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  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Disneyland: The Gayest Place On Earth

    Two young men are walking down Disneyland's Main Street on a chilly September evening, holding hands. The older one is wearing a flamboyant blue kimono with a dragon emblazoned on the back. He shows no signs of nervousness as he tries to comfort his companion, who's dressed simply in a pair of pants ... More >>

  • Film

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    KISS Will Own A Football Team in Anaheim: This is Not a Joke

    Just when you think KISS had done everything it could to sell out, well, you were wrong. The glam rockers have lent their name, and their money, to a new cause: an Arena Football League team. Yes, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and company are the proud owners of an Arena Football League squad that be c ... More >>

  • Film

    April 25, 2013

    Ramin Bahrani Searches for America's Soul in 'At Any Price'

    The director says bigger films demand bigger targets

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    [UPDATED with Victim Reported a New Mom:] Newport Beach Police Seek Answers in "Suspicious Death" of Prostitute Tina Hoang

    See the Update No. 3 at the end of page 2 with a friend and lawyer of the victim reportedly saying she had a baby in January and was trying to leave prostitution behind. See Update No. 2 on page 2 with the victim's multiple prostitution arrests and Update No. 1 on the next page with the victim's I.D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Ray Elbe, MMA Fighter Who Trained in Irvine, Looks Forward to Life After Broken Penis

    All you may have wanted for Christmas was your two front teeth, but all MMA fighter Ray Elbe wanted was an unbroken penis.As Navel Gazing launches an investigation into how the hell we missed this one last month, you should know the "Ultimate Fighter 9" combatant, who lived in Irvine while training ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2012

    Is Long Beach Biketown USA?

    The seaside city reinvents itself (again) by hitching its civic reputation to cycling culture

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Sylvia Melkonian, Anti-Drug Crusader Whose Late Son Inspired Film Festival Movie, Accused in $4.2 Million Real Estate Scam

    The mother of a popular South County high school student whose prescription drug overdose death helped inspire an anti-drug documentary making its world premiere at the upcoming Newport Beach Film Festival has been arrested for participating in a $4.2 million real estate "flipping" scheme that inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Anaheim Sighs as Sacramento Kings Stay Put

    ​Kiss your Royals NBA team goodbye, Anaheim.A tearful Gavin Maloof emerged from a meeting in Orlando, Florida, this morning to announce that the Kings are staying in Sacramento under a deal that promises the NBA franchise a new arena. The Maloof brothers who own the Kings had flirted with moving t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Downtown Disney to Get an Earl of Sandwich

    ​Everyone knows the tale of the sandwich being invented as a way to eat during a card game, but it turns out the descendants of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, still have skin in that game. Fastforward 250 years, and the 11th Earl of Sandwich and family own a stake in the fast-food chain E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Five Things Disneyland Has Over Disney World

    ​When Walt Disney World opened its gates in Florida in 1971, Disneyland started taking the proverbial backseat to its younger (and much larger) sibling.Disneyland was just a theme park. Disney World was a destination.Of course, since then Disneyland has made great strides in making its resort a va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Q&A: Gay Days Anaheim Co-Founder/Event Producer Eddie Shapiro

    ​Gay Days Anaheim returns to the Disneyland Resort next weekend (Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2), and co-founder/event producer Eddie Shapiro couldn't be more excited.In 1998, after Disneyland canceled their annual one-night private party for gays and lesbians, Shapiro organized th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Disney Develops "Avatar" Theme Park Attractions

    ​ You: "Uhhh... what?"Me: "Exactly."Disney announced plans today to develop numerous theme park attractions inspired by James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar.I know, I don't get it either.Check out details after the jump, then read on as I list the Top Five Overrated Movies That Disney Could Adapt Into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    5 Things to Look Forward to After Harry Potter

    ​It is evident that few series (books or movies) will ever be able to achieve the popularity and esteem that the Harry Potter novels attained in the past years, and most certainly, none will be able to enchant readers quite like these novels did. But fret not, HP fans, after the jump are 5 Things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Top Five Warnings for Disney World "Revelers" About the Florida Family Association

    ​ Disney love gays. Who doesn't? The Florida Family Association (FFA), that's who. But it's not enough for the FFA to merely hate gays. They also want to hate anyone who accepts gays. This especially includes anyone (straight or otherwise) who supports Disney World's week-long event known as "Gay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Sade and John Legend Team Up for Tour Concluding at Honda Center

    ​R&B singer/songwriter Sade announced that she will be joined by John Legend for her "Once and a Lifetime" tour. Yes, he will be at every single concert. The Live Nation-produced tour hits the Staples Center in L.A.  Aug. 19 and 20. Since the demand was so high, they slated their last dat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Union Blasted for Distributing Flier Warning of Pedophiles at Disneyland

    ​The union that represents Anaheim Disney Resort motel workers is being criticized for a flier being distributed to guests of the theme parks that warns, "Keep Your Children Close! Places Like Disneyland are a Magnet for 'Pedophiles.'""Has Local 11 gone too far?" begins a thread on Mouse Planet, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Now Headlining a Fall Tour: Avi Buffalo! Plus, Free MP3s

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Maybe Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and co. will take a tip from opening for a whole slew of bands (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse and Japandroids) this summer; Sub Pop just announced that Avi Buffalo is going on a 17-date headlining tour in early October. Check out the compl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    This Weekend: Mini Gay Days at Disneyland! (And Knott's)

    Flickr user samlavi​Who says you've got to wait another whole year for Gay Days at Disneyland?

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Lt. Dan Choi of Tustin Arrested for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Stunt at White House

    UPDATE: Details released for protest in Irvine in support of Lt. Dan Choi and other activists (see below) . . . Clockwork is no expert on military jurisprudence, so does anyone know if getting arrested for chaining oneself to a White House gate--while in uniform, mind you--makes one just as likely t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Road Sores: More From Thrice's Ed Breckenridge

    Welcome to Road Sores, Heard Mentality's newest feature, where bands on tour will guest blog about life on the road, photos, videos, what that smell is coming from the corner of the van, what they're listening to, or whatever the hell it is they feel like talking about that day. Thrice's Ed Breckenr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Dishney: California Adventure Dreamin' With Bob Weis

    The concept art of the Carthay Circle TheatreWith recent announcements of the complete re-vamping of that other park, Disney's California Adventure seem to have a bright future ahead, abandoning its current concept of a California-themed theme park in uh, California, and replacing it with something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    OC Cities Fail to Crack 10 Meanest List, Must Try Harder

    Photo by HulagwayBoxed in.No Orange County cities cracked the top 10 Meanest Cities list included in a report released today by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless. But Laguna Beach, Santa Ana (by way of Dana Point) and just-beyond-our-re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Disneyland Urged to Bring Back Michael Jackson's Captain EO

    On various Internet sites, including the "Captain EO @ Disneyland" Facebook page, Disneyland is being urged to bring back the Captain EO attraction to honor Michael Jackson.Captain EO, which debuted at Disneyland on Sept. 18, 1986 (six days after its world premiere at Walt Disney World's Epcot C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Disneyland Women's Triathlon Lacks Water

    Photo by Rick Kent An Amy Poehler look-alike crosses the finish line at the Trek Women Triathlon in Austin, Texas, where she had to get wet first.The caps are their's as the Trek Women Triathlon Series bills itself as "the ONLY women's triathlon series CREATED BY WOMEN, RUN BY WOMEN, EXCLUSIV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Richard Christy's new metal band

    No, that's new nu-metal, but new, as in not old. Anyway, Richard Christy, famed metal drummer and the dude who does all sorts of gay shit on the Howard Stern Show, has put together an all-star metal group. I'd tell you all about it, but just read this. "Metal Blade Records is proud to announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Cirque du Soleil Confirms 2010 Tour Stop in Great Park

    Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil"The Trickster" of Cirque du Soleil's "Kooza."There's not much to the park yet, but the Orange County Great Park in Irvine has been confirmed as a 2010 tour stop for the freaky French-Canadian circus Cirque du Soleil, OCGP chairman Larry Agran announced today.Montre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Warped Tour to Launch in Pomona This Year, Lineup Announced

    For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Cirque du Great Park?

    The Orange County Great Park Corp. board today unanimously recommended that the Irvine City Council authorize the board's CEO Michael Ellzey to enter formal negotiations with Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil to bring its winter 2010 touring production to the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Yes to Complexly Rock Honda Center Aug. 20

    Set aside your negative bias toward Yes—and while you're at it, lose your knee-jerk hatred of prog rock. Yes fuckin' rock—albeit in a long-winded, redonkulously complex manner. And Chris Squire's bass playing? Completely slaughters Les Claypool's. Ask Squarepusher. He'll vouch for me. As thos ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Heavenly Beats, Demonic Metal, Slack Clergy: Absorbing Seattle’s Decibel Festival, Assessing Disney’s HOB Flub, Heeding Lazy Preacher

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Diva Divinity

    Bootyliciousness and divadom

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Goofy: Why Are the Feds Giving Disneyland Special Anti-Terrorism Protection?

    KNBC's Chuck Henry recently scooped everyone with this: Oddly, the only two commercial properties in the U.S. that have gained federal no-fly-zone status after 9/11 are Disneyland in Anaheim and Disneyworld in Orlando. The play parks won the favor just days after President George W. Bush invaded Ira ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 21, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Dec. 13-Dec. 19

  • Culture

    August 10, 2006

    Can Do

    Wayne Brady, doing it all

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Kill Mike

    SaveDisney works to eradicate Eisner

  • Features

    March 25, 2004

    Bitter Harvest

    Four Huntington Beach kids have died of a rare disease. Officials say theres no pattern. The parents say the answer could be underground

  • Features

    May 29, 2003

    In Praise of. . .Disneyland?

    It may not be the happiest place on Earth, but its damn close

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Ask Cannibal Corpse!

    Questions for the gods of death metal

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Barrels of Fun!

    Register engages in reckless gunplay

  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • Unknown

    October 11, 2001
  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    Mommy Dearest

    Oedipal dreams in The Deep End and The Others

  • Features

    July 13, 2000

    Bush 2000 Shocker!

    Candidate mum as his old mans foundation hassles OC patron saint

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    California Misadventure

    When it opens early next year, Disneys California Adventure is likely to be a lot like the crowded, strip-malled state for which it is named

  • Music

    October 21, 1999
  • News

    June 24, 1999

    The Shaq Trap

    The Lakers are not going to win with Shaquille ONeal

  • Columns

    August 21, 1997

    For Whom the Tolls Rose

    Toll-road bosses want big raises--and they want you to keep your big mouth shut

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