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Content for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Belegarth medieval combat society fights on Morley Field

Going Medieval in North Park.

October 14, 2015
Movies to watch on repeat

I can watch Paris Is Burning and Frances Ha on repeat but for entirely different reasons. Paris Is Burning (USA, 1990, Academy Entertainment) is a documentary centered on the intricate, underground Ball culture. While the ...

October 14, 2015
Gram Rabbit's desert space rocktronica

Gram Rabbit, from Joshua Tree, California, has been around for at least a decade and has released several albums, beginning with 2004’s Music to Start a Cult To. An underwear manufacturer broke them out in ...

October 14, 2015
What in the world is white coffee?

White coffee? Pacific Beach got a new coffee shop in July. Actually, it’s more of a shack. California Bean sits in the parking lot of bar/restaurant The Local Pacific Beach, with a partial ocean view ...

October 14, 2015
Chris Cantore's real man tears

Right after his last morning show on modern-rock KPRI September 28, Chris Cantore and 20 co-workers were told their jobs were over. Cantore, an SDSU grad who has been on the local airwaves for two ...

October 14, 2015
Eli Broad continues to give

Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad, said to be interested in buying the L.A. Times and San Diego Union-Tribune from embattled Tribune Publishing of Chicago, continues to give big to members of the Democratic Party. Latest ...

October 14, 2015
'Wiches and brew at La Mesa Oktoberfest

The two old crones stir the vats surrounded by circling bats. Okay, no bats. No quoting from Macbeth. No crones. But these gals really are stirring up brews in vats, with billows of fog coming ...

October 14, 2015
A psychological thriller and an easy watch

Donnie Darko (USA, 2001, New Market Films) is a psychological thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal is Donnie, a very attractive yet very troubled young man. Donnie has visions of Frank, a large demonic bunny rabbit who guides ...

October 14, 2015
Roni Lee plays like a girl

"I love the live-rock sound, with real guitars, real vocals, and no backing tracks,” says Roni Lee, whose career as a rock guitarist started in Hollywood with Venus and the Razorblades, a cheeky Kim Fowley ...

October 14, 2015
Mudhoney likes it small

Steve Turner met Mark Arm in the fall of 1982. They were introduced by a mutual friend (Alex Shumway) at a concert. According to Turner, Shumway said, “Stevie, this is Mark. He’s straight-edge too,” which ...

October 14, 2015
There’s a unique emphasis which Lutherans have on grace

Pastor Richard Schmidt of Concordia Church in Chula Vista takes our questions.

October 14, 2015
Back to school surfing

Though the new school year is well underway for Southern California high- and middle-school-aged students, some will wax up their boards for the 2015–2016 Scholastic Surf Series. The series hosts competitions on the Southern California ...

Two by Noël Coward in repertory at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town

Cygnet Theatre offers a “double bill” of Noël Coward’s The Vortex (1924) and Hay Fever (1925). Staging his early plays in repertory has advantages. The dark, brittle Vortex is almost a photographic negative of the ...

October 14, 2015
U-T dispute with parent gets ink

The New York Times has a highly unusual story today (October 14) suggesting that Tribune Publishing, parent of the Union-Tribune, lowered the U-T's revenue forecast for the rest of the year without any good reason. ...

October 14, 2015
Hiking the Hollenbeck Canyon loop

Explore a wildlife area with open grasslands and riparian oak woodlands that once belonged to the last Mexican governor of California.

October 14, 2015
Who is the hipster bandit?

Dear Hipster: I have deduced your secret identity. I’ll bet you thought you could hide behind your column inches, but you can fool us no longer. You’re the hipster bandit! It was a good ruse ...

October 14, 2015
Angelika Film Center debuts in Carmel Mountain

For those who don’t relish the thought of paying upwards of $22 for the privilege of having theater mates pierce the darkness by phoning in mid-movie drink orders, there’s the Angelika Film Center. The carpet ...

October 14, 2015
Saving Ray

it’s Saturday night on North Park’s Ray Street and the pavement is humming with life. A dude in zebra tights and a tank top twirls around with a hula hoop while a crowd gathers to ...

October 14, 2015
Port Commissioner rents yacht berth from Marriot while voting on hotel’s lease

Does a San Diego port commissioner’s rental of a luxury yacht berth at the downtown Marriott marina pose a conflict of interest for him when voting on extending the giant hotel’s lease with the port? ...

October 14, 2015
Australian visitors spotted in San Diego Bay

About 100 yards into an early-morning kayak-fishing excursion on September 28, Steve Piper noticed a plentiful presence on his fish finder. As he paddled out into San Diego Bay from the boat ramp at Pepper ...

October 14, 2015
Alleged abuse victim faces Carlsbad headmaster

A man from Tennessee said in his pleasant Southern accent that he recognizes Jeffrey Barton as the man who molested him more than 20 years ago. The witness spoke in court yesterday, October 13, 2015. ...

October 14, 2015
The Stage Room's ready

A Solana Beach singer-songwriter who just wrapped up a monthlong tour with Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman will be the first local headliner at the Stage Room, the UCSD venue formerly known as Porter’s Pub. Tyson Motsenbocker, ...

October 14, 2015
The imaginary offseason

Punching the clock with pro athletes.

October 14, 2015
How to bail from that moving-day promise

If you gotta help someone move, at least set a limit.

October 14, 2015
The priciest property in Carmel Valley

Property includes a dream of a playhouse and handsome fireplaces.

October 14, 2015
Drop your unrealistic expectations and stay married

As a marriage counselor, I have spent ten years observing couples try to stay together. The majority of couples work hard to preserve their marriage and family stability. Most relational conflict is everyday run-of-the-mill stuff ...

October 14, 2015
Year-long La Mesa Village renovation takes its toll

Sometime during the final weekend of August, Ari Bejar made a decision that would reverberate throughout the downtown La Mesa Village. He carefully hand-lettered his final message in chalk on a menu board, and come ...

October 14, 2015
A Phil Woods thing

“The last gig I played with Phil Woods was in April, in Newark, New Jersey,” hometown bebop saxophonist Charles McPherson tells the Reader. “It was one of his last shows. It was kind of a ...

October 14, 2015
All fired up at UCSD

There haven’t been any deaths yet, but multiple fires in the dorms and residence facilities of UCSD have been dangerous and costly. So says the school’s annual fire-safety report released last week, which includes among ...

October 14, 2015
The Draconids

For Norah And especially were we led to cultivate that discipline developed in respect to divine and heavenly things as being the only one concerned with the study of things which are always what they ...

October 14, 2015
Black and Pink meet at the Observatory

Sunday 18Black meets Pink, East meets West, and flower-punk meets art-damaged pop as Atlanta band Black Lips team up with L.A.’s Ariel Pink to co-headline sets at the Observatory North Park on Sunday. Last year ...

October 14, 2015
Deafheaven, a Heartbreaker, Hinds

Thursday 15SanFran metalgaze band Deafheaven deliver New Bermuda to Casbah on Thursday. Yes, metalgaze. You take black metal tones, a singer who — though apparently wordwise and, um, deep — makes every kind of sound ...

October 14, 2015
Playing with the stars

Perfection Expected Re: "Yelp Giveth, and Yelp Taketh Away," October 8 cover story I’ll keep this short because I’m sure there will be a lot of people who feel the same way. I’ve been a ...

October 14, 2015
Dance movie recommendations

As with many great artists, Paul Taylor has a lovely eccentricity. Dancemaker (USA, 1998, Artistic License) follows his company through one season from creation of a new dance to performance. Behind-the-scenes clips show Taylor as ...

October 14, 2015
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