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Content for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

News & Stories

San Diego Reader 2014 guide to the arts

Our affinity for artistic expression sets us humans apart from all other animals. We continue to find innovative ways to communicate our complex emotions and philosophical reflections. Though it is inarguably enriching to appreciate works ...

In San Diego clubs Sunday-Wednesday, February 16–19

Sunday 16For fans of the hippy-dippy brand, Boston band Quilt has a new record out on the flavor-of-the-day Mexican Summer label. It’s called Held in Splendor and is getting all kinds of press juice for ...

February 12, 2014
Partied with Page

“We’re just a rock band with a very heavy groove,” says Sledd guitarist Kevin Michael. “We have a modern sound, but we don’t sound like any of the other contemporary groups because we pull from ...

February 12, 2014
DeMaio to run ad holding hands with boyfriend

The Wall Street Journal will run a story tomorrow (February 13) noting that San Diego Republican Carl DeMaio plans to run an ad showing him holding hands with his same-sex partner, Johnathan Hale. The Journal ...

February 12, 2014
Aching loins, lonely heart

Brian got married “around age 28. We had Anthony about two years afterwards and had Adriana in ’94.” Though he didn’t relish the thought of being “50 years old and worrying about [my daughter’s] virginity,” ...

February 12, 2014
Brian Regan confirms blue is not necessarily the funniest color

If fierce logic is something you demand in a stand up, then put Brian Regan’s name at the top of the list. It’s not enough for Regan to make an audience laugh. He dares the ...

February 12, 2014
Music you can touch

“This album is intended for aging art-punks who complain about bearded bands and [for] teenage listeners realizing blog culture sold them a bill of goods,” says Aaron Poehler, whose post–punk rock full-length Dietrich, co-created with ...

February 12, 2014
Portable Paintings

One of the great movie gangsters was also a smart, discriminating art collector. As Rico Bandello in Little Caesar (“Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?”), Edward G. Robinson, born Emmanuel Goldenberg in ...

February 12, 2014
You need a crowbar to break into the music business

“Imagine rehearsing your song and seeing Paul McCartney dancing to it.” Nathan East, who scored Grammy Record of the Year gold for his work on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” calls the Reader from “somewhere on ...

February 12, 2014
Three decades of San Diego theater

Our venerable theater writer Jeff Smith offers his thoughts on the San Diego theater scene he's observed for more than three decades.

February 12, 2014
Fletcher Cove Community Center open for partying

The San Diego mayoral race wasn’t the only special election on February 11. The majority of Solana Beach voters passed Proposition B — an initiative brought to the ballot box by citizens. It asked voters ...

February 12, 2014
Can afford to sin

“Darlin’, best way you can help is getting your butt out of sight,” says Carla.

Belly Up Unincorporated

Most clubs that host national acts rely on one of the “big three” concert companies — AEG, Live Nation/House of Blues, Nederlander — to route headliners to their stages. The Belly Up Tavern has never ...

February 12, 2014
The wrong kid

Forty-five years after the Japanese practice of nurses identifying newborns by names written in Magic Marker on the soles of their feet was thought to have ceased, it took one thoughtless orderly to forever alter ...

February 12, 2014
Santa Fe or Scandanavia?

I sighed and then held up my phone so David could see the image of the castle I’d been ogling. “I love that Stephanie is posting pics of all her adventures,” I said. Steph, my ...

February 12, 2014
Morteros Trail (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park)

The Morteros Trail is part of the 4757-acre Little Blair Valley Cultural Preserve that was created in December 2010 in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The area was a seasonal home for the Kumeyaay people who ...

In San Diego clubs Thursday–Saturday, February 13–15

Thursday 13Former guitarist of the Gun Club, Cramps, Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, and one-time president of the Ramones Fan Club, Cali native Kid Congo Powers and his Pink Monkey Birds swing into Casbah Thursday night. ...

February 12, 2014
Pete Wilson maxes out late to Faulconer

Their cash arrived the day before the election — traditional timing for controversial contributions that might otherwise become negative campaign fodder — but ex–San Diego mayor Pete Wilson and his wife Gayle came through for ...

February 12, 2014
Beachy PACs

GOP congressman Duncan Hunter is set to hit the road to Orange County for a fundraising “Laguna Beach Trip” this coming August 10 through 12 at the oceanfront Montage Hotel, according to an invitation posted ...

February 12, 2014
Jingle business

Butterfinger. With that one word, Rafter Roberts has answered the Reader’s question: Which Super Bowl XLVIII television commercial did he write and produce the soundtrack for? The vaguely naughty Butterfinger ad (it winks at the ...

February 12, 2014
Kreep’s payback

Gary Kreep, the conservative superior court judge who San Diego liberals and local prosecutors love to hate, has been paying off a few campaign debts of late, according to a recently filed disclosure statement. The ...

February 12, 2014
Minor leaguers sue Major League Baseball

Three former minor league baseball players filed a suit yesterday (February 11) in federal court in San Francisco, claiming that 19th-century laws essentially keep minor leaguers in a state of indentured servitude. The suit is ...

February 12, 2014
Chargers pushing for $700 million stadium in spite of city debt

Bread and circuses. Back in the Roman Empire, those were the keys to diverting the public’s attention from political greed and corruption — and, particularly, from the massive gap between the rich and the poor. ...

February 12, 2014
Bailing out the last frontier

There’s been a lot of talk about the northern part of California breaking away from its nether regions to form one or more new states. Last September, before a standing-room-only crowd of 40, Modoc County ...

Letters

2 Sic, Yes, Good Catch Re: Unreal Estate, February 6. If the quoted word “mantle” required a [sic] then the word “florescent” should also have had one, yes? Name Withheld Poway No Common Denominator From ...

February 12, 2014
80/10/10 = radiant skin

Post Title: Fruit of the Matter Post Date: September 30, 2013 “I felt like I needed a detox from my life,” Yovana Mendoza explains early into our visit to the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market, moments before ...

February 12, 2014
Semper Fi

I meet this friend for lunch once a month. His name is Bud. Forty years ago Bud was swigging Scotch in an officers’ club. I was in Berkeley handing out anti-war pamphlets. Now we’re both ...

February 12, 2014
The Nativity of Christ

The Nativity of Christ Behold the father is his daughter’s son, The bird that built the nest is hatch’d therein, The old of years an hour hath not outrun, Eternal life to live doth now ...

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