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The unmatched power of telenovelas

Upon publishing One Hundred Years of Solitude in 1969, Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez accomplished a rare feat: writing a classic piece of literature that also became an international best seller. He was awarded the ...

October 24, 2018
Hallo-wine & Spirits

My husband Patrick went down to Home Depot for light bulbs and rat traps and came back with a $300 animatronic dragon for our front yard. He’s eager to hear it roar at trick-or-treaters. Halloween ...

October 24, 2018
Not so black-and-white

A friend compares history – i.e. what actually happened – to the Big Bang. He’s studied the JFK assassination for decades and says he can put three shooters in position: one in the Book Depository, ...

October 24, 2018
A peak experience with spectacular desert views

Many reasons have been given for climbing Sombrero Peak, including its distinctive shape and the fact that it is quite prominent when viewed from Indian or Bow Willow Valleys. It is on the list of ...

October 24, 2018
A beautifully angry cauldron of tastes

To understand a cuisine, you’ve got to look around. That is, look at the countryside of an area. Like Issan cooking. These people live in the not -so-fertile crescent of Thailand’s northeast. The land doesn’t ...

October 24, 2018
Metamorphoses, Fleet Week, Filamfest, UK Subs and Agent Orange, Halloween at Liberty Station

Friday | 26 Metamorphoses Tales from Ovid, Roman poet and one of Shakespeare’s favorites, include: Midas, whose touch turned things into gold; Alcyone and Ceyx, who, reunited after his death, became seabirds; Orpheus, god of ...

October 24, 2018
John Cox or Venezuela

Bombs away San Diego’s bigger-than-life public art world is in turmoil. A proposed million-dollar pair of oversized plastic straws designed in Los Angeles to grace the entrance of San Diego’s new toilet-to-tap water plant has ...

Brews that built San Diego Beer

Earlier this month, the San Diego Brewers Guild announced a new study showing that San Diego craft beer made a more than one billion-dollar economic impact in 2017. The news arrives just as Karl Strauss ...

San Diego's new wine region

‘It’s all about the diurnal drop. It cools off a lot here at night, 30 degrees on average. That’s why we can make good whites,” says Sarah Babine, who, along with husband Grant Spotts, aims ...

October 24, 2018
Waterfront pages, daylight saving, animal cruelty, Uber cruelty

Getting the jump on Baja I want to know why the outdoor section on the fishing and the fish report is only half a page, and where is the follow-up to the end of the ...

October 24, 2018
The Inkwell Incidents

Inkwell Tattoo & Body Piercing on Main Street in Ramona is not on any of San Diego’s haunted house tours, and perhaps it’s just as well. Owner-operator Christopher Fowles has a business to run, and ...

October 24, 2018
A penchant for all things random

Dear Hipster: I was chilling at a brewery with a couple friends the other night, and I inadvertently eavesdropped on a couple hipsters who were drunkenly bellowing behind me about some shenanigans one of them ...

October 24, 2018
Academic Anomaly addresses the Grievance Imbroglio

In 1996, physics professor Alan Sokal submitted an article to the cultural studies journal Social Text claiming that “it is becoming increasingly apparent that physical ‘reality’ is fundamentally ‘a social and linguistic construct.’” His aim ...

October 24, 2018
Dignity through showers

"Choice is something a lot of service providers and volunteers trying to provide help to others don't often consider," Think Dignity director Anne Rios tells me when we sit down at her group's North Park ...

October 24, 2018
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