It's hard to say when the beginning of the end for the Santora building started. It could have been a couple years ago, when news of the possibility of Newsong Church buying out the building threatened the cultural vitality of the artists, or when the contract agreement that guaranteed at least 80 p ... More >>
The Irvine Fine Arts Center's annual juried exhibit is a winner of mixed-media madness
Veterans of the mosh pit know there is a sacred moment, about one minute into the first song, where bros are give each other the eye, as if to say, "who's gonna set this mutha off?" And when the first monkey dancer makes his move, the shit just pops. Well, fair pagans, there is a similar ... More >>
Is the ultimate arbiter of art and culture in the city of Santa Ana the federal Department of Homeland Security?Seems to be so based on a recent letter Vicky Baxter, executive director of Downtown Incorporated of Santa Ana, sent to Reverend Al Ridenour of Cacophony Los Angeles, a scheduled parti ... More >>
Usually when a former OC Weekling makes news, it involves an abrupt mass exit out the building or an unscheduled solo guest spot on To Catch a Predator with Chris Hansen. That's not the case with former staff writer Alison Rosen, who began freelancing pieces to the Weekly in the late 1990s before ... More >>
Courtesy Hibbleton Gallery It's no secret that I tend to get a case of the fanboy drools every time I think (or write) about Fullerton's Hibbleton Gallery. I'm certainly not alone in that regard: The OC Weekly awarded it Best Art Gallery-2009 in our yearly Best Of issue, saying "You'd be hard-pre ... More >>
Meet the host of LA/OC Jacks
THOMAS KINKADE, 5pm Kinkade is making a rare holiday appearance. Village Gallery located in Main Place, 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (Main level, center court) ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS, 7pm See the Ducks battle Colorado Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave., Anaheim ACOUSTIC MEDLEY NIGHT, 7:30pm Featured ... More >>
Looking for the nightmare in Vladimir Kush
Jan. 1-Dec. 13
Breakfast with Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes
March 1 - March 7
Back in April 2001, Alison M. Rosen wrote a cover story for the Weekly (available at the moment only through Google cache) on her inexplicable fondness for the work of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light™. She knew that Kinkade belonged on "a list of people you, as an enlightened individual, are ... More >>
Feb. 22 - Feb. 28
Tsunamis, bloody abortions, and the Painter Of Light, Thomas Kinkade!
Ladies of Venice got nothing on the preteens of Santa Ana
Wheres the pee?
A hodgepodge o crap!
Kinkade makes the baby Jesus cry
Fernando Botero is stuck with his shtick
Joan Didion tells you how we live in the greatest state in the greatest country on the greatest planet!
Amber Dawn could become great with just a hint of uglification
The play that launched a theater
A Little Application of Our Much-Touted Know-How is fruity and cuckoo and wonderful
Everyone is at LAM. Everyone
If youre screaming for a crack pipe, Grey Matter is a lovely, mindless tonic
Alison M. Rosen confesses her love of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light
For Gods sake, dont offend the tourists!
Commie Girl goes shopping so you dont have to!
And other highlights of a not-weak week