• Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Television Comedy Writing Workshop with Rick Najera this Sunday

    If you're savvy to the world of comedy in Hollywood, especially sketch comedy, you're probably aware of Rick Najera. Among his credits include cult faves like In Living Color, MADTv, Loco Comedy Jam, his first film Nothing Like the Holidays with John Leguizamo and Debra Messing, and the highly succe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Five Ways To Identify a Bullshit Food Writer

    I read a lot of food writing. A lot of it--in fact, at least 80 percent of my RSS feed is food--and I'm getting tired. I'm tired of having to sit there and mentally analyze every article I write for the signs of bullshit food writing, because the signal-to-noise ratio of food writing is headed strai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Stephen Ludwig, Key Member of OC Storefront Theater Scene, Dies in France

    Irony is a staple of theater, so consider the irony of an indispensable member of Orange County's playrighting community, Stephen Ludwig, traveling to France for a writing vacation,only to die in the place that inspired him so much. Yet, there is also something romantic about both dying in the plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Nikka Costa Is Talented and Hot, and Wants to Party

    After a successful summer tour in 2011, Nikka Costa is back at it again. The soulful powerhouse will be making a stop in Los Angeles and, from what we hear, is preparing to put on one hell of a show. Collaborating with some of the industry's most talented musicians (Mark Ronson, Eric Clapton and Ada ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Who's Behind the Call for Artists and Musicians to Boycott the Yost?

    ‚ÄčThe SanTana chattering classes are, well, chattering over news that an anonymous letter is calling on artists and musicians to not play at the Yost, the historic theater that's proving to be the Chavez Ravine of the city with its epic tales of poor-man's paradise, city-father usurping, and pathet ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Becky Holt Is Monopolizing Fullerton

    [Locals Only] The singer/songwriter has a four-night residency at the Continental Room accompanied by a killer lineup