Time flies when you're watching a well-made film, and time has flown for a now 10-year-old Huntington Beach festival that specializes in indie flicks and the people who make them.
Richard M. Nixon will be dug up from his Yorba Linda grave this summer to entertain schoolchildren. First lady Pat, too!
Amy Ridenour, chair of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, obviously is not a fan of President Barack Obama's commencement speech to UC Irvine graduates at Angels Stadium Saturday.
[Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her new column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theo ... More >>
A meeting between an 18-year-old Golden West College freshman and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) reportedly ended in the gazillion-term congressman's office with him shaking a finger at her, following her out of the door and threatening her. What was it about Jessica Bravo that set off T ... More >>
Tomahawk deserve to have their own Bat Signal or non-copyright-violating equivalent. Once every few years, Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) converge and produce a sudden flurry of activity--specifically, a new record and tou ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post identifying the deceased as Terry A. Newhouse.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 2, 11:36 A.M.: One does not normally associate the tony Balboa Coves gated community--where current real estate listings show homes going for $1 million to $3 million each--with the kind of vio ... More >>
Why real sex in real movies never quite works
Today I offer a frustratingly joyful--if joyfully frustrated--celebration of a book which seems to have been written just for you, by which I mean me, us. It arrives to meet a need, answer a desire. It's impossible, finally, for The Bibliofella not to share without also going on and on, and in this ... More >>
Young Noam with Mom and Dad I considered titling this week's review "Conservatism for Dummies" but that seemed unnecessarily cruel. As someone raised with your basic anti-social, self-hating, ahistorical so-called "conservative" values, I enjoy reminding myself and others of both my shame as ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 9, 1:12 P.M.: The man shot by an Anaheim police officer near Casa Madrid Apartments on East Ball Road Friday later died.He has been identified as Marcel Luis Ceja, 22, of Anaheim.Ceja was among three pedestrians stopped by the unidentified officer just before noon. The cop later radi ... More >>
Sonic the Hedgehog, that cute little blue mascot of the Sega Genesis, turns 20 years old today. Created in 1991 by Yuji Naka and Naoto Oshima, Sonic quickly rose to popularity as one of the most recognized and beloved video game icons, even to this very day.Debuting in the self-titled game Sonic ... More >>
Dead presidentsAbraham Lincoln's birthday is today, George Washington's is Feb. 22 and who the hell knows when Teddy Roosevelt was born. Still, all three very dead presidents converge Monday--Presidents' Day--at the presidential library and museum dedicated to another expired commander-in-chief, ... More >>
dieselbug2007 @ flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0Some weeks ago, there was a two-part list of service sins published (here and here) by Bruce Buschel in a blog for the New York Times. To call the list picky doesn't do it justice; don't play brass music? Seriously?The post inspired a lot of snarky comments ... More >>
Its all anti-illegal talk at the Tom Tancredo rally at the Nixon library
Black Christmas; Kabul Express; Night at the Museum; We Are Marshall
Deck the halls with boughs of Hollywood
Supervisor candidate on everything from the gropinator to O.J.
Talkin' 'Bout Wave Degeneration
The City of Brea Gallerys latest show proves its the hottest gallery in the county. Thats hot
A year in Dubya-dumping by his conservative critics . . . and Howard Stern
The presidents conservative critics
The President's conservative critics
I see you, baby, shaking that . . .
Howard Zinns Artists in Times of War
Teddy Roosevelt, race suicide and the killing of Orange County's last grizzly
Edgar Payne was more famous, but Elsie was Lagunas real genius
The poetry of the game of poetry