The very first music review I wrote for this infernal rag was 11 years on Los Tigres del Norte, the conjunto norteño group who will one day go done in history as one of the greatest musical groups of any genre or language for their brilliant fusion of politics, braggadocio, storytelling, awesome su ... More >>
As their numbers dip, this stellar doc offers hope
Yesterday, we sang the praises of Los Tigres del Norte by revealing their best B-sides, so to speak; today, we tackle 10-1. Methinks everyone will agree with half of my choices, dispute three of them, and ridicule my top choice--enjoy!
Every Monday, Clay Oven Irvine executive chef/owner Geeta Bansal shares an interview that she's done with some of the heavyweights of European cooking. Today, she regales us with a visit to Luxembourg, where René Mathieu wows both royalty and commoners alike. Enjoy!
Chris Manderson, the Newport Beach attorney who represents Tyler Hamilton, the disgraced cyclist and former Lance Armstrong teammate, believes Armstrong's apparent doping confession to Oprah Winfrey "brings a day of vindication" to his client and others who suffered blowback after accusing the seven ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post where the artist claims the value of one piece cited in the original post is nearly triple what was reported. ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 10, 11:07 A.M.: The last time we checked in with Igor Olenicoff, he was being sued by an IRS whistleblower the Laguna Beach billio ... More >>
Fifty years in, the spy is ever less relevant—and still beloved. Why?
The Laguna Beach resident made history when she came out while on the LPGA Tour. That was the easy part
Billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Newport Beach-based Olen Properties, lost his bid in federal court to blame Swiss bankers for his guilty plea to felony tax evasion. In a 28-page decision tossing Olenicoff's suit against Zurich-based UBS AG, Judge Andrew J. Guilford ... More >>
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit at BuskerFest in Long Beach in 2010South By Southwest revealed a whole slew of new acts confirmed to play at official showcases during the annual music and film conference in Austin. This is the third list of musicians to be released. The venues and dates they ... More >>
Watch the birth of psychoanalysis in David Cronenberg's cerebral film
A bronze statue of Ronald Reagan was dedicated at Bonita Canyon Sports Park in Newport Beach Sunday. (Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where have I heard that name before? Oh yes, HERE, in a post about Newps dumping its former city attorney for allegedly getting in a DUI wreck near the park.)Dana Rohra ... More >>
As Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker's front man, David Lowery never tires
Flickr user ...stormy???Malcolm McLaren, 1946 - 2010Malcolm McLaren, punk impresario and former Manager of the Sex Pistols and the New York Dolls, died today in New York after a long battle with cancer at the age of 64.EDIT: 8:15 P.M.--Turns out Les Molloy, who the British media had thought was M ... More >>
Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media
Well, it was quite a weekend in Washington D.C. In a previous post, Alex did a fine job of spelling out the facts in the case of ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Predator). The only thing that can be added is that Foley has now headed down a familiar path-- as Josh Marshall puts it: "Ahhh, once again, the l ... More >>
Sergio Ratto introduces alfajores to America
Rings soars, Monsters whores, Majestic bores
Welcome to Vietnams Disneyland
Everyone's favorite 8-foot monster prowls the stage