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Here Comes Tijuanopóly Board Game

If the American version Monopoly, the classic board game, seems a bit blasé nowadays, you might want to give Tijuanopóly a try. The city south of the border has just announced that it will be ...

Homeric Hymn

O universal Mother, who dost keep From everlasting thy foundations deep, Eldest of things, Great Earth, I sing of thee! All shapes that have their dwelling in the sea, All things that fly, or on ...

Seen on DVD: Confessions of a Superhero, Baghdad Cafe, Death to Smoochy

Shana Wride Director, Walter Cronkite Is Dead at San Diego REPertory Theatre If you love Absolutely Fabulous, then you’ll love the entire French & Saunders series. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, the comedy team responsible ...

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Membership: 210 Pastor: Tony Wolfe Age: 63 Born: Parkersburg, West Virginia Formation: Union Theological Seminary, New York; Claremont Graduate School, Claremont Years Ordained: 33 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to ...

S.D. RV Storage

“I could get into this.” My hubby Patrick sat grinning at the wheel of a 31-foot camper we had borrowed for the family vacation. The Kelly family was touring Southern California, visiting relatives and using ...

Pete’s Place’s Lights Out

Jägermeister and root beer schnapps...two not-so-great tastes that shouldn’t taste great together. But on any given Sunday during football season… And according to Matt Lowery, bartender at Pete’s Place, that’s how it started — with ...

Candied Yams

Recipe by Bradrick “Coop” Cooper of Coop’s West Texas Barbecue I’ve always had this thing for cooking. I grew up in San Diego with my mom. She and my aunt owned a soul-food restaurant in ...

Acqua Gets Off to a Heavenly Start

I woke up and — whoops — it was already mid-August. Nearly all my friends were vacationing in places with unbearable weather and aged parents. I wanted a little vacation of my own without those ...

Art and Sound on Common Ground

“It seems natural that music and art go together,” says Irradio frontman Dan Dasher. “There is a big art scene in San Diego but not too many people know the names.” Dasher and co-coordinator Brigitte ...

Space Junk, the One-Word Answer

Hey Matt: I have a great idea to send coffins into Outer Space so they can travel for 1 million to 100 billion years. This way we will donate our bodies to science and let ...

A Tribute to Pauline Kael; The Debt Reviewed

Amid the 9/11 memorials, another salute is needed. This Saturday, September 3, marks a decade since Pauline Kael died at 82. She retired in 1991, ending 24 years as movie critic of The New Yorker. ...

I'm Coming to Rescue You From Protestant Hell!

On any given Friday, around 5:00 p.m., I could hear Lynyrd Skynyrd or AC/DC blaring at a volume entirely inappropriate — even for Lakeside — from the rusted-out RV that would rumble to a stop ...

Bull's Eye, Caffé Calabria

‘Fresh mozzarella?” says Giancarlo. “You eat it like a soft apple, while it’s still warm, and the warm milk oozes out and runs down your face. That’s the fresh mozzarella you can get in Italian ...

Assault on a Galleon

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo never received full credit for exploring the Pacific Coast, complained historian Henry R. Wagner. In 1602, 60 years later, Sebastián Vizcaino sailed north, covered the same territory, and “arbitrarily changed” Cabrillo’s findings. ...

Record-Release Roundup

John Meeks and Joanie Mendenhall will debut their From My Grave EP on September 3 at Tin Can Ale House. “We’ll play all the EP songs, plus a few you’ve never heard,” says Meeks, “as ...

Mays Plays Musical Venues

“Boycott 4th&B!!!” That tweet could have come from a disgruntled ex-bouncer or a band that didn’t get drink tickets. It appeared August 21 on the Casbah’s Twitter stream and was gone the next day. The ...

Apples to Apples

My buddy Mark and his girlfriend Liz recently moved from Pacific Beach to North Park and threw a housewarming barbecue to inaugurate their new place. Maybe 12 friends, many of them old pals from East ...

Rock a Cause

Thursday 1<br>For those of you not going to Burning Man this week, Awesome Fest 5 arrives uptown tonight at Soda Bar and Eleven. Like the ethos: “SoCal DIY punk community brought together for a love ...

Beyond the Lights with Nena Anderson

“I was raised in the idyllic beach town of Encinitas, the daughter of a surfboard shaper,” says singer/songwriter Nena Anderson, known for her soulful vocals, distinct phrasing, and charismatic stage presence. “Blues players like to ...

Los Amigos Invisibles + Bostich + Fussible

Los Amigos Invisibles was discovered by accident. Their story begins in Venezuela in 1991. There they found a hometown audience still hungry for ’80s American disco, complete with glittery synth blasts, ubiquitous slap bass, and ...

Tattoo Boo!

Say the name Lisa Fasulo in a San Diego tattoo shop and you may get blank stares from shop owners, employees, and hangers-around. Mention the Learning Channel’s one-hour reality-style television program about Fasulo’s tattoo school, ...

Letters

No Facts, No Fun Wow, I had no idea the Reader was a shill for Irwin Jacobs until I saw this tasteless cartoon (Neal Obermeyer, August 25). SOHO and its members stand for historic preservation, ...

UCSD’s best football team

Mayor Jerry Sanders and other local pols seeking a hint about how much longer the Chargers intend to continue playing in San Diego might do well to take a look at a sponsorship deal cemented ...

Chump Week

There is an ancient Division 1 athletic department tradition about opening the football season against certified wimps. The idea is to make sure you win the first game no matter how degrading it is to ...

Goo Goos by the Bay

It was a trip back to ’90s adult-contemporary radio when Michelle Branch and the Goo Goo Dolls took the stage at Humphreys by the Bay on this beautiful summer night. Branch played all of her ...

Join Us, by They Might Be Giants

Early copies of They Might Be Giants’ last CD, The Else, came with bonus disc Cast Your Pod to the Wind, a grab bag of 23 songs collected from the band's podcasts. The freebie proved ...

MP3tunes Claims Victory in EMI Suit

“I get to keep my minivan,” says MP3tunes owner Michael Robertson, who is claiming a victory in the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by record label/music publisher EMI Group Ltd. against him and his company in ...

"Social Security," by Terence Winch

No one is safe. The streets are unsafe. Even in the safety zones, it’s not safe. Even safe sex is not safe. Even things you lock in a safe are not safe. Never deposit anything ...

What About Us Handsome Furs?

Dan Boeckner has a great rock ’n’ roll voice, a craggy, croaking sound with a piercing tone on the top and some wavering vibrato on the low end. It sounds like a guy who’s shouting ...

August 25 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Marie Grace, College Area, 5. Larry Redner, UTC, 5. LJ Tamura, Del Mar, 2. Martin Mucciarone, Carlsbad, 1.

August 25 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 10. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. * Gary Gish, Rancho Bernardo, 10. Cane one moonlight during the day? * Richard Hutchings, Santee, 10. I saw a woman ...

August 25 Crossword Contenders

L. Barling, El Cajon, 9. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 9. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 9. Leslie Chase, Campo, 9. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 9. Thomas Diehl, Escondido, 9. Dale Duffala, Bird Rock, ...

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