June 15 2015
San Diegan Ana Bermudez has what she refers to as "a personal problem." And she's hoping her personal problem becomes your personal problem, too.
June 9 2015
Hemlock, a poisonous herb in the parsley family, is fatal. According to medical experts, the death is drawn out with painful convulsive gasping. Putting it in a tea probably won't do the job.
June 2 2015
Daniel Peña was in a rut. The Chula Vista-raised photographer and video artist had moved to Tijuana a year and a half ago, but quickly became depressed
May 26 2015
It's a ritual restaurant diners experience regularly: The bill arrives and it's time to calculate the tip. But how? Should it be 10, 15 or 20 percent? And a percentage on what: Before or after tax? What...
May 12 2015
Curry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or MS, an unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of information between the body and the brain
May 5 2015
For voracious readers: It's been a turbulent time in the journalism business. Newspapers closing, or slashing staff, has been the norm for the last decade or so
April 28 2015
Under a bridge near the Tijuana River, Carlos lay in a puddle of his own piss and shit. He was emaciated, too weak to sit up, and his friends said he'd been severely jaundiced in the days prior
April 21 2015
The International Society of Near Death Studies meets across the parking lot from the County Psychiatric Hospital, inside the Health and Human Services building
April 6 2015
There are layers upon layers when it comes to the figurative works of Helen Redman. So many stories, so many voices.
March 31 2015
There's an A&E show that's been on for a couple of weeks called The Returned. Skip it. Instead, watch Les Revenants, the French TV show it's based on
March 24 2015
Sara Solaimani isn't Mexican. Not even close. That might be racially insensitive to point out within certain contexts, but in the case of Solaimani, it's understandable that some might mistake her for...
March 10 2015
As the director of programming for both KPBS radio and television, John Decker is the guy to either blame or thank for switching up your local public-media-consumption routine
March 3 2015
Standing in the central courtyard of the new North Park Post Office Lofts mixed-use development, the scene is reminiscent of M.C. Escher's famed "Relativity" print depicting several zigzagging sets of...
Feb. 24 2015
Gaidi Finnie's the chief operating officer at Bayview Baptist Church, but he has a long background in the arts. He spent a few years at a fine-art gallery in La Jolla before moving to the Museum of Photographic...
Feb. 17 2015
Hatsune Miku, a so-called "vocaloid"-a character that personifies vocal-singing synthesizer software-isn't just a representation of one person or even the company, Crypton Future Media, that created her....
Feb. 3 2015
It seems to be an exciting time for the San Diego standup and improv scene. Egan points out that when he first started, there was only one major comedy club and maybe a few coffeehouse open-mics that welcomed...
Jan. 27 2015
Death café, according to deathcafe.com, is a "discussion group where the only topic is death; no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support or counseling session. At a Death Café,...
Jan. 23 2015
Last week, dozens of people lined up outside the University Art Gallery at UCSD. Some might've been there to experience Marina Abramovi?'s rough draft of an audio installation she created with science-fiction...
Jan. 14 2015
Greenfield hasn't showered since April 20, 2013-he doesn't want to waste water, so he swims in the ocean instead. He's almost always barefoot and often clad in outdoor clothing by Patagonia, a company...
Jan. 7 2015
After the announcement last March that Balboa Park Celebration Inc. (BPCI), the nonprofit group charged with organizing the centennial, was disbanding and handing the reins to the city after burning through...


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