Saddle Ranch Chophouse WebsiteIf you read the title of this post and are thinking, "Triangle Square? I thought everything moved out of that M.C. Escher-nightmare mall long ago." Well, yes, NikeTown and Virgin Megastore are gone; but Yard House and Sutra are hanging on, and now will apparently hav ... More >>
When it comes to hip indie film theaters, OC is no LA—but LA is no NYC. Why not?
7-Eleven: A one-stop shop for all your Chicano music needs!Record stores in OC have been in decline this past decade. Tower Records is long gone and the block of the Virgin Megastore in Orange is a fleeting memory--but it's still forever captured in the Sasha Baren Cohen movie Borat. In ... More >>
It's pretty cool that the official on-site record store at Coachella this year is Zia Records, from my hometown of Phoenix. It's been Virgin Megastore in years past, which is not only now out of business, but was always totally totally horrible. A copy of Private Eyes for $18.98? Sure, why ... More >>
Virgin Megastores, that is. Just got back from a lunch break to find out how true today's report on the Register's retail blog is, and the answer is . . . very. The Virgin Megastore at the Block in Orange will indeed be closing. The plug gets pulled January 4. In the meantime: bargains! I grabbed a ... More >>
I just saw the latest Indiana Jones at a second-run cinema. It cost me $2. It was worth exactly that. Before the flick, I had dinner. It was $6. Clearly, the people at Village Roadshow -- the Australian entertainment company -- did not have people like me in mind when they envisioned their Gold ... More >>
To Catch--and Pamper!--a Predator: Where the hell is Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC? Why do I ask? Well, in Orange County, authority figures--particularly cops--nabbed for outrageous sexual conduct either get re-elected, promoted or pampered. The latest example is Jason David Rosewarne. The marr ... More >>
Nov. 22 - Nov. 28
Pam Anderson and Borats sack
Next week, the pinche hilarious Borat Sagdiyev graces American screens with his Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The Weekly sponsored a screening yesterday at The Block at Orange, and weren't we all surpised when the Virgin Megastore there played a ... More >>
The Intelligista do it again
Niketowns demise is just latest failure at ill-conceived mall
A Farewell to Blood Arm
Lucky Strikes cosmic bowling utopia
Why are these men smiling?
The Sex Pistols at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion, Devore, Sept. 14
Finding new, free music without Napster
Oi to the world!
...Wait. Strike that Last One.
The U.K. DJ preaches the virtues of delayed gratification
Long live Grant Lee Phillips
From Harman to T-Birds, Ramos swings