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Edwin Decker likes music. Edwin Decker likes movies. Edwin Decker likes books. Short books are best, but he'll read long books if he must. Edwin Decker likes sports. Edwin Decker likes games. He likes serious games like poker and chess and silly games like Risk and Monopoly. Edwin Decker likes his family. He really likes being married to his wife. Edwin Decker likes to write. He wrote a book once. It's called Barzilla and Other Psalms. It's a poetry book. Edwin Decker has a website. You should go there.

eddecker
July 27 2015
I finally saw the video for the relatively new Rihanna song, "American Oxygen." And while I rather like the haunting resonance of the music and its theme, the video itself has one glaring problem: Rihanna...
sordid-web
June 22 2015
Most publications' drinks issue contains lots of hipster-crafty cocktail recipes with a variety of fancy liquor brands. I would like to pipe in at this time to say, "Don't. Don't. Don't believe the hype."
sordid-web
June 1 2015
Whatever the cataclysm, be it a tsunami, hurricane, pandemic or Kardashian family squabble, there's always more than a few lunatics who like to say the disaster is God's wrath against the LGBT community
sordid-web shorty
May 18 2015
Thanks to recent controversies surrounding Tom Brady and Alex Rodriguez, the age-old argument involving the asterisk has re-emerged
sordid-web
May 4 2015
It truly hurts my gonads to agree with the religious right about anything, but I take their side regarding the Indianapolis gay wedding cake denial debacle, and a spreading piece of legislation known as...
sordid4-22-15
April 20 2015
Now that music-festival season is upon us, it's time once again to be inundated with countless magazine and blog stories with advice on how best to survive and enjoy your festival experience.
sordid4-08-15
April 6 2015
I'm sure you've heard the one about the New York high school that committed "treason" by permitting a student to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the school's PA-in Arabic
sordid3-25-15
March 23 2015
Perhaps you've heard of the group Women on 20s, which is seeking to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a notable American female
sordid3-11-15
March 9 2015
In other words, I will never again utter the words "God bless you" after somebody sneezes. And I don't care who it is: my mother, my boss, my parole officer
sordid2-25-15
Feb. 23 2015
Apologies for addressing this issue belatedly, but it only recently became known to me. Apparently, a little more than a year ago-quite silently and with minimal brouhaha-Webster's Dictionary (an
sordid2-11-15
Feb. 10 2015
Dear Sordid Tales: I am a male in my late 20s who was recently jilted after a six-year engagement. Now that I'm single again, I'm not interested in anything serious. However, I'm not interested in being...
sordid1-28-15
Jan. 26 2015
Some of you may have read my last column, about how, on a flight to upstate New York for the holidays, I found myself on board a three-baby plane. That was a horror-show, to be sure, but what happened...
sordidweb
Jan. 12 2015
Now, it should be known, for the record, that I don't dislike children. Not only are they cute and cuddly; they also make great fishing bobbers
sordid12-30-14
Dec. 29 2014
The year 2014 was a banner one for LGBT rights (also known as "The War on Humanity"): Twelve states legalized gay marriage, and I would just like to say, "Well done, 2014. Your work here is done."
sordid12-17-14
Dec. 15 2014
Warning: This column is a spoiler for those who haven't seen Season 5 of The Walking Dead
sordid12-3-14
Dec. 1 2014
I heard it again. It was during that show The Talk, when one of the guests-some actor I'd never heard of-was talking about frivolous lawsuits and mentioned the famous 1994 McDonald's hot-coffee case
sordid11-19-14
Nov. 17 2014
For those who don't know, the Irish Exit-also known as The French Leave, The English Goodbye, The Irish Goodbye and ghosting-refers to a departure from a party, a bar or some other gathering without announcement.
sordid10-22-14
Oct. 20 2014
Now that the Chargers have excised the tumor that was Coach Norv Turner and are back to kicking most excellent ass, it's time to address another pressing issue concerning this team.
sordid10-8-14
Oct. 6 2014
On Sept 28, Gov. Jerry Brown passed a bill requiring colleges and universities to apply an "affirmative consent" standard in the investigations and tribunals of campus-related sexual assaults
sordid 9-24-14
Sept. 22 2014
Just Google "letter to my younger self" (LTMYS), and it'll return about a gazillion hits. Some are celebrity letters. Other letters are from regular Joes. There are tons of YouTube messages, magazine features...

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