[¡Ask a Mexican!] And would the U.S. government investing heavily in Mexico save the country?
Hobart "Hobie" Alter was born and raised in Ontario, but he will forever be known for what came out of his mind and hands from his summers at the family home in Laguna Beach, where his tinkering in the garage led to a balsawood surfboard and later, in his first surf shop in Dana Point, a foam-and-fi ... More >>
'The Great Food Truck Race 2' co-winner Jason Quinn opens his long-awaited restaurant
A lot has changed at Disneyland since the park first opened in 1955. Over the nearly six decades that have passed since its debut, many things at the Happiest Place on Earth have either been lost over time or met with a wrecking ball during one of the park's many expansions and refurbishments.Aft ... More >>
A little over three decades ago, I had my very first Disney theme park experience. Throughout our childhood, my parents would treat my sister and me to trips to Disney theme parks many more times.Unfortunately, childhood ends. I became an adult (sort of) and moved off to college in Ohio. Almost ... More >>
The Hunger Artists version won't make any Top 5 listbut it won't make a 5 Worst list, either
Hello, fellow Disnerds! Sorry for the delay in posting more Disney-centric articles here on Navel Gazing, but I had a bit of vacation last week (or as they like to call it at Euro Disney, a spot of holiday). But now I'm back with not just one but two new "Tales from the Underbelly of Disneyland"! ... More >>
After some two-and-a-half years of stalled negotiations and street theater, a new labor deal still seems like Fantasyland
Orange County Performing Art Center
Meg Strouse/OC WeeklyCheck out our Reel Big Fish slideshow here!Chase Long Beach, Starpool, Suburban Legends, Reel Big FishSeptember 18, 2010Grove of AnaheimThird-wave ska, that unapologetically goofy genre, was born and raised in Orange County. Turn on the radio in the mid-1990s, and there was n ... More >>
There's lots of bizarre lore surrounding the legend of Walt Disney. Just off the top of our heads, we've heard he's a Communist (despite him being a founding member of the anti-communist Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals), a Nazi, a fascist, a racist, a homosexual, a ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, the area around Angels Stadium in Anaheim was a slow, baking crawl before the baseball All-Star Game, airing rightnow on television. Unsurprisingly, the Aztlanistas came out in full force--about 125--to bring awareness to their campaign to move next year's All-Star Game from Phoen ... More >>
The talented folks at Hunger Artists can only do so much with celebrated-yet-insipid musical Nine
Courtesy of Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWe call this collage "Robberies, Solved and Unsolved." Top left: a man hands a teller a note demanding cash at Chase Bank in Orange. Top right: Booking photo of Adam J. Bennett, 20, of Santa Ana, who is suspected of robbing $ ... More >>
David Koenig, the Aliso Viejo author of Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland, Mouse Under Glass: Secrets of Disney Animation & Theme Parks and More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland has an interesting MousePlanet post that features an unnamed source s ... More >>
Axis Dance Company, 4/18 @ 8 p.m. This dance company consists of wheelchair bound women performing unique dance pieces and pushing the boundaries of what defines dance. Price: $20-$40 Cerritos Center 12700 Center Court Dr. Cerritos, CA 90703 800-300-4345 Duet for One, 4/18 @ 8 p.m. Classical musi ... More >>
Keep Dreaming: NiGHTS' second coming feels more like a first draft
You probably thought I was going to say Harry Potter, and I thought so too, until about 2 a.m. last night. The new Harry Potter's fine -- better than fine, if you catch it in IMAX and see the 20 climactic minutes in 3-D. But it's also wildly inconsistent, with some scenes being really nicely direct ... More >>
E.C. Star’s new line is a throwback to the future
OnDVD: Revenge of the Nerds: Panty Raid Edition and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan<
I haven't been excited by any music in a long, long time. Wait, wait. Was that pretentious enough for you? No? Well, how about this: I haven't been excited by any new music in a long, long time. But Friday night's My Morning Jacket show at the House of Blues, Anaheim was the first concert in awhi ... More >>
Movie of the Week: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Michael Mina leads St. Regis through the resort wars with Stonehill Tavern
On March 7, the OC Board of Supervisors officially acknowledged the Juaneno band of Mission Indians as Orange County's aboriginal tribe. Aboriginal comes from the Latin 'ab', meaning from, and 'originis', meaning before Don Bren or even Junipero Serra showed up. We last covered the Juaneno in Decem ... More >>
If it wasnt for the Adolescents, your scene wouldnt be alive
Loonies unbound in Grizzly Man and Asylum
Lords of Dogtown lays it down and pretty
In Todd Solondzs Palindromes, the reviled deliver
Bill Condons Kinsey, plus Finding Neverland
Booze-cruise to the other show!
Are You Too Late for the Trend?
28 Local Greats
Sophia Pottishs life in celluloid
I see you, baby, shaking that . . .
Always bringin me down!
Remaking Peter Pan
For the clubgoer who wants the insouciant paranoia, edginess and frighteningly fast mood swings of some good Colombian without the feelings of euphoria and well-being
Soderberghs Traffic, plus Cast Away and The House of Mirth
Another White House with a party in soneones pants