Last Wednesday night, the OC Film Society hosted a near-full house audience at the Lido theater in Newport Beach to screen the critically-acclaimed feature film 12 Years A Slave. Gregg Schwenk, of OCFS and the Newport Beach Film Festival, introduced the film and announced to the audience that screen ... More >>
Glenn Greenwald was already an influential columnist before June of this year, most notably for his recent work at Salon and The Guardian but also for contributions to publications ranging from The New York Times and Los Angeles Times to The National Interest and The American Conservative. But the 4 ... More >>
EDM is a tough genre to stay on top of, even for the most devout kandi kid. The explosion of festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, the abundance of DJ residencies and tours around the world and the mammoth popularity of sites like Beatport, its not always easy to decipher between the next big sta ... More >>
The dean of California political reporters, Dan Walters, didn't like the idea of UC Irvine opening a law school six years ago and, in his syndicated column Monday, expressed vindication for that view thanks to a Los Angeles Times story that reports several law school graduates can't find jobs while ... More >>
Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, which was established in 1996, has come a long way in a relatively short time, being mentioned in Hollywood and academic circles alongside your NYUs, UCLAs and USCs.Part of that speedy rise is due to out-of-the-box-office thinking, such as e ... More >>
UC Irvine Earth system scientist Steven J. Davis has an inconvenient truth he'd like to share: we have to make "a fundamental and disruptive overhaul of the global energy system" to eradicate harmful carbon dioxide emissions right now. A paper in tomorrow's Environmental Research Letters by Davis a ... More >>
At long last, David Chase achieves his rock & roll dreams
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Bryan Stevenson will be sharing some hard truths about America's justice system to an audience in Irvine later this afternoon.And, no, befitting an Orange County crowd, the famed human rights lawyer will not argue we need to incarcerate more young black men and other people of color.
The Internet is just catching up today to the Burritob0t, the manic creation of New York University grad student Marko Manriquez. It's exactly what it sounds like: a robot that makes burritos."Because the burrito is a mass market consumable, it lends easily as a way for examining and stimulating di ... More >>
[Crossing the Line] New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall
I may be late to the train on this one (apparently it's been out since the summer), but the video for the Cults' infectious single, "Go Outside," has it all: irony, a beautiful etheric melody, retro tones and mass murder.The band, founded in 2010 by New York University students Madeline Follin ... More >>
The Sundance winner focuses on the perils of communal living
Last October, amid much glitz, glamour but light attendance, the first ever Anaheim International Film Festival premiered, and while it's not quite one-and-done, organizers plan this year to sprinkle festival screenings in with regular UltraLuxe of GardeWalk programming throughout the fall. Meanw ... More >>
Courtesy of White Arrows It's probably safe to say that Mickey Church, founder and singer of White Arrows, has had the strangest band formation story we've ever heard. Church grew up seeing family friend J.P. Cabellero once in a while; when he formed White Arrows with&nbs ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyHe's My Bother, She's My Sister is comprised of--you guessed it--siblings Rachel (vocals, percussion) and Rob Kolar (vocals, guitar), joined by a colorful group of rag-tag vaudevillian musicians and performers. Upright bassist Oliver Newell sported glitter eyeshadow, grandma gl ... More >>
True crime, minus the truths, in 'All Good Things'
A hallucinogen called ibogaine has helped addicts kick heroin, meth and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe Great Recession may have been long declared over, but the pain continues for many everyday people. For the curious, the bottoming out of the U.S. economy prompted inquiry into what the hell went down. The subject of economics, however, is all too often unnecessar ... More >>
James Doti has worked his Lilliputian arse off over the years trying to get Chapman University included in conversations about the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the land.The private Orange university finds itself ranked today with many of those prestigious institutions, but ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big
[Summer Guide] Flicks to help you enjoy the great indoors
Pierced Arrows perform at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, Thurs., March 25, 9 p.m. $10. 21 .Fred and Toody Cole have been married since 1967 and have spent most of the past 25 years playing music together, first as the Rats, then as legendary Portland garage punks Dead Moon (legendary as in Pearl Jam of ... More >>
The Eddie Vedder-approved Fred and Toody Cole have finally become hip-in their 60s!
Robert Pattinson vehicle begins like a vigilante movie but is DMV dull
KUCI.eduCal State Fullerton professor and KUCI radio host Jarret Lovell.Jarret S. Lovell is a Cal State Fullerton professor of politics, UC Irvine graduate and radio show host and longtime Orange County progressive activist. Among the many causes he has taken up over the years is social justice f ... More >>
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag
VVoice reports: Groundbreaking feminist author, activist, and academic Ellen Willis died Wednesday. Willis had been sick from some time. Born in 1941, she served as the first pop music critic at the New Yorker, and later worked as an editor and writer at the Village Voice, on and off, until the ... More >>
We don't know whether to be proud, repulsed, jealous--all three? Chapman University grad stud Rosemary Lambert's short film The Reel Monkey won the Grand Prize in a film competition. So far, so good--until you discover it's the 2006 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Competition. You see, student filmma ... More >>
The Needies want you to want them . . . or elsejust like real-life obsessives
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