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How old is Burt Reynolds in Dog Years?

"I was blamed for what anyone didn’t like about Hollywood."

This year's screening list for the San Diego International Film Festival arrived, and it was my task to choose an interview subject. I dreamed big. Remember, this is the same organization that in the past ...

Money gatherers

“The Reporter is expected to participate in station on-air fundraising activities...”

With the Union-Tribune in full attrition, having bid adieu to its mainstay business columnist Dan McSwain, San Diego’s nonprofit news sector is picking up the slack, but at the price of blurring the traditional line ...

Can't harsh Wally World's mellow

Moonlight Beach video surfaces from 2010 — the worst in history?

A short article from the website DeadState has been making the local rounds on Facebook of late. The title is, “This is quite possibly the worst music video in the history of earth.” The “possible ...

Halcyon brings on the fun

The Stella Public House space now full of games

At least one San Diego coffee shop features a ping pong table. The Halcyon coffee shop experienced a game reimagining in September. Since opening, the Texas based business has shared real estate with a sister ...

Year by the Sea seems a lot longer

A goopy, by-the-numbers women’s picture

Year by the Sea only feels like a decade. Karen Allen takes the lead in the big-screen adaptation of Joan Anderson’s best-selling memoir, and while the tagline promises, “It’s never too late to reclaim your ...

San Diego the next recession engine?

Federal data show startling downward revisions

"San Diego may once again be leading the rest of the state and nation into recession, as we did ten years ago," says Kelly Cunnngham, economist at National University System. The federal Bureau of Economic ...

Normandy butter on G Street

Three four-inch quiches

"Think Agatha Christie,” says Agathe. That’s her name. Agathe. Means “good” in Greek. But she’s French. From Normandy, which should be named the Butter Capital of the World. They have black and red and white ...

Viral funding

Faulconer continues to gather cash for his inner-city charity fund

Beset by a hepatitis A epidemic spawned by sprawling homeless camps on downtown streets, mayor Kevin Faulconer continues to gather cash for his inner-city charity fund, but how much if any of the money will ...

How Mainsail got on the Warped Tour

Bassist did time as grunt for annual outing — three years in a row

Of the 50-some bands picked to play at the 23rd Van’s Warped Tour, Mainsail was the only local band to make this year’s lineup. The Oceanside pop-punk band played August 5 at their hometown show ...

It hurt too much to live

Fire-and-brimstone preaching never leads to sustainable change

Membership: 4000 Pastor (student ministries): Jason David Sluyter Age: 29 Born: Flagstaff, AZ Formation: Point Loma Nazarene University Years Ordained: 7 San Diego Reader: What’s your main concern as a member of the clergy, especially ...

Get your tickets to Chase Atlantic, Gin Blossoms, and Jewel

Plus Muriel Anderson and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Australian trio Chase Atlantic would at first seem to be just another dark alt-pop band slung against an increasingly worn-out and shrinking wall by the frequently clueless dinosaurs at Warner Brothers, in the hope that ...

Liberty Station gallery shows crossover power of comics

Feeds and is fed by popular culture

“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” says San Diego Comic Art Gallery manager TJ Shelvin, “are unlike anything else. On the one hand, you’ve got this major machine that it became” — six movies, six TV ...

Poway Creek — the ultimate suburban trail

Amphitheater, fire station, Royal Estates, Boys & Girls Club, softball field

Poway Creek Trail is number 27 of the 30 trails listed in the Poway Trails and Open Space System guide. The trail is just north of Poway Creek with numerous native riparian plants plus non-natives ...

What's your Audrey II?

Coronado Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors

A treasure trove of allegory, that’s what Little Shop of Horrors is. The show’s main character is a plant named Audrey II. That’s Audrey “two” not Audrey the second. Male ingenue Seymour Krelborn finds the ...

Victoria and Abdul, out this week

A chat with Shrabani Basu, author of the book on which the film is based

“I think it’s significant,” says Shrabani Basu, “that Queen Victoria, in those days, over 100 years ago, chose to learn Urdu,” the language of a people under her rule. “And that she placed a young ...

The excuses for loud motorcycles

My money’s on, “They just want to be cool.”

Let’s talk about these super loud motorcycles around town. What the hell?! I’m tired of turning a blind eye, or ear for that matter, to the subject. These guys think they can just blast through ...

October record releases (lil early)

Starts heavy, ends heavy, with some jazz in between

On October 4 at the Casbah, the Archons will debut Lord of Light and Thunder, described by the band as “A space rock opera, a thematic album that focuses on the classic concept of Good ...

Len Rainey, here when Mission Valley was hopping

Bassist and band to bring a lot of R&B, some soul, and rock to Adams Avenue

“They’ve been calling me blues all these days,” says Len Rainey. “But I do a lot of R&B, some soul, some rock. I even used to play jazz fusion,” he says, sounding a little surprised ...

I’d have cut off my hands

Drawing Blood — a combination of Breaking Bad, Spinal Tap, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Wally Wood is regarded as one of the great comic-book artists of all time. He was with Mad magazine from the very beginning; he created Daredevil’s red costume; he (probably) drew the Disneyland Memorial Orgy ...

Four million ways to enjoy Philz

Another out of town coffee shop brand has moved farther south in continuing its San Diego expansion. San Francisco based Philz Coffee first moved into the area when it opened a shop in Encinitas in ...

Own one of the largest lots in “Olde Del Mar”

Featuring one of the oldest trees in San Diego County

The half-acre estate at 901 Highland Avenue offers prospective buyers a “rare opportunity to own one of the largest lots in Olde Del Mar.” The listing goes on to describe the space as “a private ...

Slacker Radio perseveres

Fourteen years in, company still an alternative to Pandora and Spotify

Slacker Radio, the Rancho Bernardo–based music-subscription service that has tried to compete with Pandora and Spotify but has yet to make a profit in its 14 years as a company, has been sold and its ...

Take it easy with the Cabrillo Festival and perhaps a literary tea

Or go to the Scream Zone!

Thursday 28 MOON TAXI AT THE BELLY UP Nashville may seem an odd birthplace for an indie band like Moon Taxi, whose theatrical stage show is more Grand Guignol than Grand Ole Opry, but the ...

Radio’s Ray Lucia taking his case to Supreme Court

Buckets of Money strategist leaves home near Rancho Santa Fe

A San Diegan is very likely to go to the Supreme Court next year. He is Ray Lucia Sr., who has a syndicated investment-advice show on radio and a smaller presence on TV. In his ...

By 60 we have lost two hundred thousand things

Three poems by Theresa Rogers

I read a person misplaces up to nine objects a day — ashtrays made of painted clay cherry red hula hoops china dolls and diamond rings a father at six. By 60 we have lost ...

Nathan tales

I Heart Nathan, devoted to bashing Nathan Fletcher

The entrance of GOP ex–district attorney Bonnie Dumanis into next year’s race for the District 4 seat on the county board of supervisors being vacated by Ron Roberts has coincided with the advent of a ...

Readers weigh in on “We’ll Always Ride For Emilio”

Plus a couple of letters in support of Coach Burgess

Expand to every children’s hospital in the country I thought this story sounded familiar [“We’ll always ride with Emilio,” cover story, September 21]. As I kept reading, I realized that I had heard it before ...

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