West Hollywood

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Orange County Dinged in Report That Ranks Huntington Beach Our Most LGBT-Friendly City

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which are most and least LGBT-friendly Orange County cities of them all? Well, the Human Rights Campaign--or HRC, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization--did not rank all 34 of OC's incorporated cities, just seven, and base ... More >>

  • Food

    November 14, 2013

    Ways & Means' Razor Clam Blues

    The Orange oyster house has a Michelin-starred chef and prices to match

  • News

    August 8, 2013

    The State of LGBT OC

    Essays by longtime activists on how gay life has changed in Orange County over the years

  • News

    August 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Little Saigon Night Market, Cochon 555, and More!

    Just a reminder folks to tune in to the SoCal Restaurant Show every Saturday morning on KLAA-AM 830 because it's Anaheim-based and Weekling pal Jet Tila is the host. Here's the lineup for mañana, from producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Emancipator - El Rey Theatre - March 16, 2013

    By: Rishabh BhavnaniEmancipator El Rey TheatreMarch 16, 2013 It's not often that an attempt to combine an avant garde club night line up with glossy club vibes manages to leave us fully satisfied. Last night on the peripheral edge of West Hollywood, the El Rey Theatre played host to one of The Do-L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    On The Line: Jonathan Rollo Of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part One

    The award for mini-chain that took Costa Mesa by storm goes to Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. Open since last spring, Jonathan Rollo and Kristi Ritchey helped bring sexy back to a mild-mannered strip along 17th. With meals that are neither strictly vegan nor tasteless, Greenleaf's menu includes organic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    New UCI Archive Shows How Truly Gay (and L, B & T) Orange Country Truly Is and Was

    Orange County isn't exactly San Francisco, West Hollywood or Palm Springs when it comes to a thriving LGBT community, but we will always have Laguna Beach, which was a gay mecca for years before gays were priced out, and nearby Belmont Shore in Long Beach. There's also now a local LGBT Archive at UC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Is Psychic Friends Network in Would-be Investors' Future?

    Psychic Friends Network, the much-parodied chat line of the 1990s that had singer Dionne Warwick as its celebrity endorser and later went bankrupt due to bad business decisions, "re-launches" in Newport Beach next week. Mark Lasky, who co-founded the network in 1991 before cashing out and reacquirin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    5 Ways To Caffeinate For Free (Or Cheap) On National Coffee Day This Saturday

    As if we needed another reason to load up on caffeine, it's National Coffee Day this Saturday. (It just happens to come the day after National Drink Beer Day--thank you, calendar gods!) A handful of chains are offering coffee freebies (and cheepies). Here's where to go to score a cup of joe.   ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    KISS To Charge Over $4000 For a Book, Really?

    See Also: *Heretic To Film Live DVD In Santa Ana This Weekend *Kiss - Motley Crue - Verizon Wireless Aphitheater - 8/14/12*Kiss at the Honda Center Never ones to deviate from the bigger is better mantra, veteran rockers KISS announced Tuesday at the Viper Room that they'll be releasing a massive 45 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Lisa Debbie Adams, West Hollywood Psychic, Cops to Stealing $200k from "Cursed" Client

    A 36-year-old psychic who claimed to be ridding an Irvine woman of a curse inherited while in her mother's womb pleaded guilty last week to stealing about $200,000 from the mark.Lisa Debbie Adams of Los Angeles cut a plea deal Thursday that had her copping to grand theft with a sentencing enhancem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Kai: Street Artist Painted Kanye West and Eminem How They Act -- Like Medieval Kings

    Much like rock stars and supermodels, hip hop and street art have a long history that spans decades. And never before has the relationship between street art and hip hop had more of a literal representation than with the soon-to-be-unveiled "Now Royalty" collection by Los Angeles-based street artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Newport Beach Ranks 3rd Among American Cities That Most Value Sex

    ​Newport Beach ranks third among American cities where adults most value sex in a relationship.So that's why our hook-up ads sell so well!By the way, this wasn't some crappy greeting card company survey.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Dick Valentine of Electric 6 on their New Record, Sasha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury and the Stock Market

    ​Propelled into the national rock arena during the Detroit renaissance at turn of the millennium, Electric Six garnered significant critical acclaim for its up-tempo, sexified take on classic garage rock. Despite shuffling band members through the years, Electric Six has maintained an impressive l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Portola Coffee Lab and TAPS Create Neo-Colonial Stout

    ​What do you get when you take one part scientific coffee brewer and another part award-winning brewmaster? Some intensely caffeinated beer, that's what! Two great minds teamed up on a limited-edition taste that will get you pretty hopped up (Insert wah-wah trombone here).The players: Portola Coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    New Wine and Tapas Restaurant Replaces Pane e Vino in Brea

    Photo Courtesy of Two 40 South's Facebook​Pane e Vino, the Italian restaurant that's been in Brea Downtown for as long as Brea Downtown has been, closed around March. Now a new wine and tapas restaurant called Two 40 South has taken over the space at, you guessed it, 240 South Brea Blvd.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Will Eating Sea Kelp Save Us From Radiation?

    ​The officials have assured us we're fine, a very safe distance from the radiation that's still emitting from the disaster-hit nuclear plant in Japan, but that hasn't stopped folks around here from taking extra precautions. People are flocking to local health food markets such as Mother's and Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Secret Foo Fighters Show in West Hollywood Tonight

    ​The Foo Fighters have been playing a round of secret, unannounced shows in Los Angeles lately, and we just got a tip that there's another one tonight in West Hollywood. It's first-come-first-served,  and we hear there will be a camera crew to tape the whole thing. Want to go? Details after t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Naked Sashimi Shunned in South Africa

    Flickr user Ko_An​ South Africa's ruling party has proclaimed that eating sashimi off a semi-nude model's body is officially offensive. Known in Japan as nyotaimori, the practice involves a nude female model lying supine, her lady-parts covered discreetly with leaves or other garnish on which raw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Antoine Dodson Gets TV Pilot: Run and Tell That!

    ​Antoine Dodson has had his 15 minutes of fame and then some. He received more than 67 million hits on YouTube for "The Bed Intruder" jam, and we're still not over the catchy song that rose to viral fame last summer. Now the bona-fide superstar is taping a reality-show pilot with media compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Gay Cameraman Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over Prop 8 Riot in Bruno

    ​Update, November 26, 3:51 p.m.: A cameraman has dropped his lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen over an alleged assault at a Prop 8 rally in West Hollywood.Mike Skiff, who is openly gay, cited his own "emotional well being" as being the reason for ending the legal claim filed last month in Los Ange ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Black Eyed Peas Swat Off Lawsuits

    [Mental Notes] Antoine Dodson beyond the Internet, plus Justin Bieber in comic-book form

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Gay Cameraman Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over Prop 8 Riot in Bruno

    ​This time "Bruno" went too far, claims a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego and his crew assaulted a man at a Prop 8 rally, alleges the suit that seeks $25,000 in punitive damages and reimbursement for medical expenses and general damages.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Antoine Dodson: A BET Appearance, a Costume, and Now a Milkshake!​Now that Antoine Dodson, inadvertent YouTube star, has conquered the BET awards, marketed his likeness as a Halloween costume and bought his family a house so they could move out of the projects, he's conquering Hollywood. Last night, according to WeHo Daily, he launched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Cypress Councilman Phil Luebben is Next to Spin Wheel of Hate Supporting Arizona SB 1070

    UPDATE: For the second time, City Councilman Phil Luebben has failed to get his colleagues to adopt resolutions declaring Cypress a "Rule of Law City" and applauding Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law while damning cities that oppose it (details at end of this post) . . . ​Cypress Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Today in Music News: Kid Cudi, John Lennon, Christina Aguilera, 'American Idol'

    LAPD assholes hold Kid Cudi at gunpoint "in a case of mistaken identity."John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame--thought to be stolen--has been relocated next to George Harrison's, Ringo Starr's scheduled to join February 8.TMZ makes big deal of Christina Aguilera fender bender in West Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Topz "Healthier Burger Grill" Shutters All Over

    Edwin Goei​Topz "The Healthier Burger Grill" seems to be shutting down all over. The Hutton Center location was completely barren, the space already available for lease. And the Orange store's phone number has been disconnected. Reports of other Topz locations locations shuttering include West ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2009

    On the Line: David Slay, Chef at Park Ave

    ​Stanton may be an unlikely place to open a destination restaurant, but, with Park Ave, chef and managing partner David Slay has made it work. OK, you may find a burger on the menu, but it'll be sitting alongside the likes of scallops and filet mignon. And those 'fresh-clipped greens (which, as yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    Locals Only Extra! MP3: He's Not Gay, 'Saving James'

    This week's Locals Only spotlights pop punk trio He's Not Gay, a band with the type of name that you have no choice but to pay at least some attention to them--and thankfully, they're worth it. They're from Buena Park, clearly establishing them as the most exciting thing to come from the city since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Four Local Bands in Top 15 of 98.7's Rockstar Contest

    ​Of all the ways to make your band's wildest dreams come true, winning a radio station contest might not have the most street cred, but it certainly seems efficient.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Orange County LGBT Pride Festival "Revival" Starts Small

    Sasha Baron Cohen's comedy has nothing to do with OC pride festivals. We just can't find photos from past fests. ​Orange County's first-ever gay and lesbian pride festival was held in Santa Ana's Centennial Park in 1988, when angry Christian conservatives showed up not because they'd finally come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Brand New Changes Album Title

    In yet another move for Brand New followers to keep up with, the band has changed the title of their upcoming album to Daisy, rather than, And One Head Can Never Die, only two days after reporting the latter as the title. The release date for the band's fourth full length is the same, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    GLAAD Claims KDOC-TV Aired Anti-Gay Infomercial gets the credit for catching this first, but the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says it received complaints about the re-emergence of an anti-gay infomercial titled Speechless: Silencing the Christians--and among the stations around the country that just showed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    F&*k!! The Credit Crunch Hits Gordon Ramsay

    It's been a difficult time recently for British celebrity chefs. First, eateries owned by Antony Worrall Thompson and Tom Aikens hit money trouble. Then last week it was reported that Heston Blumenthal's famed Fat Duck restaurant has had to close because hundreds of diners became ill after eating th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Supremes' Prop. 8 Oral Arguments Generate Vigils, Viewing Parties, Rallies

    Okay, Prop. 8, supporters, be honest: Would you rather attend a party thrown by gays or straights? If you answered the latter, well, then, you haven't been to a party thrown by gays, have you? Think of all the collected knowledge of Martha Stewart, the Queer Eye guys and Chelsea Handler funneled int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    You Really Can't Live a Day Without a Gay

    The KTLA Morning News just ran a story about a campaign launched by West Hollywood's Sean Hertherington to have everyone "call in to work gay" today to demonstrate outrage over the passage of Prop. 8 and how, "You really can't live a day without a gay." The memo obviously did not reach Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    What's on Sly Stone's Mind?

    Some ambitious comeback plans, a call for any—any—hip-hop artists to collaborate, and not a little crazy shit. Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart is about to return to the stage after a long absence. He's performing with a makeshift version of the Family Stone (rumor has it that Sly's bro Fredd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007
  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    New Reviews

    Everyone's Hero; Haven; One: The Movie; Sherrybaby

  • Food

    March 16, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in duck

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Live Review


  • Culture

    January 15, 2004


    The L Word makes a saucy splash on Showtime

  • Food

    September 18, 2003

    Shrimp Balls and Chococat Coitus

    Our critic comes clean on his carnal indiscretions while dining at Yujean Kangs

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    No Pride

    Officials cancel annual OC gay festival at UC Irvine

  • Unknown

    February 28, 2002
  • Music

    May 24, 2001


    Farside dont float away on a frat boys burps

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