Alexander Payne's new film is a grand slog through Real America
I'll be there for you . . . and others in our census bracket
See Update No. 3 at the bottom of Page 2 on Ross Ornelas, the brother of the suspect, identifying himself as the one who turned Robert Ornelas in to authorities. Update No. 2 on page 2 has more details on the evidence and possible federal child porn charges coming. Update No. 1 on the next page deta ... More >>
International Workers' Day in Orange County will be marked by not one, but two marches in two cities. Starting off this morning, the Orange County Labor Federation will assemble at 11 a.m. outside Anaheim City Hall; from there, a march is to go to a rally in La Palma Park. Later today in SanTana, th ... More >>
New film documents Southern California’s tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy
A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls
Ceremony, the Rohnert Park punk band that's been labeled everything from punk rock to shitgaze (yes, that genre exists) just released their new album Zoo last Tuesday, and they'll be at the Center For The Arts in Eagle Rock, then Chain Reaction in Anaheim on Friday (along with Cold World, ... More >>
At least you can say this about Luis Epifano, this week's ugliest police mugshot "winner":He posed while wearing clothing.Unfortunately for Santa Ana police officers, that's not how they found him . . . on the roof of a preschool.
It's hard to root for someone like Mike Schroeder, the political adviser to OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and disgraced, felonious, adulterous ex-sheriff Mike Carona and one of the prime people behind our vile GOP. But when the subject is a wrong parking ticket, we'll root for Vader. And w ... More >>
On Mondays, this feature exposes things on the Interwebs from and about Orange County, drawing from many sources that touch on many topics.However, a recurring theme kept popping up while this week's installment was being put together concerning a certain Orange County shopping mall.
The Chance's 'The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?' explores what happens when a seemingly decent man falls for the udder woman
The Hype: Bolstered by iconic Smiths guitarist and brilliant songwriter Johnny Marr, the Cribs--literally a band of brothers, identical twins Gary and Ryan Jarman split vocal duties while handling the guitar and bass, respectively, with younger brother Ross on drums--are in the midst of a cross-coun ... More >>
Food as a theme is pervasive on TV these days, and not just the obvious examples of Food Network and all those shows from Ramsay to Richman. I'm talking about sitcoms that have also used food as either a main story arc or just an amusing aside about our love, obsession, and need to eat. And no, I do ... More >>
"Buccaneers on the Bay" Fundraiser, 5/16 6:30 p.m. Be a pirate for a day! For a cause, too! Price: $100-$125 Newport Harbor Nautical Museum 151 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Newport Beach, CA 92660 949-675-8915 On, Of, and About Paper, Daily Who doesn't want to learn more about paper? I know I do. Orange ... More >>
Tickets are on sale today for a Monday, April 28 show at the Anaheim House of Blues -- a benefit gig for the family of Avalon Bar owner/M.I.A. frontman/all-around swell guy Mike Conley, who passed away in February. Dubbed Beautiful Noise, the lineup is pretty impressive: a performance by M.I.A. with ... More >>
Popping off with Wayne Thiebaud
The subversive mainstream friendliness of Shortbus
Who knew Newton's laws of motion applied to flying politicians? Consider the case of President Bush, Governor Schwarzenegger, and Newton's third law, which states: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." President Bush flies into California to campaign for two Republican poli ... More >>
Let us now praise famous Mexican belts
Life is a joke for Plastilina Mosh. All you need to do is laugh
Rat Hunting at the Redneck Ranch
Can wealthy developers and business execs do for the environment what grassroots activists havent?
Spun is all its cranked up to be
UC Irvine history prof Mike Davis cant write a damn thing without the nuts going nuts. This time, the controversys over an obscure reference to Winston Churchill.
Smith and Markas describe the action as the Anaheim Angels head toward baseball heaven
Washburns wedding day! El Dorados reunion! Mike Boehm on air guitar!
And march over to El Metate
You cant help but like Some Like It Hot
In defense of the bikini