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The state of the U-T and Tribune Publishing

Wall Street says thumbs down

Taking a cue from the late New York mayor Ed Koch, a loyal newspaper reader might ask, “How is the San Diego Union-Tribune doing?” More to the point, how is the financial condition of the ...

Record-release roundup

The Reader's all-local monthly record-release report

Authentic Sellout, fronted by Iacon Sound Studios honcho Sulo King, will play a record-release party at the Casbah on Friday, August 28, for a bill headlined by Sprung Monkey and supported by Processor. Chickenbone Slim’s ...

In love with the child-free life

Even the receptionist at work, who was probably around 40 at the time, took to singing at me each time I passed her desk, “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.”

Hipsters don't like hipsters

Only mainstream critics are charmed by movies featuring the young and hip

Dear Hipster: Are there any movies about hipsters? Google comes up with a list of movies hipsters watch, or hipster characters, but I envision a pretty cool, funny movie about hipsters and hipster culture — ...

Surfboard fishing in Pacific Beach

Look for the orange buoy in front of Law Street

The off-limits fishing area in P.B. isn’t as big as it seems.

Recommended by Netflix

Netflix recommended Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier to me (USA/France, 2013, Radius). I’d been on a roll of finding gems in the Net-flix catalog and decided to approach this viewing by avoiding any reviews, summaries, ...

The woman singing in the kitchen

Acoustic duo Triumph of the Wild chase big dreams out of their little town

“[Anza] is a tiny town at the top of the mountain in between Temecula and Palm Springs,” says Christy Barrett. “There’s a Dairy Queen when you pass through, there’s a Mobil, there’s a Circle K, ...

How will Qualcomm layoffs affect SD area?

Economists talk about the ripple effect

The head-chopping at Qualcomm may not be a total disaster.


Letters to the editor received in the last week

Good Advice in Australia or India, but not Clairemont Neighborhood News contained a cautionary tale about rattlesnakes in Clairemont that reminded me of when Chicken Little thought the sky was falling. Four rattlesnakes were seen ...

Chargers stadium “satisfaction survey” will cost taxpayers

But the City of San Diego will not say how much

There have been a few changes in San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plan to run a public opinion survey before his proposed January vote on a new Chargers stadium in Mission Valley. A revised request ...

Tomato wars: Indigo Rose takes on the heirloom

Post Title: Veggie Highlight: Indigo Rose Tomato Post Date: June 12, 2015 Heirloom tomatoes often steal the show in summer gardens, but every now and then a newer variety comes out that we just have ...

Brews and food and music and more brews

Thursday | 27 Dr. Andreas Marks, Japanese and Korean art curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, introduces the museum’s vast Japanese art collection, which, at almost 8000 works, is one of the largest and ...

Like two violins doing it

Plus Volar Records turns six, celebrates at Whistle Stop; and another San Diego Freakout at Casbah

Thursday 27So, the Melvins/Big Business gig sold out Casbah Thursday night. Go ahead, take a minute.... Okay? Okay. The power-pop singer/songwriter Thomas Walsh, aka Pugwash, is a hit in his native Ireland, where he’s flourished ...

Three Poems by John Dryden

Happy the Man Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own: He who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. Be fair or ...

Calliope Musicals brings a confetti cannon to a fun fight

Plus the Cure Undercover at the Office and Lee Scratch Perry goes Super Ape at Belly Up

Sunday 30From Austin, Texas, the “psychedelic party folk and disco honky-tonk” sextet Calliope Musicals head west and hit Soda Bar on Sunday. NPR’s “All Songs Considered” says of the traveling circus, “Who brings a confetti ...