How Dita Von Teese’s O.C. past paved the way for her shimmying fame

Those eyes, those lips, that va-va-voom stage act—Dita Von Teese ignited a burlesque revival in the 1980s and remains its superstar today. She's known...

Diane Keaton’s Gallery of Leading Men

Since her breakout role in “The Godfather” opposite Al Pacino, Keaton’s onscreen romances have included a glittering constellation of actors. Her newest comedy, “5...

Newport Beach Film Fest vs. Literary Orange: Which One Should You Go To?

Celebrated mystery writer Anne Perry and literary sensation Emily St. John Mandel, author of “Station Eleven,” are among the dozens of writers at the...

Ben Trigg on Peddling Poetry

The 37-year-old codirects Two Idiots Peddling Poetry—a weekly open-mic in downtown Orange. It’s the longest ongoing poetry reading in Orange County.Why is your motto...

Rock Band Adam’s Attic Is a Hot Entry To Orange County’s Rock Scene

The musicians of Adam’s Attic left New Orleans for O.C. after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, and lost no time winning new fans. The band launched...

Acclaimed British TV Series “Mr. Sloane” Premieres

Emmy Award-winning director Weide ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") was a huge film buff as a child and even worked in the Fullerton Public Library inspecting,...

Culturephile: Gordon McAlpine and Jason Lee

In “Woman with a Blue Pencil,” Irvine novelist McAlpine tells dual stories: Takumi Sato is an L.A. writer from the 1940s at work on...