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Content for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

News & Stories

The opposite of neighborly in Fallbrook

"I just filmed my own murder."

January 27, 2016
Three poems by Rae Armantrout

Moment to Moment for Wallace Stevens 1 Orange poppy-speckled glass vase alone on a shelf, neck twisted to one side like nothing else in this guest room, you organize nothing. 2 Overbearing, that sleek leaf, ...

January 27, 2016
GNR in their DNA

For the Montell Jordans, news that Guns N’ Roses is regrouping at Coachella could go either way. “I know that time in history will never be re-created,” says guitarist Ryan Baghai. “But we want to ...

January 27, 2016
Brunch was a lie...and then, Tobey’s

If you’d have asked me about brunch a few years ago, I would have laughed in your face. Brunch is just breakfast with booze (hardly a novel concept). Brunch is where saps take new girlfriends ...

January 27, 2016
Rambling with Charlotte Rampling

Ten minutes into Brooklyn convinced me that Sairose Ronan had a lock on this year’s best actress Oscar. That was before I saw Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years. Hot on the heels of taking home ...

January 27, 2016
Tastebud invasion by a Tijuana torta

Five minutes later she arrives with my steaming torta. All wrapped in its own papoose.

January 27, 2016
David Copley’s fixer-upper

Another ex-Union-Tribune owner, real estate developer Douglas Manchester, has carried his connection with the paper’s onetime owner, Helen Copley, to the next level, having bought the late publisher’s Fox Hill estate in La Jolla for ...

January 27, 2016
Being a barista or bartender is a respectable career goal

Dear Hipster: I’d always heard that it’s impolite to make small talk about jobs, yet strangers at parties and other gatherings all too often ask me “what I do.” I’m not ashamed of my job ...

January 27, 2016
Who makes the best hot chocolate?

Cocoas with chemicals and some that prompt squeals

January 27, 2016
Mind the endangered species on McGinty Mountain

McGinty Mountain lies within a collective ecological preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Several rare and ...

January 27, 2016
A more stable platform

Outrigger canoes were originally developed by the peoples of the islands of Southeast Asia for sea travel. They were also used as transport eastward to Polynesia and New Zealand and westward across the Indian Ocean ...

January 27, 2016
Zonked out

The zonkey business seems to be dying of natural causes, not because of animal rights activism.

January 27, 2016
When the Rain Stops Falling at Cygnet; Lamb’s stages The Nerd

“It will take more than a spot of bad weather to silence the human mind.”

January 27, 2016
Craig Gillespie and James Whitaker sit down

The Finest Hours’ director Craig Gillespie and one of its producers, James Whitaker, were in town recently for the Coronado Island Film Festival and were kind enough to sit down for a chat about their ...

January 27, 2016
Some of the first San Diego releases of 2016

Local bands with new releases include shoegaze-influenced quartet Voice Actor, whose debut full-length Runaway comes via Tijuana-based label Prima Crush (Dani Shivers, Late Night Howl, Eric Curiel), issued on cassette with an enclosed download card ...

January 27, 2016
SYM-phony No. 3

The lights dimmed, and the orchestra began to play. The music was much softer than I remembered from my past experiences. If it were a stereo, I would have turned it up.

January 27, 2016
The next thing for mustachio’d, tweedy manliness

Hipster Magister, I nominate J.R.R. Tolkien for the Hipster Hall of Fame. The man invented the fantasy genre before it was cool. None of the generations of imitators have come anywhere close to matching him. ...

January 27, 2016
Blues Hall of Famer John Hammond Jr.

Inside the protected and ever-dwindling world that is modern blues music, John Hammond Jr. is a rock star. In a notable career that spans back to the 1960s, the Blues Hall of Famer and Grammy ...

January 27, 2016
Vacation songs

“We had all these songs on our website that nobody cared about, so we thought, We’ll do videos so people will care,” says T.C. Johnston. “Of course, nobody really cared, but we were having fun.” ...

January 27, 2016
San Diego's Carrizo Gorge railroad doomed once more

Pacific Imperial Railroad has yet to roll out of the tunnel.

January 27, 2016
Will Grandma have a Dracula coffin?

Jangled at the memory of a grandparent's burial

January 27, 2016
J.P. McManus fights tax

Alec Gores, brother of onetime San Diego Union-Tribune owner Tom Gores, came out a big loser in a round of betting with Irish billionaire J.P. McManus, but McManus is still fighting to hold on to ...

January 27, 2016
Letters from A to the back page

The Stadium Is Shot Re: News Ticker, January 21: “An Option: Chargers Stay, Qualcomm Gets Facelift” [Don Bauder] says all Qualcomm needs is to be prettied up. Well, I hate to tell you, but the ...

January 27, 2016
Casbah turns 27

Thursday 28“We could get so famous that we both get shot, but right now I’m in the shower.” Touring behind one of last year’s catchiest records, Brooklyn garage-glam band PWR BTTM hit the Hideout Thursday ...

January 27, 2016
Corners, Childbirth, Seeker

Sunday 31From Echo Park, post-punk quartet Corners is at Casbah with local “party-psych” four-piece Wild Wild Wets and borderland garage band San Pedro El Cortez. Spinning Corners’ Lolipop record from 2014, Maxed Out on Distractions, ...

January 27, 2016
January 21 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 12. (winner!) Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 12. Gregory Chauncey, La Jolla, 12. Alford Claibone, San Diego, 12. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 12. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 12. Larry Lewis, Poway, 12. Hiroshi ...

January 27, 2016
January 21 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 12. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 12. L. Barling, El Cajon, 12. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 12. John Bruno, Escondido, 12. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 12. Allan Dorfman, Del Mar, 12. Chad Griffith, Poway, 12. ...

January 27, 2016
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