The Inland Empire, known less broadly as the huge chunk of Southern California that includes the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino, is filled with some place names that sound funny to our Orange County ears. Take these, please ...
When I saw "Freedom fries" listed on the menu at Bagel Me! in Villa Park (our 2010 Best Bagel winner), I figured I'd stepped into a Republican time portal back to 2003, when Francophobia was at an all-time high thanks to those cheese-eaters' steadfast (and correct) position that invading Iraq was ta ... More >>
Greatness emerges at the year's first major film festival
'Mama' is less scary than a call from Mom
Asshole. Prick. Handsome. I've been called all three. But Karin Pouw, a spokesthetan for the Church of Scientology, dropped a u-bomb on me in a Feb. 20 email. She called me "unprofessional." Sniffle. Between Feb. 13 and 18, I called the church's media-relations outfit in Los Angeles t ... More >>
A band's songs evolve largely from playing them live
ProfessorSalt.comThe brick pits at Kreuz Market Lockhart, Texas There's nothing wrong with propane grills, but if you ask a barbecue purist, only charcoal or hardwood will do to impart a deeply smoky flavor to your food. This week on Grill Marks, we take a look at the fuels needed to cook real sl ... More >>
The Montreal duo delve even deeper in to Reagan-era pop
Mordecai Richler gets a downgrade
The uncluttered exhibition at Orange Coast College gives some stunning images their due
So we just heard that The Union Line will be touring with their buddies Local Natives this fall. The Local Natives are really blowing up, performing in festivals around the world this summer. This is also the third time the Union Line is going on the road, and the difference is that mos ... More >>
Three separate busts over the past couple weeks in Orange County prevented cocaine authorities say was worth $20 million from reaching their destinations.
Dallas ObserverRobert Wilonsky at our sister publication, the Dallas Observer, broke the news today that 7-Eleven will be selling private-label wine in their stores starting next week.That's right, folks. No longer will you have to suffer the slings and arrows of shops run by true oenophiles, lik ... More >>
OK, so we all know by now that the Kanye West/Lady Gaga show at the Honda Center, once scheduled for November 15, isn't happening. Heck, the whole "Fame Kills" tour isn't happening. But even though Kanye is dealing with his own post-Taylor Swift issues, the hope still remained that the seemingly ... More >>
England wants freedom but hasn't admitted his sick sex crimesA convicted California serial pedophile who despises Jews, cops and African Americans and who forced a kindergarten-age girl he purchased in Vietnam to become a sex slave to not only himself but also his German shepherd and basset hound ... More >>
Dispatches from the Latino Morrissey love-in
Real life in Southern California
True love and 1,000 lesbian breasts all in one day!
The OC Supertones, the Pope and the rise of the new Christian rock