As a proud UCLA alum, I always knew I was almost on campus whenever I'd pass the awe-inspiring Los Angeles National Cemetery near Westwood, especially come Memorial Day or Fourth of July weekend. It's a bit of cosmic irony, of course, that the muy muy liberal Westside has this ultimate testament to ... More >>
OC Weekly hereby calls bullshit on Estately.com (beats the hell out of us who that is also) for a glaring omission on its list of "The 18 Best U.S. Cities for Bros." Oxford, Mississippi? New Haven, Connecticut? Los The Fuck Angeles? For gosh sakes: Surf City INVENTED bros.Bro.
Every Monday, adult superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign gives us her thoughts on life, sex, politics and everything in between. Today, Tasha weighs in on the significance of high-heeled shoes. Enjoy!By Tasha ReignGrowing up, I remember idolizing the Spice Girls and watching movies like Clueless, viewin ... More >>
This past Thursday, KPCC-FM 89.3's Take Two program aired a story I had already read before in its original incarnation down in San Diego, a report making the claim that the field of Chicano Studies is dying because students of Mexican heritage are no longer identifying themselves as Chicanos. Besid ... More >>
I first met USC professor Jody Agius Vallejo probably around 2007 or 2008, when she sent me an email pointing out that my ¡Ask a Mexican! column focused too much on poor and crazy Mexicans and not at all about middle-class Mexis. How DARE some academic criticize my columna! But she came in peace, a ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Special Navidad-Gift-Guide Edition: A list on the Mexican's favorite books this year
A recent Weekly cover boy is among those being thanked today for Minnesota voters rejecting a referendum Tuesday that would have stipulated marriage in the Mary Richards State can only be between one man and one woman.He is, of course, Chris Kluwe, the Vikings punter via UCLA and Los Alamitos High S ... More >>
[Best Of 2012] The Orange County Register veteran's favorite things about Orange County
At an Anaheim press conference today, San Clemente's Karch Kiraly was named the new coach of the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team.As an assistant coach, 51-year-old Kiraly just helped the squad win its second consecutive gold medal at the London Olympics.
As this gets published, I'll most likely be reading my commencement speech to the graduates of Long Beach City College. So I'm speaking to you right now from the future--WEIRD...Anyhoo, the entirety of the speech follows. I reserve the right to change words on the drive to campus in the next hour, b ... More >>
Following my so-so commencement speech at UCLA two years ago, another local institute of higher learning has become gullible enough to invite me to speak to their graduating class: Long Beach City College.The speech is scheduled for tomorrow at--where else?--Long Beach City College, during their--wh ... More >>
Perhaps because using their voices didn't go so well last time (see: Irvine 11), anti-Israel students at UC Irvine tried a different protest tactic--silence. Last Thursday, two Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers were invited to speak on campus. Shortly after the program b ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 23, 10:24 A.M.: UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake has issued a statement where he says that he is "appalled" by the police response to peaceful demonstrators on other campuses as witnessed in recent YouTube videos. The brutal actions violate UC policies, procedures and the sense of ... More >>
Way to go, Orange County kids. You've lost a bit of chub. Have a small, whole-grain snack. A study released today by UCLA and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that the state's overall rate of overweight and obese children fell by 1 percent from 2005 to 2010, with the ra ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do so many homes have wrought-iron fences?
Last October, amid much glitz, glamour but light attendance, the first ever Anaheim International Film Festival premiered, and while it's not quite one-and-done, organizers plan this year to sprinkle festival screenings in with regular UltraLuxe of GardeWalk programming throughout the fall. Meanw ... More >>
Courtesy of the FamilyShifra Goldman in her officeUPDATE: Sept. 15 10:31 A.M.: As a reader let me know, Eric Garcia, the son of the late Shifra Goldman, released an album in tribute to his mother a month prior to her passing. The guitarist, who in the course of his musical life has lent his talen ... More >>
Alexandra Wallace may have been shamed out of UCLA, but today she lives on in Mongolian beef and kung pao chicken. The infamous collegiate, whose YouTube rant "Asians in the Library" had the Internet shaking its head at the state of higher education, is the inspiration behind a n ... More >>
Jimmy Wong, a 24-year-old actor and musician from LA, posted a non-angry, funny response in song to UCLA student Alexandra Wallace's racist rant on YouTube. In it, he translates "ching chong, ling long, ting tong" and turns it into a message of love. It's way better than the knee-jerk remixes tha ... More >>
My news story this week highlighted how Orange Countians have helped push the DREAM Act--which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented college students--to national prominence. One of them was Flavia de la Fuente, an Irvine native, UCLA's most-recent valedictorian, and currently in ... More >>
It's the end of the year; time for retrospectives both heartwarming and heartburning. This year's trip down memory lane starts with trends that have reached the ends of their useful lives and need to be sent down the knacker's yard to die an ignominious death.
James Doti has worked his Lilliputian arse off over the years trying to get Chapman University included in conversations about the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the land.The private Orange university finds itself ranked today with many of those prestigious institutions, but ... More >>
The Glass House
So what's the reward for taking a horribly underrepresented musical genre in your native country and playing the hell out of it? In the case of Danish R&B duo Quadron, it's been well worth the risk.
The Crow Bar's cool-as-hell logo...Few culinary trends annoy me more than the spread of aiolis (pun intended)--just seeing the term on most any menu is a tell that the chef imagines himself to be some high-falutin', fusion-y maestro who's going to blow you away with something that's really glorif ... More >>
Orange County Performing Arts Center
UC Irvine: A battlefield?In today's issue of the JewishJournal.com, Judea Pearl--an acclaimed UCLA professor and the father of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl who was decapitated by nuts in Pakistan in 2002--has written "The Crucible of UC Irvine," which slams the Orange County univer ... More >>
Damn, if you ever had a reason to truck out to San Clemente, tonight is the night (unless of course you live in San Clemente...in that case, just stay put). Touring in preparation of his new album Frobama, to be released this week on May 5, rapper Afroman (pictured) takes a trip to OC's deep s ... More >>
It's one thing for Orange County blabbermouth Hugh "Baby Hewie/Hughcifer" Hewitt to get monitored by myself and Clockwork Coker, but it's quite the feat that Baby Hewie made it into the pages of the Southern Poverty Law Center's fall issue of its award-winning Intelligence Report. In its round-up of ... More >>
This weekend was a kick ass good time with Rich Kane doing another edition of the Reg-O-Meter that's pretty funny, I'm not gonna lie. Saturday night caught Dave Segal reviewing Autechre, Rob Hall and Massonix at Echoplex, where he was a lil' influenced because he's been into Autechre ever since h ... More >>
At noon, the ho-hum shuffle of another Tuesday afternoon was interrupted with a jarring burst of voices. They echoed from the Cal State Fullerton quad in front of the Humanities and Social Sciences building. A noose was throw over a tree branch and dropped in the dirt. Today students from across L.A ... More >>
Ryan Adams performs at UCLA's Royce Hall tonight. We don't have to go north to know it'll kick ass. Weekly web photographer Christopher Victorio caught Adams and The Cardinals at San Diego's Spreckles Theater on Jan 19 and said it "was one of the best shows I'd been to, and it wasn't the box seat I ... More >>
O.G. OC Funk-soul Brother: DJ Danny Love Has Brought the Party for 20 Years
Good food trumps ugly Americanism at Meejana
Crimes of the Oval Office
It was twenty-five years ago today, June, 5, 1981, that the first cases of what would become known as HIV/AIDS were reported in the Centers for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It was by no means the beginning of the disease– a recent study has identified the earliest i ... More >>
Breakfast with Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes
Jan. 4 to Jan. 10. And tired.
Special three-question edition!
He made billions with Broadcom and then quit at 44. Now Nicks life gets really exciting
LAs Laurel Ann Bogen
The art of the art song at UCI