[Trendzilla] IPhone app lets you create your own Japanese-style photo booth
Flickr user buechnersA couple of triangles and a mouth serrated with teeth not good enough for you? Anxious to show off your skills with a knife and a grapefruit spoon? Some would-be George Lucases with a great deal of patience have rendered America's favorite science fiction film series in orang ... More >>
[Mental Notes] They played for 300 people, and we got in to see them!
Vickie ChangIf you missed your chance to buy Coachella tickets for the six days in January that they were still onsale, you're in luck. This late in the game, we found a couple of ways to score tickets. Price tag? From free to $975 !
Fever Dragon/OC WeeklyThis week, web editor Vickie Chang talked to the Vandals' Joe Escalante about the lawsuit involving the band's 10th full-length record, Hollywood Potato Chip. As Chang says in her story:The original cover art featured the top of a building with the words "Hollywood Potato Ch ... More >>
Flickr user bendemingYeah, yeah, bad economy, food cost, hey entitled moron let's see you run a restaurant, blah, blah, blah. Restaurants are for-profit businesses, sure, and it's tempting to cut costs in creative ways, but here's the kicker, restaurants of America: they ought to be as invisible ... More >>
OC Weekly continues its winning ways in 2010, following up regional and national journalism honors with 22 awards from the Orange County Press Club last night.Multiple winners included Nick Schou, R. Scott Moxley, Gustavo Arellano, Spencer Kornhaber, Vickie Chang and the Navel Gazing news blog.
It's bad enough dogs have to worry about this guy, but those of the purebred, short-snouted variety have something else to fear: Airplanes.U.S. Department of Transportation data shows that since 2005, English bulldogs have suffered the most midair doggie deaths among purebreds. Pugs came in seco ... More >>
OC Weekly won three awards at the Los Angeles Press Club's 52nd annual SoCal Journalism Awards Sunday night at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.Competing for the first time in the large newspapers division (not because our circulation increased that much but because everyone else's has shrunk), ... More >>
See our fourth finalist staffer in the update near the end of this post. Three Four OC Weekly staffers are finalists for awards in the Los Angeles Press Club's 52nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards, including nominees for journalist and designer of the year.As previously announced, R. ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Re-liking the Like, running with Letterman, and much love for Avi Buffalo
This brilliant graphic was expertly made by me, Vickie ChangA portion of Disneyland's shuttle arrival and departure area was shut down for less than an hour today after a mysterious golf ball-sized "clay-like substance" was discovered, reports the OC Register.
Vickie ChangOur Web editor, Vickie Chang, was at Garden Grove's Boiling Crab restaurant last week and noticed a new charge hanging out on her bill: 25¢ per glass of water.Not boiling water for tea, not bottled or sparkling water, just Metropolitan Water District Cocktail No. 1.She objected to th ... More >>
Photo courtesy of And Everything NiceThere's underage drinking and then there's really underage drinking. I was tipped off on this tidbit by our web editor Vickie Chang. It's Kidsbeer, because what's a hard-working tyke home from a tough day at the playground to drink with his cookies when ... More >>
Editor's note: OCW Web Editor Vickie Chang is at NAMM today keeping us updated on all the rad gear, celebs and weird dudes with long, greasy ponytails. Click to follow on Twitter.Vickie ChangJason Mraz playing it cool at NAMM Jason Mraz at Shure... huuuuge fucking line to meet the guy!
Chris VictorioMickey Avalon: Not a bad life.Did we get your attention? Okay, cool. So for those of you who were already finished with holiday shopping (or maybe not, and just didn't care), it was a pretty full weekend of activities. First off? Orange Countian Mickey Avalon performed at Vanguard i ... More >>
Vickie ChangDisneyland Resort transforms the entire park for the holidays--from treats to entire rides and a castle makeover. It may cost a fortune to get in but warm fuzzies come with every paid admission. See the photos of treats, holiday decor and more right here.
Edwin GoeiCatch the Autumn Food Fair at Mitsuwa this weekend? If you're reading this right now (it's Sunday at 5:45), you still have about two more hours to go before they pack up! If you're reading this on Monday morning, or have otherwise missed the event, then "please to enjoy" the slideshow ... More >>
Film: Reservoir Dogs, 6 p.m.Quintin Tarrentino's classic tale of a bank robbery gone bad. It's bloody, violent, loud, full of cursing and the soundtrack is fabulous. Bay Theater - Seal Beach, 340 Main St., Seal Beach, CA; 562-431-9988The Underground Lounge, 10 p.m.As our fabulous Clubs Editor, Vick ... More >>
Film Screening: 10, 8 p.m.Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews and Bo Derek star in the 1979 film that made braids and bathing suits go together so well. George, a middle-aged screenwriter, kinda stalks a blonde beauty while on his honeymoon, only to learn that his infatuation isn't exactly what he dreamt o ... More >>
Not only did OC Weekly clubs editor Vickie Chang write this swell piece on LA's Everest for the Weekly, she also was at the show Thursday night, and came back with these pictures. Full service! Two Guns and Billy Kernkamp opened.
In "A Skitch in Time" Vickie Chang acknowledges that Dogtown stuff is all well and good, but Skitch Hitchcock and friends know that OC's own Salt Creek Beach crew has left its own mark on the skateboarding world.And Gustavo Arellano takes a look at Cirilo Flores, who rarely pursued discipline of mo ... More >>
Ordinarily, I keep pretty quiet about personnel matters at the Weekly. But the economic times we're living in are anything but ordinary. They're extraordinarily shitty, in fact. Which means that, all across the country, in all sorts of businesses (but especially the news business) extraordinarily sh ... More >>
In our annual music issue, "Feedback": Vickie Chang educates us about OC musician Pat Visel and his music that no one has heard.Chris Ziegler interviews Greyboy about how he looks to make a name for himself with a new Best-of compilationNed Ragget talks to KUCI DJ Sam Farzin about 'College Rock'Ryan ... More >>
Friday night found Dave Segal attending the Good Foot at Que Sera to see DJ Nobody, Dennis Owens and Scott Weaver spinning world-class funk and soul. Then he had his mind blown by psych-rockers Magic Lantern and the Antarcticans at the Prospector Saturday. Meanwhile Rich Kane reviewed The Register ... More >>
Cobra Starship landed at the Pomona Glass House Friday night for the closest-to-OC leg of their "Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour." Christopher Victorio caught the main act and support band Metro Station (but missed out on We The Kings and The Cab, also on tour with Cobra). The venue was ... More >>
Add in a completely substandard produce section and meat that I could find cheaper elsewhere, and you have the perfect storm of crap
'You’re all crazy'
'Ordinarily, I wouldn't wipe my ass with the OC Weekly, but there I was without toilet paper'
'Take you, your family and all the shit-smelling pho houses back to SE Aisia'
'WHO or WHAT raised you?'
Wayfaring the right way
The hits keeping comin'
'Im so sorry you were bored in the Tridentine mass. Im bored in Bishop Browns chintzy rock band masses with aging hippies doing modern dance in the aisles.'
Our superlative editorial assistant, Vickie Chang, published a thought-provoking article (Yellow Fever) on the fascination of some with Asian-American females. Unfortunately, it also functioned to provoke the thoughtless, whom she discusses in Your Fetish, My Life in the current issue. The internet ... More >>
Not since Mein Kampf has there been such an unabashed outpouring of disgusting personal prejudices. Vickie Changs hypocrisy is almost amusing