Content for Wednesday, June 6, 2012
- Taste of Gaslamp
- Swiener: Fondue on a Stick?
- Tho Undergoing Chemo, Mighty Joe Longa Appearing at 6-10 Cancer Fundraiser
- Big Front Door Opens in University Heights
- Flamenco, Tapas, and Sangria at Vagabond Kitchen
- One Night in Las Colinas
- Over 2 Tons of Marijuana Seized Headed for Tijuana
- Lafayette Poolside Movie Nights
- Studio Visit: Painter Andrea Rushing
- June Gloom - Bastard Noise, Author & Punisher, Zsa Zsa Gabor, ANA/, and Tabloid
- Stone Brewing Company Summer Movie Series
- THQ Abruptly Shutters Local Video Game Design Studio, Charged With 'Burying' the News
- Planning Commissioners To Vote On Plaza de Panama Project
- Korean Fusion Amid a Club Atmosphere at Fuze
- San Diego Unified Raises Price Tag On Mission Beach Center
- Celebrating SD's Last 2 Drive-in Theaters (1st DI Opened 79 Years Ago Today)
- Post Election Blues
- Walking is not Running and Vice Versa
- A Play is Born
- Rotting Fruit
- A Closer Look at the Trailer for The Bourne Legacy
- County Library System Honored
- Quentin and Forsythe Slay Giants
- Venus Transited
News & Stories
One night in Hillcrest
A good Samaritan stops a beating and recalls the lessons taught to her by her grandmother.
San Diego is home to a couple of speakeasy bars, including Prohibition and Noble Experiment. These places are exclusive, and hidden. My husband reserved 4 spots a couple months back at Noble Experiment, and it ...
The waiter at Street Side Thai Kitchen set the Garden Fish ($19.95) down in the middle of the table. A crispy orb peeked from beneath a fringe of cilantro. Freshly sliced tomatoes lined one side ...
Years in development, Ridley Scott’s Aliens prequel Prometheus flaunts many roots, from epic themes sucked out of 2001: A Space Odyssey to the inevitable, awful ick-with-teeth (Aliens and its progeny). There is a dull nod ...
“We grew up in there. Five sisters. Kitchen slaves!”
Three sisters — former “kitchen slaves” — opened their Cafe Di Roma in Imperial Beach.
First it was David and Liam who disappeared into the other room. Sean was next, followed by Heather a few minutes later and my mother not long after. “You’ve got to make him stop,” Jane ...
A soundman is tasked with making a live concert sound like a recording, whether the stage environment is an open space in a rainstorm or a room the size of a walk-in closet. Kris Poulin ...
As Queen Ravenna, the vicious usurper in Snow White and the Huntsman, Charlize Theron looks so fabulous that her Oscar-winner, Aileen Wuornos in Monster, seems almost another species. An empress of narcissism, Ravenna insists on ...
Khaled Waleh, owner of Zia’s Afghan Café in North Park, gives the reporter his dad’s phone number in Parwan province.
If you’re going to do ’60s- and ’70s-style soul in 2012, you’d better be good. More than that, you need to sing soul like you mean it. For that reason, I was not won over ...
Man versus horse, man versus tiddlywinks.
She’s white, doesn’t speak Spanish, goes to a Mexican’s party, and someone there calls her a “wetback.” Huh?
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom opens with Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” The tactic, like the music, is inspired. The kids of the Bishop family listen to the vinyl LP, and their imaginations ...
Can you grow a smokable crystal-meth plant by sprinkling the “devil’s dandruff” on an ordinary plant while it grows? Can you, can you?
Way before Occupy San Diego, free speech activists got carted off to jail in 1912.
The Taz Taylor Band reassesses, remixes, rereleases Straight Up.
Less crowded, unique and beautiful wildlands make this a good place to explore.
Thursday 7Tin Can Ale House stages SanFran big band Still Flyin’ tonight. The conductor of this shape-shifting collective is Sean Rawls, whose song “Never Gonna Touch the Ground” has become a rallying cry for the ...
“Frankness at all counts is the means to a healthy marriage.”
A Pinter sampler at North Coast Rep; Brilliant Mistake at New Village Arts
The term “supergroup” was already old when Time got around to explaining it to their readers in 1974. Having been coined in 1969 to market the British band Blind Faith (Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ric ...
Red Wizard gets booted off the band lineup following an article in the Reader.
Is low home-ownership an indication of San Diego’s stagnant economy?
Through his career, François Cluzet has been chased by a resemblance to Dustin Hoffman. In a restrained French way, he might be as talented. I would rather view again his quadriplegic Philippe in The Intouchables ...
I look over my shoulder down my arms to where they disappear under water into hands inside pink rubber gloves moiling among dinner dishes. My hands lift a wine glass, holding it by the stem ...
Rock critic Richard Meltzer talks about his former columnist gig at the Reader and his new project with Mike Watt: Spielgusher.
Steamed ’Shrooms This is a comment on “In San Diego, It’s a Free-for-All,” page 20 of the May 31 Reader, by Siobhan Braun. That woman irritates the hell out of me. Every other mention of ...
Evil Susan Avery, Escondido, 2. * Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 2. There was a young lady from Spain, Who always asked of the rain, "Where did it fall?" On the ground, if at all, Or mainly ...