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Adventures in Tawi-Tawi

The Smugglers' Bar and other traveler favorites.

Editor's note: The author visited Tawi Tawi in 2007. There are a few more accommodations there now, it looks like. A few years ago, ignoring the advice of our horrified Filipino friends, my wife and ...

Geology in motion

A good place to peer into Hellhole Canyon

Church Spur provides overviews of Borrego Valley and the work of profound geological forces.

High-risk television

Go for broke and try something on... PlayStation Network?

Dear Hipster: What should I watch on TV this week? Guide me. — Hilary Since everything TV becomes meaningless when Game of Thrones comes back on the air next month, I suggest you go for ...

You made this? I made this

The hipster perspective on plagiarism is exactly what is needed

Dear Hipster: So, this lawsuit where Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have to pay Marvin Gaye’s heirs seven million dollars has me and the rest of the world wondering, Where does it end? Maybe the ...

Rock out in Rattlesnake Canyon

Geology is the highlight of this Anza-Borrego hike

Look for cheese bush.

More filter than 'stache

Coffee-making isn't about the tool, it's about the method

In fact, Mr. Coffee is pour-over coffee as well.

Authenticity from the days of Oog

Pedigree questioned, and answered

Dear Hipster: I don’t doubt you per se, but how are we supposed to accept your word as THE hipster? Are there not other, perhaps more authoritative hipsters? If my doctor couldn’t show me a ...

Say Goodbye to Kensington Video

The Kensington-Talmadge Community Association is throwing the Hanfords a send-off party in honor of their 50 years. Scott Marks, San Diego Reader film critic, will discuss what the store has meant to San Diego film ...

Welcome to East Jesus, CA

Up the road from Salvation Mountain, miles from anywhere.

Overlooking the Salton Sea in the shadow of mature Ironwood trees rests a man still much loved. The former “mayor” of East Jesus, a fenced community of free-roaming, ever-rotating artists, musicians, scientists and builders located ...

Spring break detour: Tulum & Coba

Get a little Maya culture on your next Yucatán beach escape.

If you tire of lounging about on Cancun's white, sandy beaches and yearn for a bit of Maya culture with your tropical escape, consider exploring the nearby sites of Tulum and Coba. They can both ...

Dress overexposure

Blame the slow news week for the poor-man's meme

Dear Hipster:What color did you see when you looked at #TheDress?— Amanda DJ:I don’t care what science says. I don’t care if BuzzFeed and Wired tell me otherwise. The damn dress is white and gold!— ...

A missive from North Park’s “super sketchballs” quarter

Dear Hipster: My wife and I are stoked to be first-time homeowners in North Park. We had a housewarming party the other day, and a few friends of ours were saying how our part of ...

This is why it's called "wacky tobacky"…

Pot grower pocket-dials sheriff during drug-production conversation

Three suspects and 93 marijuana plants were taken into custody late Monday night, March 2, after one of the individuals apparently accidentally called the sheriff's department while in the middle of a conversation about processing ...

Destination: Kinmen

Mines, motorbikes and Mao Zedong tea.

In Kinmen you don’t have to worry about getting blown up anymore. I kept reminding myself of this as I wandered alone on a deserted beach. It was a sunny day with few clouds. Across ...

Dis the DST

If only more people were "over it"

Dear Hipster: I direct this question to you, because I feel that the world at large ought to be “over it” in regards to Daylight Savings Time and because hipsters are the masters of being ...

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