After a House Hispanic Caucus meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez today blasted her Republican colleagues for blocking immigration reform. "The silly season is over," Sanchez said in a press statement after the meeting. The president ... More >>
Morton Downey Jr. roars again
There's nothing remarkable about the grave of Hollywood comedy writer Clyde Bruckman, who was buried in Santa Ana's Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary. Far from the ornate angel statues and historic Civil War monuments in the adjacent county-run cemetery, Bruckman's plot is marked by a flat, faded ... More >>
Philip Larkin's famous and bitter poem, "This Be the Verse," about what Mom and Dad do to you has "faults" and a "coastal shelf" which suits me fine for some easy book talk this week by way of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, that toxic and dilapidated Three Stooges movie with the endearingly ... More >>
Persephonemagazine.comIf this blog seems less than timely, I apologize. But I just can't get last Thursday's episode of Project Runway featuring Canadian rock band The Sheepdogs out of my mind.
I spent Memorial Day taking my son to Iron Man 2, and while watching -- or rather listening to -- the movie, I became depressed. The original Iron Man soundtrack had Suicidal Tendencies and Ghostface Killah tracks. The sequel, though, is wall-to-wall Angus Young, which gave me a massive Batd ... More >>
Two film fests hit Downtown Disney last week—but where were you?
Not every day at a film fest yields winners. On the contrary, some reveal their auteurs as wieners. Okay, that’s unnecessarily flip. Normally, I try to give some credit to struggling directors, and find the good even in the bad. I also felt a bit bad at having walked out on some of the previous p ... More >>
What: The Death Dance Tour When: Saturday June 16 Where: The Glass House, Pomona Maybe this should be called the Scions of Anticon Tour (although Alias still records for the Oakland underground-hip-hop label). He and anticon alumni Buck 65 and Sage Francis are now seasoned vets of the stage and the ... More >>
Nothing will ever outstrange what happened to the Angels in 1986
John Waters returns to his sex-mad (but never mean) moviemaking roots
Our critic comes clean on his carnal indiscretions while dining at Yujean Kangs
A nickel-bag of platters to paint your uvula red
The man, the moustache
Republicans dance like lesbians at convention in San Jose!
Tom Wolfe, chronicler of the comfort class
Georgia Maher proves watercolors arent just for petunias anymore
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!