Say What? UC Irvine, Hotbed of Competitive Hip-Hop Dance

About 250 dancers make up six student-run hip-hop dance groups on UC Irvine's campus, a school long known for high-achieving scholars. Below, click through extra photos from our exclusive photo shoot ... in a parking structure home to dance rehearsals. For the full profile, check out our September 2013 issue.

Small-Town Getaways Travel Information

Come along for five weekend escapes to nearby places where life just seems simpler, including Ojai, Julian, Avalon, Del Mar, and Montrose. We tell you what to see, where to shop and eat, what’s nearby, even what it costs to feed the main street parking meters—if there are any. For fun facts about each city’s small-town cred, click here.

Submerged in a Dancing Daydream

May's photo essay "Submerged in a Dancing Day Dream", started with members of Backhausdance shot by Orange Coast photographer Priscilla Iezzi, but was ultimately transformed by illustrator Oksana Badrak into the playful story that unfolds on the print pages. Here, we take you behind the scenes with a video of the photo shoot and clickable before-and-after photos.

Web Exclusive: More on Randy Kraft

Thirty years after his arrest in Orange County, one of California's deadliest and most depraved serial killers still lives and breathes on San Quentin's death row. Our feature poses the question: What's wrong with this picture? This web-exclusive supplement extends the print feature.

Writers Guidelines

Orange Coast publishes all kinds of nonfiction stories: narratives, profiles, investigative pieces, memoir, essays, and more. But before you submit, please make sure you’re...