Cover Stories

Tiki said to hell with it. Let’s party.

Shelter Island’s Bali Hai was never some little grog shop.

Tom Ham was the god of good times.

These people want to work, and nothing is beneath them

They say the smile is the hardest part.

The last couple of times Brenda Peterson had job openings in her court-reporting company, she filled the positions with members of an unlikely pool of candidates: ex-convicts, or more politely put, the formerly incarcerated. It ...

Terminal art

It makes San Diego look appealing.

I’m standing in Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport on a Monday morning in early July. My escort, Constance White, the airport art program manager, leads me through the new food-court atrium, past ...

Beach Blanket Banter

Teens talk about drugs, sex, and college.

At 17, she could pass for 21. Her wild brown curly hair is streaked with turquoise highlights. A cluster of freckles sprinkle the bridge of her pierced nose. Abby wears a 1920s-inspired emerald-green tropical-print bikini. ...

The curious walking reeds of the Tijuana River

Have we got a green card for you.

Art on the hoof, in the river, but not quite across the border.

Prepared for life, not for college

Highs and lows at High Tech High

Where most school websites are built for parents who need calendar information or want to check out next year’s fourth-grade teachers, High Tech High’s is a full-fledged marketing campaign. Many of the pages include statistics, ...

Crazy Train

Loco-motion: A modern-day rail heist.

Portions read as if they were plucked from a screenplay of an old western train-robbery movie: Land speculators, scams, drug smuggling, hostile takeovers, all surrounding a 100-year-old railroad track twisting and turning its way from ...

A perfect food day

Binge city

Reader eaters graze their way around town for the 2014 Feast! issue: Europe would be impressed — Ian Anderson My fantasy food day — Mary Beth Abate It'll probably involve offal — Brandon Hernandez The ...

Meetup

Groupthink.

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good. — Dr. Seuss

The Big Dry

The grass is not always greener.

How dry is it? Dry, dry, dry, dry, dry.

There are no laws on how to make moonshine

“It’s a risky thing to drink.”

"Eventually there will be a face-off between distillers and the feds.”

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