Dec. 22 2014
San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf has a problem called "Shirley Owen," which means-paging San Diego-we have a problem called "Lorie Zapf."
Dec. 8 2014
In the days between two grotesque and revealing grand-jury decisions not to indict the killers of two unarmed black men, a photo of a white policeman embracing a weeping black boy kept popping up in my...
Nov. 24 2014
Here's the stone-cold truth: I'm into some superficial entertainment right now. Various news items engulf me like an avalanche: President Obama finding his immigration balls a month too late; frat boys...
Nov. 10 2014
On this most recent Election Day, the one that saw the U.S. Senate floor-and those of some governor's mansions and local Podunk cubicles across the country-get scrubbed clean with the asses of Democrats,...
Oct. 27 2014
I don't live anywhere near Encinitas. But a lovely, graceful, terrific writer friend of mine does, and, last week, she-a cancer survivor and user of medicinal marijuana herself-drafted a lovely, graceful,...
Oct. 13 2014
Too many people have been turned off to not running a marathon simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel and they wind up in a mental funk, wondering why anyone would possibly want to...
BW 10-1-14
Sept. 29 2014
Wow, was that a summer or what? I don't know about you, but in my 22 years of living in this casual little city that's trying on fancy britches, I cannot recall a hotter five months.
BW 9-17-14
Sept. 15 2014
As the winner of an online sweepstakes (I stumbled onto it when I mistyped a url while shopping), I got to test drive the new iWatch for a week and am therefore in a unique position to weigh in on the...
BW 9-3-14
Sept. 2 2014
When I was finally able to turn my focus to the fundraiser, I didn't have high hopes for it. Either dump water or write a check as a strategy seemed misguided. Why isn't it both? I...
BW 8-20-14
Aug. 18 2014
White people like you and me, dear CityBeat reader, have the privilege not to deal with any of the race realities if we don't want to
BW 8-6-14
Aug. 4 2014
Now for a whole bunch of words: Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding from every orifice, death, no cure. Also: The World Health Organization has warned that the virus is spreading faster than efforts to...
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July 21 2014
Research out of the NYU Child Study Center has shown that girls' self esteem peaks at age 9. It peaks, people!
BW 7-2-14
June 30 2014
The 2014 World Cup hasn't received so much of Glenn Beck's ire that I'm aware of, but Ann Coulter filled the void last week with a screed of her own.
BW 6-18-14
June 16 2014
As of this moment, most schools in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) have let out for the summer, and kids all around the city are settling into routines-camps for the haves, video games for...
BW 6-4-14
June 2 2014
It's nothing short of infuriating that women and girls should have to fear abuse and violence for no reason other than being women
BW 5-21-14
May 19 2014
Many of you are still designing the Spirograph Venn diagrams of summer, trying to maximize your dollars while splicing together travel and dentist appointments. For all you lollygaggers, here are a few...
BW 5-7-14
May 5 2014
My friend Heather and I were talking about a non-vagina-having, self-important troll named Randy Dotinga who told me via Twitter that I'm no feminist
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April 21 2014
ince last July, we've seen the implosion of a mayor, the centennial celebration, the Ken Cinema and San Diego Opera. And yet, SeaWorld still beckons the masses despite the wailing mother whales we all...
April 7 2014
I should admit right now that I go to Disneyland steeped in existential conflict. The non-conformist in me knows that place is a cesspool of the human condition (an overwhelmingly white human condition,...
March 24 2014
The abbrevs are not only maj annoy, but they're totes ubiq, too
“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...


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