Young Noam with Mom and Dad I considered titling this week's review "Conservatism for Dummies" but that seemed unnecessarily cruel. As someone raised with your basic anti-social, self-hating, ahistorical so-called "conservative" values, I enjoy reminding myself and others of both my shame as ... More >>
Blase Bonpane, religious rebel and renegade, has lived a life inspired by the prospect of peace in our world. Director of the Office of the Americas, weekly radio host of World Focus on KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles, and author of numerous books, the tireless activist turns to the subject of his own li ... More >>
Flickr user H2g2bobHitchChristopher Hitchens died Thursday at the age of 62 after battling esophageal cancer, and though his prolific and enlightening work belongs to the world, he did make an Orange County connection late in life.Hitch-22: A Memoir (2010) includes a chapter based on Hitchens hav ... More >>
Agribusiness reaps record wealth. Starving protesters cry for affordable
food. Farmers and farm workers find themselves caught in the middle.But, as the documentary Greening the Revolution shows, farmers and
workers are organized, fighting back and implementing their own
sustainable alternativ ... More >>
Currently on the endangered species list: your local record store. (You remember those, right?) In a valiant attempt to raise awareness of their existence and importance (and perhaps move some stock), hundreds of independently owned music emporia throughout North America are celebrating Record Sto ... More >>
Free Beer Giveaway, All day long!
Call for details! Seriously!
625 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Samurai Sword Wack-Off, 7 p.m.
Come smack swords with some of the best men in the business. Test your strength.
Huntington Beach Pier
Mary Tyler Moore Laser Light Show ... More >>
Goddamn it, for the first time ever in this Tick-Talker's weak Weekly memory, a press release rolls in about Edward James Olmos--on the day that the Day Laborer of Print and Radio Journalism, Gustavo Arellano, is off to New Yawk for his much ballyhooed appearance on NBC's Today Show: Special Victims ... More >>