It's the week in between Coachella weekends, and while some bands descended on Pomona, Orange County and Los Angeles as part of Golden Voice's "Localchella," others opted to retreat to Las Vegas and perform at The Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool and Chelsea theater as part of the resort's Valley to Ve ... More >>
Long Beach Convention Center
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
A guide to decoding its girl-power clues
Every Monday, adult superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign gives us her thoughts on life, sex, politics and everything in between. Today, Tasha weighs in on the significance of high-heeled shoes. Enjoy!By Tasha ReignGrowing up, I remember idolizing the Spice Girls and watching movies like Clueless, viewin ... More >>
At the end of the day, at least veteran Orange County congressmen John Campbell and Dana Rohrabacher can say they don't hate all women. That's because they voted for one of two federal Violence Against Women acts last week, although not the one covering all women that's awaiting an anxious President ... More >>
See Also:*Mare Is a Rapper Hell-Bent on Equality for Women in Mexico *OC Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Postponed Until Next Summer*Five Feminist Anthems for International Women's Day!Sitting inside a glass enclosure, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich smiled today as a ... More >>
Fullerton Mayor Sharon Quirk-Silva is hoping to use Assemblyman Chris Norby's recent remarks about Title IX, the 1972 federal law mandating gender equality in college and high school sports, to help swap a woman for a man in the state's lower legislative house.That woman would be Quirk-Silva, the D ... More >>
It's April 17, so you know what that means . . .Wait, what? It's tax day? What the blazes is that?It's obviously Equal Pay Day, which the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families is marking with data showing a wide gender wage gap in California.
Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) today introduced what her office is hailing as "groundbreaking" legislation: the Women's Fair and Equal Right to Military Service Act, which would allow qualified female soldiers in the U.S. military to fight in combat.The ranking female member on ... More >>
House of Blues
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget resolution that eliminates Title X, a program that gives low-income women access to family-planning services. Taking the biggest hit is Planned Parenthood--the nation's largest reproductive health services provider--which would lose a ... More >>
South Coast Repertory has produced hundreds of plays by hundreds of playwrights in its 47 years. And it's a theater that takes its playwrights very seriously. From day one, SCR has committed itself to producing highly literate plays that emphasize language over flash. That's borne out by the legi ... More >>
Cherrie Moraga's 'Digging Up the Dirt' is ultimately a play about love
The Queen Mary
www.hitthebitch.dk"Hit the Bitch" suffers a black eye.The furor over "Hit the Bitch" now prevents you from visiting the supposed "anti-violence website" out of Denmark that allows a mouse-powered (and male-looking) hand to repeatedly smack and slap a young woman.
One of these people won an Oscar.She came to Capitol Hill to do the good celebrity thing and talk up a worthy cause: women's rights.He came to Capitol Hill to glower, vote against Joe Wilson and deny the existence of global warming.It's no surprise these two titans of beauty clashed.
Irvine Barclay Theatre
I didn't know there were people--especially this many--that would actually be happy to see Ryan Seacrest. But tonight at the Honda Center in Anaheim, for the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball, they were not only happy but, I dunno, elated?Jubilant? What kind of twisted, parallel universe have I stepped into?Katy ... More >>
Rosie the Riveter Festival
MARS BARS PROTEST, 7 p.m. Harold Schmitz, chief science officer of Mars candy bars, is set to speak on the future of chocolate. But this isn't cool with PETA, whose members plan to wear body paint in M&M colors and hold banners protesting Mars-funded lab testing. Beckman Center, 100 Academy, Irvine ... More >>
Ibsen, via Bergman, gets a treatment thats too lively
Movie of the Week: Jacob's Ladder
You'd better sit down. Today Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist suggested that the best way to deal with the increasing Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan ... is to reintegrate the group into the Afghani government. From the AP via the International Herald-Tribune: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill F ... More >>
Whoever said you can't be a little bit pregnant never reckoned with the can-do spirit of the Bush administration. As the Washington Post reports: New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves -- and to be treated by the health care system -- as pre-pregnant ... More >>
Dr. Laura Schlessinger comes to town. Irvine, actually
Little Women as feminist mantra. And musical
East meets West in Sally Potters rhyming romance
Andrea Echeverri ditches imperialist critiques for motherhood
Moore vs. Brosnan in Laws of Attraction
Emergency contraception may go over-the-counter
The creaky displeasures of Mona Lisa Smile and Calendar Girls
Do you have your morning-after pill?
Dominatrix make you hurt real bad
Krasners art gets serious notice
Talky but energetic
Did somebody say Nipples?
Seven days worth of angry, horny women