Ryan Bradford lives and writes in San Diego. He is the author of Horror Business.
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April 25 2016
Ryan (right) and So Say We All's executive director Justin HudnallPhoto by Julia Dixon Evans Ryan vs. Los Angeles is a seven-round battle in which Our Hero goes toe-to-toe against the City of An
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April 11 2016
"There's a sucker born every minute." It's a quote that seeps into my thoughts during the opening night performance of The Acro-Cats at Diversionary Theater in University Heights
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March 28 2016
Maybe I'm being judgmental, as I've never really listened to Yanni, but who under 80 years old has? For me, at least, the musician has been the ubiquitous epitome for New Age (aka bad) music, a punchline,...
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Feb. 29 2016
I just about flip a table when I first hear about adult coloring. Of all the darn-tootin', crack-pot, bitter-clinging, pussy-footing liberal/hippie/hipster/woo-woo ideas, this one seems the worst
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Feb. 15 2016
The system is broken. No, the system is fucked. If you're not mad, you're not paying attention. Stay woke, sheeple! Yes, I too, was outraged by Making A Murderer
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Feb. 1 2016
Now, it's difficult to write about the America's Got Talent holding area without plagiarizing the descriptions of Purgatory in classic literature
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Jan. 19 2016
It's the night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premier, and I don't see how this night can end well for me. I'm going to fuck up, and the nerds are going to have a field day. I'll get my droids wrong,...
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Jan. 4 2016
Man, 2015. Another year down the drain. Another year that everyone famous will be younger than me. Kids getting their driver's licenses this year will have not even been born to experience the terror of...
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Dec. 21 2015
One of the fundamental aspects of a healthy mentality is the ability to let things go. I'm sure most therapists will tell you that dwelling on past misgivings will only lead to a downward spiral of further...
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Dec. 7 2015
A week before my grandma's death, I talked to Sharon Ross, director of public relations & development for Lifesharing—a federally designated nonprofit committed to organ and tissue donation services...
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Nov. 23 2015
Also, I know they're not actually hoverboards, but more like Segways with the handles removed. (None of this is helping my call for rebellion, is it?)
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Nov. 9 2015
Being at a festival solely devoted to apples, I undergo this remarkable transformation where I suddenly can’t care about anything besides apples
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Oct. 26 2015
There’s nothing goth about the Comic Sans font. I stare at the San Diego Pagan Pride Day’s website, not really knowing what I expected. Something eviler, no doubt
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Oct. 13 2015
San Diego isn't always kind to cyclists. While bicycling advocacy within the city has strengthened—due, in large part, to the tireless work of BikeSD and progressive city government—we still...
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Oct. 13 2015
The new Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights (4300 El Cajon Blvd.) is unlike any gym experience I've ever had
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Oct. 13 2015
Stepping into the North Park location, I was comforted by a wall of distorted post-punk. "Is this Destruction Unit?" I asked, nearly giddy. It was
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Oct. 12 2015
Pretend you've never seen a Target before. Not just Targets, but department stores in general. Now go deeper into this fantasy and pretend the fundamental tenets of capitalism and consumerism have not...
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Sept. 28 2015
We're all here to see The Room, a 2003 film that has quickly earned cult status, partly due to its rampant ineptness and partly due to the intrigue that surrounds its director/producer/star, Tommy Wiseau
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Sept. 14 2015
People often ask how we were able to afford a house. Yes, how indeed? When wages don't match the rising cost of standard of living; when the Union-Tribune calculates that it takes 18 years for a college-educated...
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Aug. 31 2015
I do a lot of thinking in my car. I find there are few things more relaxing that being cocooned in a vehicle, away from computers or screens, drowning out the outside world with music. It's only

Calendar

  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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