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  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: SURGE

    "I don't even remember what it's supposed to taste like." Like almost everyone in the 18- to 25-year-old age group this month, I was a little giddy. Surge was coming back, and it was sort of like Christmas meets Back to the Future meets 90s X-Men. It was going to be extreme. It was going to be rad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Louis Burger III

    Sometimes, when I'm speeding down 6th Street after it swoops you off the 710, I'll pass the corner of Atlantic and wonder who the hell was Louie III? At least that's what I questioned for five years when I lived only blocks away from Long Beach's Louis ("lou-eee") Burger, before I discovered that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    National Taco Day, Baja Edition: 5 World Champion Tacos to Tackle South of the Border

    All this taco talk from those crazy New Yorkers has got me thinking about my upcoming trip to Baja for the 3rd Annual Baja Culinary Fest, October 24-27, where some of the best tacos in Mexico can be savored from the taquerias to carts and to beach shacks. Certainly, the best seafood tacos in Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Does A New Coca Cola Commercial Feature Puppets Having Sex?

    Coca Cola has put out a new commercial that's beautifully done with puppets and a toe-tapping song (directed by the guy who did that awesome Willie Nelson "Back to The Start" Chipotle commercial), but does it feature said puppets rolling around in the hay? In one segment of the commercial (going v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    On The Line: Walter Cotta Of Alegria And L'Opera, Part One

    We've heard of chefs operating multiple restaurants, but who frequents more than one daily? When your two concepts are on the same stretch of Pine Avenue in Long Beach, the answer is Walter Cotta. Depending on the time of day, Cotta will bounce between the Latin flair of Alegria and Italian hospital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Getting Our Slapfish Brunch On In Huntington Beach

    When someone mentions the word brunch, we immediately say, "Where?!" It is our meal of meals, the bacon atop our mac and cheese. Brunch can be a Vegas AYCE extraordinaire, or a highbrow prix fixe served at Cafe Hipster. The interpretation may vary, but one thing remains consistent: eggs. Glorious eg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Product Placement in Music Videos = Tacky

    We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us--we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their "Big Me" video back in the 90s--but that was when music videos premiered on MTV--not Vevo--and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Is Burger King Testing a Pulled Pork Sandwich and Real Bacon Sundae in Nashville?

    Burger King, now officially downgraded as the number three burger chain behind McDonald's and Wendy's, inspired not-so-inspiring headlines last week such as "Burger King's New Menu ...A Lot Like McDonald's" and "Did Burger King Wait Too Long To Reinvent Itself?"; but are the most drastic change ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Inteview: Wanda Jackson

    ​ Wanda Jackson has been performing for nearly 60 years. But the woman who once stole Elvis Presley's heart, and was one of rock n' roll's original bad girls, recognizes a good year when one comes around. "It's been a good ride, I'll tell yah," the 74-year-old Hall of Fame-inducted rockabilly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    MTV's 10 Coolest Videos From Michael Jackson to Metallica

    ​Today is MTV's 30th anniversary (30! OMG), so we thought we'd let loose with a list of some of the cooler/mind bending/watchable videos to grace the venerable network juggernaut's air waves.  Despite all of MTV's shortcomings as a commercial cable network channel, which has blighted our scre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Five Explanations For the French Paradox

    Flickr user stuckincustoms​If you've never heard the term "French paradox", it's used to refer to the concept that French people, who are as a rule slim and svelte, seem to eat whatever they want: tons of white bread, cheese, butter, bacon, and far too much dessert for their own good. Everything f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays Wednesday: Bamboozle Roadshow Tickets and Meet And Greet Passes

    Myspace / Tim Kirch​Do you like All Time Low? Boys Like Girls? Good Charlotte? Third Eye Blind? Festivals? Free tickets to festivals? You're in luck then--we're giving away a pair of tickets to the Bamboozle Roadshow. Sure, it's moved from Irvine to The Palladium in Hollywood. And it's now going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Recipe: Coke-Glazed Ham

    aquilaonline @ CC BY-NC 2.0​The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday America celebrates on Monday, does not exactly have a lot of recipes associated with him. The good reverend was born in Atlanta, however, and Atlanta and Coke just go together. Recipes with Coke usually tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Wacky Snacks: Paldo Shikhye

    Edwin Goei​Name: Paldo Shikhye Origin: Korea Found at: Freshia, Tustin Cost: $3.99 for a six pack Ingredients: Water, Glutinous Rice, Sugar, Malt, Ginger. Why I Bought It: I'm ashamed to say this, but it was because my friend saw it on the supermarket shelf and said to me, "I know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    FDA Wags Finger at Diet Coke's Vitamin Claims

    The FDA has issues with Coca Cola's new Diet Coke Plus.  It sent the company a letter earlier this month about the drink, which Coke purports to have a "refreshing taste...AND several essential nutrients" with "each 8 fl. oz. serving of Diet Coke Plus provid(ing) 15% of your RDI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008
  • Culture

    December 20, 2007

    Getting Your (Holly) Jollies

    Have yourself a freaky little Christmas at the J. Flynn

  • Food

    January 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2006

    Lights! Cola! Action!

    We don't know whether to be proud, repulsed, jealous--all three? Chapman University grad stud Rosemary Lambert's short film The Reel Monkey won the Grand Prize in a film competition. So far, so good--until you discover it's the 2006 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Competition. You see, student filmma ... More >>

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Honk if You Love Mickey . . . and Marilyn!

    Guerrilla artist tries to get bigger than his billboards in The Art and Crimes of Ron English

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Bad Company

    Six of Americas worst corporations are your neighbors!