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    July 2, 2014

    Q & A With Adam Gertler: Dog Haus Sausage Pimp

    Vacation happens so few and far between, I'm happy to leave home and not have to make my bed. Striking up a conversation is second nature when I travel, and somewhere between a barefoot bar and dinner at Pappadeaux inside DFW, I hung out with new friend Adam Gertler. You may recognize him from Kid i ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    In the Heights

    Chance Theater

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    February 28, 2013

    The Makeup Show LA

    California Market Center

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The Greatest Lunch Photo Of All Time Turns 80!

    Even back in 1932, it was cool to snap photos of people eating lunch. The New York Times Lens blog has a wonderful tribute to the iconic photo "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper," which turned 80 yesterday. While it remains a defining image of New York City's history, not much is known about the image, except ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    New York Board of Health Bans Large-Format Sodas, Cures Obesity

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of the City of New York would like you to know that the obesity crisis has reached its end, thanks to the genius of his Board of Health.You see, the chief driver behind obesity is extra-large sugary sodas, not lack of exercise and portions that could feed entire provinces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks

    See Also: *House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote *Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsLast week, New Orleans-born rap superstar Lil Wayne made headlines coast-to-coast for uttering five words: "I ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    The Ettes

    Alex's Bar

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    May 11, 2012

    Alexa Antonella Polar, Robin Johzen Pabello: Large Living Wannabes Cop to $285k Theft

    Remember the case of Alexa Antonella Polar and Robin Johzen Pabello, the Garden Grove genius roommates who decided to forge checks so they and their friends could take a $285,000 trip to New York City that included private jet travel, multiple hotel rooms and a luxury shopping spree? Back home, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    On the Line: Dino McDonough of Slater's 50/50, Part Two

    ​Dino McDonough joined the crew at Slater's 50/50 just over three years ago, shortly after they launched Anaheim Hills. After a first round of indulgent interviewing, we begin to understand the kind of role food plays in his life. Excellent taste in Halloween costumes and a hidden artistry are som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    New York Cracking Down On Kimchi

    ​Health Department rules have long been the bane of charcuterie makers and Chinese restaurants who hang their ducks by the window. Now New York health officials are getting tough on the kimchi makers. Several online sources have reported that there's been an inherent crack down on the quintessenti ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 8, 2011

    Soy Nail Polish Remover Allows You to Say 'Adiós' to Acetone

    [Trendzilla] Kaia House, Priti NYC and Karma Organics offer options

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2011

    Looking for Home

    Laguna Playhouse

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    On the Line: Diane Yoon of Merely Sweets, Part One

    Photo by Kevin Lara​Our final subject for "Unofficial Ladies Month" at On the Line is classically trained pastry chef Diane Yoon. Her dessert shop, Merely Sweets, is a collaboration with a classmate and her brother. She wanted to check out Portola Coffee Lab, so we spent a lazy SoCo morning sippin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    A Perfect Circle Announces New North American Tour--And a Call for the APC Superfan

    Tim CadienteLeft to right: James Iha, Matt McJunkins, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Maynard James Keenan.​If you didn't manage to catch A Perfect Circle the last time around (click here to see our review), good news: The band just announced a new slew of North American tour dates, including a Los A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    At the Farmers' Market: Winter Strawberries

    ​At the time of writing, the temperature in New York City was 30ºF. It was snowing to beat the band. All over the city, people huddled up to their radiators, except for those lucky people who came home to notes from the super saying the water pipes had burst and there would be no water or heat.

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    November 11, 2010

    Blonde Redhead

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    New York Chefs Discover Thai Food: Foofaraw, or Fact?

    Awesome beef panang from OC's Thai palace, Thai Nakorn​Few things are funnier than clueless reporters "discovering" a "trend" that flies in the face of reality, and that was my first reaction upon reading a story in Nation's Restaurant News yesterday declaring this is the year of Thai food in New ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Bug Invasion

    Discovery Science Center

  • Columns

    September 30, 2010

    Special Dream Edición

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Successful Latina seeks non-gabacho prince up to her standards

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Real Joisey Housewives Biatch Slap The Real Housewives of Orange County

    ​The refined women of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have knocked the trainwrecks of The Real Housewives of Orange County onto their surgically implanted keisters Regular episodes of the Joisey-based reality show already pull in large audiences, but Monday night's reunion special was the highes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, Part One

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela There's a lot of interesting stories behind our local food truck scene. Stephanie Morgan's is one of them. To start the Seabirds--OC's one and only vegan gourmet food truck--this entrepreneur gave up a plum job at a New York City investment firm. Today we ask our s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Jonathan Munsayac of Tranquil Tea Lounge, Part 2

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today we continue with Part 2 of our interview with Jonathan Munsayac of Fullerton's Tranquil Tea Lounge. Missed the first part? Click here. Otherwise, read on!

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    December 3, 2009
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    August 12, 2009

    CNN is a Punk Rocker​Someone forwarded me this article on Muslim punk in the United States. I read it and think you should too.A major focus of the story is a Boston/NYC group called the Kominas, which I learned from reading means "the scumbags" in Punjabi. The article is pretty good and makes the Komi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Dubtroit: An international, bi-coastal affair at Detroit Bar

    ​Monthly DJ nights are a dime a dozen in Southern California. But finding the good ones is another story. Luckily one residency that hasn't lost it's step is Dubtroit, a bombastic alter island-inspired beats courtesy of Detroit Bar. But lip-service aside, its status is constantly being proven ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
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    June 18, 2009

    What the Bellhop Saw

    Golden West College

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    April 16, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    Maersk Email Shows Tense Standoff, Resourceful Crew, "Desperate" Pirates

    Can't get enough high-seas drama? Check out this post from Running Scared, the news blog of our NYC sister paper, The Village Voice: The crew of the M/V Maersk Alabama acted quickly to take control of key areas of the vessel after Somali pirates attacked on April 8, according to a crewmember's accou ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 2009
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    March 17, 2009

    Slideshow: Asobi Seksu at Detroit Bar

    Remember that show from NYC's Asobi Seksu at Detroit Bar last night we were talking about? Well, Chris Victorio totally went to it! And he came back with fun pics like the one above. And there's more, here.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Abstract Workshop brings Large Professor to the stage, Feb. 27

    Most hip hop heads in the area have probably known about this for a minute but to all the wayward fans of Abstract Workshop I must advise that you DO NOT SLEEP on Feb. 27. Besides the fact that it's a Friday and you should be out on the prowl anyway, NYC rap legend Large Professor and J. Rocc are c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    First Crop of SXSW Acts Announced, OC/LB Bands Conspicuously Absent

    A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2008

    Crystal Antlers Score EW Mention

    Long Beach's Crystal Antlers, who this year already netted an 8.5 on Pitchfork for their self-released EP (which was subsequently sntached up by Touch and Go) and just last night played the Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, saw their good buzz streak continue with a mention i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    OC, LB Acts Ready to Rock NYC, CMJ

    Sorry, I was trying to set a record for most abbrev. in a blog title. The schedule for NYC's CMJ Music Marathon was announced today, and Long Beach's Crystal Antlers (pictured), Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors and Laguna Beach's Donavon Frankenreiter are among the performers ready to entertain music i ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    July 15, 2008
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    June 18, 2008

    Congrats to Stew!

    Belated congrats to the fabulous Stew, who won a Tony Award in NYC on Sunday for the book of his hit Broadway musical Passing Strange (though it should've taken home the Best Musical trophy, which went instead to In the Heights). For much of the '90s, Stew helmed the amazing LA band The Negro Proble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Video Savant: Liquid Liquid's “Cavern”

    New York City in the early '80s boasted one of the most vital music scenes in the history of vital music scenes. In fact, British label Soul Jazz has released three compilations (and a book!)—titled New York Noise—of the Big Apple's underground music, all of which I highly recommend. One of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Disney star proud to have "boned a duck"

    The Register today profiles Amy Adams, star of Disney's recent hit ENCHANTED, and kicks of with a rather spicy quote: "I boned a duck today," she boasted from the back of a taxicab as it sped through the streets of New York City. Yes, these are heady times for the hottest actress in Hollywood Wai ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007
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    September 28, 2007

    New test of American-ness

    The pool of 100 questions unveiled today to be used on naturalization tests starting in October 2008 doesn't look all that different from the 96 questions they're replacing. At least not $6.5 million different, the reported sum spent on the revamp. Some hard questions were simplified – applicant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Because You're Ugly: Project Runway

    It was revealed in late August by host Heidi Klum that the fourth season of the almost unimaginably successful Bravo reality fashion design show, Project Runway, will be premiering Wednesday, November 14. If second rate shows like Shear Genius (the network's haircutting competition show—seriously ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    I Grew Up in Huntington

    All the great cities in America have great songs to go along with them; classic personifications that truly capture the city’s personality. New York City has "New York, New York" by Sinatra of course, Tony Bennett, with his brand of eternal class offered up "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Ther ... More >>

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Making It Dance


  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, You're As Incarcerated As You Can Be ...

    A "preacher" dropped us a line to say that he and his 30 red-robed gospel singers spent Christmas day in that most inhospitable of jails. Not French Guiana or Abu Ghraib or even the severly overcrowded, abusively run Orange County Jail. No, this was the most frightening pokey of 'em all: the Disneyl ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 30, 2005

    Hey! Its You!

    Selling your childhood back to you

  • Columns

    June 2, 2005
  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Chasing the Light

    Aloysious Dougherty and the art of travel

  • Music

    June 29, 2000
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