The Grapes of Wrath

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    Fred Ross Was Orange County's Loss—But César Chávez's Gain

    The legendary community organizer influenced a generation of Latino civil-rights activists. But in OC, he was run out of town

  • News

    August 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Hollywood Bowl - August 4, 2013

    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Hollywood Bowl 8/4/13 Upon the release of their third album almost two weeks ago, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros have a lot to prove. For starters, they need to overcome the perception, true or false, that they're a one-hit wonder. "Home," released in 2009, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Grapes Of Wrath At The Melting Pot, Our Drink of the Week!

    While fondue may be their specialty, we've spent many a happy hour at The Melting Pot's bar bitching about stupid people over the other liquid nourishment. In their Irvine spot, bar stools are closest to both restrooms and kitchen, conveniently meeting our personal and gastronomical needs. One can e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    Peace. Love. Banned Books. Big Orange: Don't Say I Didn't Warn You!

    Wearing my handsome and, it seems, provocative "Peace. Love. Books" T-shirt the other day, purchased as a birthday present for me by the Biblio-Gal, a puzzled, perhaps delighted clerk took me in, admittedly long--haired (graying) middle-aged dude in cool Ray-Bans possessing, yes, a certain je ne sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Economic Crisis Affecting OC Opera

    The LA Times reports: The economic crunch has swallowed Opera Pacific's 2008-2009 season after a single production, "The Barber of Seville." The two remaining operas, "The Grapes of Wrath," a new work by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie, and Richard Strauss' "Salome," with Deborah Voigt (left) in ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Gunkist Oranges

    Wonder why Orange County trembles whenever its Mexicans protest? Welcome to the Citrus War of 1936, the most important event in Orange County history youve never heard of

  • Columns

    December 29, 2005

    !Ask a Mexican!

    The year in Mexican-bashing