Something more supremely has overshadowed the news that UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has been named a new endowed chair in First Amendment Law through a $1.5 million gift from Raymond Pryke, owner and publisher of the Valleywide Newspapers chain based in Hesperia. Chemerinsky and ... More >>
This week, Mr. Bib happily shares a rant-analysis-thought piece by a fellow scholar-activist who takes on the dismal decision-making at our shared alma mater and place of employment. My biblio-pal Michelle Chihara is a PhD candidate, an MFA, a creative writer and sometime journalist, and knows how t ... More >>
A climate scientist has fired back at an Orange County Register columnist who suggested he could be at the center of another ClimateGate.Michael Mann, director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, Tweeted that a March 2 Orange Punch blog post by Mark Landsbaum--in which the columnist wr ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] The developer's role in creating the San Joaquin Hills Toll Road is the county's most embarrassing un-prosecuted crime.
"One lie I corrected was this big."Timothy Naftali, the George H.W. Bush biographer and respected historian the National Archives chose to run the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda after the disgraced 37th president's loyalists from a private foundation first built and operated the ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWhen MTV broke the news that educator Michael Eric Dyson, who teaches at Georgetown University, was offering a 3-credit course called "Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z" this semester, the Interwebz went wild. But really, isn't it about time? After all, Lady Gaga has been a sub ... More >>
[Trendzilla] And stay away from those Lita shoes!
Teens who want that dark, leathery glow may soon have to get it the old-fashioned way--with a bottle of Crisco and some aluminum foil. Twelve U.S. states have bills pending that would put age restrictions on commercial tanning salons, reports The Huffington Post. California is among them.&n ... More >>
The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRemember when we told you about the University of Virginia's Graduate Studies program that had a class on Lady Gaga? It seems that now the University of South Carolina is also offering a course on the pop star called "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame."
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyIs knowing all the lyrics to "Bad Romance" a prerequisite for the University of Virginia's Graduate Arts & Sciences student Christa Romanosky's "GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity" class?
John Wynn takes the leadMove over Bruce Lee?It's not often when an Asian lands a leading role in a movie, so the folks working publicity for "Beyond the Mat" are proud that John Wynn is the main character.More to the point: Wynn--a Virginia native born from a Vietnamese mother and a half- ... More >>
OC Weekly intern David Nicolas reporting . . . UC Irvine's baseball team was enjoying a dream season. They even got to host the NCAA regional tournament leading up to the College World Series in Omaha. What could possibly go wrong?Three words: this past weekend. And three more: University of Virgini ... More >>
Photo by Gregory MiguelA hand-cuffed activist is led away from an anti-abortion protest at Cypress College last year.The independently funded Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cites the administration of Cypress College on its 18th annual list of the "best" Muzzlers of Fr ... More >>
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