away, village people . . . A SELF-IMPORTANT EVE ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 20, 2006

    Me Talk Pretty Sunday

    An Evening With David Sedaris

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    This Week in Geek Love

    OnDVD: Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Web

    August 4, 2005
  • Music

    February 24, 2005
  • Columns

    November 11, 2004

    Left on Sunset

    Hanging with the Hollywood-liberal elite

  • Unknown

    May 13, 2004
  • Music

    May 6, 2004
  • News

    February 26, 2004

    Deja You

    Agran and Kucinich could be twins . . . very wee twins

  • Columns

    January 15, 2004
  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Vanishing River Songs

    Hot blondes like Lanternas NPR music

  • Features

    September 26, 2002
  • Columns

    July 25, 2002
  • Columns

    January 24, 2002
  • Columns

    November 1, 2001
  • Columns

    October 11, 2001

    United We Brand!

    So a priest, an imam and a Buddhist guy make a long-distance phone call . . .

  • Music

    July 5, 2001
  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Goodbye, Gurza

    Plus, the powers out! The Times bites! Let Freedom wring!

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    SXSW Slices

    Vignettes on a barbecue-sauce-stained notebook

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001
  • Columns

    November 23, 2000

    Hog Heaven

    Exploding GOP heads, nipples with pasties and people who were mean to me

  • Columns

    August 3, 2000
  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Trivial Pursuit

    Online journal makes the irrelevant relevant

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