Walter Mencken

Walter Mencken
Walter Mencken authors Almost Factual News — S.D. on the Q.T.

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Who Plays Who: Filner Takedown Edition

In Crimes and Misdemeanors, Martin Landau plays a man wrestling with guilt over his sexual misconduct and its disastrous consequences. Former Mayor Bob Filner’s sexual misconduct included wrestling women into headlocks; his confession of guilt ...

Beelzebub parts ways with San Diego televangelist Morris Cerullo

No sympathy from the devil?

“Let me make one thing clear at the outset,” says Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies and one of the Seven Princes of Hell. “I am, and always will be, a big fan of the Prosperity ...

San Diego Tourism Authority unveils $10 million national campaign on behalf of city

One last look?

For decades, says San Diego Tourism Authority director Wanda West, “Americans from every state and travelers from all over the world have chosen San Diego as a vacation destination. They come for the theme parks ...

State of the city

A look back

Last month, San Diego Mayor Kevin “Cheer Captain” Faulconer gave his annual State of the City address, which he concluded by saying, “San Diego, this is how we build our future. Let’s keep moving.” The ...

D.A. Dumanis explains decision to call in outside consultant in Nehad shooting incident

The talking head

On January 18, inewsource.org reported that "of the 155 police-involved shootings since 2005... the investigation of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in April in San Diego’s Midway District represents the only time the ...

SDG&E announces branding partnership with Universal’s Illumination Entertainment

Attempting to “minionate” a spate of bad PR?

STILL REELING FROM THE DISCOVERY THAT MINIONS IS THE #11 ALL-TIME BIGGEST FILM WORLDWIDE, SAN ONOFRE — “It all started with that meddling busybody Darrel Issa and his namby-pamby Bill 3643,” says SDG&E Head of ...

SeaWorld’s Shamu Experience takes over vacated Qualcomm Stadium

Breeding room?

“After the Chargers left, Qualcomm was a big empty bowl,” says SeaWorld head of killer whale breeding Bee S. DeWitt. “Meanwhile, our orcas weren’t being allowed to breed because of our insufficiently large storage facilities. ...

Who Plays Who: Mission Edition

Movie actor Philip Seymour Hoffman portrayed the charismatic leader of an outlawed organization in The Master before ultimately being undone by drugs. El Chapo was the charismatic leader of an organization of drug outlaws before ...

School of Creative and Performing Arts students adapt I, Claudius for the present day

Art imitates life

Trod Boards, director of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts theater program, is excited. What’s more, he’s excited to tell you why. "Robert Graves’ masterful historical novel I, Claudius, which was famously ...

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