Ryan Bradford lives and writes in San Diego. He is the author of Horror Business.
Oct. 18 2016
Mission Valley Mall is the bottom level on the Titanic—not pretty, not comfortable, but it's got spirit
Oct. 18 2016
When a corporation buys up all the little guys and mom-and-pops, they can pretty much charge and do whatever they want
Oct. 18 2016
Torrey Pines is pretty much the ultimate San Diego outdoor experience. Approaching the base of the state nature preserve and looking upon the misty mountain is as grandiose and majestic as entering Jurassic...
Oct. 17 2016
Found in multiple locations around town, Chuck E. Cheese's is every kid's favorite place and, therefore, awful. But is it really that bad? In short: yes
Oct. 10 2016
I watch horror movies in October 2013, the year I’m diagnosed with anxiety. I’ve watched them every year leading up, and will do every year following. It’s one of the few occasions where...
Sept. 28 2016
"Now, here’s the morbid question,” says Kathy, the woman we’ve hired to watch our cats while we’re away on vacation for 10 days. “What’s the cap of how much you are...
Sept. 19 2016
Muhayed starts on my calves, working upwards, kneading the biblical salt into Ev-Er-Y-Where. My flimsy shorts are just a formality for him. He salt-scrubs the heels of my feet, my toes. "Ticklish?" he...
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Aug. 29 2016
According to the description, Undie Bike Ride promotes a stronger bike community and positive self-body image, but scrolling through the pics of past rides, it looks like the only people who attend are...
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Aug. 15 2016
On my darkest days, I'm convinced that the human race isn't capable of having fun anymore. I think what now passes for "fun" is actually a simulacra of joy meant to convince others that we're experiencing...
Aug. 9 2016
No doubt, Luigi's Pizza (1137 25th St.) is the best in San Diego. Its thin crust is conducive to rolling like a taco—a mark of a great slice
Aug. 1 2016
After catching the Squirtle, you return to your co-workers and proudly proclaim, "I just caught a Squirtle." Thus begins the normalization of sounding like an idiot
July 18 2016
Oh yeah, you like Wolverine? Are the Lakers or Yankees also your favorite sports teams? Is Green Day your favorite punk band?
July 6 2016
My interest in the Scottish Festival is distinctly American, i.e. whimsical and appropriating when it suits me best
June 20 2016
I try to think of the last time I had a screen-free day. Certainly not in the three years since I got my first smart phone. And even before the ubiquity of computers, there was always television. Have...
June 14 2016
We're guessing God was running to fill word count when he came up with this wordy and cumbersome commandment, which is basically: "Don't lie."
June 14 2016
One of the joys of growing up is drinking with your parents. There's nothing more humanizing than seeing your mom and dad tipsy, spill their guts and act silly, and realizing they're just stumbling through...
June 6 2016
The gist behind gong immersion is: You lie down in a room and yogis play various gongs and you, like, hallucinate and shit
May 23 2016
When I was three years old, my parents took me on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. It's probably no surprise to anyone, but I was a frightened child, and even a slow-moving boat was too...
May 9 2016
"You had me at blimp." These may not be the exact words I say when my editor Ron Donoho asks if I want to join him on Hendrick's Gin cucumber-shaped blimp, but I'm certain only people who deliberate over...
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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