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Craft Cocktails: Old Standbys. Rising Stars.

Shaken or stirred?

Drinks a bit complicated, sort of the way you wish you were.

Sixty years of Godzilla

Celebrate Godzilla’s 60th birthday with the wonderful Godzilla Collection from Classic Media. Featuring gorgeous packaging, this set includes seven remastered and individually packaged Godzilla films in both their American and original Japanese-language versions. Invasion of ...

"Desire," a poem by George Bilgere

The slim, suntanned legs of the woman in front of me in the checkout line fill me with yearning to provide her with health insurance and a sporty little car with personalized plates. The way ...

100+ Places to Go After Dark in San Diego

Nighttime to-dos

Nighttime to-dos: Speakeasies, dive bars, hipsters, art exhibitions, brewskies, craft cocktails, and more!

Film Festival Producer Faves

Kevin Leap, President, board of directors, San Diego Film Foundation Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!: Can’t get enough of this so-wonderfully-bad-it’s-good black-and-white 1965 Russ Meyer film about three race-car-driving go-go–clad vixens tearing across the desert and ...

A passage from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars,And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree-toad is ...

God Says Yes to Me

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic and she said yes I asked her if it was okay to be short and she said it sure is I asked her if I ...

Tabloid, Masques, Something Wicked This Way Comes: Watch It at Home

Daria Matza Producer of Styria Into the Abyss is an intriguing documentary by Werner Herzog about a death-row inmate days before his execution. While the interview with him doesn’t yield much, the other people that ...

Letters

Steamed ’Shrooms This is a comment on “In San Diego, It’s a Free-for-All,” page 20 of the May 31 Reader, by Siobhan Braun. That woman irritates the hell out of me. Every other mention of ...

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Disgust Discussed I just finished reading the article on Nathan Fletcher (“Untold Stories,” Cover Story, May 24), and I’m absolutely shocked that anyone would be so petty as to go back in his background and ...

Letters

It’s Original OMG! How could writer Scott Marks miss Encinitas’s iconic La Paloma Theatre in his top ten picks of local theaters (“Our 10 Best Movie Theaters,” Cover Story, May 17)? His number one pick, ...

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Got You Covered As an avid reader of the Reader, I was a little disappointed in the fact that the May 3 cover photo is a picture right off the internet that anyone can access. ...

Have Fun on Land

100 Reasons to Love San Diego

Reader writers explore the elements of America’s Finest — water, air, fire, land. Urban Irving If it’s true that San Diego is America’s Biggest Small Town, then it is certainly fitting that our most famous ...

Seek Adventure in the Air

100 Reasons to Love San Diego

Reader writers explore the elements of America’s Finest — water, air, fire, land. Up close with birds of prey Let’s face it, the closest most of us will ever get to a true bird of ...

Explore a Water Wonderland

100 Reasons to Love San Diego

Reader writers explore the elements of America’s Finest — water, air, fire, land. Underwater hockey Underwater hockey (sometimes called Octopush), has been around since 1954; it’s played in a couple of dozen countries. It involves, ...

Stoke Your Creative Fire

100 Reasons to Love San Diego

Reader writers explore the elements of America’s Finest — water, air, fire, land. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School At Dr. Sketchy’s (held the third Saturday of every month at the Ruby Room in Hillcrest, 1271 University ...

Letters

Necessary Meds I feel compelled to comment on a recent column, "Classic Barb Guy" (Diary of a Diva), and a subsequent entry in the letters column by Name Withheld, April 26, praising living without psychiatric ...

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In Control I applaud you, Barb, for having the courage to take back control of your life (“Diary of a Diva,” April 18). I have been on Lexapro as well as a dozen other drugs. ...

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Deal Me In, Lord In response to the article by Siobhan Braun (“Christian Card Counters,” Cover Story, April 12). Great article, Siobhan!!!! First of all, I am appalled by the attitudes of the so-called Christians ...

DVDs from the Whistle Stop

Sam Chammas, owner, The Whistle Stop, whistlestopbar.com The U.S. vs. John Lennon: Some may say they know enough about John Lennon already through his songs, but this documentary will blow you away with how much ...

Letters

Independent Blood-Suckers Joe Deegan’s article (“Paul People,” Cover Story, April 5) on Ron Paul’s popularity with people discovering the Libertarian point of view as presented by Dr./Rep. Paul shows the tunnel vision I think most ...

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“Frisco”? Yikes! Re “Two Toronados” (Restaurants, March 22). Imagine the scene. A tourist from San Diego visits Toronado, a venerable San Francisco institution, insults the hosts by calling the city “Frisco,” revealing himself as a ...

Letters

The Zinger Masters I suggest that you hire Dewan Gibson (“The Imperfect Blog,” “Blog Diego,” March 15). He writes better than at least one of your staffers. Siobhan Braun, who wrote “The Recruiter Loved Me” ...

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Cover Kudos Reading your March 15 Reader. Excellent article by Siobhan Braun on the cover, “The Recruiter Loved Me.” Franco AlbueroLa Jolla Elitist Bumper Stickers Re “The Recruiter Loved Me” (Cover Story, March 15). In ...

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It Ends Badly Regarding the March 8 cover story, “Bad House,” I just finished this story. I enjoyed it a lot, and when I got to the last page, which was page 40, the story ...

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Trust Me, I’m A Jock When I saw your front cover with the jock sitting in front of gym lockers with his eyes closed, it reminded me of all the dumb jocks of yesteryear (“Grappling ...

DVD Latino: Alambrista!, El Bola, Tambien la Lluvia

Glenn Heath Programmer, San Diego Latino Film Festival, sdlatinofilm.com Carlos Reygadas’s Silent Light is a hypnotic character study about a man torn between his wife and lover while residing in a northern Mexican Mennonite community. ...

Letters

Theft Not Very “Civil” You are probably unaware of how closely related three of your stories are in the February 23 issue. The cover story, “Tased and Subdued, Throttled and Killed”; the short story “Angry ...

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Salute From Sweden Thank you for bringing the Royal Rife story up to the media surface (“Royal Raymond Rife: Into the Micro-Beyond,” “Unforgettable,” February 16). Mankind needs his discoveries to be developed and available again. ...

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A ’Nam Fantasy After reading your cover article “Citizen Pot Bust” (February 9), I don’t know who is more dangerous, the people in the forest growing marijuana or a bunch of military wannabes carrying loaded ...

Letters

Welcome Back, Donna Thank you very much for printing the interview with Donna Frye on January 26 (“So San Diego,” Cover Story). I loved listening to what she had to say. I hadn’t heard from ...

DVD Favorites: Misfits, Dear Zachary, Liberty Heights

Hilary Andrews Student, San Diego State University If Heroes and Skins were combined into a single series, you’d get Misfits. Misfits is a British TV show about five delinquent social outcasts who become unlikely friends ...

Letters

Short, Sweet Deanna Fridley is disgusting (“The Long and Dangerous Day,” Feature Story, January 26). That is all I have to say. Laurievia email Pagans Popular I felt that I must write in response to ...

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Mug On Trash I’m calling about an interview that Chad Deal did (January 19). You put this guy’s mug on the front of your Reader. I can’t believe that you would write that kind of ...

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Paint Fight I love the idea of Painting with Prudence, mainly because I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am not an artist (“Check Out My Sizzle Reel,” Cover Story, January 12). Bob ...

The Last Supper

San Diego Reader food critic Naomi Wise (Joan Golomb Goodwin) 1945–2011 ★★★★★ (Superb) Ratings reflect the reviewers' affinity for the critic and reaction to food, ambience, and service. December 14, 2011 We all gathered around ...

Letters

Better Bookie Service Being a longtime sports bettor and onetime bookie, I took interest in “My Bookie Says, ‘Meet Me at Arby’s” (Cover Story, January 5). Overall, it’s a good account of the small-time bettor. ...

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Bicycle Bozos I would just like to comment on the cover story in the December 29 Reader, “Start at the Oceanside Pier. Stop in 3000 Miles.” I’ve noticed bicycle races — I guess mostly European ...

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Save A Seat At The Table Adios, Naomi. I was saddened to read of the death of Naomi Wise in Ed Bedford’s blog tribute. I began reading Naomi’s restaurant reviews from the very beginning. After ...

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It’s Lies, All Lies! Regarding Elizabeth Salaam’s article “The Unkindest Cut” (Cover Story, December 15). She has no MD or DO interviewed, she references Drugs.com about Pitocin (all on the internet is not truth!), she ...

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A Great Green Read What a joy it was to read Bill Manson’s piece “Wild” (Cover Story, December 8). Having interviewed Phil Unitt many years ago while working on a piece about the ecological destruction ...

DVD Xmas Review: Gremlins, Still Bill, Lethal Weapon

Erika Hughes Kindergarten teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District Everyone has a “my Christmas movie,” the classic they watch religiously year after year. For me, that film is A Christmas Story. Watching Ralphie and his ...

Letters

We Need You, Go Away Although this week’s cover story is about using the SENTRI system to cross the border, the cover photo speaks volumes about the philosophies and policies of the United States and ...

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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum The information for cost of the SENTRI border-crossing pass is not only $25, as was said (“The Only Way to Walk Across the Border in Five Minutes,” Cover Story, November 23). Many other fees ...

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Career Counselor I believe Siobhan Braun needs a reality check (“For My Birthday, My Husband Bought Me a House,” Cover Story, November 17). You should be on your knees every night thanking God for a ...

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Nostalgia Bump I just love that Fred Hardin III’s letter “Chicken-Killing Thursdays” (November 3). It’s just really well written. I enjoyed it. It’s humorous. He should think about writing. It really gave me a bump ...

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Floyd Unmasked I want to commend the journalism of Jay Allen Sanford on page 122 (“Famous Former Neighbors,” November 3). I always liked Floyd the Barber immensely and never knew the man’s name who plays ...

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Finally Vegan I was glad to see that some of your writers were thoughtful to mention vegan and vegetarian options in the recent October 20 restaurant issue (“Eat”). This was an improvement on previous years. ...

Seen on DVD: Almost Famous, Inland Empire, Love and Death

Rebecca Hicks Writer and illustrator, little-vampires.com Traditional romantic comedies have never been a reflection of my relationship reality, which is why I’m grateful for 1991’s Addams Family. Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston have a joyous ...

Back When People Had a Hard Time Avoiding Britney Spears

Thirty-Five Years Ago A moist night wind whipped the crowd that waited patiently at the Southwestern College gymnasium. Some had been waiting since 1:00 p.m. Some had come from as far way as San Francisco. ...

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