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Content for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Nathan Fletcher’s Untold Stories

Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s somewhat tumultuous upbringing.

May 23, 2012
Boys Are Petty

Gamer Girl at Nerdcore night says, “We all grew up on Nintendo and Star Wars.”

Record-Release Roundup

Alerting the media on their upcoming media.

May 23, 2012
Most Important Meal of the Day

That’s what they call breakfast, right? But, honestly, most weekdays, I’m not very good at getting my day started off right. Our household does enjoy breakfast on weekends, and we always take note of what ...

The Acoustic-Schlock Therapy of Jeffrey Joe Morin

Guitarist Jeffrey Joe Morin describes his performances as “Generally genre non-specific. I archive, treasure, and exhibit 20th-century American-standard songs of love, romance, and dramatic introspection.”

May 23, 2012
Our Generation

What’s with this “Urban” thing? There’s “Urbn,” the bar-eatery in North Park, “Urban Eats” on Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, and now “Urban India,” near the Gaslamp. I noticed it walking down Fourth toward Broadway the ...

Encinitas Art Auction Backstory

Over 100 people turned out for Encinitas' 101 Artist Colony's banner auction on May 20. The annual art sale invited 97 local artists to submit original paintings, on white vinyl banners, that were then hung ...

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, ...

May 23, 2012
Battleship Is Bullship

Let’s be honest: Battleship is Bullship. That honor is soon justified, when Lieutenant Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) steals a burrito to impress the va-voom daughter (Brooklyn Decker) of an admiral (Liam Neeson). A boozing screw-up ...

May 23, 2012
The Big Noise: The Free Speech Fight of 1912, Part One

About a hundred years ago, the Wobblies labor movement boiled over in San Diego.

Bernie: Jack Black Is the Most Likeable Man in Carthage, Texas

Jack Black, a likeable actor, simply had to play the most likeable man in Carthage, Texas. He is Bernhardt Tiede II, currently in prison yet still loved in Carthage for having been a funeral director ...

May 23, 2012
Bowling as a Bottom of the Barrel Sporting Experience

A big hole in your television sports experience is about to be filled.

May 23, 2012
France in an Instant

Did you see the headline from China? They teleported photons over 60 miles,” I said. When David shook his head in the affirmative, I felt a sense of pride in my worldliness. “Yeah, it was ...

May 23, 2012
Lawyer's a Sinner

San Diego public defender Tim Riley on the gee-tar.

May 23, 2012
Getting Rid of Gophers

What’s the price of war with your yard rats?

May 23, 2012
Bad Music Night in Logan Heights

It was a sad day for clowns when, last July, antiquated zoning regulations forced Technomania Circus to shut down their backyard performance space in Barrio Logan after seven years in business. Determined to continue juggling ...

Men in Black III Takes a Final Run at the Bank

In what must be a final run at the bank, Men in Black III arrives a decade after the last installment. The first two MiB shows grossed over a billion worldwide, providing rich justification for ...

May 23, 2012
Price of Influence

Ex–San Diego city councilman Jim Madaffer, who fought for years with then–San Diego State president Steve Weber over redevelopment plans for the school’s sprawling campus just off Interstate 8, has put the full weight of ...

May 23, 2012
Jacumba trusts Dave Landman, the naked guy

"I am thinking about becoming the Duke of Jacumba,” Dave Landman jokes. We are sitting in the dining room at his DeAnza Springs Nudist Resort, a property in Jacumba that Landman has owned for 15 ...

May 23, 2012
Desert Daze

Desert Hot Springs offered an unexpectedly cool alternative to Coachella’s music fest.

May 23, 2012
Beach Goths

Thursday 24So, Black Key Dan Auerbach produced the next Growlers record, which is supposed to come out soonish, after they title it and, y’know, find a label to put it out. The Costa Mesa “beach ...

May 23, 2012
Last One Standing

Hands on a Hardbody at La Jolla Playhouse.

May 23, 2012
The Cult's Choice of Weapon

“I was semi-detached from the world, but not from myself,” says Ian Astbury. The Cult lyricist and singer is on the phone from Los Angeles. He explains where his head was at during the writing ...

May 23, 2012
The Moth Diaries: Moonstruck Walks, Erotic Rivalry, Repressive Authority, Nocturnal Blood

Early reviews have argued that director Mary Harron has fallen below her previous level (American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page) with The Moth Diaries. They might better have emphasized the intelligent skill that Harron, who ...

May 23, 2012
Irwin Jacobs’s Politicking Offspring

It’s not just family patriarch Irwin Jacobs, billionaire founder of Qualcomm, who is handing out the big political money this campaign season. Son Harlan, who has signed on as a backer of mayoral candidate Nathan ...

May 23, 2012
Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

See several native San Diego habitat types on a leisurely stroll.

May 23, 2012
Yacht: A Band, a Business, a Belief System

Yacht is sometimes spelled like the boat, sometimes all in capital letters, sometimes as Y.A.C.H.T., and sometimes with a triangle in place of the “A.” And Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans invariably describe their venture ...

May 23, 2012
Queen of TMI

A Match.com customer speaks of her experiences.

May 23, 2012
One, Two, Many Poetry Readings

Always three in red and six in black; always at least one lined face; always a few on display; usually a headache, and absolutely always a hangover; 2 or 3 God-struck ones. 2 blond kids ...

May 23, 2012
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