• Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Richard Irvin Moore, High School Teacher in Irvine, Hailed as Hero from Maui Shark Attack

    An Irvine high school's gym teacher who rescued a woman from a shark attack on Maui was honored with a medal for heroism Wednesday. Sadly, the woman was not there to cheer on 57-year-old Richard Irvin "Rick" Moore of Laguna Niguel; the German 20-year-old did not survive her injuries.

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2014

    Anthony Jeselnik

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Why Taylor Williamson is Glad He Won 2nd Place on America's Got Talent

    Finishing a contest in second place can sting a little. But for comedian Taylor Williamson, a former America's Got Talent contestant, the level of exposure made it was just as good (maybe better) than winning the damn thing. Bringing a boyish quality and a sarcastic and somewhat dry delivery, Willia ... More >>

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    MTV Reels Back "Understaffed" Description of Mystery OC Hospital in Scrubbing In Show

    Since the show is still in production, MTV is not ready to confirm the Orange County hospital serving as the setting for the reality show Scrubbing In, promising all will be revealed in a couple weeks. But the network is ready to announce that, in direct contradiction to a previous announcement, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Scrubbing In is the Latest MTV Reality Show Set in Orange County. God Help Us All.

    MTV, which started the "reality" series affliction that still infects Orange County with the debut of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County on Sept. 28, 2004, has a new "reality" series based locally coming soon. But Scrubbing In does not follow privileged coastal teens chasing tail and spin-offs. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Irvine Hits It Out of the Park to Land Among Top 10 U.S. Cities for Recreational Activities

    NerdWallet, an online source for consumers to compare the best credit card, checking accounts or savings account terms, apparently gets out and stretches its NerdWallet legs sometimes. It's put together a list of the top 10 cities in the country when it comes to recreational amenities. Irvine feet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Ask Fan Landers: Either She's Your Girlfriend or Your Roadie, Not Both

    [Editors Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Diatribe With Dave: The Rise of Ryes

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 7, 2012

    'Jitney' Shows We're Black Like Them

    South Coast Rep's staging of the August Wilson standard reminds us why we need more African-Americans in OC

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012


    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    San Clemente Resident Convicted of Pittsburgh PA Rape

    A former San Clemente resident was found guilty this month of rape, burglary and making terrorist threats in Pittsburgh, PA.In Sept. 2010, Akaninyene Efiong Akan--a mechanical engineer originally from Nigeria--climbed into a woman's apartment window, spit in her mouth, promised to kill her if she co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Man Overboard's Chain Reaction Show is Sold Out, But You Can Still Watch It TONIGHT

    ​Don't cry if you didn't get a Man Overboard ticket to the Chain Reaction show tonight in Anaheim. Thank your technology gods, because the band is streaming the show on Fans can log in at watch the show for $2.99.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Further Proof We Live in the End Times: Man Suffers Head Injuries from Drive-By Pumpkin Attack

    From Tanaka Farms, wholly wholesome​To me, pumpkins are so innocuous, so joy- (and seed-) filled that I had never thought of using a pumpkin as a weapon. Oh, sure, the petrified stem cut probably smash a hole through wood, and the average Halloween pumpkin is so damn big that having it fall on you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Mac Miller: Five Ways to Pre-Game Before His Show

    ​Mac Miller's affinity for Chuck Taylors and alumni status with Taylor Alderdice's Pittsburgh high school might have you believe that he's a part Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang crew, the truth is Miller and Khalifa couldn't be further apart. Although they both launched their careers with Pittsburgh-bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    3hree Things: On The Art Of Falling Down

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.​Last Friday afternoon, I took a leisurely stroll down East Carson, a busy street flanked with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Mom Abandons Son in Parking Lot to Teach Lesson!

    ​ Man, whatever happened to the days parents would discipline kids with screaming? Or promising divine retribution, or the bogeyman. Now, we have parents leaving kids alone in parking lots--at a Taco Bell, no less--then driving off to supposedly teach them a lesson.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    On the Line: Jon Blackford of A Restaurant, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​It's been said we're our own toughest critics. We were reminded of this when we spent time with both chef Jon Blackford and Tony Motakef, director of operations, of A Restaurant for this week's On the Line. Originally from Pittsburgh, Blackford's current stomping ground is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    [UPDATED at Finish Line:] Charity Runner Who Began Cross-County Trip in Surf City Ends in NYC

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 9, 12:08 P.M.: Despite that rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania last week, Brit T. Mark Allison reached Coney Island just after 2 a.m. this morning to complete a 3,100-mile charity run that began May 1 in Huntington Beach.He only missed his goal by two hours of reaching the fabled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Kanye West and Jay-Z Confirm New North American Dates for Watch the Throne Tour

    ​As we reported earlier, Jay-Z and Kanye West have new dates for the Watch The Throne Tour due to the "overwhelming response to presale tickets." The North American tour will now begin on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena. All fans who purchase their tickets online will r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Young the Giant Performing at the VMAs

    ​Young the Giant are the home boys that sneakily made good--Morrissey loves them, they've played the Weenie Roast, are opening for Incubus on tour this year...and today MTV announced that Young the Giant will make their VMA performance debut at the 2011 Video Music Awards. The lineup for VMA perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Oscar Mayer Unveils Wienermobile Food Truck

    Oscar Meyer​Here's a luxe-lonchera we can wholeheartedly endorse: to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its iconic Wienermobile, the country's first gourmet food truck (Gustavo note: not really, but let's play along, shall we?), the hot dog giant has trotted out a mini-version from which its frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Tickets for A Perfect Circle On Sale on Friday

    ​Tickets for A Perfect Circle's upcoming tour will be available on Friday, Apr. 8 at 10 a.m. everywhere! You can buy them at then. They'll also be available at venue box offices, and

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    A Perfect Circle Announces New North American Tour--And a Call for the APC Superfan

    Tim CadienteLeft to right: James Iha, Matt McJunkins, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Maynard James Keenan.​If you didn't manage to catch A Perfect Circle the last time around (click here to see our review), good news: The band just announced a new slew of North American tour dates, including a Los A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Chile Con Queso

    For Sunday's Superbowl XLV, which pits Pittsburgh against Green Bay in Dallas, I bring you a Texas dish made with Wisconsin cheese. "Queso" is a Tex-Mex dish served everywhere in Texas, but almost never seen outside the​

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Snoop Dogg Now a DJ?

    ​​​Snoop Dogg, one of the most celebrated hip-hop MC's of all time, manned the decks (well, really, Mac) at 300 Bowling Lane in Anaheim on Friday night. He was joined by Wiz Khalifa, the hot young MC from Pittsburgh, and they "lit up" the stage. Snoopaloop laid down the programmed beats, while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Akaninyene Efiong Akan, San Clemente Resident, Tied to Rape in Oakland. No, the Other Oakland

    ​A San Clemente man is being held for a rape in Oakland.No, not the Oakland of A's, Raiders, Oak Town, Jerry Brown and Epic Beard Man fame, but the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. Akaninyene Efiong Akan, a 29-year-old Nigerian, is charged with rape, burglary, assault and other crime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    No U2 Means No Interpol: Interpol Tour Built Around U2 Dates Postponed

    Lilledeshan Bose​[Via Consequence of Sound]Since U2 canceled their North American tour due to Bono's back injury, Interpol also had to postpone a few headlining shows originally scheduled around the band's opening dates for U2.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Avi Buffalo to Join My Morning Jacket on Tour

    Andrew YoussefAvi Buffalo performing at an in-store at Fingerprints on 4/27. ​Between signing to Sub Pop, and, more recently, being picked by Wilco to play their first festival ever, Long Beach's Avi Buffalo has had a really, really, really great year. And it just got better.One of our favorite ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Over The Weekend: 60 Watt Kid at Echo Curio

    ​The Hype: Years ago I used to live and practice in a warehouse in Santa Ana with a bunch of different bands. Bassland, Pistolero and Shanks and the Dreamers were some of these bands, but there were many more. Some were terrible, some were really good. One of them, Dance Disaster Movement, was rea ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Dusty Rhodes and the River Band Forced to Cancel East Coast Tour

    ​Here's some truly unfortunate news: Fullerton's eminently likable Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, riding high on the success of their second SideOneDummy Records release Palace and Stage, have been forced to cancel the east coast leg of their tour due to bassists Brad Babinski's health issues.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Urine, You're Out, You're Back In Again

    News item: A Huntington Beach man who co-owns the company that makes the "Whizzinator" that allows workers, job-seekers and parolees to fake drug tests pleaded guilty in a Pittsburgh, Pa., federal court Monday to conspiracy to defraud the government and conspiracy to sell drug parapherna ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 13, 2007

    ¡Ask a Mexican!®

    'Where's the love?' Maybe with the fairies?

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Tuesday - 11/27

    Anti-Flag at the Glass House, A World of Puppets: Expressions of Culture at Cal State Fullerton

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vocoder in the Wilderness

    Deeper Into Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Roboticized, Cosmic Psychedelia

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    Accidental Tourists

    Doc treats Sudanese lost boys as feel-good fodder, ignoring their plight and their history

  • Columns

    November 2, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special four-part edition

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Dead Director Rises Again

    George Romero on zombies, politics and his own second coming

  • Culture

    May 19, 2005

    Art for Arts Sake

    Graffiti is the real deal

  • Culture

    March 4, 2004
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    January 15, 2004
  • Unknown

    June 26, 2003
  • Columns

    March 29, 2001
  • Culture

    March 15, 2001

    Learning From Queer As Folk

    This series isnt just about gay sex. Its about the bond gay sex creates

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    Going Ballistic

    Headlines from around America

  • Culture

    November 11, 1999
  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Peace Punks NOT Dead!

    Flying the Anti-Flag

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Political Football

    Voting our conscience offers us a way to visionary leaders, a utopian society, and huge winnings in Vegas

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