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earing dark pants, a black-and-white woven blazer, a haughty smirk, and a sculptured hairdo worthy of a Cosmopolitan shampoo ad, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens drew all eyes in a packed courtroom on July 5. Hutchens walked in front of a jury box occupied confidential by Los Angelesbased TV station news cameras for a special hearing at 9:44 a.m., stopped, swiveled clockwise and raised her right hand for a superior r scott court clerk with moxley a lone question. “I do,” the sheriff disingenuously replied, as Thomas M. Goethals—a judge she has publicly ridiculed as both rash and irrelevant—watched from his perch. Goethals, a former homicide prosecutor who has expressed more reasonable exasperation, hoped Hutchens’ involuntary appearance would answer whether the recalcitrant top cop is finally willing to bow to the rule of law in a pending death-penalty case. For 232 weeks, the sheriff has defied orders to surrender evidence in her possession. There’s no mystery why her department craves secrecy. Records so far forced out of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) prove deputies ran unconstitutional scams to trick in-custody, pretrial defendants into making self-incriminating statements that prosecutors used to win tainted convictions. There are several indicators that Hutchens, who came to court hoping to convince the judge of her contrition, can never be trusted. But a large, red flag is yet another alarming fact that has emerged in an ethics controversy known nationally as the Orange County jailhouse informant scandal. The sheriff—who has now claimed for four years and five months that she’s been diligently searching for requested evidence in her possession pertaining to People v. Scott Dekraai—couldn’t explain why, as of late May, 6,800 files with potential relevant information still haven’t been searched. “I have heard repeatedly that everything has been turned over, and yet time after time, that has turned out not to be true,” Goethals told her. “You know that?” Having turned to face the judge from the witness box, the sheriff said in a conciliatory tone missing when she’s talking about

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him behind his back to reporters, “I do know that . . . you’ve been frustrated at the pace of which we’ve been able to respond.” Hutchens’ ever-shifting excuses could fill an encyclopedia for a bureaucrat eager to hone the art of duplicity. At the outset of the scandal, she insisted she didn’t employ jailhouse informants either legally or illegally to solve criminal cases and, therefore, couldn’t produce records of nonexistent activities. Seth Tunstall, Bill Grover and Ben Garcia—three Special Handling Unit deputies who primarily managed hundreds of in-custody snitches and won performance-evaluation praise for the work—echoed the sheriff’s lie under oath during Goethals’ special hearings in 2014 and 2015. Hour after hour, the officers testified they knew of no records that could show why they’d moved informants next to government targets. Then, files created by those deputies called TREDs surfaced. They contained evidence that OCSD had been trampling defendants’ rights in violation of Massiah v. United States, a 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case banning government officials and their agents, such as snitches, from questioning charged criminal suspects who are represented by an attorney. Hutchens responded to the development by claiming the deputies, one of whom possesses three advanced college degrees, hadn’t intended to mislead Goethals and likely did not know they were required to honestly answer questions under oath. Through the county counsel’s office, she also asserted TREDs should never be revealed publicly. Unimpressed, the judge has blasted the claim and added that the deputies “intentionally lied or willfully withheld material evidence from this court.” In an October 2015 interview with KABC-TV Channel 7, the sheriff dismissed Goethals’ findings as only “a couple of comments made by a judge,” though she admittted this month in testimony that she’d never read a single court transcript or motion. Next, two years into the scandal, Goethals learned of a hidden Special Handling Unit log containing more than 1,100 pages of evidence, including the most detailed reporting on OCSD snitch scams, that was never intended for outside inspection. Though on-duty officers maintained the log on an easily accessible, shared agency computer server, Hutchens suggested it had been “difficult” to find and supervisors were unaware of its existence, claims rebuked by two of her own officers. The judge, over the objections of the sheriff, released portions of the log to the public and Dekraai defense attorney Scott Sand-

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ers, who’d uncovered the scandal. To fully appreciate Hutchens’ dishonesty, know that in April 2016—weeks after learning that the still-hidden log further exposed her agency’s corruption—she appeared on Rick Reiff’s Inside OC TV show to label Sanders’ allegations of a multiyear, jailhouse-informant program “laughable.” A fawning Reiff, who called the sheriff’s stance “very persuasive,” asked if Sanders fabricated his claim that deputies moved informants to cells next to government targets to lure confessions. “Yeah, and we don’t, you know, we don’t do that,” the sheriff replied, uncaring that two years earlier prosecutors conceded such a law-enforcement scam occurred in Dekraai. Going into the July 5 hearing, Hutchens’ advisers informed her that Goethals, who has put the penalty phase in the case on hold until he figures out what to do about OCSD misdeeds, might remove the death penalty as an option if she did not tell him what he wanted to hear: The agency innocently screwed up, was working on implementing reforms and now understood the importance of obeying court orders. She heeded the advice. The judge asked, “Sheriff, is it your conclusion that over a course of years, rather than over a course of days or weeks or even months, sheriff’s deputies operating inside the Orange County Jail system intentionally moved working confidential informants into close proximity with targeted defendants?” “I would say yes,” she quickly responded. “And do you believe the goal in arranging such movements was to elicit incriminating statements from targeted defendants?” “Yes.”

“And we’re not talking once or twice over the course of days or weeks—this happened for a long time, years, didn’t it?” “Yes,” an answer inconsistent with her other public pronouncements. Lastly, she placed a sincere expression on her face, assured Goethals that OCSD management is committed to complying with discovery orders to protect the rights of defendants and will “continue to improve.” The judge isn’t gullible; he’s cautious. He claimed “respect” for the sheriff’s “tough job” as he ponders his two remaining options in Dekraai: Let the government’s cheating go unpunished and proceed to the penalty phase with all options on the table. Or, take a stand, saying corruption won’t be tolerated, and give the defendant eight consecutive life-in-prison terms without the possibility of parole. One thing is certain: Hutchens doesn’t care about obtaining justice in the case, and Goethals, if he’s being honest with himself, has the proof sitting on his desk. In a leaked internal memo, Hutchens revealed the insincerity of her testimony. She hailed the grand jury for siding with her in a widely discredited June report crowing that the informant scandal is a factless “myth,” the line she’d uttered on Channel 7. “This is an important finding,” Hutchens opined. “We have never had a systemic program designed to circumvent constitutional rights as has been alleged in the courts and in the media.” RSCOTTMOXLEY@OCWEEKLY.COM

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» gustavo arellano DEAR MEXICAN: I was reading an article about lowriders being modern pieces of art and displayed prominently in museums around the world. Having grown up in Española, New Mexico, “the Lowrider Capital of the World,” it brought a sense of pride. My question is where did the lowrider phenomenon begin? Española may be the lowrider capital, but I have my doubts it began there. It’s a small town and was even smaller in the 1950s. Do you have any interest in writing a little history piece? I think it would be interesting, given its place in pop culture and its Mexican origins. Low and Slow in Nuevo México DEAR POCHO: Española is a great little town I visit every year on the way to the Santuario de Chimayó, but lowriders didn’t begin there. It’s only known as the lowrider capital of el mundo because NPR’s All Things Considered supposedly called it that, according to a 1994 article in the Santa Fe New Mexican (I say “supposedly” because an extensive archive search—okay, a quick Nexis® query—turned up no such citation). And I hate to break it to Chicano academics, but lowriders didn’t even begin with Chicanos. The term “lowrider,” besides being a sartorial adjective in use for more than a century, was first applied to hoodlums of any race, then became lingo in Southern California kustom kulture—indeed, the earliest references the Mexican could find to cars as “lowriders” is in the classified section of newspapers in the late 1960s, under the heading “Hot Rods.” Telling is a Sept. 13, 1970, column in the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram that mourned the disappearance of greasers (in the rebel sense, NOT the Mexican sense) in the face of the counterculture movement. “He was and is, of course,

a lowrider, a cruiser, a hot-rodder, a Levi guy and a hair boy,” the column stated, hinting that the original lowriders were more likely to look like James Dean than a homie from Eastlos. That’s not to deny Chicanos that the culture of fixing up boats and bombs, as well as driving them low and slow, is now dominated by them—if anything, we appropriated gabacho culture, for once! DEAR MEXICAN: When I take my wife out to a Mexican restaurant, I try to order and communicate in Spanish. My wife laughs because she says I even change my accent. Am I just a pendejo gringo that the waiters are laughing at behind my back and defacing my beans and rice, or are they on my side and appreciate a cracker trying to sound like he came from the barrio? Muchos Grassy Ass DEAR GABACHO: Mexicans appreciate if you try to talk in Spanish or use correct Spanish terms (aguacates instead of guac, for instance). Mexicans do not appreciate if you mimic a “Mexican” accent, mostly because there is no such thing as a universal one. Try that again next time, and don’t be surprised if your sour cream’s tang is thanks to the line cook’s crema. MEET THE MEXICAN: The Mexican will introduce his compa Bill Esparza as he reads from his new book, L.A. Mexicano, a dazzling account of Southern California’s Mexican-food pioneers and young guns. Fun starts at 2 p.m. at Alta Baja Market, 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, (714) 783-2252. Lecture, FREE; books, BARATO! ASK THE MEXICAN at themexican@askamexican.net, be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, or ask him a video question at youtube.com/askamexicano!

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o the people sitting behind me on a recent flight out of John Wayne Airport: What was so funny about the pilot’s accent? During his welcome, you snickered as if he’s dumb because of his pronunciation BOB AUL of certain words. But everyone understood him, and since he flies for a U.S.-based carrier, he is obviously qualified to do his job. You’re lucky we were in the back of the plane and he was on the opposite end, behind a security door. Otherwise, I’d ask another question: Isn’t it dumb to ridicule the one person with your life in his hands for the next two hours and 45 minutes?

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hey live so differently from us that it shouldn’t be surprising how differently they die. And yet, the places where many chronically homeless people spend their final moments are somehow shocking in their banality—public spaces we pass on the way to somewhere else: a parking lot, a dirt path, an embankment behind a high school. These are the exact locations, respectively, of where Alberto Gonzalez, Kenneth Baker and Rachael Mae Lane (in full-term pregnancy) died in Orange County in 2015 and 2016. (The photo below captures the place—Huntington Beach State Park—where 29-year-old Rafael Estrada Sanabria drowned in the Pacific last year with methamphetamine and alcohol in his system.)

Such ordinary places tell extraordinary stories of a health crisis and premature mortality amid surging death rates. In our affluent county, homeless deaths rose 74 percent in 2015 from the year before, reaching 188. Last year saw the toll rise to 201. Similarly, the homeless death count has risen in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Diego counties in recent years. A significant contributor to the increase is drug overdose, which has replaced HIV as the primary homeless epidemic, according to a 2013 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But another explanation is the historically unprecedented graying of our homeless population. Half of the nation’s chronically homeless are now older than 50, and they suffer from accelerated aging— dying of ordinary conditions such as heart disease and cancer as many as 25 years earlier than the rest of us. “Fifty is the new 75,” says UC San

Francisco’s Dr. Margot Kushel, who studies homeless health and regularly treats middle-aged people for advanced geriatric illnesses. With homeless life expectancy ranging between 42 and 52—and so many rounding this milestone—the time for meaningful intervention is fast disappearing. The following images offer unusually intimate, eerie portraits of the places, though not necessarily the exact spots, where homeless people spent their final moments in Orange County in 2015 and 2016. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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At 54, JESSE CARRASCO died in front of One Ice House, a dry-ice supplier in Santa Ana. Carrasco was the victim of heart disease, though he also had a brain injury. He was one of the regulars who slept along the business-lined street where his body was found. After his death, neighborhood workers paid tribute with candles and flowers. Sidewalks are among the everyday places in which chronically homeless people die—unlike the 80 percent of Americans who spend their final moments in hospitals and nursing homes. Other Orange County death sites in 2015 included a storm drain, a Taco Bell, the Pacific Ocean, a bus terminal and motels. About one-third of the deceased homeless people that year died in a medical facility.

PEDRO SAJCHE CHAN, 31, died after jumping from the First Street Bridge to the Santa Ana riverbed. Chan is one of eight people in 2015-’16 to die near the river, where the homeless population has mushroomed to as high as 500 people. Paul Leon, CEO of the homeless-assistance organization Illumination Foundation, remembers working the riverbed as a public-health nurse more than a decade ago, when there were only a dozen people living there. Now, Leon says, “You have a core of about 150 chronically homeless individuals. They’re the anchors.” Placing them in permanent housing will disperse the gatherings, he adds. “The sooner you start that ball rolling, the better.”


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RACHAEL MAE LANE was discovered on an embankment behind San Clemente High School’s sports fields. Pregnant and at full-term, the 33-year-old died from complications of a ruptured uterus. “In the developed world? My goodness,” says Kushel. “Women dying of uterine rupture is pretty uncommon if they are getting regular health care. That’s one of the things that an OB/GYN would watch for.” Lane was originally from Appalachia, Virginia, which has a population of less than 2,000. Her funeral-home obituary says she was survived by three children but preceded in death by two. The infant discovered upon her death, Callie Victoria Snodgrass, was referred to in the obituary as Lane’s “unborn angel.”

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LEROY JONES, 93, was the oldest homeless person to die in Orange County in 2015, passing away in a Cypress motel from an enlarged heart and emphysema. Jones is an outlier among homeless people, whose life expectancies are far shorter than that of the general population. “Not a lot are making it past 65,” says Boston physician Travis Baggett, who treats homeless patients and researches their health. Those who live longer, like Jones, might offer clues to longevity for the rest of us. “The oldest homeless people are hardy survivors. They are special, different in some way.” It’s unclear if Jones’ emphysema was a result of smoking, though that is often a cause. Baggett calls tobacco the “overlooked addiction” among homeless people, who smoke at rates three times higher than the general population.

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Wanda Jackson is one of the fundamental figures in American rock & roll, with a singular growl of a voice still pretty much unmatched by anyone since. Her early ’50s hits can still make your hair stand up, and on The Party Ain’t Over album—her firecracker 2011 collab with Jack White—she sounded just as fierce as ever. She followed that with 2012’s Unfinished Business, this time working with Justin Townes Earle, who mixed a few contemporary songs with some handpicked classics, including Townes Van Zandt’s mover “Two Hands,” a nice nod to Jackson’s time cutting gospel sides. She’ll be performing here with some of the best of rock & roll’s next generation, including two of the stalwart Wild Records label’s best: the ferocious Omar Romero and the powerhouse Gizelle. Wanda Jackson with Omar Romero, Gizelle and more at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 9570600; www.observatoryoc.com. 6 pm. $5. —CHRIS ZIEGLER

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Get your máscaras ready for a night of acrobatic body slams and ringside bouts while cheering on international superstars Taya Valkyrie and Thunder Rosa at the Museum of Latin American Art’s Lucha Libre Extravaganza.The evening will include craft and food vendors, art workshops, complimentary face painting, and a pop-up art show by David Espinoza. Meet your favorite lucha stars while listening to rockabilly-meets-prom-punk band Cutty Flam, and be ready to see a whole lot of spandex as the sculpture garden is transformed with five matches full of dropkicks, backflips, leg locks and whirling around the ring. All ages are welcome; limited seating is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Viva #LuchaLibreMOLAA! Lucha Libre Extravaganza at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, (562) 4371689; www.molaa.org. 5:30 p.m. $25; members, $20. —CYNTHIA REBOLLEDO

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Game of Thrones Quiz The HBO mega-series Game of Thrones has fans as fanatical and nerdy as any in modern television, and you’ll see all those local geeks in action at—appropriately enough—Geeks Who Drink’s national GoT quiz, which has its OC event at the newish House of Blues. Know the difference between a Hornfoot and a Thenn? Which NFL player was the giant Wun Wun named after? How big is the size of Jon Snow’s manhood? Then this is for you. The entry fee is $5, but it’s for a cash purse—and you won’t owe anything to the Lannisters. Dressing up as Drogon is encouraged—and if you don’t get that reference, then binge watch the show this weekend and better luck next year! Game of Thrones Quiz at the House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, (714) 7782583; www.geekswhodrink.com. 5 p.m. $5. —GUSTAVO ARELLANO

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For any Disnerd around these parts, D23 Expo is as close as you can get to peeking behind the curtain and seeing how Disney and Pixar’s stellar animation films get made. Not only does the annual expo include a cavalcade of industry appearances from actors, directors, writers and voice talent, but there are also plenty of special screenings; advance previews; and closeups to props, costumes and ephemera used during production.This year, catch a special 75th-anniversary screening of Bambi; a hosted preview of upcoming films Coco, Cars 3 and Frozen Adventure (a short followup to the 2014 hit) with John Lasseter; a Marvel Studios Pavilion that features photo ops and a costume showcase; and numerous panels and discussions. All this for less than a full day’s admission to Disneyland! D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim; www. d23expo.com. 10 a.m.; also Sat.-Sun. $41-$238. —AIMEE MURILLO

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chosen monsters. Guests can expect to see familiar faces, many of which have haunted their dreams, as well as fresh new creations leering at them from the walls of the gallery. Join Freddy, Pinhead, the Bride of Frankenstein, and other faces of fear as you’ve never seen them before! “Fuck It . . . Monsters” Art Show at Dark Art Emporium, 256 Elm Ave., Long Beach, (562) 612-1118; www.darkartemporium. com. Noon. Free. —SCOTT FEINBLATT

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Earbud Theater Live Drama podcasts are hip now. For a selfconsciously hyper-aware, sincere homage to the old CBS Radio Mystery Theater or only a campy, spooky spoof, there’s the wonderfully overdetermined horror, sci-fi and genre fiction-driven Earbud Theater. From deep in an Anaheim commercial warehouse district, Stage Door Theatre hosts a live performance

of an Earbud podcast, with a dramatic double feature: an Earbud classic episode, “Boney McGee,” revisited, and the premiere of “Pete the Creature,” the tale of a highly competitive science fair at a private school for evil children. The School’s Out theme promises gratifyingly scary plot twists, unsuspecting characters and creepy sound effects. Earbud Theater Live: School’s Out! at Stage Door Repertory Theatre, 1045 N. Armando St., Ste. B, Anaheim, (714) 6307378; stagedoorrep.org. 7 p.m. $15/$18. —ANDREW TONKOVICH

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Last year was a fairly monumental one for the legendary DJ Shadow. In April, he released the eclectic album The Mountain Will Fall, which featured guest spots from varying talents such as Run the Jewels, Nils Frahm and Ernie Fresh. That album was rightfully praised for the stellar latterShadow album it is, but more significant, last year was the 20th anniversary of his landmark Endtroducing . . . . . , which remains a classic and one of the most influential in experimental and instrumental hip-hop. As he tours behind his new album, don’t be surprised if the innovative maestro weaves in a couple of tunes that continue to showcase his musical prowess. DJ Shadow at the House of Blues at Anaheim Gardenwalk, 400 Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; www.houseofblues. com/anaheim. 7 p.m. $25. —DANIEL KOHN


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El Paso’s desert landscapes may seem an unlikely muse for this year’s breakout R&B album. But to Khalid, they proved welcoming enough to become the military brat’s adopted home, offering him the solitude necessary to craft his debut album, AmericanTeen. Wise beyond his years while still a kid at heart, the flattop-sporting casual crooner rides mellow beats that mesh ’08s synth-pop and a modern feel.The 19-yearold’s tales of lost loves and new attractions are winning him fans everywhere, but the newfound fame hasn’t made him forget where he came from. Khalid recently returned to El Paso for a secret homecoming show at Americas High School, from where he graduated last year—a display of humility that ensures him a future brighter than the desert sun. Khalid at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; www.observatoryoc.com. 8 p.m. $25.

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Believed to be the Bard’s final play that he wrote by himself, The Tempest is a prime piece of special effects, featuring the magical tricks of sorcerer Prospero, who seeks to restore his daughter Miranda to her throne. Directed by LA Weekly award winner Peter Uribe, choreographed by Miock Ji, and with sets and lighting by Dipak Gupta, Shakespeare Orange County is set to wow the flip-flips off patrons with a stellar cast, which includes Harry Groener, Morlan Higgins and Hal Landon Jr. Although no one thought much of The Tempest for several hundred years, by the 20th century, it was considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Grab the kids and wine and prepare for an evening of tumultuous storms—both emotional and literal. The Tempest at Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater, 12762 Main St., Garden Grove, (714) 741-5000; shakespeareoc. org. 8 p.m. Through July 29. $15-$40. —SR DAVIES

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If you like your shows of spectacle to overlap with the historical, then head to the display of courage and pageantry known as the Knights of Valour at the OC Fair.This long-running show brings you back to the medieval ages, when warriors on horseback wore armor and competed for honor through jousting matches and duels. Armed with their lances, these veteran knights travel around the world to deliver this familyfriendly, time-traveling adventure.You’ll also learn plenty of technical vocabulary about horses, equipment and medieval suits, as well as 16th-century fighting words to scare your opponents. Consider the gauntlet thrown! Knights of Valour at OC Fair, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1500; www. ocfair.com. 5 & 8 p.m.Through July 23. $15. —AIMEE MURILLO

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and the big, communal table at the center of the room is crammed with bodies. Service is impeccable and warm. I was never without a full glass of water, and plates were whisked away as soon as they were emptied. Chon has trained his staff well. They’ll tell you how to place an order (you mark the quantity with dry-erase markers on a laminated order sheet) and what to do with the spent bamboo sticks once you’re done (deposit them into the tiny vase). And on each table, not one, but two kinds of Japanese pepper flank the salt-and-pepper shakers. There’s also a container of furikake to sprinkle over rice— something I’ve not seen offered elsewhere. You should order the rice. There’s nothing particularly special about it, but you need it as filler because if you opt to build your meal from skewers alone, dinner at Oak & Coal will get very expensive, very fast. Nearly every piece of meat hails from a named supplier, including Mary’s Farm, Meyers Farm and Snake River Farms. This means that what you’re eating is going to be all organic and hormone-free, but also quite costly. One skewer of beef will set you back $7, and a chicken skewer hovers around $4. These per-stick prices, I should note, are about double what you’d be charged at, say, Kappo Honda. I would’ve been fine with it if they tasted twice as good. Unfortunately, I can’t say they were. The chicken thigh, roasted between pieces of charred Tokyo scallion, was inexplicably dry and ropy. The Snake River Farms Kurobuta pork belly tasted mummified. And despite being cooked to medium, the Kobe short rib chewed as if it were rubber.

Most of all, missing from each stick was the requisite smokiness I’ve come to expect of yakitori. I wish I could explain why. According to the website, the grills at Oak & Coal employ the same ultra-expensive Japanese coal called binchotan that all the good yakitori joints use. Maybe the lack of actual smoke was the reason; on observing Oak & Coal braziers, I saw hardly a single wisp. By comparison, when I went to Kappo Honda a week later, billowing clouds of white enshrouded its master. To me, that oh-so-subtle touch of smoke is as essential a seasoning as salt. Without it, it just wasn’t the same—like a taco without salsa, a pizza without pepperoni, Disneyland without pirates. The smoke flavor was also missing from the quail eggs, the pork belly-wrapped okra and the asparagus, but at least the portion sizes for those skewers were generous. And while I think the chicken meatballs here were still a shadow of Kappo Honda’s version, at least the Kurobuta sausages were snappy and juicy, already inherently smoky by nature. Oak & Coal’s best dish, I would argue, is its hot soba noodle. And if you come, it may be the only dish you need to order. It does, in fact, come with a stick of the chicken thigh yakitori placed above the bowl. And in the absence of smoke, a tangy dashi broth, spinach and a perfectly cooked egg turned out to be fine.

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n Japan, yakitoriyas peddling skewers of roasted chicken are everywhere. They range from hole-in-thewall dives, into which overworked salarymen duck to order a few sticks and chug a stein of beer, to ultra-expensive temples of poultry that can cost one’s entire monthly salary. Here in Orange County, if you’re looking for a yakitoriya, you’ll likely end up at an izakaya such as Shin-Sen-Gumi, Honda-Ya or Kappo Honda. And you’d be happy you did. These three establishments—despite having expansive menus that cover the gamut of Japanese cooking—have produced some of the best yakitori in the county for decades. Now comes Oak & Coal in Costa Mesa’s Eastside, maybe the first OC restaurant to dedicate itself to just the skewers. Aside from the kimchi dumplings, two soba dishes and a cucumber salad, the menu is composed entirely of yakitori and kushiyaki items. Oak & Coal also distinguishes itself as the first such restaurant in the area to cater to the not-necessarily Japanese. On the night that I visited, there was a mixed crowd of recently Botoxed Newport blondes, their bro boyfriends, surfer dudes and various subgroups of hipsters. The restaurant is the latest concept by Jeff Chon, the prolific restaurateur behind the Alley Restaurant, the Wayfarer and Tabu Shabu, which sits across the parking lot from Oak & Coal. Chon was there when I visited, offering beers and wines to those patiently waiting outside for a table. There’s routinely a wait here, and on weekends, Oak & Coal is a noisy, lively place. The bar seats overlooking the kitchen are a shoulder-to-shoulder affair,

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or the past couple of years, Filipino cuisine and Filipino-American chefs have rightfully dominated food conversations in Southern California. In Orange County, people such as Ryan Garlitos of Irenia, Ross Pangilinan of Mix Mix, Jason “Chicken Wang” Montelibano of Chapter One and dessert queen Ashley Guzman have wowed eaters with modern takes on one of the greatest cuisines on Earth, one in which pork is a vegetable, vinegar is gospel, and there are so many immigrant influences it makes America’s melting pot seem as monochrome as a black hole. And all I can do is tell SoCal eaters you’re welcome. For 15 years, it was only OC Weekly among Southern California newspapers and websites that praised Filipino cuisine, who took pancit and sisig as seriously as pho and tacos. No, seriously: Look it up. Edwin and I won’t take credit for the current Filipino renaissance, but we’ll always proudly say we were on the trend years, if not a good decade, before anyone else. But a funny thing has happened on the way to the mainstreaming of Filipino food: The old-school turo-turo (“point-point” in Tagalog, referring to buffets) joints are slowly disappearing. While there’s still a bunch around OC, not many more are opening, as more recent immigrants choose to settle around the Artesia-Cerritos-Bellflower triangle or move up north to Daly City. In five years, you’ll see some of the current turo-turo spots close, and within a decade, they’ll go the way of El Torito. That’s why you should visit MJ’s Pinoy Fiesta soon. It has all the trappings of a classic turo-turo joint: a buffet with no labels, packaged goods to take home, and a television tuned to Filipino soap operas. A chalkboard lists prices for combo plates, to-go trays and sides of fried everything (the crispy pata, chunks of fried pork leg, is akin to sipping on lard). That’s the beauty of old-school Filipino restaurants: You learn, by trial and delicious error, how to eat the food and become a lifelong fan. And everything MJ’s makes is fabulous. Whatever you eat, end with the halohalo. How genius is Filipino food? Sweet potato, mung bean, jelly cubes, coconut milk and a scoop of purple ice cream as dessert—take THAT, heat wave!

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A doctor/musician opened the Indian-Mexican Appu’s Cafe in a medical building

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inod Venkataraman has lived a lot of lives. In his native India, he was a classically trained jazz drummer. Then, he studied math, went to medical school and moved to the U.S. to open a practice. Along the way, he dabbled in art, raised a family (his wife is also a doctor), performed at colleges across the country and spoke at universities (including Berklee College of Music) about the intersectional possibilities of his disparate interests. Almost four years ago, Venkataraman retired by opening a café in a ground-floor storage room at Woodruff Medical Center, where his wife still has a practice. The unassuming Appu’s Cafe makes Yelp’s 100 Best Restaurants In America list every year. “This is part of my bucket list,” the energetic Venkataraman, who goes by “V.R.,” told me. “Next, I want to write a cookbook, and at 70, I want to bungee jump from a plane.” Until then, he can be found at Appu’s, serving a menu of his own invention that mixes flavors from his vegan Indian upbringing with meat-free options from other cuisines—all while maintaining the café’s crucial role as the only coffee shop in the building. The goal, he says, was to provide food and drinks for the kinds of healthy lifestyles he encouraged his patients to undertake when he was a doctor. For breakfast, he has fresh-fruit waffles; spiced egg sandwiches; and oatmeals served with raisins, dates and walnuts. His breakfast tacos are Texas-meets-Mumbai, with grilled, turmeric-dusted vegetables, eggs and pico de gallo on two soft corn tortillas. Later in the day, he serves his own takes on sandwiches (eggplant paninis, veggie burgers), salads (mung beans and carrots, black bean and avocado) and Mexican mains (spinach enchiladas, the must-try Maharaja burrito). A steam-tray area to the left of the register is filled with premade rices and Ven-

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kataraman’s homemade soups, which tend to be liquid examples of hearty Indian dishes and taste even better poured over rice. The spinach soup is a peppery saag aloo, the mushroom soup a creamy veggie korma and the lentil soups (there’s two) like your favorite simmered daal. A soup with black-eyed peas and bamboo is only available when his gourmet-herb connection in LA calls and Venkataraman drives up to the produce district before sunrise to pick up a pricey bundle. Many of the dishes at Appu’s Cafe are seasonal, which for a former doctor means cooking for whichever illnesses, not vegetables, are in season. His wife tells Venkataraman when the physicians in the building are starting to see flu patients, and Appu’s daily-made cardamom or lemongrass chai becomes a potent ginger version with enough bite to clear the most stuffed-up sinuses. Despite no visible street signage (drive around the back and follow the sandwich board), the café is successful thanks to its interesting food and Venkataraman, who entertains customers with inspiring stories and good conversation while, say, rolling up a veggie-stuffed Healthy Mex Burrito. On one visit, you might meet his only other employee, Nelly, whom Venkataraman will tell you helped raise his kids and has become like family. On another trip, you’ll leave with a copy of his daughter’s latest album, which shows off the skills of the child prodigy violinist who earned a jazz-performance degree while still a teenager. APPU’S CAFE 3816 Woodruff Ave., Long Beach, (562) 452-7772.


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The Catholic League says it’s pure trash, but Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours is pure nunsploitation fun gold, as is Genevra’s belladonna-induced freakout, as she runs naked and screaming through the convent halls (Micucci, to me, is the revelation of this film). Fred Armisen inspires some laughs by his mere appearance alone, and he puts his brief screen time as Bishop Bartolomeo to good use. Plaza (who’s also a producer) delivers her signature deadpan as the resident party girl. The film’s most brilliantly choreographed moment is the Benny Hill-like scene in which Massetto and Alessandra quickly re-dress to avoid being caught in a compromising position by an elderly nun. The idea for The Little Hours came from Baena’s college days, when he minored in Renaissance studies at NYU. Boccaccio’s tome was assigned reading for his Sexual Transgression in the Middle Ages class, and the future director was impressed with how the book’s humorous situations and jokes held up. The script is loosely based on the source material, but the dialogue was mostly improvised by his dream ensemble (Baena has stated before that he casts his comedian friends in his projects). One thing the writer/director did stay faithful to was the setting’s

historical accuracy: from the costumes to the locations to the soundtrack (choral arrangements by La Reverdie and the King’s Singers, as well as Hildegard von Bingen), the idyllic production design balances the hilarity more than any other period comedy before it. The only quibble I really have with The Little Hours is its abrupt ending. From the beginning we’re set up to believe Alessandra will find her freedom from the convent, but she does not. At best, the rushed ending is confusing—as well as a clear indicator that I really want to see more from these characters. And with a cast that also includes Nick Offerman, Paul Reiser, Molly Shannon, Adam Pally, Jemima Kirke, Lauren Weedman and Paul Weitz, can you blame me? There’ll probably be some stiff penance for indulging in this kind of pure trash, but The Little Hours is totally worth it. AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM THE LITTLE HOURS was written and directed by Jeff Baena; and stars Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza and John C. Reilly.

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youngest nuns, Fernanda (Plaza), Genevra (Micucci) and Alessandra (Brie). While Fernanda and Genevra squabble about chores, Alessandra hopes to one day leave the convent and become someone’s wife. One day after prayer, the nuns mercilessly abuse the convent’s day laborer enough to make him quit. Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly, a welcome anchor for this irreverent crew) meets Massetto (Dave Franco, Brie’s real-life husband), a servant who is on the run for cuckolding his master. Tommasso hires Massetto as the new day laborer, but he tells everyone Massetto is a deaf mute to avoid any trouble with the nuns. However, Massetto’s good looks ignite Alessandra and Fernanda’s randiness, and soon the young stud finds himself having a hard time turning down their advances. Often called a “nunsploitation” film, The Little Hours leans on its joke of f-bomb-spouting nuns a little too much at times, but there’s plenty of situational comedy to round out the film’s humor. The scene in which Tommasso hears Massetto’s detailed, sexual dalliances with his master’s wife in confession is comedy

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ou have to give a movie credit for earning the Catholic League’s condemnation for being “pure trash.” Jeff Baena’s period comedy The Little Hours cheekily wears this designation on its sleeve for its contemporary treatment of Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century book The Decameron. Filled with lustful nuns, pagan rituals, lesbian awakenings and enough sin to wear out a priest at confession, perhaps what the Catholic League doesn’t get is that Baena’s film is inspired by the source material’s ribald tales of lust, humor and redemption (hey, they were going through a plague!). The difference in The Little Hours is that the dialogue (spat out by an all-star cast, including Baena’s real-life partner, Aubrey Plaza; Kate Micucci; and Alison Brie) is spoken with cuss words, Valley Girl dialects and modern-day conversational English. It’s a hilarious contrast to its medieval setting, immediately telling you these characters are going to dive wantonly into its brilliant sexual farce territory. Hallelujah! The film centers on an Italian convent in the 14th century and the lives of the

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Going Rogue Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. and Troma’s War. This double feature is part of the Frida Cinema’s series on “The Directors,” which in this case refers to Troma Entertainment founder Lloyd Kaufman. From 1990, Kabukiman is about a Big Apple detective investigating murders involving Kabuki actors. Two years before came Troma’s War, a satire based on the Reagan administration’s glorification of war. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 13, 8 p.m. $10. History of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This Osher Lifelong Learning Institute series event features discussions, film clips and audio recordings from the rock & roll era (1940s-’70s). Cal State Fullerton, Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, (657) 278-2446; olli.fullerton.edu. Fri., noon. Free. Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania. An adventurous penguin convinces the Hang 5, a notorious big-wave-riding crew, to accompany him to a surfing location known as the Trenches, where the biggest waves in the world can be found. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, behind Moe B’s Watersports, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 729-3863. Fri., dusk. Free, but it costs to park on the premises. Soul Surfer. It’s a biopic on Bethany Hamilton (portrayed by AnnaSophia Robb), the teenage surfer who lost an arm to a shark but miraculously returned to competition. Montwood Park, 231 E. Montwood Ave., La Habra, (562) 383-4200. Fri., 6 p.m. Free. Frei Otto: Spanning the Future. The architect’s life and works are explained in his own words (and in one of his final interviews), as well as by those he inspired. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach; ocma.net. Fri., 7 p.m. Free. The Sandlot. The adventure of a new kid in town trying to fit in by playing baseball with a ball signed by Babe Ruth. Total fantasy; kids don’t play outside. Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave., Stanton, (714) 890-4270. Fri., 8 p.m. Free; also at Fairhaven Memorial Park, mausoleum, 1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 633-1442. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Free. Lawrence of Arabia. Frida’s July series “The Classics” brings director David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece based on the life of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole), a young, idealistic British officer in World War I assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat.-Sun.,

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12:30 p.m. $7; Sun., 5:30 p.m. $10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In the first stand-alone Star Wars anthology film, Felicity Jones stars as a Rebel Alliance recruit who works with a team that includes Diego Luna to steal the Death Star plans (so it can go kablooey in the original Star Wars). Beachfront Cinema at Huntington State Beach, Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; beachfrontcinema. com. Sat., 5 p.m. $7.99-$40. The Royal Opera House: Otello. Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted for the screen in 2016 by Antonio Pappano. Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446; also at Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 5575701. Sun., 12:55 p.m.; Tues., 7 p.m. $16. Hidden Figures. The recent hit film takes us back to 1961, when racial segregation and workplace sexism were widely acceptable and the word computer referred to a person, not a machine. Mission Viejo City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Dr., Mission Viejo; cityofmissionviejo.org/ events. Sun., 2 p.m. Free.

NT Live: Amadeus. Broadcast into U.S. theaters from National Theatre in London is the revival of the Olivierand Tony-winning play, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Dr., Irvine, (949) 854-4646. Sun., 2 p.m. $17-$22. Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends. This Osher Lifelong Learning Institute series events continue with biographical films exploring the lives of some of the greatest personalities of the rock & roll era. Cal State Fullerton, Ruby Gerontology Center, (657) 278-2446; olli.fullerton.edu. Tues., noon. Free. Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster of 1993 is about the horrific experiences among a select group touring an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446; Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8. Princess Mononoke. In Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 Studio Ghibli classic, a young warrior is infected with a deadly curse that sends him looking for a cure in the forest, where he meets Princess Mononoke, who was raised by wolves. Regency South Coast Village, Santa Ana, (714) 557-

5701. Wed. Call for show time. $9. The Notebook. Alzheimer’s Orange County presents this romantic film about young love weathering challenges and preventing anything from coming between them, including dementia. Alzheimer’s Orange County, 2515 McCabe Way, Irvine; www.alzoc. org. Wed., 1 p.m. Free. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his companions (Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage) continue east. Fullerton Main Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738.6327. Wed., 4 p.m. Free. Bizet’s Carmen. The Met: Live In HD presents Sir Richard Eyre’s gritty production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama. Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca returns as the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Wed., 7 p.m. $12.50. Tin Cup. PGA Tour washout Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a golf instructor who falls for pupil Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), the girlfriend of Roy’s old tour rival, David Simms (Don Johnson). Pacific City, Level Two, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; www.gopacificcity. com/events/. Wed., 7 p.m. Free.

Stop Making Sense. Dearly departed Jonathan Demme’s acclaimed concert film was shot over three performances by the Talking Heads in Los Angeles in December 1983. Palm Pictures has put out a pristine, remastered 2K restoration. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Wed., 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices; also at the Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed., 8 p.m. $10. NT Live: Angels In America. It’s part one of National Theatre’s new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning, two-part play. Part two hits theaters July 27. Various theaters; www.fathomevents. com. Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m. $24. The Greeter. Producer Martin Yewchuk introduces his documentary as part of Laguna Art Museum’s 2017 Film Night program. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 4948971. Thurs., July 20, 7 p.m. Free with museum admission. Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1 and Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 2. Kaufman is scheduled to appear at this event! Celebrate 50 years of filmmaking with the 2013 film that took viewers of 1986’s Class of Nuke ‘Em High back to the Troma school. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 20, 8 p.m. $10. MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM


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The Skin You’re In

Modern detritus takes center stage in enigmatic new show at Irvine Fine Arts Center

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an Clemente can be a bit of a jaunt for those who don’t live there, but one reason I do make the trek is to check out what new retro furnishings I can find at La Casa Verde de Granada. La Casa Verde is a tiny antique furniture store converted from a house and hidden in a neighborhood just a street away from downtown San Clemente. Owners Jim and Ellen Bodas, who are artists and lovers of rustic, reclaimed objects, repurposed their Spanish-style home into a store back in 2009. Since then, their delightful Casa has been a draw for anyone who wants interesting furniture pieces they wouldn’t find at Ikea or Crate & Barrel. The arrangement of furniture at La Casa fits a theme for whatever room it’s occupying. So vintage dishes, tea kettles, brightly colored pitchers and funky silverware are arranged in the kitchen area, sea-themed knickknacks and antique toiletry items lounge in the bathroom. Mid-century modern lamps, end tables and modern sculptures hang out in the interior rooms, while lawn chairs, succulents, and planters bask under the sun in the patio and back yard. And like any true San Clemente store, you can also buy seashells, conch shells, barnacles and other aquatic items to remind you of the beach. La Casa’s selection is impressive, not just for retro junkies but artist-types who enjoy something extra in their living spaces. Books on fine artists, prints, movie posters and gorgeous ceramic pottery caught my eye. If you’re the type to get into home improvement projects, you can also buy cans of Debi’s DIY Paint to liven up your furniture. And for an antique store, prices are more than fair (boss man Gustavo found a bourbon decanter for Kentucky yard-sale prices, which is cheaper than cheap). It isn’t the only antique store in the vicinity—you can find shabby chic and retro stops around the corner—but its charm, organization and remarkable taste stands out from the rest. Come by! AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM LA CASA VERDE DE GRANADA 130 AVE. GRANADA, SAN CLEMENTE, (949) 498-2560; WWW. LACASAVERDESTORE.COM.

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graphs of her sculptures resemble the musculature of athletes or dancers in motion. Photographed with an aesthetic similar to the shopping bag whipped by a whirlwind in Alan Ball’s film American Beauty, Kei captures the loveliness hiding in something we wouldn’t usually look twice at. Against a black tenebrist background, the colorful details, minute fabric hairs, and brushstrokes of paint magically pop in the series of monographs, the blues and pinks of viscera pirouetting to great effect, like gutted ballerinas wrapped in garbage (No Longer Anything Else). Handmade prints attached to the wall, nearby, embrace the natural creases and folds in the sculpture and paper, staining the canvases like dead leaves that leave a ghost image after they’ve had time to decay on a sidewalk. In others, the impressions look as if someone with burned skin—collapsed, wrinkled and scarred—laid their face against the paper, the effect off-putting, even stomach-turning at moments, the step back and look of disgust on your face a natural reaction to the surprise of unwittingly seeing a traumatic, open wound. Kei creates multiple prints, cuts them into pieces and reassembles them into larger works (again channeling the assemblage skills of Mary Shelley’s anti-hero). A cross between the trunk of a ragged palm tree and the sharp edges of shattered reflective glass, Of Their Own Parting is mesmerizing; opened like a card in front of you, it’s a floor-to-ceiling-high Zen puzzle as you try and contemplate the original order of the pieces. Using the things we throw away KIM KEI to represent our bodies, Kei gives us distance, but also reinforces the idea that yet to make up their mind whether they the abstract, long used by artists to avoid will be interesting or not, are in a state reality, can bring us closer to a poetic of flux, the grotesque formations already understanding of their subject. Taking sculpted with an intense rawness that sublimated ideas of self-hatred, body makes them feel disconcertingly alive. shame, the precarious relationship that Kudos to curator Yevgeniya Mikhailik for each of us has with the skin we’re in, Kei opening up the solitude of the artist’s stucarves it open, exposing that toxicity to dio, a place of success and failure where the air, simultaneously finding value and work is destroyed or dismissed before it a dignified beauty in our mutual ugliness. ever sees the light of day. It’s a gracious, vulnerable act on Kei’s part, putting work “YOU HAVE NO SOUND” on display before its time: it includes the at Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave., audience in the procedure, demystifying Irvine, (949) 724-6880; www.cityofirvine.org/ and making accessible work that might irvine-fine-arts-center/current-exhibitions. otherwise be too difficult to parse by oneOpen Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; self without knowledge of the course it Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. takes to get there. Through Aug. 12. Free. Back to the first gallery, the photoFASCINATING . . .

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he basic story of Bay Area punk kings the Dead Kennedys has been told again and again, though the details surrounding it change depending on the source. Between 1978 and 1986, there were few more challenging and influential bands on the punk circuit, and their 1980 debut, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, in particular, set the group up for legendary status. Singer Jello Biafra, guitarist East Bay Ray, bassist Klaus Flouride and drummer D.H. Peligro (who actually joined shortly after the recording of the debut album) forged something magical together, but a mere eight years after forming, it was all over. Things got ugly for a while. In the late 1990s, Ray, Flouride and Peligro joined forces to take Biafra to court over royalties, and then, in 2001, the trio reformed the band, initially with former Dr. Know singer and child actor Brandon Cruz taking the mic. That lineup lasted two years before Cruz was replaced by Jeff Penalty. Another five years later (2008, for those keeping count), the Dead Kennedys hired their fourth singer, Ron “Skip” Greer, who is still with the band. Nothing, it seems, will keep these guys from playing. “We’re really great musicians. We wrote some really great songs, and people show up,” says Ray. “Actually, we don’t do the songs the same way every night. There are little intros and outros and improvements here and there—nothing on the Grateful Dead level, though.

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That would scare people. It’s very subtle.” The Dead Kennedys are hardly the first band to reform and tour with key members missing, whether it be because of death (New York Dolls, Doors, MC5, Germs, Thin Lizzy) or in-fighting, as is the case here. It’s easy to get precious about a band we care about, but for fans who didn’t get a chance to see those bands in their heydey, it’s an opportunity to hear the songs they love played by at least some of the people who wrote them. Plus, as Ray points out, these guys get a kick out of playing together. “People won’t admit it, but, to be honest, we sound better than we did back in the day,” he says. “We’re a little less ego and a little more talent. The thing that keeps the audience coming is the songwriting that we did. Everybody contributed to the songwriting. Biafra has this band now [the Guantanamo School of Medicine], and he was never going to play Dead Kennedys songs because that was in the past. It turns out, nobody shows up, and now he plays Dead Kennedys songs. We wrote them together, and they’re really good. It’s kinda like having children, and they’ve grown up [and have] a life of their own.” At a decade, Greer is the longest-serving vocalist the Dead Kennedys have had. Ray says the singer has grown into the role, upping his game when it comes to betweensong banter. And yet there are no plans to record a new album. If nothing else, one would think the current administration would provide perfect lyrical fodder. “I’d

rather have a good government and listen to more Taylor Swift than have a bad government and have good punk-rock songs,” Ray says. “The other thing is, I think music can change individuals. After our shows, we have 10 to 30 people coming up and telling us how the band changed their lives. That’s worth going out for. In terms of changing society, we’re a little bit more experienced now, and we know that’s not going to happen.” He might be right, but the Dead Kennedys are perhaps as well-placed as any punk band to get a message across, as their old fans have stuck around and they’ve gained legions of younger devotees. “Our audience is about two-thirds young people,” Ray says. “There’ve been shows where I’ve met a parent and their 20-year-old kid. You look at a band like the Moody Blues, and the audience is the same age as the band. There’s not that many bands that get a new audience each generation, so it’s quite an honor for us. We get a lot of prejudice because we don’t have the original lead singer. Overall, the media doesn’t want to ‘go there’ because of the prejudice.” But songs such as “Holiday In Cambodia,” “California Über Alles” and “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” will always bring people in. Ray is convinced the majority of people who complain about the current, Biafraless version of the band never saw them live. “It’s so easy to go on the internet and write, but if you haven’t seen the band, you shouldn’t have an opinion,” he says. “In a way, having an opinion is the lowest

form of thought. It doesn’t take any fact checking, empathy or anything. I would like to see people withhold their opinion a little bit longer until they get more information. With the internet, it turns out misinformation is more popular than information. It sells more ads.” Trying to silence people on the internet is always going to be a fruitless endeavor. Rolling with the punches makes far more sense, particularly when the musicians are having so much fun playing the tunes. “This is the difference between music and things like spoken word or standup comedy,” he says. “You can read a book maybe once every 10 years. Standup comedy, maybe twice, and then it’s dead to you. But music—I remember being a kid and buying a 45, then playing it 100 times. Music taps into a side of the brain that is nonlinear, non-time-oriented. We enjoy the songs, and ‘Holiday in Cambodia’ is fresh every time we play it.” That’s what to expect from the band at their House of Blues show: Songs you know and love played extremely well by some of the people originally involved. There’s no full reunion on the cards, but this is what we have, so why knock it? DEAD KENNEDYS perform with JFA, the Detours and Corrupted Youth at the House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 Disney Way, Ste. 337, (714) 778-2583; www.houseofblues. com/anaheim. July 22, 7 p.m. $25. All ages.


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Scrubs I’m a gay medical student with a medical fetish, and I can’t even open up to my therapist about this. I think the fetish started when I was young; I was once in the hospital and given a suppository for a fever. Then one time I was given a Fleet enema. I don’t think the “butt stuff” turned me gay, but my fetish may stem from the aspect of being controlled. I grew up in a very conservative religious household. I’ve never been in a relationship, and I don’t know that I could have one while hiding what turns me on. In my profession, we have to be confident and even sort of “dominant” in our roles as providers, but underneath, I’m incredibly submissive. I didn’t go into medicine for this reason. We have very strict professional boundaries and ethical expectations, and I have no problem with that. I expect my job to be very clinical and boring. But outside of work, I feel like my sexual desires need some kind of outlet. Dilemma Of Conscience

There’s nothing inherently demeaning about giving

someone a blowjob, and plenty of people—gay, straight, bi, pan, demi, sapio, etc.—give and receive blowjobs without splashing around in the degradation pool. That said, RAGING, gay men are just as likely as straight men to “dip in the degradation pool” when they’re getting blowjobs—particularly when a blowjob is being filmed. No need to take my word for it: Head over to the gay aisle at PornHub. You’ll find lots of videos where the guys giving blowjobs are degraded—called names, roughly handled, made to apologize for come spillage—and you’ll be hardpressed to find one in which the word cocksucker isn’t tossed around. But don’t feel bad for all those gay cocksuckers, RAGING: For many gay men, the taunts we feared most in high school become the dirty talk that gets us off in adulthood. As for the video you saw—a Russian interfering with an American erection—there must have been breaks that were edited out (no guy can come 12 times in five minutes), so hugs, beers and joints may have been made available when the cameras weren’t running.

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I have a phone-sex kink, and I got Tinder to explore that. I tell guys it won’t get physical and that I’m interested only in text play and photo swapping. I matched with a cute, kinky guy, and I have been playing with him mostly over text for about two years. The issue is that I found out recently that he’s engaged. I’m pretty conflicted about this. He says that sex with her is good but vanilla and that she’s unwilling to experiment. He also isn’t comfortable sharing his kinks with her. I understand that some people have a hard time reconciling the dirty shit they want to do in bed with the sweet girl they want to marry, but he seems unwilling to try. Do I cut him off? Is he just doing what he has to do to make an otherwise-good relationship work? Is it okay of him if she never finds out and everyone is happy? Playing Hurtful Over Text Only? The odds that your sext buddy’s wife will never find out are slim. Spouses snoop, computers and phones get left open, a dirty message or photo intended for one person (say, you) gets sent to the wrong person (say, her). If you’re not comfortable playing with someone who is deceiving his girlfriend and/or wife—if you don’t want the incriminating message his wife inevitably finds to be one intended for or from you—you should end this, PHOTO. But it is possible to continue playing/texting/ sexting with a semi-clear conscience: He may be doing what he needs to do to make this relationship work; he’s exploring his kinks without touching another woman; if this is cheating, it’s cheating lite; etc. Whatever you ultimately decide to do, PHOTO, you should encourage this guy to open up to his fiancée about his fantasies and kinks. It’s exhausting to spend your life with someone you have to hide from—exhausting and rarely successful. If he doesn’t want the truth to end his marriage, he needs to tell her the truth now. Engagements are easily called off, marriages less so. ITMFA UPDATE: We want to send tasteful ITMFA American-flag lapel pins to every member of Congress! Go to ImpeachTheMotherFuckerAlready. com, select a member of Congress, and write a short note explaining why you want that motherfucker impeached! It costs $15 to send two tasteful pins— and one unmistakable message—to Congress! All proceeds benefit the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the International Refugee Assistance Project! Help us flood Congress with ITMFA pins! On the Lovecast (savagelovecast.com), trans activist Buck Angel. Contact Dan via email at mail@savagelove. net, and follow him on Twitter (@fakedansavage).

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