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What do you mean you’re bored?! An anti-ho-hum compendium.

Jetpack America Want to feel like Superman? After a training video and in-office instruction, strap on a jetpack and take to the air. During the 15- to 60-minute ride, the water-jetting pack can go as ...

Baja music fest grows chefs

All My Friends music festival started as a house party in Tijuana five years ago and has been broadening its scope and attendance annually ever since. This year, they’re shifting from an autumn to a ...

Tour dad

Bleeding Gold may be the widest-reaching indie label in San Diego. I’m sitting with its founder, Valhalla High alumni Roger Preston, on a sunny afternoon in Trolley Barn Park. He keeps pulling full-color covers for ...

This is really a women's issue

Sick leave, minimum wage proposal headed for a November vote?

City councilmember Marti Emerald joined representatives from the pro-labor Center on Policy Initiatives in Civic Center Plaza on Tuesday afternoon, June 10, as the group released a new policy brief examining the potential effect of ...

In a body of light

"To tell the truth, I just live this."

They talk from the heart at Fraternal Spiritualist Church.

Go to Heli

“You’ll get to know God in the land of the damned,” mutters one of the vast array of scumbags on tap in Amat Escalante’s shocking crime drama Heli, opening Friday exclusively at the Media Arts ...

Painful and suffering lawyers

The law firm of the brother of one-term Democratic congresswoman Lynn Schenk — a close friend of governor Jerry Brown and a member of the controversial bullet train’s board of directors — is giving big ...

Trapped between ironic homage and unfettered nostalgia

Steampunks squat the 19th century

Dear Hipster: You said hipsters venerate the 1980s, but why the ’80s? Why not the ’90s. Or the 1880s? — Dave The late 19th Century remains mostly off limits to contemporary hipsters, mostly because the ...

Mad with envy

South of Rosarito, at Ruben’s, Ed becomes a happy camper.

“You come at, say, nine in the morning, I guarantee you won’t get out before two.”

Lunar pilgrimage

Chad floats in a sea of fisherman hats, ponchos, and high-waisted mom shorts

On January 1, a wizard-bearded Norman Feller emerged from his Canadian bunker for the first time since he’d locked himself away from the impending anticlimax of Y2K. Actually, he didn’t. The CBC Radio broadcast turned ...

Grown Up

Was it for this I uttered prayers, And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs, That now, domestic as a plate, I should retire at half-past eight. Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950) was born in ...

Between vice and virtue

Back from a lengthy hiatus from the local music scene is Grant Reinero with a new band, a goth-pop trio he calls Stewardess. Reinero seems intent on making up for lost time: “Stewardess has played ...

The Many Trials of Madame Tingley, part four

Lomaland, a “vile spookery”? Balderdash!

The Allegations In his later years, Harrison Gray Otis rode in an armor-plated, 1910 Franklin Model H. The headlights protruded like cannons; a bronze horn stretching across the molded, deep-green hood resembled an elephant gun. ...

Guided by amp buzz

Dayton, Ohio’s Guided by Voices burst onto the indie scene in 1994, though obsessives and the faithful will note that they’d been together 11 years by that point. After decades of chaos and ever-shifting lineups, ...

Southern jewels and feral pigs

Bump into feral pigs and/or international hikers on this Lake Morena hike.

Hike a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail parallel to Lake Morena’s southern shore for views and interesting vegetation among boulders.

Mad Marc’s unexpected paths

“This documentary is about Marc’s life, both good and bad,” says filmmaker Carl Schneider, who’ll screen a rough cut of his documentary Mad Marc Rude: Blood, Ink & Needles on June 22 at the Casbah. ...

The sports bubble is one tough bubble

Everybody loves to count money, theirs and other people’s. Regard the $2 billion offered for the recently above-average L.A. Clippers. Donald Sterling may be a demented racist (maybe not), but the man knows how to ...

A tool and his vape should be parted

It can't kill you, it ain't cool.

Dear Hipster: I am totally down with my ecig, and vaping is pretty much the shit as far as I am concerned, but I have a few friends who told me I look douchey and ...

Cramps in les catacombs, two cows in the garage

Ohio's representing in town this month, and lots more...

Thursday 12From Bordeaux, France, pushing needles into the red with cracking guitars, electro-rock garage-punks the Magnetix (Looch Vibrato on guitar, Aggy Sonora on drums) bring what they dub “rock monster” to Bar Pink. The pair ...

Millennial millions

Another staffer for Republican House government oversight and reform committee chairman Darrell Issa has hit the road, this time for a quick trip to Hot Springs, Virginia, to attend the 2014 GOP “Chiefs of Staffs ...

Shel Silverstein critiqued Bobby Bare Jr.

“I’m tired, man,” Bobby Bare Jr. says by phone from his home in Nashville. “I just finished a great rehearsal.” Bare was born there; a slight twang sculpts his speech by shortening certain words and ...

Twelve days of license

The 12th night resembles Fat Tuesday at Mardi Gras: last call to paint Orange Avenue red.

At Lamb’s Players, Mike Buckley’s set hits you first. You’ve come to see Shakespeare’s “festive” comedy, Twelfth Night. It’s set in Illyria. Illyria? Yeah — ancient country on the Adriatic seacoast. But instead, the set’s ...

From math teacher to political powerhouse

School-district board president Kevin Beiser is not described as humble.

Not long after getting elected trustee for the San Diego Unified School District in 2010, Kevin Beiser returned to the campaign trail. Some say he never left. Since 2010, Beiser has raised nearly $80,000 and ...

Pump and dump

San Diego’s economy has long been supportive of biotech, but a small portion of the industry may have just taken a big hit. It comes in the form of a warning letter sent last month ...

Criticizing the critics

Crazee Review My name is Peter. I’m one of the owners of Crazee Burger in North Park and in Old Town. We recently got reviewed by one of your writers, Ian Anderson (“Still Crazee after ...

New blogger acknowledges her shameless self-promotion

"Only recently have I become comfortable with social media."

Failure, Daddy-o!

...and the best of the rest around town Sunday through Wednesday, June 15–18

Sunday 15Happy Father’s Day, daddy-o's. You got a bunch of funyuns to choose from: L.A. alt-rock act Failure (“During their seven-year tenure in the ’90s, they recorded with Steve Albini, toured with Tool, and covered ...

June 5 Crossword Contenders

* Mary Arana, Encinitas, 11. * Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 11. * Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 11. * Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 11. Marvin A. Brown, Clairemont, 11. * Charlotte Brown , Clairemont, 11. Mark Burton, San ...

June 5 Sudoku Contenders

Evil * Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 11. * Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 11. * Clyde Christie, Coronado, 11. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 11. * Paula Davis, Spring Valley, 11. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 11. * George Elam, ...

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