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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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We Eat Too Just got today’s copy and noticed that the article “Eat” (Cover Story, October 20) does not mention any restaurants in inland North County (Rancho Bernardo to Escondido). Did I get a City ...

Eat: 2011 Restaurant Issue

Graze on our 2011 Restaurant Issue, covering the best in burgers, drinks, pizza, beer, burritos, and neighborhood restaurants.

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Truck It I want to commend Dorian Hargrove for the excellent article he wrote on page 3, “Hidden Pipeline, Secret Menace” (“City Lights,” October 13). Yes, that is an accident waiting to happen. Would you ...

Back When: A Revolution in Mexico?

Thirty-Five Years Ago “It’s gotten really bad in the last three years,” says Bob Moore, one of 45 Border Patrol agents patrolling the Chula Vista Sector. “Well, this is just hearsay, you understand, but I ...

Back When It Was Legal to Make PCP

Thirty-Five Years Ago When the new penal statutes take effect January 1, we won’t be able to do what we didn’t know, until now, that we could do. New crimes will include: the possession with ...

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Whom Did That? I want to make a comment on the October 6 Reader, Thomas Larson’s cover story, “Debt. Arson. Murder.” Okay, I’m just a poor old engineer — I’m not an English major — ...

Mary Karr

After ten months praying in a cave in Manresa, St. Ignatius received a vision that permitted him “to see God in all things” — the stated goal of his Spiritual Exercises, which are part of ...

Seen on DVD: Torso, The Frighteners, Hellraiser

Michael McQuiggan FilmOut Programmer, filmoutsandiego.com Italy’s Torso has grown on me over the years and with a new Blu-ray edition, it’s won me over. Suzy Kendall stars with a bevy of beauties stalked by a ...

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Stands With Giants I have not picked up the Reader in two years, but today I saw the name of Jerry Schad on the cover. The reprint of the 1987 Sorensen article on Jerry was ...

Thomas More

Many things know we that we seldom think on: and in the things of the soul, the knowledge without the remembrance little profiteth. What availeth it to know that there is a God, which thou ...

1991: You’re Gay, You Drive, You get Special Handling

Thirty-Five Years Ago Since WWII, the emergent “East Coast” style has tended toward a simplified, even primitive, form and a more cerebral content.... The New Yorker always was, and still remains, a great testing ground ...

Some Peeves Never Change

Thirty Years Ago Tribune editor Neil Morgan will put an end to a “very strange and uncomfortable” situation next week when he turns loose his protégé Tom Blair to write a column of his own. ...

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Dig It! Mucho kudos to Thomas Larson and to the Reader for this comprehensive piece on babies born here to Mexican mothers (Feature Story, September 22). I don’t think I’ve seen anything in print on ...

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Ugly Comes And Goes I really enjoyed Ollie’s article about the trailer park (“The Ugly Trailer Park Across the Water,” Cover Story, September 15). I’ve lived in San Diego my whole life. I’m 56, and ...

Francesco Petrarch

How often on that day, think you, did I not on the return journey look back upon the peak of the mountain! In comparison with the loftiness of human contemplation, unless one is mired in ...

"Come Prima," by Archie Randolph Ammons

I know there is perfection in the being of my being, that I am holy in amness as stars or paperclips, that the universe, moving from void to void, pours in and out through me: ...

The Hip List

Thirty-Five Years Ago<br>On the night of Tuesday, September 28, in a boxing ring constructed inside New York City’s newly renovated Yankee Stadium, a heavyweight championship bout will be held between the aging, invincible Muhammad Ali, ...

A 91X Rant

Thirty-Five Years Ago<br>Studio structures have been bemoaned for so long that it is almost an automatic reflex to greet the recent breakdown with cries of “Up the rebels.” But the upshot of independence is that ...

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Get A Kidney, Give A Liver Your story about organ donation highlighted the tragic shortage of human organs for transplant operations (“Gift from the Grave,” Cover Story, September 8). There are now over 110,000 people ...

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Hell Right Here Wow! The article “I’m Coming to Rescue You From Protestant Hell” by Brianna Van Ness (Cover Story, September 1) is really powerful! At least Brianna needn’t worry about going to hell; she’s ...