A free series that marries books, films and discussion about them kicks off Saturday at Santa Ana Public Library with a Marine's account of the early days in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author's hand-held video journal from that time will be shown later in the month.
The Blue Cascade is First Lt. Mike Scotti's raw, hard-hitting memoir from the early 2000s, when he participated in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He shares what it was like from him and his fellow Marines serving in those wars.
Limited copies of The Blue Cascade will be available at the library for card holders, or you can buy a copy at the bookstore or through Amazon.More »
The Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling notwithstanding, the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment does not give organizations and businesses license to discriminate against and control others, argues an author speaking in Irvine Saturday afternoon.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Rob Boston argues religious freedom is an individual right. Photo by Austen Risolvato/OC Weekly Authors of an unofficial guide offer their spin on cutting your time in Disneyland lines.
The authors of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2015 claim that within the pages are "revolutionary, field-tested touring plans that can save four hours of waiting in line in a single day."More »
University of California Press
Longtime readers will remember Mark LeVine from stories he wrote and stories written about him in OC Weekly, on topics ranging from spring breaking in Falluja and tracking underground rock music in the Middle East to surviving The O-Reilly Factor and being named one of the 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.
Now the UC Irvine history professor may have embarked on his most ambitious project yet: a solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.More »