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Ryan Bradford

Ryan Bradford lives and writes in San Diego. He is the author of Horror Business.

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Oct 26, 2011 12:00 AM The Floating Library

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Aug 3, 2011 12:00 AM , News

Ryan Bradford is a writer. The problem, he says, is that these days, most writing gigs are for websites that call stories “content,” and search-engine optimization—not creativity, or even quality—is the goal. more

Jun 28, 2011 12:00 AM Seen Local

It’s watching these little interactions that first turns me onto the notion that my cats are living out their own little home-invasion story. more

Feb 12, 2018 3:50 PM Well, That Was Awkward

In an industry that has a reputation for exploitation and nefarious practices, Hughes is a grounding force, ultimately doing her part to keep women safe. more

Feb 7, 2018 10:57 AM Love and Sex Issue

Chuck Ragan and his music are examples of healthy masculinity. And while it’s a slippery slope to try and define that without sounding exclusionary, everything that Ragan produces sounds insular, weighty, loud and lonely. more

Feb 5, 2018 9:09 AM The Spotlight 1 Comments

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” more

Jan 29, 2018 3:55 PM Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments

Fourteen years after The Killers blew their load on the popular, Hot Fuss—an album almost too catchy for its own good—one might wonder how the Vegas foursome is even still a band. more

Jan 22, 2018 5:15 PM The Spotlight

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Photo by Jessica Bradford

Ghost-hunting and fine dining at Hotel del Coronado more

Jan 17, 2018 3:49 PM Staycation Issue

“This is a question for all the gentlemen,” Danzig says. A roar of deep whoos fills the stadium. “Have you ever felt like killing your girlfriend?” Whoooa—uh, what? more

Jan 17, 2018 11:13 AM Well, That Was Awkward 10 Comments

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Indie rock from the aughts has not aged well. But unlike Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Animal Collective, I’ll still listen to Wolf Parade. more

Jan 9, 2018 2:00 PM The Spotlight

Before you get too cozy with your fresh new outlook in the year 2018, join me on the downward spiral by revisiting some of the tiny awkward moments of the previous year. more

Jan 2, 2018 1:02 PM Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments

At many times throughout my life, I’ve considered Alkaline Trio to be my favorite band. more

Dec 26, 2017 10:57 AM The Spotlight

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Illustration by Carolyn Ramos

Anyway I know your busy, but it be hella chill if you hooked up some sweet vape. I like cherry or Dragon Blood flavor. Call of Duty would be dope to. God Blest america, Duncan Hunter more

Dec 20, 2017 10:39 AM , Features

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But on a deeper level—we’re talking fundamental crust-level now—this pizza represents the compromises we’ve all endured over the past year. more

Dec 18, 2017 2:31 PM Well, That Was Awkward

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Metz is the sound of a pounding headache; their music is assaulting. If that turns you off, then this Canadian three-piece is probably not for you, but if you’re into rocking and not being a wimp, then they’re perfect. more

Dec 5, 2017 5:11 PM The Spotlight

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I love my nephew, as well as my role as “cool uncle.” I also cherish the option to peace out whenever he requires actual maintenance. more

Dec 4, 2017 3:18 PM Well, That Was Awkward

This show features him fronting an all-star cast (including Blondie’s Clem Burke, Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock and original Heartbreaker Walter Lure) performing Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers’ classic rock album, L.A.M.F. in its entirety. more

Nov 27, 2017 4:38 PM The Spotlight 2 Comments

For a moment, I become lightheaded—a rush of endorphins that prime my body for the worst. “Hey buddy,” they say. “Remember us from that one time in fifth grade when you fell off the trampoline? We’re baaack.” more

Nov 20, 2017 12:56 PM Well, That Was Awkward

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Who is she?: Skyler McCurine is a writer, storyteller, stylist and entrepreneur. more

Nov 15, 2017 8:56 AM Best of San Diego: People

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Who is she? Croft (@CCroftPoetry on all social media) is a writer and poet lighting up the local slam poetry scene with her fierce live performances. more

Nov 15, 2017 8:36 AM Best of San Diego: People

Let’s get this out of the way: Gwar is a national treasure. more

Nov 14, 2017 3:03 PM The Spotlight

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Just when I feel like maybe I’m doing life correctly, I do something like sign up for a timeshare presentation. more

Nov 6, 2017 3:19 PM Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments

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