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  • Film

    October 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Dave Attell Talks TV, Twitter, and Designer Bush

    After twenty-eight years of wielding a microphone on the stand-up stage, Dave Attell has built quite an impressive career by staying true to an unapologetically un-PC style of comedy. In our book, that's a grand accomplishment given the direction shit is going these days. With his shows at the Irvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Nas: A New Doc Looks Back on Illmatic and One of Hip-Hop's Finest Living Lyricists

    By: Ian S. Port One rhyme in particular crystallizes the genius of Nas's 1994 classic Illmatic. It comes in the song "One Love," which takes the form of a letter to a friend in prison: "Congratulations, you know you got a son," Nas raps. "I heard he looks like ya, why don't your lady write ya?" Did ... More >>

  • Film

    October 2, 2014
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    October 2, 2014
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    October 2, 2014


    Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists Screens This Thursday at OCMA

    Leslie Buchbinder's documentary film Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists first amazed audiences this past April at the Newport Beach Film Festival and makes its way back to OC Thursday night at the Orange County Museum of Art. I even had the pleasure of interviewing Buchbinder about the Hairy Who and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    On the Line: Lei Shishak of Sugar Blossom Bake Shop, Part Two

    In yesterday's interview, I learned about Lei's range of food preferences. Today she explains how she burns off all those calories. If you're a fan of baking (or know someone who is), tell us your favorite dessert in the comments to win the item at the end of our conversation. A winner will be annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    "Mars Attacks!" Exhibit Pops Out in a Sea of Boring Laguna Beach Art

    By: Courtney Hamilton Walk past the numerous art galleries dotting Laguna Beach's stretch of Pacific Coast Highway, and you'll notice a theme. Ocean landscapes, be they composed of washes of watercolors or textured skeins of oil paint, feature in the windows of nearly every gallery. Blurry figures ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2014

    Black Mambas

    Alex's Bar

  • Music

    April 17, 2014
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    February 6, 2014

    James and the Giant Peach

    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    National Taco Day, Baja Edition: 5 World Champion Tacos to Tackle South of the Border

    All this taco talk from those crazy New Yorkers has got me thinking about my upcoming trip to Baja for the 3rd Annual Baja Culinary Fest, October 24-27, where some of the best tacos in Mexico can be savored from the taquerias to carts and to beach shacks. Certainly, the best seafood tacos in Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Five Must-See Acts of Rock the Bells 2013

    In a very recent interview with the Press Enterprise, Guerilla Union/Rock the Bells boss Chang Weisberg said "I think all of the acts on this bill are making a contribution to the fabric of hip-hop culture in their own unique ways." And, though it may sound like the usual pre-show pump-up a head-pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    UN Recommends Bugs For Protein; Colbert Report Objects!

    There was news that the U.N. suggested that insects are one way to solve world hunger problems (mmm, chapulines!). They're a good source of protein, the U.N. report says, referring to bugs as "minilivestock." Stephen Colbert, in a biting, if only satiric segment on his show last night lambasted them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2013

    This Week and Beyond at Chapman University, Local Literary Light Source

    This week's post pretty much writes itself courtesy of the nice Communications Director at Chapman University, Facebook, novelist and short story writer Richard Bausch, Maxine Hong Kingston and the vigorous engagement of the community of sincere and serious OC writers who know what's what. The pithy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Black Velvet at The Cellar, Our Drink of the Week!

    Perfect pairings? Shakespeare and the Globe, Bacall and Bogart, Kesey and acid, Jagger and Richards. We're happy to add to the list something concocted in 1861 at the venerable Brooks's, a Whig party hangout in London. Hailed widely as a morning-after recuperative, Black Velvet is a killer combo--ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts Plans Expansion to Southern California

    Yes, East Coast expatriates, you read that right. Dunkin' Donuts, pretty much the doughnut monopoly in the East Coast, is coming to California.According to a statement issued by CEO and Head Donuteer Nigel Travis, the huge chain is actively recruiting franchisees in SoCal, with the intent of opening ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    'The Tower' Is a Romantic Comedy-turned-Disaster Epic

    Exciting things happen in tall buildings

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    10 Jazz Albums to Listen to Before You Die

    Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper.  The debate is so polemic that I might as well write ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 4, 2012

    Why Do Chicanos Love the Aztecs?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Rock the Bells Day 2 - NOS Events Center - 8/19/12

    See Also: *Rock the Bells Day 1 - NOS Events Center -8/19/12*Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock the Bells*Juicy J, Smoke DZA, Joey Badass, Fat Trel - The Observatory - 8/4/12Rock the Bells Day 2NOS Events Center8/19/12Rock the Bells 2012 has come and gone, and with sunken, swollen eyes and sleep-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    fun. - The Wiltern - 8/17/12

    fun. The Wiltern 8/17/12 See Also: *Phish - Long Beach Arena - 8/15/12 *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 You have to hand it to fun. With a debut that put them on people's radar, their sophomore album took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Comedian Allison Sciulla Talks Stand-Up, Her Musical Aspirations and the Shitty Title of Her Latest Book

    Allison Sciulla wants to do it all (as this photo clearly suggests) and is pretty much on the path to doing just that. She is the author of the book, "You're Probably A Slut," that highlights plenty of reasons why you might be somewhat of a whore (ladies, the jig is up). She recently authored her se ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    Mike Doughty Likes Being Alone

    Nope, there will be no Soul Coughing reunions in the near future either

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Ten Great Burgers in Orange County

    Kevin Lara / OC WeeklySt. Roy Chef's Pub... a worthy stop.​If there's any list of these "Best Of Best Of Best Of" items that's likely to engender bitter debate, it's this one. Burgers inspire more debate than any other food we write about, mostly because everyone in Orange County, even those with ... More >>

  • Film

    January 26, 2012

    'Man On a Ledge' Takes a Dive

    The latest class-envy rip-off thriller falls flat

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
  • Film

    June 16, 2011

    'The Real World': Midtown

    Or 'Survivor'. Or '(Head for) The Hills.' As the industry panics, the NYT gets its own reality show

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Five Canned Goods That Deserve Pantry Space

    Flickr user frightenrabbitThis is not one of the five.​Living in California means being surrounded by the best produce in the United States. Fruits and vegetables burst forth from every grocery store--even bodegas, long scorned by New Yorkers on a rant about food deserts, have plenty of produce.Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    When Did the California Burrito Become the California Burrito?

    Flickr user PermanentlyScatterbrained​Regular readers know I'm obsessed with the California burrito: the Cal-Mex staple stuffed with French fries that was born in San Diego sometime during the 1980s. But in researching my book on the history of Mexican food in the United States, I came across a fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Top Five Cheeseburgers Under $5--and Our Top Five Cheeseburgers Over $5

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyIn-N-Out: A god among burgers, but OC's best?Let's get this out of the way quick: I'm no food critic. ​I'm just another blue-blooded American who loves him some bloody beef and flavorful cheese on a big, toasted bun. If there can be a beer and a ball game (anything but bas ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Hole In the Heart

    'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell switches gears, channeling his own grief into his latest project

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Would You Drink Bacon Soda?

    ​Bacon ice cream, Baconnaise, bacon cupcakes even, I can understand.  But now it's gone too far. Jones Soda Co. has introduced bacon soda.  No. Just no. The last thing I want to do after a long day of work is crack open an ice cold bottle of swine. Oh, and imagine the bacon bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Killer Pizza, Part Two: Oven Technique

    Photo by Flickr user Jeff Kubina​ In Part One, we talked about how to ferment a wet pizza dough recipe slowly in your refrigerator. This week, we'll talk about tips and tricks to shape that dough and turn your home oven into a reasonably good replica of a brick-lined deck oven like you'd find in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    TGIF: Thank God it's Friday, Time to Watch Shows!

    Joe LemkeSomething Corporate​It's going to be a packed weekend, with a ton of shows happening this Saturday. If you need help picking out what you're going to do, we're here to help! From Something Corporate at the Grove tonight, to the myriad of shows you can ruin your eardrums at (Shrinky D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Richard Nixon Library is g-a-y Gay!

    ​The Richard Nixon Presidential Museum and Library in Yorba Linda is gay, gay, gay.That's what New Yorkers must believe after recent pieces in their most venerable publications, The New Yorker and the New York Times.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    New York City Restaurants Get L.A. Style Health Dept. Letter Grade System

    Flickr user joiseyshowaa​ New Yorkers will begin seeing at their eateries what Angelenos have since 1998: letter grade placards by the Health Department.  Starting this week, The Big Apple's 24,000 restaurants, from the pizza-by-slice joints to David Chang's Mom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    New Yorkers Get an In-N-Out...NOTTT!

    Photo courtesy of Burger Conquest​April Fools jokes don't get funnier when the prankees are New Yorkers who have been famously jealous of our In-N-Out burger.  Gothamist has the story of a few jokesters (affliated with, it seems) who put up sings on a shuttered building annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Manhattan Madame Kristin Davis Praises California Marijuana Initiative"California is setting a precedent that hard times call for innovative solutions," says "Manhattan Madame" Kristin Davis.​"Manhattan Madame" Kristin Davis supplied high-priced escorts for ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, but now that she is running for the same office, she is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    When Normal Cupcakes Aren't Manly Enough...

    Carolyn Dobbe / Butch Bakery​Seriously, we get it. Back when home-baked goods were still allowed, our moms brought cupcakes to school (except me, because my birthday's in summer, and I'm still scarred from that). Now we can stop in pretty much any bakery and enjoy a taste of childhood for merely $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Do Tell! Lt. Dan Choi Back on Active Duty

    Lt. Dan Choi​Several websites are reporting that out U.S. Army National Guard Lieutenant Dan Choi of Tustin has been called back to active duty.

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    September 25, 2008
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    April 17, 2007

    Finally, Santa Ana isn't First or Last

    SanTana is a city of many ignoble stats: the country's youngest, most-Latino, most-crowded, most-Spanish speaking big city and also the toughest to live in. One of California's fattest. A mini-Mexico where a campaign sign can hang for months after an election and no one gives a damn. Where gang shoo ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 16, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special tres-question edition

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    At the Movies

    After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    Straight Dopes at the Times

    The LA Times editorial mudpatch really threw a bitch-fit over Sheila Kuehl's SB 1437, which they say would require California textbooks to "tell the stories of contributions made to history by gays and lesbians." They jest that Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) may be trying to write herself into the history b ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
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