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  • Blogs

    April 7, 2013

    The Intimidator Still Lives in our Hearts: Re-Introducing Gary Amdahl, the Inland Empire's Chekhov

    The far and wide of readerly reach is often rewarded with time to linger, camp out, even put down roots in that place where resides, writes, exists a favorite writer, a discovery, a prize, a locale in which things happen which further complicate, define, explain and challenge. Devotion to artists, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Richard Crawford, OC-raised NFL Rookie, Makes Huge Play For Washington Redskins

    Most of the people Orange County sends to the nation's capital are prone to empty, partisan rhetoric, but on Sunday Mission Viejo's Richard Crawford showed that the way to win a genuine standing ovation in the Washington, D.C. area is with raw athletic prowess. Crawford--who attended Oceanside' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    OC Weekly Nabs Seven Awards at LA Press Club Affair Honoring Woodward and Bernstein

    Celebrities and reporters gathered Sunday night at the Millennium Biltmore's Crystal Ballroom in downtown Los Angeles for the 54th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards and OC Weekly staffers grabbed seven honors.Three of the Weekly's awards were for first place: Michelle Woo for Best Persona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    This Week In Food: The Racist Chinese Restaurant in Dubai, The Holiday Bruxie and Eating Baby Jesus via Riverfront Times​A very merry Christmas to you and yours from us here at OC Weekly! Enjoy all of the highlights from Stick A Fork In It this week in this blog entry and we'll see you after the holidays!

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Michele Bachmann Ignores Tom Petty, Keeps Playing 'American Girl' at Rallies

    ​So when Tom Petty sent Tea Party candidate Michele Bachmann a cease and desist letter from asking her to refrain from playing his song "American Girl" (after which Katrina and the Waves asked her to stop playing "Walking on Sunshine") on Monday, Bachmann may not have gotten the memo.That's beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    [UPDATED with NMA Video:] Supreme Court Overturns State Ban on Sales and Rentals of Violent Video Games to Kids

    NMA.TV​UPDATE, JUNE 28, 2:50 P.M.: Next Media Animation, the largest full-service animation studio in Asia and subsidiary of Hong Kong's largest publicly listed print media company, is getting faster at turning around animated video on news stories around the world.Take Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Is the Register's Martin Wisckol Part of the Liberal Media Campaign to Build Up and Then Tear Down Michele Bachmann?

    ​Is Martin Wisckol one of the liberal media meddlers a right-sided journalism watchdog warned us about?Let us seek the clues in a recent write-up by the Orange County Register political reporter on one Michele Bachmann.

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    In Fred Karger's Presidential Run, GOP Stands for Gay Old Party

    The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Is Goat Meat the Next Bacon?

    Flickr user sanchom​I have long sung the praises of goat meat, gone on and on about the birria at El Cabrito, Binh Dan's seven-course goat dinner, the Pakistani treatments over at Noorani and Bismillah. Now, it seems that slowly, surely, non-ethnics are beginning to consider goat the next bacon, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    [UPDATED] Federal Government Will No Longer Defend Defense of Marriage Act

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 23, 4:18 P.M.: The couple who filed the first marriage equality case in California and later became petitioners to overturn Prop 8, Diane Olson and Robin Tyler, said today's decision by the Obama administration to stop defending the federal government's anti-gay marriage law is "a hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Watch What You Photograph in Newport Harbor Lest You Wind Up in an Anti-Terror Database

    ​Perhaps you've had family out from Idaho and taken them to the Newport Harbor area for a Balboa Bar and some sightseeing. Maybe they noticed the automobiles floating on water thanks to the Balboa Ferry and decided to snap some pictures of the scene with a cell phone camera.Those who take such pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Judge Knocks Down Meat of Arizona's SB 1070

    She ruled WHAT!?!​A federal judge has blocked the part of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 law that allows police to ask people if they are in the country legally.The tough new immigration law that has sparked national debate is scheduled to take effect Thursday. However, the ask/you'd-better-tell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Orly Taitz Featured in MSNBC Documentary Premiering Tonight

    John Gilhooley / OC Weekly​One of the sharpest birther-watchers around, David Weigel of the Washington Post, recently swore off any further coverage for Laguna Niguel's Orly Taitz. "As far as I'm concerned, the Taitz trainwreck ended on Tuesday when she rode a wave of publicity to 26% in Cali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Obamascare Freakout 2010: Racism! Homophobia! Presidential Death Threats!

    ​Various ugly things were yelled at reporters and Democratic lawmakers outside and inside the halls of power in Washington, D.C., as the monumental health-care overhaul was heading for a vote Sunday. Some gems follow . . .

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Bill Clinton Hospitalized After Chest Pains

    ​Bill Clinton was admitted to a New York City hospital after suffering from chest pain and received two stents in one of his coronary arteries, the Washington Post reports. ILongtime Clinton aide Douglas Bend said the 63-year-old former president "was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Report: Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Legalization Gaining Public Support

    ​"Support for legalizing marijuana grows rapidly around U.S.," reports today's Washington Post. "Approval for medical use expands alongside criticism of prohibition.""This issue is breaking out in a remarkably rapid way now," Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, says in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Just in Time for the Holidays: Secondhand Porn Under, On and Above Ground

    Monica Hesse has an interesting story in today's Washington Post on ​a new breach of etiquette sweeping this great land of ours: the secondhand porn that travelers are subjected to as they, well, sweep across this great land of ours.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Want to Take Part in the Ed Royce Healthcare Survey? Too Bad.

    Ed Royce​Yuh oh. A Washington Post poll published last week said that  57% of American support a public option as part of health insurance reform. This has appeared to unnerve U.S. Representative Ed Royce -- or at least pique his curiosity. "The Washington Post claims that 57% of all American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    Enviros vs. Pillowy Soft Ultra Fluffy Quilted Toilet Paper Makers

    Toilet paper only accounts for 5 percent of the U.S. forest-products industry. Paper and cardboard packaging makes up 26 percent of the industry, although more than half is made from recycled products. Newspapers account for 3 percent. Still, environmentalists say 5 percent is too mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Beers for Whatever Ales You

    Courtesy of Now you see's Dana Milbank, now you don't. A couple comedi-hacks caught heck for their video that suggested the proper beverage to serve Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the recent White House beer summit would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Meat Free Monday Goes Mainstream

    Of course, by 'mainstream' I mean that celebrities are now endorsing the campaign. Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney today launched a new website, Meat Free Monday, which encourages everyone to, yes, you guessed it, give up meat on Mondays. Other famous names weighing in include Kevin Spacey, Sheryl C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    John Campbell's Attempt at 'Negative Earmarking' Voted Down

    Say what you will about his e-mails and digestive issues, but you gotta hand it to Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport) for really, really hating federal earmarks. He doesn't request any federal project dollars for his district -- luckily, other members of the Orange County D.C. delegation do that for him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    The Man Who Never Was: Surfing Naked, Football & Drugs

    Sports fans (and recovering drug addicts) definitely should checkout a copy of this month's Esquire with George Clooney on the cover. Journalist Mike Sager, formerly of the Washington Post and Rolling Stone, has written a fascinating article about the struggles of a onetime local star football star ... More >>

  • Food

    April 30, 2009
  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Report: Local Cops Abuse Federal Immigration Authority

    A report released last night to the House Committee on Homeland Security from the General Accounting Office (GAO) says that poor oversight of a controversial program that trains state and local police to identify illegal immigrants involved in crime has allowed some cops to focus on minor busts rath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Obama's Got Your Stimulus Package Hanging

    Whoa, Mr. President, put that thing away! Do you think the person who wrote this Washington Post email blast headline realized what he/she was writing?  The Root: The New Black Manhood President Obama's success will shape young blacks' futures (Marjorie Valbrun,

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    R. Scott Moxley in Washington Post!

    Yesterday, the Washington Post did a good recap of our disgraced ex-sheriff, Mike "Phenomenal Pussy" Carona. Past the expected cliches thrown around by out-of-town reporters ("famously conservative bastion," "the sensibility enshrined at Anaheim's Disneyland long has informed local politics," "a com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    The Mexican is IN, Sex is OUT

    From LA Observed: Gustavo's Ask A Mexican column is in this year, while Miss Manners is out - according to Hank Stuever at the Washington Post. Also on The List: OUT: Pinkberry; IN: Vita Coco OUT: Sex; IN: Naps OUT: Meerkats; IN: Squirrels OUT: "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!"; IN: “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines. No Surprises: Rudy's Piggy Bank

    Piggy Bank time! Rudy Giuliani will be in San Juan Capistrano this afternoon for private fund raiser (which his people tell us will be closed to the press). The Washington Post reports that Giuliani's OC trips have been happy ones thus far. He's picked up $98,250 from Newport Coast, $273,388 from Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Why Did the Mayor Quote Mein Kampf at South Coast Plaza?

    Look! Up in the Sky! It's SuperFascist! Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor jumped into a phone booth, ripped off his Orange County Sheriff greens and donned something that would make him, at least outwardly, a man of substance: a fine suit, tie and shiny shoes. Yep, yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Hiii Chemerinsky!

    The Government has gone Plasma TV crazy: Even though they have an entire cable television channel to carry their lame communications, Santa Ana city officials are spending at least $242,000 more to install 10, 42-inch flat screen TVs at 10 public locations. These TVs will have no sound, and will bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Top U.S. Secrets to Crooks, Idiots and Dopers: The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this morning that the Pentagon, the guys running the Iraq War, now want Congress to allow national security clearances for government employees who are “ex-convicts, drug addicts and mentally incompeten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    OC Weekly Wins National Award

    Judges at the Missouri School of Journalism considered more than 1,200 entries and yesterday awarded OC Weekly second place nationally for General Excellence in our circulation category among both daily and alternative newspapers. The judges had this to say: "The Weekly contains all the usual alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Weekly Writer Wins Pulitzer Prize

    Food critic Jonathan Gold of our sister paper LA Weekly has won a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, it was announced today. The Pulitzer Board noted Gold's "zestful, wide ranging restaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater." The two other excellent nominees were both from the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007

    Healthcare and that Jolly Ol' Elf

    There's been a lot of talk about the governor's universal healthcare plan, but once you get past all the talk you discover… well, that plan may be too strong of a word. The governor's universal healthcare good intention may be more accurate. Anthony York explains in the Capitol Weekly. (emp ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 1, 2007

    Diary of a Mad County

    Jan. 24-Jan. 30

  • Columns

    January 18, 2007

    Diary of a Mad County

    Jan. 10-Jan. 16

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    The Creator Has a Master Plan

    X Clan back from the East, blackwards

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006

    Hypocrites Unite!

    As everyone surely now knows, The Drudge Report has solved the Mark Foley mystery. As you know, Republicans are all about taking responsibility for one's actions. As they demonstrate here, they are indeed taking responsibility--for having an innocent "prank" about pedophilia (nice sense of humor, gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    More Mud Flung at Local Reps

    Five days after we pointed you to a Washington Post story on two ethically challenged local congressman, both got a curtain call for being among the 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress. For their eyebrow-raising, borderline illegal land dealings, Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside, but his district incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    A Little Bit Pregnant

    Whoever said you can't be a little bit pregnant never reckoned with the can-do spirit of the Bush administration. As the Washington Post reports: New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves -- and to be treated by the health care system -- as pre-pregnant ... More >>

  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    This Week in Teaching C.R.E.E.P.s a Lesson

    OnDVD: All the President's Men: Special Edition

  • Columns

    April 14, 2005

    Days of Whines and Runny Noses

    Hey, kids: quitcherbitchen

  • Features

    October 7, 2004

    59 Reasons Why Bush Sucks

    Why youd have to be a freaking idiot to vote for this guy

  • Columns

    March 25, 2004
  • News

    January 16, 2003
  • Columns

    April 26, 2001

    Practically Belly-Dancing

    And Martha Stewarts rear end

  • Columns

    October 12, 2000

    Naked! In A Freaking Truck!

    And other highlights of a not-weak week

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Local H.

    Mr. Millard, white courtesy phone

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