A few months after Gary Webb killed himself with his dad's old pistol, I stood shirtless in my back yard, staring at the full moon. The sky was black and cloudless, the moon blurry. Earlier that night, I'd poured myself several splashes of single-malt scotch. I shook my fist in the air and screamed. ... More >>
Kill the Messenger is sad, compelling and oh-so-typical
Last night, hundreds of Vietnamese Americans beset Irvine City Hall to voice their distaste at Larry Agran's suggestion that the city of Irvine start a friendship city relationship with Nha Trang, Vietnam. They filled the seats and the parking lot, overflowing around the building as anti-communist V ... More >>
It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
A Hispanic business and community leader in Santa Ana has joined other Hispanics around the country in signing an open letter to Mitt Romney that essentially accuses the GOP presidential candidate of hypocritically running away from his Mexican heritage. "Our purpose here is to advise you that t ... More >>
Galaxy Concert Theatre
Courtesy U.S. Capitol"Ladies and gentlemen, the statue of Ronald Reagan," the announcer inside the Capitol Rotunda said last Wednesday before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped 87-year-old Nancy Reagan to her feet so she could tug back the blue drape cloaking Chas Fagan's 7-foot bronze statue of the ... More >>
Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation Deluxe Edition (Universal/Geffen)
Rebel Girl over at the always awesome Dissent the Blog weighs in on OC's Keyser Soze, the man who signed the infamous Tan Nguyen "immigrants can't vote" letter. Turns out it might be a Sandinista! Full Tan Nguyen coverage: Why is La Opinion Changing the Tan Nguyen Letter? Tan Nguyen: The New Bob ... More >>
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Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005
Gary Webb, 1955-2004
The Pop Narcotic will set you free
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The Alleged Gunmen give respect to the vinyl slingers
A Weekly roundtable on the subject of evil
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FBI documents link an ex-Laguna cop and drug runner to an Irvine executive with ties to the CIA
Military sales to Latin American dictators, CIA contacts, and the strange odyssey of OC cabby Richard Schorling
Newsflash: Clash not only band that matters!
Buchanan crashes Reform Party convention in Long Beach
Was Marine Corps Col. James Sabow the victim of a military cover-up?
Rafis Cuban food for the people