Arts & Culture in Orange County

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Walt Before Disney

Almost 50 years after his death, Walt Disney remains instantly identifiable, with that 1930s moustache and those twinkly eyes, the rumpled coat and tie, and folksy Midwestern demeanor. We can hear his slight nasal twang and imagine him standing in front of us, describing his excitement about an upcoming movie or TV episode. He reminds […]


Dark Revenge

Victoria Patterson picks the place we meet for lunch, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, where years ago she waited tables. It’s lunchtime and crowded, but a server finds us a quiet table on the patio. Walking to the back, she spots a magazine article pinned to a bulletin board. It’s about the son of a […]


Book Excerpt: “The Little Brother” by Victoria Patterson

The new novel by Patterson, who grew up in Newport Beach, is loosely based on the real-life 2002 sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl by three teenage boys, including Gregory Haidl, the son of an Orange County assistant sheriff, at the elder Haidl’s Newport Beach home. This excerpt from “The Little Brother” takes place at […]

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