[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are there any happy Mexican films?
No matter how you view straight edge or straightedge bands, it's an undeniable part of punk culture. The idea of opting out of a life with drinking, drugs, and promiscuous sex has raised a lot of questions, and draws a long standing line in the sand for many in the punk community. The straight edge ... More >>
The North Korea ruler leaves behind more than just a dictatorship
Hurricane Sandy is currently making life miserable for an ever-growing number of people. Along with those directly in the path of the hurricane, Sandy's presence is going to impact weather conditions in the wettest of ways. For those of you stuck inside on the other side of the country, we at the We ... More >>
Izzy OcampoAnaheim police detectives revealed in a search warrant that suspected Orange County serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo admitted to them after his arrest that he stalked his fourth homeless victim for three days.The allegation supports statements by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who las ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The odd case of the accountant who made a killing in the Sandra Jessee murder trial
Crime solving sometimes takes an extraordinary amount of time.Take the Jack Jessee murder case. A Rambo-knife wielding intruder killed Jessee in his Placentia living room in August 1998--when the biggest national news was President Bill Clinton's sticky Monica Lewinsky mess. Though police quickly ... More >>
Schrauben: Speak slowly and use only one syllable words in his presence"I don't know what that [word] means."That was today's answer by admitted hit man Brett Schrauben when asked by veteran public defender Derek Bercher if he'd been "altruistic" in confessing his role in the 1998 Rambo knife mur ... More >>
I initially intended this post to be a boring one. There was just one thing to say and it was this: the 47,000-square-foot food and entertainment venue called Endless Food and Fun opened this past weekend in Huntington Beach. It boasts arcade games, a lazer-tag arena, a restaurant called Delicioso ... More >>
Reuters had an enlightening article today about how in Thailand, authentic Thai food is endangered because of "changing tastes wrought by globalization." And most lamentably "culinary shortcuts (that) have ended up changing Thai flavors, and placing some dishes in danger of extinction altogether." ... More >>
RAMBO. I wish I had been watching it last night instead of MEET THE SPARTANS (see review here), but duty called, and my assignment took precedence. I knew what I was getting into. And I also think I know what I'm getting into with RAMBO. I do have a problem with the title. The second Rambo movie w ... More >>
Just when I thought I was done writing about the national anthem, an alert reader who was never a contestant in the Miss Teen USA pageant (which is a shame, since given the circumstances, he was probably a shoe-in for the Congeniality award) , tipped me to this story from ABC's Nightline. Nightline ... More >>
How brave is our boy Hugh Hewitt, the talk radio blatherer/lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter? Brave enough to take the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism-- though the Bush administration may have changed the brand name by now) to the t ... More >>
The Last Samurai, The Missing revisit the tragi-romantic fate of the white Indian
I joined the Marines to get a good education, and all I got was a crummy Gulf War
Focus is only half-good for you!
Are megamergers healthy for the industry?
Springsteen's new CD set has real meaning, man