Three Weeklings look for good Mexican food at the 'authenticity' guru's new Fashion Island restaurant
Maverick Theater brings together onetime student and teacher Nathan Baesel and Joe Parrish
You may remember N. Christian Anderson III as the former publisher (and, if you're really old, editor) of the Orange County Register.He left the Register in the middle of those cost-/staff-cutting days of 2007, later popping up at The Oregonian, where he just announced delivery of the print edition ... More >>
My lord, does Rick Bayless want all Mexicans in the United States to hate him or something? Back in 2010, the celebrity chef of Mexican food notoriously said Los Angeles didn't have much of a Mexican food tradition, then denied he ever said that while trashing Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Time ... More >>
Can the novice publisher save The Orange County Register and transform journalism in the process?
In 2003, then-Santa Ana police officer and current Anaheim city council candidate Steve Lodge--he of the multiple police-brutality lawsuits filed against him--received a glowing profile in the Los Angeles Times by then-Orange County bureau reporter and current Pulitzer Prize winner Jeff Gottlieb. It ... More >>
The filmmaker on 'Killer Joe' and what's wrong with Hollywood
South Coast Rep's staging of the August Wilson standard reminds us why we need more African-Americans in OC
The end of the academic year approaches, which finids Mr. Bib looking forward to the arrival of annual literary journals sponsored by local colleges and universities. Alas, The Ear, Irvine Valley College's magazine is long gone as, it appears, is Orange Coast Review, out of OCC. Still UC Riverside p ... More >>
Just like their candidate, Ron Paul supporters don't seem to know the meaning of the words "sit down."It took an auditorium full of annoyed bookish types to start yelling this command during the Q&A session of the Narrating Disaster panel at this past weekend's Los Angeles Times Festival of Book ... More >>
This week, class-conscious literary star and local girl makes good Victoria Patterson makes bad, very bad, or at least naughty in this, OC Bookly's first author interview. Patterson, whose take on alienation, greed and South County luxury-life mores comes with plenty of winning characterization, sty ... More >>
The group of county libation crafters is teaching you to drink as you've never drunk before
Dick and BebeDick & Bebe sittin' in a tree . . . A new book's assertion that Richard M. Nixon may have shared his Tricky Dickie with longtime pal Charles "Bebe" Rebozo lights up the blogosphere and media world. It also ticks off one of the 37th president's greatest local boosters. "Not true, ... More >>
MaharajThe Los Angeles Times announced today that Russ Stanton is stepping down as editor and being replaced by Davan Maharaj, who started with the Times in 1989 as an Orange County reporter.Maharaj, who will become the 15th editor of the Times, has been managing editor since May 2008, overseeing ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] And more from OC and Long Beach stages this summer
There are a lot of local angles to tie in this week's Pulitzer Prize victory by Los Angeles Times reporters Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb for their coverage of the City of Bell Scandal. You have the man they took down, Robert Rizzo, being a resident of Huntington Beach, and that Gottlieb used to ... More >>
Cameron Diaz eats at this Seal Beach stalwart, and so should you!
Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklySeven of the Irvine 11UPDATE, MARCH 11, 4:08 P.M.: The arraignment of the Irvine 11 was continued this morning until April 15 so the court can consider defense motions to seal grand jury documents, remove the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) from the ... More >>
UPDATED, FEB. 28, 8:33 A.M.: The Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts "Stand With the Irvine 11: Community Town Hall and Action" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the IIOC Multipurpose Room, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Irvine.The event flier follows after the jump. (Also, scroll down a couple posts i ... More >>
Any of the more than 108,000 followers that celebrity chef Rick Bayless has on Twitter knows that the U.S.'s most-famous cook of Mexican food has spent the weekend in Baja California scoping the scene for his PBS series Mexico: One Plate at a Time. "Super-busy scouting n Baja morn2nite 4 season 8 ... More >>
'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell switches gears, channeling his own grief into his latest project
Anti-immigrant think tanks are aiming their dubious statistics at the 14th Amendment
SCR's production of his 'In a Garden' explores the 'messy underpinnings of creating something wonderful'
Columnist Michelle Malkin finds home amongst local immigrant-bashers