Flickr user lwrNo longer to be seen in Los Angeles...Last week, John Mariani of Esquire magazine interviewed the just-retired director of the Michelin Guide, Jean-Luc Naret. The 2011 New York guide is heading for press, and there will be a Chicago guide next year as well, and Mariani caught Naret ... More >>
Chico's Tacos in El Paso: The Most Mexican Restaurant in AmericaRick Bayless came to and left Orange County last week, and none of Weeklings were able to attend, busy as we are with our normal lives (Dave, Edwin, and Shuji, their 9-to-5s; me, skinheads and pedo-priests). Sucks, because the battle ... More >>
A mega-huge theatrical event takes place during the month of October: The Fullerton Shadows Festival, a month-long theater, music and film festival that will see 120 events at eight venues scattered around the city.
The kick-off to the event happens next Thursday: a screening of Mel Brooks' f ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano will be one of two investigative journalists talking about the future of newspapers at Orange Coast College tonight. Meanwhile, a Facebook group has started in the campaign to prevent the Weekly's very own Mexican from taking part in a different higher-education gig: a scheduled ... More >>
ColbertNation.comSheryl WuDunn, who appeared on "The Colbert Report" last year, is the guest speaker at Saturday's Roe v. Wade event.A Roe V. Wade commemoration will be held Saturday evening in Newport Beach and--guess what?--it's a celebration of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision leg ... More >>
By David Shankbone/Wikipedia CommonsDave Eggers at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival.A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius author Dave Eggers will be presented the 2009 "Courage in Media" award at the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' 13th annual banq ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Chance TheaterHair: Give peace a Chance!Blame the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this summer for the fact that the OC Weekly didn't put the Chance Theater's production of Hair on its must-review list. Just one more aromatic homage in a summer filled with Baby Boomer nostalgia ... More >>
Longtime Orange County Register theater critic Paul Hodgins is a good guy, great critic, and someone whom was once on the same panel with me judging a dog show. Yesterday, he wrote a blog post about how Westboro Baptist Church (they of "God Hates Fags" infamy) plans to protest outside Corona del Mar ... More >>
One of the pleasures of belonging to Village Voice Media
is that the company hosts the best roster of food critics in the
country--but you don't have to believe my boosterism? Who's the only
food critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize? Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly.
Who's going to be releasing a memoir of ... More >>
Joseph Pulitzer, famed newspaper magnate and founder of the Pulitzer Prize once said, "Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together." Sam Zell, billionaire and CEO of the Los Angeles Times parent Tribune Co. once said, "Everyone likes pussy. It’s un-American not to like pussy."
With such ... More >>