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Joan of Arc, Knights of the Round Table

In 1948, Hollywood cast Ingrid Bergman as the title character in Joan of Arc, about the famous French folk heroine and saint who led the French army to several victories During the Hundred Years’ War. ...

Sunday Night at Dave’s

Jazz is there and gone. It happens… That simple. — Keith Jarrett Scent of Shalimar, perfume from my youth. No one wears it anymore, but someone does tonight and it’s a jazz smell — sultry ...

SDSU business school touts high rankings

Top 50, according to three publications

The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University announced today (Nov. 12) that for the first time in the school's history it has been named among the top 50 busines schools in all ...

Small-town Italy: Orvieto and Civita

7th article in a series on the country's lesser-visited charms.

For hundreds of years, Orvieto was a major stopping point along the road from Florence to Rome. It was so highly regarded through the centuries that it is only one of two cities outside of ...

Faulconer bails, mayoral debate canceled

Last-minute back-out unexplained; city finance questions won't be asked

There was to have been a debate among three of the leading mayoral candidates tonight (Nov. 12), sponsored by the League of Women Voters and televised by UT-TV. Some time ago, Nathan Fletcher said he ...

Last call

Two productions must close this weekend that illustrate the range of subjects and the skills of local theater. And do us proud.

When I went to Lamb’s Players, I’d already seen at least three productions of Margaret Edson’s Wit. I’d also read the play several times and wrote a feature about Jerry Patch, dramaturge extraordinaire. When he ...

Dig a hole: Blockbuster Video

Chain shutters all remaining 300 company-owned stores

Blockbuster Video has shelved its last title. The video-rental giant opened its first outlet in Dallas, Texas in 1985. The chain reached its peak in 2004 with 60,000 employees in more than 9000 stores. By ...

Americans' media consumption continues to rise

USCD researcher says an average 15 hours per day by 2015

Americans will be consuming an average of more than 15 hours' worth of media outside the workplace every day by 2015, according to a new study from UCSD's San Diego Supercomputer Center. "One can actually ...

San Diego Fire Rescue Dept. faces discrimination lawsuit

Asian-American firefighter claims his ancestry resulted in mistreatment

Steve Choi, currently employed as a firefighter in San Diego, is suing the city and deputy chief of Emergency Medical Services Criss Brainard for discrimination. In his complaint, Choi says the department is rife with ...

Farewell, Bulgogi

Fat Cat Café started with such hopes, but... location, location, location

Sad to see Fat Cat Cafe didn't make it. Saw they were closed, passingly on the trolley. This location, 819 C Street, between 8th and 9th, has been the graveyard of one eatery after another. ...

Some legislators won't attend Steve Peace's Maui bash

California politicos leery of this weekend's lobbyist schmooze-fest

As most of San Diego's political class stays home toiling away on yet another mayoral election, a former Democratic state senator and his politico pals from Sacramento are soon to wing their way to Maui, ...

The art of GMONIK

San Diego painter spent time traveling the world, now he's committed to decades in front of a canvas.

“I incorporate a lot of garbage and trash imagery because that’s the byproduct of our culture. When we all die, we’re leaving our garbage behind. It’s like when we find old pottery, or whatever, from ...

Sampler Flight: November 12–19

Beer Week’s over, but beery good times are always on tap

November 12 | Master Pairings Beer & Cigar Dinner: It’s a hugely popular tradition—a decadent evening celebrating food, beer, and cigars—that’s making its way to Stone Brewing Co.’s second and largest restaurant. Dishes like chicharrones, ...

San Diego Library Foundation's tea by the big dome

Donor tours show off Pelican Perch, elevator's "3D portal effect"

On November 8 at noon, the Carnegie Society's annual tea was thrown by the San Diego Public Library Foundation on the ninth floor of the new downtown library building. The luncheon is an invitation-only affair ...