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2014 Guide to the Arts in San Diego

A palette of possibilities

Our affinity for artistic expression sets us humans apart from all other animals. We continue to find innovative ways to communicate our complex emotions and philosophical reflections. Though it is inarguably enriching to appreciate works ...

We don't call them drones anymore

Contrary to popular wisdom, drones are already among — or above — us.

I want to believe that when we talk about drones — also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or unmanned aerial systems — whose bodies vary from pterodactyl-big to mosquito-small (the Robobee, a robotic insect, weighs ...

I only date vegans

Where’s the beet?

Got on the train a meat-eater; got off the train a vegan.

Theo Tucker bikes, swims, and runs to find his sporting identity again

I'm looking at you looking at me.

She's like, "It's cycling, running, and swimming stuff." And I'm like, "I don't swim."

La Jolla Cove is becoming a sea lion cesspool

...and there’s not much to be done about it

The jewel of San Diego is flawed. Business owners claim they’ve done everything they can to appeal to San Diego city government to try and eliminate the stench and growing aggressiveness of sea lions at La Jolla Cove. City officials claim they are taking things a step at a time.

Produce is a vehicle for our souls

Pesticides kill bugs — how can they not be killing people? San Diego — indeed, California — is a leader in the production of organic vegetables and fruit.

Slog for a green card

The accusations the government makes against immigrants are almost 100-percent accurate.

In California, legal noncitizens are 10 percent of the population.

9/11 is the best thing that ever happened to Baja cuisine

Is this Baja med?

Cool cats from both sides of la linea rip away at Tijuana’s new food.

We're Constantly in Fear: The life of a part-time professor

Academia's dirty little secret.

Interviews with adjunct professors who realize that the colleges and universities that employ them never intend to give them tenure. Most teachers who make a living out of it have to hold down more than one job.

There’s no feeling equal to tagging

Eliminating graffiti from the ’hood feels good as well.

How some graffiti vandals became graffiti artists, thanks in part to City Heights’ Writerz Blok art park.

70+ great ways to celebrate the holidays

All kinds of tidings.

My wife likes to say that she hates Christmas. She says it when the traditions start to feel like nothing more than obligations, when the outings become ordeals, when the expenses become extravagances. What’s awful ...

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