I about nearly spit out my Maker's the other day when I opened my Facebook page and saw the picture to the right. That's my friend Jody Agius Vallejo, OC girl done good and a pioneering sociologist over at the University of Southern California, where she's gone where no sociologist has gone befor ... More >>
Could Hannibal Lecter maybe have not attacked nine people and eaten their flesh if he went through intensive treatment? Quite possibly, according to new research from a UC Irvine forensic psychologist. Psychopaths don't just make for great movie characters that cause the sales of fava ... More >>
Update, December 20, 10:14 a.m.: UC Irvine criminology student Gregory Scott Turner, who was wanted for the attempted murder of his wife last week, was found dead in San Juan Capistrano Friday afternoon.An autopsy report is pending, but it is believed the 33-year-old took his own life. He was dis ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRemember when we told you about the University of Virginia's Graduate Studies program that had a class on Lady Gaga? It seems that now the University of South Carolina is also offering a course on the pop star called "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame."
Flickr user Lucille MelvilleThe region famed for its conspicuous consumption conceals its trashy byproducts with little commotion.But, according to UCI researchers, Latinos and Asians in Southern California are "disproportionately exposed to toxic waste sites," putting members of affected communi ... More >>
The Hype: When legendary Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Raekwon the Chef and Method Man announced their plans to record an entire album together in July 2009, the anticipation among Wu-heads was palpable. Then we waited for it...and waited....and waited.
MPowerOC, "Orange County's premiere men's social group for gay and bisexual men between the ages of 18 & 29," on Sunday, Feb. 28, presents its free "2nd Annual Newport Beach Gay Whale Watching Expedition."Which begs the question . . .
I'm speaking today at USC (go Bruins!) at the invitation of sociology professor Jody Agius Vallejo, a proud graduate of El Dorado High in Placentia (this might be the first time in Weekly history we've mentioned that high school...) and UCI doctoral grad from its School of Sociology. She's done a lo ... More >>
UCI Cluster Fuck: News emerged today that Michael J. Schroeder, OC GOP heavyweight, participated with a group of 20 fellow Republicans to pressure the UCI Chancellor from hiring liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of the university's first law school. Michael V. Drake offered the job to Cheme ... More >>