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Supreme Court Smacks Down Local Armenian Genocide Deniers

7 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
This week, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of Griswold v. Driscoll, a Massachusetts-based case in which a group of plaintiffs sued the State Board of Education because it didn't include references to Armenian-genocide deniers in school curricula covering the Armenian genocide. Among one of the...

Supporters of Ergun Kirlikovali, Idiot Armenian Genocide-Denier, Threaten to Protest Outside Weekly Offices!

6 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
You can write all sorts of damning things against individuals, yet it's the most innocuous words that hurt. I'll never forget last year, when I got a call from none other than Mark Weber, the head of the Holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review, all upset that I called him a...

Silent Protest Against Turkey's Armenian Genocide Denial Campaign to Happen Tomorrow at UC Irvine

6 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
Earlier this week, the French Senate passed a resolution making it a crime in France to deny the Armenian genocide, a historical reality accepted by everyone except the Republic of Turkey and many of its citizens. As a result, many Turkish-American organizations in this country are already blasting the French...

Ergun Kirlikovali, Coto de Caza Armenian Genocide Denier Supreme, Threatening Legal Action Against UC Davis Professor

6 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
Earlier this year, for some bizarre (or telling?) reason, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) allowed Ergun Kirlikovali to become its president. You remember Ergun--the whackjob Coto de Caza resident who's perhaps this country's most notorious denier of the Armenian genocide, a historical fact accepted by any sane human...

Getting Naked With Charlie "Bird" Parker at the Wildest Party in L.A. History

3 years ago by OC Weekly Contributor
Courtesy of the William P. Gottlieb CollectionCharlie Parker, the party animal, on sax By Chris Walker Charlie "Bird" Parker has been called the greatest saxophonist who ever lived, a jazz legend who not only spearheaded the bebop movement but also laid the foundations of modern jazz. He was also a...

50 Reasons Why Orange County is The Worst Effing Place in America

5 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists visited San Francisco last...


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The Best Posts of 2008, Direct From the Weekly's Parallel Universe

9 years ago by STAFF
Year of the BlogThe best posts of 2008, direct from the Weekly’s parallel universe What, you haven’t been reading our blogs? You know, those piles of pixels we painstakingly piece together at Well, you’ve been missing out. On our Heard Mentality music blog, we’re covering Orange County sounds and...

Eight Must-sees

HOMECOMING: THE FORGOTTEN WORLD OF AMERICA'S ORPHANAGES This documentary found its genesis in an article that UC Irvine professor Richard McKenzie wrote for The Wall Street Journal about the strong criticism Newt Gingrich faced after he suggested that instead of sending orphans to live with foster families, America should reopen...

A Clockwork Orange

12 years ago by Matt Coker
Hello, Clarice: MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM Posted Oct. 19, 6:20 p.m. A CLOCKWORK EXCLUSIVE! Through our intimate sources -- in your face, Judy and Libby (sitting in a tree, l-e-a-k-i-n-g!) -- Clockwork has obtained this exclusive booking photo of Tom DeLay. We also have it on good authority that for his last meal,...


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