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  • Culture

    September 12, 2013

    Gluten-Free Gluttony

    [Trendzilla] Rustichella, Udi's and other companies are riding the latest foodie trend

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2013

    Only Always a Day Away: Annie and the Drama of Progressive Revisionist OC?

    Show biz is my life. Or at least a big part of it lately. My talented and smart kid has introduced theater and, especially, classic American musical theater to Mom and Dad by way of his enthusiastic thespianic occupation, avocation, obsession, all of it. It's both perhaps typical of an eleven year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Reactions to Gay Marriage Rulings from the White House to the Twittersphere and Beyond!

    From Obama's statement earlier after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional: "The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Why Street Teams Are Nothing But "Proactive Litter"

    By: Jessica Hopper Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She i ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    The Sky Keeps Falling!

    A short history of an art form's long passing

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012

    The Prince of Atlantis

    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles 'Perfect Containers'for Molotov Cocktails

    ​The New York Times reports that in a rash of firebombings in the city this past Sunday, the vessel of choice of the perpetrator was not beer bottles, not mason jars, but rather the "dainty, 9.5-ounce glass containers" of the popular Starbucks Frappuccino drink.

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    Kaskade Masters Time, Space and Big-Room Electronica

    The DJ from San Clemente headlines the biggest New Year's parties in the Southwest

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Matt Iwanusa of Cavemen on In N Out, Cali Weed, and Being Ignored by Blue Oyster Cult

    Jim Wright​When Matt Iwanusa and Jimmy Carbonett first met at The Churchill and Center in New York City, they were only teens. Though the private school was in Manhattan, it was nothing like Gossip Girl. Their sound has been described as equal parts chamber pop, dreamscape, and horror film sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Village Voice Media Responds to Clergy

    ​Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site The full page ad was published in the New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds. Neither government officials nor G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Francisco Ayala, UC Irvine Professor, Gives $10 Million to School

    Steve Zylius/UC Irvine​Francisco Ayala has announced he is donating $10 million to UC Irvine's School of Biological Sciences, the largest gift ever by a faculty member at the university.  A renowned geneticist, the 77-year-old professor was once dubbed the 'Renaissance man of evolutionary bio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Soda Jerks (Emphasis on the Jerk): The Next Cupcake/Donuts/Pie?

    Flickr user Mark Crawley​Looks like we now know what's the next food trend hipsters out here will bring back from the dead or, conversely, hijack from the lower classes: sodas! It's no longer enough to merely stock regional brands ala Mello Yello and Cheerwine: now, you have to concoct your own se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    How to Book Rammstein: A Cautionary Tale

    ​ Bringing joy to grown men who collect action figures, the German shock rock band Rammstein is touring North America for the first time since 2001. Although they play a generic strain of industrial metal, Rammstein makes up for their sonic deficiencies with an outlandish stage show of blinding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    R.I.P., Singer/Songwriter Phoebe Snow

    ​The music world lost another female force today; the New York Times reports that Phoebe Snow, bluesy singer and guitarist, died Tuesday in Edison, N.J., from complications of a brain hemorrhage she had in January 2010. She was 60. Most famous for her song "Poetry Man," Snow was nominated for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Government Shuts Down Torrent Sites; Where Will People Steal Music Now?

    ICE's message on the seized sites​The New York Times reported that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, seized a number of sites that "either hosted unauthorized copies of films and music or allowed users to search for them elsewhere on the In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Schwarzenegger And Crew Get A Boiling Crab Of Their Own

    Edwin Goei Most people around these parts are well aware of the success of Boiling Crab. It is one of the breakout out stars from Little Saigon that begat competitors aplenty since they opened in 2003. 

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Richard Nixon Library is g-a-y Gay!

    ​The Richard Nixon Presidential Museum and Library in Yorba Linda is gay, gay, gay.That's what New Yorkers must believe after recent pieces in their most venerable publications, The New Yorker and the New York Times.

  • Culture

    May 20, 2010

    Blog On, Fashion Folks!

    [Trendzilla] These four style blogs are time-savers, not time-sucks

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    LA Times Article on The "Food Paparazzi" a.k.a. Those @#$%^ Food Bloggers!

    Photo By​ First it was the NY Times, today it's the LA Times' turn to put in its two-cents on this phenomena of food picture-taking. Unlike the NY Times article, which chronicled those obssessed with capturing every morsel of food eaten, even if it's a jelly bean or a bowl of oa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'We Are the World,' Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Tom Waits

    Lil Wayne (who "humbly noted that he recorded the solo originally sung by Bob Dylan"), Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Barbra Streisand among 80-plus musicians who participated in "We are the World" remake for Haiti. Interesting New York Times piece on Taylor Swift: "Big Win Means Innocence L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    A Video That Answers "Who is General Tso and Why Are We Eating His Chicken?"

    For some of you this might be old news, as the video above was made available about a year ago via TED -- a speaker's medium I've always admired featuring lectures from Al Gore to concerts by beatboxers. But it's new to me and made me laugh like no other lecture has done before. The speech is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2009

    Five Recent Interesting Food News Stories To Ponder

    If you'd browsed you'd also find these food stories this past week. Just in case you didn't: - Twilight-themed restaurant planned for Wash. town - Associated Press - Chinese Urbanites Drop Chopsticks for 'Western' Food - ABC News - Lawmaker Wants Oyster Policy Reversed - Food Safety News - One Hun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Is Obama Our Nixon and Fox News Our New York Times?

    ​Is Barack Obama this generation's disgraced Orange County favorite son Richard Nixon?And does that make Fox News the Dick-era equivalent of the Pentagon Papers-publishing New York Times?Well, Bebe Rebozo, see if you can follow the bouncing twisted-logic ball . . .

  • Music

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    How an Anaheim Burger Joint Changed Utah Tastes Forever--and the NY Times Ripped Off an Alt-Weekly

    A Crown Burgers location...​The New York Times has an article today about how people in Utah apparently love pastrami on their burgers more than anywhere else in the country, something shocking to me because I thought all the state subsided on was Jell-O. But a fascinating local connection is buri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Episcopal Convention in Anaheim Leads to New York Times-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Pissing Match

    Went to hang with Episcopal Church leaders and a New York Times-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette blood feud broke out. Perhaps you read earlier in the week about Episcopal Church leaders pow-wowing in Anaheim, where they lifted a ban on the ordination of gay bishops. It made the print and/or online edition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Tales of a Local "Pregorexic" Mom

    The other day at yoga class I, (and several other students), couldn't help but furtively glance at a brittle young woman (we're talking bones where hips once were) committing fragile downward dogs and back bends on her mat in a back corner. She clearly had, or is slowly recovering from, a severe eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    The Register To Start Charging For Online Content?

    This could be nothing, but the media-watching folks at The Atlantic and Gawker seem to think it very well could be something big. The executives of the nation's top newspaper companies -- Register-owning, Irvine-based Freedom Communications among them -- met yesterday in Chicago to talk about the fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    The New York Times Discovers Sriracha

    A candidate for Stuff White People Like...Of all of America's wonderful ethnic cuisines, the New York Times understands Vietnamese creations the least. Last month or so, the Gray Lady published a piece on how Vietnamese-American chefs in New York were reinventing the bánh mì, an article that appea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    What Makes It Great?

    Robert Kapilow

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Behold: The Bacon Explosion

    Image courtesy of bbqaddicts.comSo today, one of my co-workers ran up to my cube excited and breathless. "You gotta see this!" he panted, whereupon he pushed me aside and started typing something on my keyboard.  What he loaded up was this page: A step-by-step instructural on creating a 5,000 ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    A Little Perspective

    With all of the bickering about Prop 8 and same-sex marriage equality taking over the airwaves, internet and valuable print space, perhaps it's time we take a moment and think about how amazing it is that we are actually discussing equality in the terms of love. A story in today's New York Times hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Melamine Found in Edible Sex Accessories

    Melamine-tainted baby formula: tragic and scary. Melamine-tainted pet food: sad. Now a New York Times story reports that melamine has also been detected in edible adult sex accessories sold in England. It's still disturbing, of course, but somehow, this time, you can't help but chuckle a litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Mile High Sanchezism

    "It's really an important issue to acknowledge that women are important." --Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana) tells the New York Times today what she wants from Barack Obama before she'll switch from backing Hillary Clinton's already defeated campaign. — R. Scott Moxley / OC Week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008

    Spring Fever

    Rite of Spring

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Zot Wot?

    UCI Men's Volleyball

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008

    Pink Flamenco

    Noche Flamenca

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Piss and Fluoride; one, two knockout combo for dental health

    Orange County scored an article in the New York Times today on the planned November 30 unveiling of its glorious world’s largest plant devoted to "purifying sewer water to increase drinking water supplies." For decades, water agencies all over the country have purified sewer water and dumped it b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: 200 million pixel TV!!!

    Is that a freckle? Reporter David Haldane finds that UC Irvine used a $300,000 federal grant to build a screen 100 times more detailed than the current best high-definition television. Its 23-by-9-foot display has 200 million pixels and is called the HIPerWall, according to the Times story. Students ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2007

    Hu-what? Internet killing porn?

    The poor porn industry is suffering. And the once-wonderful World Wide Web is to blame, reports The New York Times. Well, more like the free or über-cheap porn that's now so rampant online. Cheaper digital equipment's inspiring a new breed of amateur pornographers, and nationwide porn revenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2007

    Curb Your Cynicism, Pt. 2

    In which the music editor pithily enthuses about new releases and reissues he thinks will enhance your life and erode your cynicism about the state of music, circa now. Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum (Graveface; Release date: May 15, 2007 That band name; that album title; t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Pilfering Peter's Pence

    If you stuffed a few bucks into Salvation Army kettles this past holiday season, there's good news-- it's very likely your dollars (or coins, if you're a cheap bastard) found their way to wherever General Booth's soldiers intended they should go. The New York Times reports: The Salvation Army is wid ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Snap to It

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Comeback kids, rhymin Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2006

    Knee 'em, Gamecocks!

    The New York Times reports that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going mining for new fines by trolling broadcasts of live sporting events and other spectacles where coaches, fans, players and performers may have uttered forbidden expletives picked up by microphones. This, of course, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    God Bless the Orange County Register

    While conservatives across the land follow the screeches of Malkin and friends and demand Congress punish the New York Times and Los Angeles Times for their stories about the US government sifting through international banking records to ostensibly root out terrorists, the lone voice of sanity from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2006

    Ask not for whom the (Radio Shack) bell tolls

    President Bush, as he never tires of reminding us, considers protecting the American people to be his top priority. So, how's that working out? The New York Times gives us an idea: Mismanagement of a $1 billion technology contract by the Transportation Security Administration resulted in the expendi ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 7, 2004

    Gray Lady Marmalade

    Good times, bad times, New York Times

  • Columns

    September 23, 2004

    Pass the Prozac

    Am I blue? You would be, too!

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    The NY Times Deep Throat

    How Chris Cox misused his committee to destroy Wen Ho Lee

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