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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

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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

Alongside Ministry, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is one of the pioneers of the electronic industrial rock genre that made a brief but triumphant splash on mainstream radio in the mid-‘90s more

Oct 30, 2017 3:45 PM The Spotlight

It’s Halloween night. You’re too old for trick-or-treating. Your friends are out partying. Your greatest fright tonight is FOMO. But don’t fret—you’ve got a solid internet connection and an entire night to yourself. more

Oct 23, 2017 1:01 PM Well, That Was Awkward

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There’s a lot of big things to like about San Diego—our weather, the ocean, the laidback lifestyle—but the things that make this city great aren’t necessarily the things we’d write home about. more

Oct 17, 2017 11:34 AM Best of San Diego

Last year, when 91X announced Ye Scallywag!, its inaugural punk music and craft beer festival, it sounded like an absolute shitshow. But then I went and—you know what?—it turned out to be really fun. more

Oct 16, 2017 11:58 AM The Spotlight

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“What’s your favorite flavor?” Dexter asks. more

Oct 9, 2017 12:43 PM Well, That Was Awkward

Even though Coldplay's music is essentially Chicken Soup for the White Person’s Soul, that doesn’t mean it’s completely void of innovation or joy. more

Oct 3, 2017 12:00 PM The Spotlight

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Maybe it’s the heat, or the raw agony of my chafed inner thighs, but this enlightenment forces me to realize that I do some annoying things at concert more

Sep 25, 2017 12:19 PM Well, That Was Awkward

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Don’t even get me started on Bono, a man who bathes in a pool of his own cult of personality. But. U2 also made The Joshua Tree, a rock album that reaches for sublime, shimmering and daunting heights and touches them. more

Sep 19, 2017 12:11 PM The Spotlight

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I know my health would get better if I gave up animal products. I’m not even going to try espousing on the importance of protein because I have no idea what protein actually does in the human body. more

Sep 11, 2017 12:24 PM Well, That Was Awkward

Goo Goo Dolls could have been great. Well, that’s a little unfair to say, because they are great, at least in a cringe-inducing way. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:21 AM The Spotlight

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Let me tell you: enjoying a drink called an “Irish Car Bomb” with people who live close to the reality of that violence is definitely a little awkward. more

Aug 28, 2017 11:52 AM Well, That Was Awkward

Before Aug. 1, I had maybe suspected that National Clown Week was a thing. What I mean by that is the human mind is capable of imagining infinite atrocities. more

Aug 14, 2017 11:48 AM Well, That Was Awkward

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