Jacques Audiard dismembers cinema's beauty of the moment
City National Grove of Anaheim
My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>
Remember your first day as a freshman in high school? The unbearable weight of what seemed like countless eyes on you like a ton of fleshy bricks (ew)? That helpless feeling almost always accompanied by an urgent rush to the nearest restroom, where you strategically planned your day to avoid unc ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The Newport Beach businessman pays $1.7 million after asking his employee for rough sex
And other pieces to view at the Irvine Fine Arts Center
SCR's production of Sarah Ruhl's Victorian-era show doesn't reach a climax
Long Beach Playhouse
Normally, this uber-cool publication wouldn't touch anything as apparently middle-of-the-road as the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Any musical that the New York Times would call "lovably inconsequential and entirely loveable," is obviously not close enough to hip to dirty our paws upon. ... More >>
Girls AlbumAlbum is a seemingly pill-popping-induced record that has its ups and downs--just like life, and just like pills. Girls are a San Francisco two-piece made up of Christopher Owens and Chet JR White. Now, there's no doubt that Album is made from the churning aftermath of a terrible break ... More >>
Lady Windermere's Fan, daily, 8 p.m.This comedy by Oscar Wilde chronicling a series of misunderstandings and deceptions in the high society world of Victorian London, critics and audiences alike were charmed by Wilde's trademark wit and intelligence. In the play, Lady Windermere considers leaving h ... More >>
'The Importance of Being Earnest'
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
Acht, the wild cliques! Jon Savage documents the pre-history of youth subculture
Tim Miller: Behold the fag!
And other questions raised by the emergence of OCs first gay/lesbian theater company
The Real Thing is only partly genuine
A Good Woman; Imagine Me & You; Manderlay; Rang De Basanti; Something New; When a Stranger Calls; The World's Fastest Indian
Go and do thee likewise
OC life is not the life for D.I.
With three new films about to hit theaters, the British character actor finds himself ever more at home in America
From nostalgia-peddling dreck to sci-fi satire, the peril-fraught subgenre of the rockstar movie
How two women authors molded two male writers they never knew
The Year in Bad Theater
Teddy Roosevelt, race suicide and the killing of Orange County's last grizzly
UC Irvine history prof Mike Davis cant write a damn thing without the nuts going nuts. This time, the controversys over an obscure reference to Winston Churchill.
Costello composes a ballet with the Aterballettos A Midsummer Nights Dream
As a gay man, he played it straight in Earnest
A tale of two artists groups
Brave Dinesh DSouza comes to country club, worries about diversity
So why are you all alone?
The poetry of the game of poetry
The third annual OC Weekly Theater Awards