I still remember where I was when we first started bombing Baghdad in 2003--at some concert with some chilanga at the late, great Key Club in Los Angeles, still just a freelancer for this infernal rag. Everyone at the Weekly opposed the Iraq War, because we knew it was unjust, would accomplish nothi ... More >>
Peter Berg's $200 million alien action movie Battleship, which has already earned back $215 million internationally, opens nationwide today.But you can see a real battleship off Seal Beach.Without the aliens. Presumably.Oh, and that's three miles off Seal Beach.
Kareem'sâ€‹Over the weekend, I attended an art reception where the featured snacks were hummus and falafels. I still remember the days where the two (with tabbouli, natch) were staples of any left-of-center gathering, placed by conscious hosts who were attuned to the needs of vegetarians and wanted ... More >>
Pham: come along way after a sergeant called him "Fang, Fong, Fam!"â€‹In time for the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon at the end of the month, Random House is publishing a $15 paperback version of "A Sense of Duty: Our Journey from Vietnam to America" by Mission Viejo resident Quang Pham.Pham ... More >>
There's not a lot of warm fuzzy stories when you talk about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and even fewer ones about food. But here's one with both from the Wall Street Journal.
It tells of how in nearby Camp Pendleton, they just set up a shawarma stand in the base due to popular demand. ... More >>
Does anyone know who invented the kabob? Was it the Arabs? Persians? Turks? The Greeks? I know Israelis and Palestinians fight over who created the falafel like they fight over everything else, but the Great Kabob Debate is something I pondered while eating at Mama Kabob in Tustin over the weekend.T ... More >>
Veterans Appreciation Day, 12 p.m.
Veterans, active duty service members, students, faculty, staff, administrators, and all members of the community are invited to attend Veterans Appreciation Day at Saddleback College in room 212 of the Student Services Center. The event will feature speakers who s ... More >>