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Dear Minda Honey, I am a 65-year-old white guy born in San Diego and raised in East County, and I would just love to give you a hug. You wrote a wonderfully perceptive article that truly did evoke some sadness over what has happened politic... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Jim Carmody

Sixteen-year-old Olivia, an emotionally damaged girl, resides in an imaginary world in which she communicates her alienation via a blog—her inveterate readers are her “castaways.” more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

When truck drivers Gorô (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and Gun (Ken Watanabe) get hungry on their way to Tokyo, they stop for a warm meal at a roadside ramen joint run by Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto). They are met with a ramshackle interior, imposing thug... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Common human decency suggests that you shouldn’t kick someone when they’re down. Elle takes place in an alternate reality where the opposite is true. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Film

An all-American child of a mixed marriage that ended in divorce, I grew up one of six children in a single-mother household. My mother happened to be a baseball fanatic—a lifelong, diehard Mets fan. Every October we watched the World Series... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Warpaint doesn't care what you think. Over the course of 12-plus years, the Los Angeles quartet has worked to refine their genre-busting brand of moody, atmospheric rock without a care for much outside of their own creative impulses. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Torrey Bailey

To be honest, I was beginning to think Rust Magic was never going to happen. In fact, it would have been a cruel twist of irony if local graffiti artist Saratoga Sake had never finished his new show at the Ice Gallery space (1955 Julian Ave... more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

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Jasmine Fitzwilliam / Let's Frolic Together

Local artist Susie Ghahremani has done well with her Boygirlparty brand of merchandise. She’s developed a base of loyal customers who seemingly can’t get enough of cutesy animal characters that adorn everything from baby clothes to stationa... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

We stood in line outside the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, eating fresh mango with Tajin and chamoy, cackling at the world’s stupidest jokes like a coven of drunk witches and taking photos against the bright, cobalt blue walls of the o... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM There She Goz

The '90s were hard. I lost my religion, my virginity and my eyebrows. more

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

In California, vote swapping is a serious crime, punishable under the state Penal Code by a prison term of two to four years and fines of $2,000 to $10,000. more

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Most American indie films lack a sense of mystery. The Fits has it in spades. Anna Rose Holmer’s elliptical debut confronts our need to pigeonhole gender and identity through performance. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Film

My interest in the Scottish Festival is distinctly American, i.e. whimsical and appropriating when it suits me best. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Well, That Was Awkward

Carnage Park’s maniac sniper believes “the world is a funny place.” He calmly says so right before shooting an innocent bystander in the chest from an obscenely far distance. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Film

I’m a 44-year-old woman who’s been dating a successful actor for a year. When we met, he told me he was 35. Well, in picking up a prescription for him, I discovered he’s actually 42! more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

On June 13, in her recliner, Eurika Strotto became one of the first in San Diego to take advantage of California’s End of Life Option Act, which went into effect on June 9 after 25 years of effort. more

Jun 29, 2016 12:00 AM News 3 Comments

It takes three U.S. Border Patrol agents to unlock the gate and pry open its salt-eroded door. Holding her 10-year-old daughter Yvette’s hand, Castañon walks nervously across the dirt and rocks leading up to the border fence, stumbling a bi... more

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features

When it comes to art-heady, psychedelic art, we like to think there's something for everyone. Whether you're a pale metalhead or a tanned surfer, a comic book geek or a steampunk burner, the artists below will speak to your proverbial spiri... more

Apr 20, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Photo by John R. Lamb

Bruce Lightner, the 67-yearold husband of 43 years to the termed-out San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner, pulls out a tiny, folded-up sticky note and takes a quick glance at it. No talking about the current council members, the... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

There are clues to where on the divorce spectrum someone falls, like whether she makes offhand remarks along the lines of “I wish him well, but we weren’t a good match” or “I wish I could leave him tied up in a clearing so something would e... more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

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