OCCCA hosts three artists who tackle joy and despair in their artwork
Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was
Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
It was 1968. The Doors were rehearsing. During a break, an agitated Jim Morrison confronted keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, launching into a profanity-laced tirade over a betrayal of the band's ethos. The others had contractually agreed to allow Buick to ... More >>
[Editor's note:Rap pioneer and Geto Boys member Willie D answers reader questions for our sister paper, Houston Press. Something on your mind? Ask Willie D!] MY HUSBAND ENJOYS PORN; I'M JEALOUS Willie D: My husband is a helpless porn addict. He not only has loads of DVDs, he watches porn on the in ... More >>
Fisher Stevens delivers a blow to Al Pacino's legacy
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do YOU have a big penis . . . for a Mexican?
As you can read here . . .Apartment in Athens, Nazi Drama from Italy, is Big Winner of Newport Beach Film Fest Awards. . . NBFF awards have been dished out for the weeklong cinextravaganza that ended Thursday night. But, like American television producers, I feel even more awards need to be bestowed ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 13, 1:16 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office today announced that Oscar Zamora Pinedo faces charges that could have him spending up to six years in state prison for allegedly arranging to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.What the Santa Ana 35-year-old did not know was t ... More >>
Dan Morain, one of the true jewels of mainstream journalism in California, has tied a key campaign adviser to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Congressman Ed Royce and state Assemblyman Jim Silva to a "shady" effort to smear Sen. Barbara Boxer in the 2010 election.Veteran political consultant Dave Gillia ... More >>
This morning I posted a brief story linking to Sacramento Bee coverage of a secretive, 2010 campaign effort against Sen. Barbara Boxer, and my post has been protested by a participant as inaccurate.Here's the background: According to the Bee's Dan Morain, a group called Taxpayer Network raised an ... More >>
Hippies love Rush Limbaugh? Hips become boobs? A drug for laughing and crying? Attorneys advertising on piss walls? And the really, really, really friendly skies?Yup, you'll find all this and more in this week's collection of things written from and about Orange County on the Interwebs.
Michael F. Harrah's towering project swallows a Viagra.You may recall the last time I addressed the issue of real-estate developer Mike Harrah's contentious efforts to build Orange County's largest commercial building, the proposed 37-story One Broadway Plaza in Santa Ana.Here was my July 22, 201 ... More >>
John Lydon, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols, took a car ride with LA Times editor Randall Roberts (formerly of the LA Weekly). We don't exactly know why or how this happened, but we do know the Times published the short clip on their Pop & Hiss music blog.
Dana: I like spending your money.Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher--the politician who guaranteed actor/muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger knew how to solve California's problems if elected governor--now thinks he knows how to get the terrorists in Afghanistan to put down their weapons, tear up their pla ... More >>
Welcome to Tweets From the Park!, where we round up the best, funniest and most irreverent tweets from Disneyland Resort for your reading pleasure. Follow us on Twitter @OCWeekly!tundrabunny: Made an executive decision: Ice Cream counts as lunch in Disneyland.
Allergan, Inc.'s misleading marketing cost them big time. A judge this week approved the $600 million fine feds previously announced against the Irvine-based pharmaceutical company whose most popular product is Botox. But don't cry too hard for Allergan: Botox earns the company $1.3 billion in an ... More >>
Two giant drug companies with a heavy presence in Irvine this week suffered separate blows, possibly to their bottom lines.One took a hit from the U.S. government, the other from a new wonder product out of the U.K.As part of a settlement with the Food and Drug Administration, Irvine-based Allerg ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music.Flickr user striaticThere are certain songs that are inescapable, that ... More >>
With the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo approaching in a few weeks, gamers and electronics fans across the globe have a lot to look forward to. During this event, industry giants such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will have the opportunity to show off all of the great products that they have t ... More >>
Andrew YoussefTrent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, May 21, 2009.For the last few months, Trent Reznor has been interacting with Nine Inch Nails fans (historically an insanely devoted lot) via Twitter, updating them on the happenings of their tour with Jane's Ad ... More >>
And yes, I'm up prior to the crack of dawn to get them to you. The biggest surprise, if you can call it that, is the strong showing by MICHAEL CLAYTON, with six nominations. Not so surprisingly, THERE WILL BE BLOOD and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN each have eight. Via CNN, because it announced even befor ... More >>
Saddle Sores: Supervisor John Moorlach hasn't been in office long but he could be the most revolutionary county politician since . . . well . . . we haven't had any revolutionary politicians on the board of supervisors. On Friday, Moorlach announced plans to cut pension benefits retroactively for ce ... More >>
Sculptor Tuan Nguyens long journey to arrive
Barnyard: The Original Party Animals; Boynton Beach Club; Brothers of the Head; The Night Listener
No Movie of the Week But You Do Get a Glaring Baldwin
Relationship-flick London makes you want to bash heads
How Mark LeVine survived The OReilly Factor
Are You Too Late for the Trend?
28 Local Greats
Devouring Lamburgers and Juicy Gossip at Plums
Awards, violence, preening, bickering!
Goldmember and other double entendres
Seminal punks continue in the great circle of birth, death and self-abuse
20 reasons why I love Willie Nelson