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I’ll have to admit when I was a teenager, like most teenage boys, I was a titty aficionado in the ’50s and early ’60s [“Thinking outside the boobs,” Sept. 28]. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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

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Frank Green, multi-instrumentalist, describes the album as being more aggressive than its predecessor, though he notes that the basic elements of their sound are still there. more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

It’s this facet that makes Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum one of the best-kept secrets in San Diego. Spread out over 55 acres in the heart of Vista, the museum recently celebrated its 40th year and just wrapped up its annual Antique Engi... more

Jun 29, 2016 12:00 AM Features

I must say that I was kind of offended by the “10 Commandments” of drinking. To equate “drinking rules and places” to the 10 Commandments is really lame. Drinking (and over consumption) is what’s wrong with lots of people and the cause of l... more

Jun 22, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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These days, Michael James Armstrong spends a lot of time just looking. That’s not to imply he has too much time on his hands. Quite the opposite. In addition to installing a show from Spring Valley-based graffiti artist Saratoga Sake at Ice... more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

Does it make you uncomfortable to take shits in public? Well, most homeless people would like to do private things in private, too, but they don’t get that choice. Either give people a place to shit— public dedicated or mobile restrooms—or ... more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

Mosquito. That’s the name Chicago post-rock pioneers Tortoise went by at the beginning of their career. Not exactly an image that conjures the longevity and sturdiness that’s been synonymous with the genre-defying instrumental quintet for n... more

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

Jordan Smith is ready to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done when your band is named Diarrhea Planet. more

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

Everybody’s angry. I’m angry, you’re angry, your dog’s angry—angry, angry, angry. The media pundits cite this rage for the popularity of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two politicians who appeal to emotions with lofty, idealistic pro... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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

With Magma currently touring again in the U.S., the time felt right to revisit some of their greatest works, and to offer up a five-song introduction to their broad musical palette and vast array of sounds. more

Mar 2, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

The opening track on Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, the third album by All Them Witches, could sound like it was a carefully planned product of focused writing and collaboration. more

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

When it came time to start writing songs for their third album, the members of Seattle-based punk/metal band Black Breath ran into some trouble: their own ambition and artistic restlessness. more

Nov 18, 2015 12:00 AM Music Feature

Yo La Tengo just might be the best cover band in America. There’s just one catch: They’re not actually a cover band. For 31 years, the Hoboken, New Jersey, band has been steadily amassing a sizable catalog of wonderfully fuzzy indie rock. more

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM Music Feature

In Aaryn Belfer’s article [“A (mostly) satirical look at an alternate gun universe,” Oct. 14] she mentioned that, “20 first graders were gunned down in their Connecticut classroom in 2012.” That is incorrect. more

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

It’s apparent within a few moments of speaking with Leon Bridges that the cool he exudes is genuine. The singer/songwriter’s subtle southern drawl and off-the-cuff humility are infectious. more

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM Music Feature

Among regular users of medical cannabis, the terms indica and sativa have become commonplace. It’s widely accepted the two species of cannabis have distinctly different effects. Indica, the rule of thumb goes, produces a calming effect that... more

Oct 14, 2015 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Ridley Scott's never been known to have a lighthearted touch. The British-born auteur of such dark classics as Alien and Blade Runner usually favors characters on the brink of extinction. more

Sep 30, 2015 12:00 AM Film