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  • Columns

    April 17, 2014

    Do Mexicans Think of Themselves as Latinos?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans love shitty pop music?

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Vicente Fernandez Songs of All Time: The Complete List

    See also:Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and Accordion Hero10 Rock en Español Albums to Listen to Before You DieOver the past two days, we've been counting down the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Vicente Fernandez Songs of All Time, Nos. 10-1

    See also*The 20 Greatest Vicente Fernandez Songs of All Time, Nos. 20-11And the list continues! Here will be all the obvious ones: "El Rey," "Volver, Volver," all the songs that turn usually taciturn Mexican men into wusses deserving of being grilled on Leykis 101. Enjoy, and NOW you can start hatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Haven Gastropub Celebrates American Craft Beer Week

    Wait, what? It's American Craft Beer Week? Here I thought it was Bike to Work Week, and I could have been sucking down beers instead of pedaling to the office, uphill and into a stiff headwind both ways. Wil Dee, the Beverage Director at Haven Gastropub and enthusiastic road cyclist, can celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Five Music Biopics We'd Like To See

    ​ Over the last decade, Hollywood has pumped out an increasing number of music biopics, treating us to everything from enjoyable theatrical hits (8 Mile) to wobbly, tear-jerking cable duds (Take Me Home: The John Denver Story). With Jeff Buckley, Sam Cooke and Clash movies in the works and rumor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    21st Amendment Beer Now at Taco Asylum

    ​Hopheads rejoice! Beer from San Francisco's 21st Amendment Brewery hasn't been sold in Southern California--until today. Starting at tonight's dinner service, they'll have it at Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa.Yesterday, in a happy bit of synchronicity, I happened to e-mail Taco Asylum and Haven Gastro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Sesame Street vs. Yo Gabba Gabba! The Musical Battle for Your Kids' Coolness

    Sesame Street​Sesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010

    Smokey and the Bandit

    Regency South Coast Village