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Emily Dickinson’s literary mentor

Though more conventional, Thomas Higginson’s poetry demonstrated the same eye for poetic detail and literary value

The Snowing of the Pines Softer than silence, stiller than still air, Float down from high pine boughs the slender leaves. The forest floor its annual boon receives That comes like snowfall, tireless, tranquil, fair. ...

In the company of cats

They say purrs lower blood pressure

Autumn in Paris! I’m in a French-feeling patio with about eight wood-slat tables under a big tree. Fall leaves saucer down in the breeze. We’re in the Gaslamp’s Chinatown area at 3rd and Island. “The ...

From the human misery files

It was one week before Thanksgiving in 2013 and Ron felt more alone than usual. He was 51 then, and he was relying on the kindness of friends and relations.

On November 20, 2013, Ron started his day early. It was a Wednesday, and he met one of his cousins at her work at 7 am — that was when her workday finished. Together, they ...

November 29 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 36. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 12. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 12. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 12. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 11. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 9. Greg Bergeron, Tierrasanta, 9. Martin Soblick, ...

November 29 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 42. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 40. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 38. Ron Meyer, Santee, 38. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 36. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 35. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 35. Richard Hutchings, ...

November 29 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 44. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 40. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 40. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 39. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 38. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 37. XP Liang, San Diego, 37. ...

Zen-sounding lyrics and flashcard-ready artwork

Mae, Magic City Hippies, Future Generations, Justin Timberlake, White Denim

Formed in Norfolk, Virginia in the early 2000s, underground-experimental rock trio Mae named their just-released album, somewhat haughtily, Multisensory Aesthetic Experience. That might lead one to expect a noisy and probably pretentious band, perhaps playing ...

The Favourite: Pretty ugly people

At the outset of The Favourite, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ scabrous and nihilistic romp amid the English royals, Emma Stone — playing Abigail, a clever girl from a fallen family — faces an unpleasant choice: either ...

Unleash the fire

Castle’s raw, stripped down approach is often compared to early Rush

Castle’s video for "Deal Thy Fate," the title tune of their new album, shows them mostly romping under Mojave heat near the band’s pad in Joshua Tree; but it throws in some eerie things materializing ...

Brothers to Brotherhood

This is a jam band with the Grateful Dead’s fingerprints all over it

Chris Robinson is long of beard and graying, but still in possession of the skills that pushed his old band the Black Crowes to another level entirely. Back then, in front of the Crowes, Robinson ...

Aboriginal Beatle Puppies

Record roundup with Yale Strom, Mount Pleasant, Bruin, Stevie Salas, Richard Filaccio, and Low Volts

Klezmer musicologist Yale Strom has a new album with his Broken Consort, Shimmering Lights, featuring traditional Yiddish, Ladino, and Hebrew Khanike songs inspired by the sounds of Morocco, Poland, Spain, and elsewhere. "We have a ...

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