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  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    QUIZ: Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2014


    The Observatory

  • Film

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    On the Line: Thomas Trevethan of VUE Restaurant, Part Two

    The day before we met up with Chef Trevethan, he threw two birthday parties for his children. One was a sleepover, and he spent the morning cooking an elaborate breakfast for his daughter and her friends. It was one of the few instances where Thomas felt overwhelmed. But he powered through, despite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Silverado Film Festival: And Now for Your Complete Schedule of Truly Intriguing Flicks

    As our Film page story indicates, not all selections in the second annual Silverado Film Festival could be mentioned due to the print edition deadline (and, come to think of it, space contraints). That's because the submission deadline was only last Friday and the festival runs 6-10 p.m. tonight th ... More >>

  • Food

    July 4, 2013

    No Shrimp On the Barbie At Pie-Not

    Have a meat pie and lamingtons at this Costa Mesa joint, the true ambassador of Australian food to our county!

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    On The Line: Chris Sarkissian of Medii Kitchen, Part One

    Chris Sarkissian is best known for a chain of pizza joints called Pepz. Learning about his new venture with Medii Kitchen, we realize this wasn't a cautious step forward, but more of a well-educated step back. We've got a lot of ground to cover in this week's On the Line.Your earliest food memory:My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Octomom Nadya Suleman Accuser Gina M. Bryson Makes Public Plea for Octuplets

    A Rossmoor woman who cared for at least some of Nadya Suleman's 14 children in La Habra is backing up two former caregivers whose allegations of child neglect and other serious accusations against the so-called Octomom led to investigations by police and Child Protective Services (CPS). Gina M. Brys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Top Five Long Beach Dive Bars

    When it comes to dive bars, Long Beach has some of the best in Southern California.  An area stuck between Orange County and Los Angeles, Long Beach is truly its own city, belonging to no one.  An iconoclast.  A haven for cheap beer and wild stories.  And after spending many hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Pot Smokers Suffer Withdrawal When Quitting, Study Says

    It's an aphorism of the medical marijuana community that, unlike nicotine, alcohol and other narcotic substances, cannabis is not addictive and therefore does not lead to physical withdrawal symptoms for those who quit.But now comes an Australian study that suggests otherwise.The study, by Davi ... More >>

  • Film

    September 13, 2012

    Flogging Nemo

    Pixar's grand fish tale needs no enhancement

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    The Master of 'The Master'

    Paul Thomas Anderson talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Will Take Its Final Bow On The Travel Channel Starting September 3rd

    Travel Channel announced yesterday that Anthony Bourdain's final bow on their network before he jumps ship to CNN will begin Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. The first episode of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - The Final Tour" will be preceded by a nine-hour marathon of viewer-voted past episodes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Where Are the Female MCs in OC?

    When considering the hip-hop scene in OC, one question arises over and over again. Where are the women on the mic? Of course, there are other elements to the culture -- DJs, B-girls, etc -- but these days MCs are front and center. When women from outside OC come to do shows, the local talent that se ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    McDonald's Manager Throws Hot Oil At Customer's Face

    ​This must be bizarre-stories-of-violence-in-fast-food-restaurants month. There was the story about a woman being Tased after line cutting at McDonald's. Earlier this afternoon, Gustavo blogged on the machete attack at a Taco Bell in Guam. Now there's news that a manager at a McDonald's in Austral ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Maya Jupiter Brings Latino Flavor From Down Under

    The underground MC from Sydney is a cultural melting pot unto herself.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    The Cure to Play First Three Albums in One Show at Pantages Theater

    Beth Stirnamann/OC WeeklyThe Cure at Coachella 2009​Ever since the Cure performed their first three albums--Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981)--in a 44-song, nearly four-hour concert last March at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, fans have been waiting for news of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kanye West Jay Z = The Throne: They're a Hip-Hop Supergroup About to Go on Tour

    ​Now they've done it. Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed a hip-hop supergroup called The Throne. And yes, there will be an album, and yes, there will be a tour called (wait for it) Watch the Throne. It will be available digitally on August 8, exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    WTF of the Week: Jimmy Buffett Bows Out, Not Gracefully

    ​If you've been tuned in to the current media cycle, Jimmy Buffett took a nasty spill this week while performing in Sydney, Australia. Watching the video is baffling. It appears Buffett carelessly strolled off the front of the stage and into the photo pit. Of course, it may not be so baffling cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Matt Costa at the House of Blues Anaheim Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our Matt Costa slideshow here!Matt CostaNovember 24, 2010House of Blues AnaheimEschewing the laid back surfing vibe of his prior albums, Matt Costa returned with a slice of Americana filtered songs on his latest album Mobile Chateau. Backed by the Mothers Sons, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Night Horse's Frontman Sam James Velde Says, 'Hit It and Quit It'

    ​Fronted by Sam James Velde--once singer of LA's Bluebird and co-founder of Cold Sweat Records, which deployed records by Devendra Banhart, Lavender Diamond and pre-No Age trio Wives from the same mighty mailing address--and reinforced with several members of saga-song heavy band Ancestors, Night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Eat, Drink and Gawk at Amazon Women in Two Pieces at AVP Huntington Beach Open

    AVP NIVEA Tour/Peter Brouillet​This year's AVP Nivea Tour Huntington Beach Open kicks off Friday, and since there's no better way to start the summer than enjoying the sun and sand of Surf City while watching mostly 6-foot-tall women slam leather-bound balls at each other at high velocities, the $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Champagne With Wild Hibiscus Flowers

    ​BevMo! carries just about every type of alcohol you could possibly need and if they don't have it in stock, they will special-order it. Their most under-appreciated aisle happens to house all of the non-alcoholic items. There is just about every flavor of rim salt and sugar possibl ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010

    Orange Sunshine

    In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Overheard at the Farmers' Market

    Original image: nataliemaynor @ CC BY 2.0​A creature of habit am I: Saturday mornings mean coffee and a roll at Peet's in Campus Plaza in Irvine, the farmers' market and then bits and bobs to round out the week's shopping at Trader Joe's, Wholesome Choice and anywhere else I need to go. ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009
  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009

    Alan Cumming

    Orange County Performing Arts Center

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Too Much for a Tuesday: Lenka, Speach Impediments, Steelwells and more

    I'm torn...and confused. Is a Tuesday night in Orange County supposed to be this good? This diverse? Driving through city borders in Central and South Counties offers plenty in the way of eclectic sonic energy. Tonight's assorted showcases offer everything from flirty Coachella-esque pop (sorry, it' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
  • Film

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    First Crop of SXSW Acts Announced, OC/LB Bands Conspicuously Absent

    A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    The Cowardly Bishop Tod Brown

    Apologies for the redundant title, but it's true, especially in light of the Diocese of Orange leader's decision to tell his fellow Bishop, Geoffrey Robinson, to stay away from the county. A bit of background: Robinson is the former Bishop of Sydney who resigned his position after publicly criticiz ... More >>

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    Snow Job

    Amanda Bynes updates another classic—but why?

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Vintage Dame

    Web Exclusive! Cate Blanchett exhumes Hollywoods golden era

  • Film

    November 30, 2006

    Don't Know Smack

    Down from the mountain, a softly lit Heath Ledger cant save this by-the-numbers Aussie drug flick Candy

  • Film

    September 7, 2006

    New Reviews

    The Covenant; The Protector

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Weepy Bliss

    Scaling the Tower of Song with the Prince of Pain

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    the Rise of Carbon

    It’s the new plastic, and the military-industrial complex wants it all. That’s bad news for Anaheim’s Anchor Products

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Staying Alive

    The Red 7s are cancer-killers

  • Film

    November 28, 2002

    The Tired Australian

    You would be too . . .

  • Food

    February 21, 2002

    In-N-Out Urge

    Best sex? Best food?

  • Unknown

    January 24, 2002
  • Culture

    May 24, 2001
  • Columns

    October 19, 2000

    Our Rams Blew!

    This weeks featured NFL game: Atlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    The Virtual New Year

    BeatDown 2000 and other ways to celebrate the beginning of the end

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Group Therapy

    Airport foes share their pain online