Ah, jeez. I was hoping nobody would see this. Look, this is sort of embarrassing, okay? This is basically my version of having a homemade sex tape get leaked. When my editor told me he was going to cook me a pizza cake, and that I was actually going to be allowed to eat it, I wondered what the cat ... More >>
Mexico is having a hell of a FIFA World Cup...and of course, something comes along to fuck it up. In this case, it's Mexican soccer fans, who just love to chant "¡Puto!" ("Faggot!") during a soccer match. In this week's video version of my ¡Ask a Mexican! column, I tackle the subject as if it were ... More >>
As I've written many times before, the most-asked question in ¡Ask a Mexican! history has been why Mexicans swim with their clothes on. Instead of offering a ponderous answer in the video version of my columna, I decided to go short--and incredibly graphic.
The eternal Mexican love for Mexico's soccer team, even when they're three generations into assimilation in the United States, makes gabachos even crazier than they usually are. Back in 2002, I wrote an op-ed about the subject for Pacific News Service, and the question inevitably floods my inbox eve ... More >>
Hello wonderful readers! LP's gone for a bit, so you'll be dealing with me again. Now let's take a look at the week that was in food. This week's lead restaurant review takes Edwin down to deep South County to dine at Village Mediterranean Rim, one of the few restaurants in Orange County that serv ... More >>
Last week, I wrote a listicle declaring the 10 most Mexican Morrissey/Smiths songs of all time. As Morrissey's tour (which swung by the Observatory last week) continues, I'm still getting media requests to answer why Mexicans love the Mancunian so much. I've answered it for the past 12 years, so for ... More >>
See bottom of the post on page 2 for update with SAUSD Police Chief. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 11, 12:26 P.M.: On the fourth floor of the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange, Griselda Lopez waited with her son for his case to be called. The cherubic 14 year-old is at the center of a viral video first rep ... More >>
See the bottom of the post on page 2 for the latest updates! ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 9, 7:03 A.M.: A Santa Ana School Police Department officer is at the center of controversy after someone filmed him putting a young boy in a chokehold. The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday at Adams Pa ... More >>
The Texan trio reprise its role as the vanguard of southern hip-hop
See the update at the end of this post about an extensive interview Chris Kluwe gave a colleague at a Voice Media Group news site in which the punter cut by the Vikings says, "I wouldn't have changed anything."ORIGINAL POST, MAY 6, 2:23 P.M.: Chris Kluwe, who these days may be better known as a stra ... More >>
Remember our Nov. 1 cover story on Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter out of Los Alamitos High and evolving national, straight advocate for marriage equality? Andy Mannix, the writer of that fine piece, just won GLAAD's 2012 award for Outstanding Newspaper Article.
*See bottom of this post for an update.Original Post, March 13, 8:27 a.m.: Sooner or later it had to happen: a kid gets his hands on a brownie, and not realizing it is laced with marijuana, he takes it to school and shares it with a bunch of his friends, all of whom become dizzy and sick to their st ... More >>
A minute-by-minute account of the most comically eclectic DJ set ever assembled
By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post a ... More >>