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Content for Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Vietnamese refugee teaches war to Coronado High School English students

We are the generation of freedom fries.

November 11, 2015
The highest grossing indie film of the year

Jane Eyre was brought to screen by three masters of their crafts: incomparable director Orson Welles; legendary cinematographer George S. Barnes; and co-screenwriter Aldous Huxley. Bronte’s gothic novel has never had a cinematic incarnation like ...

November 11, 2015
The Office ain't all bad

Supporters of long-standing punk haven Scolari’s Office had a knee-jerk reaction of disdain when, in 2008, the place traded hands, remodeled, and reclaimed its title from the ’50s, “The Office.” It felt off. Its manicured ...

November 11, 2015
Herstorical L7

L7, the loud and raunchy female quartet featuring guitarists Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, bassist Jennifer Finch, and drummer Dee Plakas, formed in 1985, broke big in 1992, broke up in 2001, and reunited last ...

November 11, 2015
Lowering the water-to-beer ratio

Last spring, California governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating 25 percent reduced water consumption by the state's roughly 400 water agencies. Thus far, the mandate has impacted landscaping but not hampered beer production. ...

These big chunks are swoon-worthy

I knew it the moment I hauled open the door. This. Is. A. Mistake. Could see the businessmen inside cracking their chopsticks apart, flattening down their silk ties. I mean, this is Nobu, right? The ...

At times brilliant; other times just campy good fun

I love Doctor Who and have since I was a kid. NuWho and classic Doctor Who. At times it is brilliant science fiction that examines social issues; sometimes it’s just campy good fun. But it’s ...

November 11, 2015
The Cult's Ian Astbury checks in from Texas

The Cult, fronted by Ian Astbury, invades House of Blues on November 19, stumping for their new album Hidden City, the final installment in a three-album trilogy. Astbury took questions over the phone — and ...

Houndmouth rings the Band's bell

Houndmouth is one of those bands for which the songs seem to play themselves, minus fanfare or any particular direction. That’s an illusion, of course. The melodies and the storylines rise above the sloppy musicianship ...

November 11, 2015
Kabbs at a dollar an inch

Brian Clinebell, singer with the garage band Kabbs, went to SDSU to study graphic design. His art schooling got him into making ads and T-shirts for Fallen Footwear, Lurkville Skateboards, and DC Shoes. And that ...

November 11, 2015
Roots Covenant is me

“The scene here’s really healthy,” says Mike Benge. The Helix High School band director is talking about the popularity of reggae music in San Diego. “It’s one of the more healthy music scenes here, next ...

November 11, 2015
We’ll all be judged for our actions in this life

Q&A with Pastor-elder Craig Marshall of Grace Bible Church in Kearny Mesa.

November 11, 2015
Panoramic views without the crowds

Put on your sturdiest boots and enjoy this short workout climb near Jamul.

November 11, 2015
German art right before Hitler

In many of these photos, things have an existential aura of their own and seem to be observing us.

November 11, 2015
It's all play until someone gets murdered

Perez admitted that he had communicated to many persons his fantasy of abducting a female.

November 11, 2015
San Diego rockers invade Spain and Italy

Last month, a San Diego traveling circus invaded Spain and Italy to perform a run of shows. The three-act tour, which featured the Little Richards, Schizophonics, and Diana Death y Sus Novios, benefitted from the ...

November 11, 2015
Conference call with cinematic deity Hou Hsiao-Hsien

“He’s really just a regular dude,” said Eugene, the interpreter trying to calm my nerves while waiting for cinematic deity Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Millennium Mambo, Flight of the Red Balloon) to finish his cigarette and join ...

November 11, 2015
Juan Vargas, international hipster

Congressman Juan Vargas and his staff are getting ever more familiar with Germany, thanks to repeated free trips there provided by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Robert Bosch Stiftung, two big ...

November 11, 2015
The NHL could go to Vegas

Vegas on ice.

November 11, 2015
Solid candidate for proto-hipsterdom found!

Dunlop’s manly beard alone makes him a candidate.

November 11, 2015
King of Costco looks to offload Bird Rock mansion

Beds: 6 Baths: 8 Current Owners: Sinegal Family Asking Price: $16,900,000 This week, what sellers’ agents describe as “La Jolla’s premier ocean front residence” and its “spectacular views of Windansea Beach and ‘Big Rock’ surf ...

November 11, 2015
Eileen Bowman's superb Judy Garland stands out amid excellent performances

"You gotta see the whole picture,” Judy Garland tells fiancé Mickey Deans in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. “Everything just comes to me at once and crashes from one thing to another. I can’t ...

November 11, 2015
Shining Spotlight

Spotlight, which takes its name from a team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe, is a touching ode to the old-fashioned notion that some things simply need reporting; never mind the effort, the expense, ...

November 11, 2015
San Diego has had its Volkswagen-type scandals

Corporate crises can kill. In the immediate aftermath of a major scandal, so-called experts warn that the guilty company could go under. Now, German automaker Volkswagen could succumb, warn some. The company, which touted itself ...

November 11, 2015
Two poems by Annabelle Moseley

Planting at Your Grave It is warm for November and the earth is dry and brittle, starved for flowers. I have to claw at the grass, pull it back by the hair trek back and ...

November 11, 2015
Sempra’s generosity

The Constitution posits a barrier between church and state, but in California nothing can keep politicians and Sempra lobbyists apart, judging by the giant utility’s recent disclosure of its third quarter lobbying activities. On July ...

November 11, 2015
Talmadge responds

Neighbor Against Neighbor As a 20-plus year resident of Talmadge, I read “Two Talmadges” (November 5 cover story) thoroughly, and with great interest. The ultimate resolution of traffic issues in the community lies within the ...

November 11, 2015
Acoustic Squeeze, Psychedelic Furs

Sunday 15Acoustic Squeeze! Come get some “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Pulling Mussels,” “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” and “Tempted” when English pop-rock duo Difford & Tilbrook put on a singer/songwriter clinic at House of Blues.... From ...

November 11, 2015
Put on your Thinging caps

Thursday 12Okay, San Diego Music Thingers, put on your “Thinging” caps because you’ve got to figure out how to see all the bands you want to see of the hundred-plus that are playing on 12 ...

November 11, 2015
Dumbest quotes ever made

My favorite TV show is RuPaul’s Drag Race. Why? Because it’s RuPaul! And who doesn’t love RuPaul? I love this TV show because it’s the greatest TV show ever made. I mean, who wouldn’t want ...

November 11, 2015
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