[via The Stranger]In "Al Qaeda's Up-And-Comers",
Newsweek named the Al Qaeda Hydra--the eight people most likely to succeed
Osama bin Laden--with OC's Adam Gadahn on the list. The article says that 32-year-old goat boy Gadahn, who converted t ... More >>
Vickie ChangJohn Lennon, 1940-1980.Thirty years ago today, John Lennon's life was cut short by a disturbed fan while returning to his home at the Dakota on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. As with any legend, countless tales--the bizarre, the depressing, the totally untrue--surround Lennon's mur ... More >>
Katy Perry fires the first volley of Boob War in this screen shot from her "California Gurls" videoIn the past week, Katy Perry has claimed the summer as hers. Not with the inexplicable success of her single "California Gurls," nor her inexplicable romance with the inexplicably charming Russell ... More >>
Photo by Christopher Victorio Torture lawyer Yoo makes his case at Chapman, flanked by former law dean turned attorney general candidate John Eastman.There's good and bad news for John Yoo, the former Department of Justice lawyer who served as Chapman University's "Fletcher Jones Distinguished Vi ... More >>
A 42-year-old male teacher at what's been dubbed one of Orange County's best high schools pleaded innocent Wednesday to banging a 17-year-old female student in his classroom and car. Christopher John Ontiveros, of Huntington Beach, teaches history at Oxford Academy in Cypress, but if he is convic ... More >>
The Orange Unified School District is known for racking up national academic honors, three of its high schools consistently making Newsweek's "1,000 Best Public High Schools in America," and elementary and middle schools there continually scoring above average on standardized tests.The district i ... More >>
AlterIn his new collection of his Newsweek columns since the 1990s, Between the Lines: A View Inside American Politics, People, and Culture, Jonathan Alter revisits the Bushes, the Clintons, Jimmy
Stewart, Frank Sinatra and Rush Limbaugh. John Taylor, who left as executive director of the Richard Ni ... More >>
Saturday, May 2, 2009.
This was the night. I could feel it. I was going to finally sink my teeth into something the whole of L.A. had been talking about and enjoying for months. Unless you've been holed up in the Unabomber shack or haven't been reading my entries on this blog, I'm talking, of ... More >>
When the offer of reporting on the Orange County Dining in the Dark event came my way, I was intrigued.
But first, an introduction to those unfamiliar with the concept.
"Dark dining" has been around for almost a decade. Both Time and Newsweek had stories on it when it began to take root in Eu ... More >>
Like I said in my review of Pizzeria Ortica this week, L.A. seems to be having all the fun lately, especially with Kogi Korean Taco Truck, the "Tweeting" roach coach that everybody wants a piece of.
Last week, quite inevitably, it made it to Newsweek, which is great and all, but as I read ... More >>
Following up on Gustavo's thoughts here: CNN pundit Roland Martin (loved his show, Laugh-In) had this to say about Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren:
"There were not many people clapping when his name was announced."
That was right after another CNN pundit observed that those w ... More >>
As one of the more obnoxious members of the East Coast media elite, a man with a long history of spewing racist and other repellent nonsense, may have finally damaged his career by using the word "hos", the governor of the West Coast's largest state is about to publicly embrace "pimp" style. &n ... More >>
First for some numbers that aren't as big as you might think, or others might want you to think.
If California were a separate country, it would have the world's sixth-largest economy, one hears time and time again. The governor even repeated the We're Number 6 bleat in his State of the State spee ... More >>
You've probably seen Borat, and if so you've probably seen Borat drunk, and you may actually be drunk now, and that puts you in a good state of mind to process this scene-by-scene dissection from Salon. Philosophical guy, the Borat: not many other movies this year have everybody asking questions lik ... More >>
Over at Rising Hegemon, Attaturk notices a slight variation in the covers on this week's Newsweek. See if you can spot the difference.
Yep. That's right. The editors of the international editions of Newsweek simply don't understand the tremendous importance of Annie Leibovitz reminiscing about he ... More >>
Usually when a regular columnist for one of the major news magazines begins to chew through the restraints of received ideas and government press releases, it is, to borrow a phrase from Samuel Johnson, "like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it don ... More >>
We began our review of Who Killed the Electric Car? by describing the funeral that opens the new documentary. In his Newsweek column, Brad Stone does the same thing--before going on to say the funeral may have been premature.
Kevin Phillips is worried. Perhaps the brightest of the version of "the Best and Brightest" who followed Nixon to the White House in 1968, Phillips looks at today's GOP and doesn't like what he sees. It's the subject of his new book, American Theocracy: The Perils and Politics of Radical Religion, O ... More >>