[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>
"¿Una tortilla de papa?" asked my neighbor, confused. "Like the Spanish pancake?""No, a thin tortilla, like for enchiladas.""No, Dave, no se hacen tortillas de papa. Nomás maíz y harina."Wrong, Lidia. Wrong. There are absolutely potato tortillas, and the Norwegians--who else?--have been making po ... More >>
So a South Dakota man and his new wife went honeymooning in Orange County and found themselves in the front row of Medieval Times in Buena Park. The festivities commence, and as the swords clang, a piece of metal allegedly flew off and hit Dustin Wiseman, 37, in the left eye. The man has reportedly ... More >>
South Dakota man who posed as a DEA agent in December to rob a Tustin
man and his family pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree burglary and impersonating an officer. James Robert Anderson was then sentenced to two years in state prison, catching a break because the original arrest had the 36 ... More >>
Newport Beach ranks third among American cities where adults most value sex in a relationship.So that's why our hook-up ads sell so well!By the way, this wasn't some crappy greeting card company survey.
A South Dakota man who allegedly posed as a DEA agent, robbed a Tustin man and then stole from the victim's family earlier this month was traced by police to an Anaheim Motel 6, where he was busted.James Robert Anderson, 35, was held on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping and burglary, according to ... More >>
Gateway Inc., which was founded in 1985 in Sioux City, Iowa (thus the cow logo), was flying high by 1991, with some believing it was poised to become the biggest and most popular personal computer maker in the world. But after a dodgy retail store strategy, the dot-com bust and moves to North Sou ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWho wants to run around in the heat from stage to stage just to watch a band? Now that fans are getting older, musicians are getting it right--trap fans in a boat and so everyone will have nothing better to do than watch your shows with the amenities of a casino, pool, and ... More >>
Flickr user myjulyAccording to ABC15 in Phoenix, Clarissa Bradford was asked to leave a Glendale, Ariz. McDonald's after breastfeeding her 6-month-old son. Clearly, the manager of this McDonald's has never heard of mombloggers, or this would never have happened.
Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette -- we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Av ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioState attorney general wannabe John Eastman's Kodak moment at the California Republican Assembly convention in Buena Park last month.The two Orange County Republicans who want to be California's next attorney general lost their respective ballot-designation disputes-- ... More >>
BROOKINGS, S.D.--I'm speaking tonight at South Dakota State University, a day after having spent the week eating my way through Tex-Mex heaven in San Antonio. Quite a difference from the land of Flaco Jimenez to that of Laura Ingalls Wilder--and then there's the Mexican food.In San Antonio, I ate ... More >>
Photo by Christopher Victorio
George McGovern (left) listens to Gore Vidal's introduction at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.Legends of liberalism Gore Vidal and George McGovern were the honored guests at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Y ... More >>
Photo by Corey Nickols
Lucas Hilderbrand reels in our on-demand video culture.
The photo above of Lucas Hilderbrand, an associate professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine and the subject of this week's cover story "Close to YouTube," was shot at Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee video ... More >>
Like I said in my review of Pizzeria Ortica this week, L.A. seems to be having all the fun lately, especially with Kogi Korean Taco Truck, the "Tweeting" roach coach that everybody wants a piece of.
Last week, quite inevitably, it made it to Newsweek, which is great and all, but as I read ... More >>
Review by Waleed Rashidi
Poison The Well, The Locust (and a bunch of openers that we missed) at The Glass House, Pomona
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Better than: Being on the receiving end of a razor-wire enema (credit: Rich Kane, "Now We're Deef," OC Weekly, 8/31/2000)
Download: The Locust's "We ... More >>
USA Today, the newspaper designed for people who'd rather be watching television, brings us news of a new survey ranking the two hundred largest American cities in terms of driving safety. Compiled by Allstate Insurance, the survey measures the average rate at which drivers in a city are involved in ... More >>
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center building may soon leave behind the things of this world, and take on the fight against the evil alien power from beyond the stars that's keeping you from fulfilling your potential and living like Tom Cruise. In other ... More >>
The Orange County Register reports this morning that the Irvine-based Beckman Foundation has donated $20 million to the City of Hope in Duarte, to help finance cancer research. The Foundation has an excellent sense of timing– because, as every other newspaper in the state is reporting this mor ... More >>