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Bad stereotypes in Vantage Theatre's Color of Light

Playwright fails to answer the most interesting questions

My atheist friend and I had a long conversation about bad writing after seeingThe Color of Light: Story of Henri Matisse’s Final Masterpiece at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center. The premise for the play is ...

Vietgone at San Diego Rep offers a fresh take on boy meets girl

A good story is a good story regardless of its fiction to nonfiction ratio

There will always be boy-meets-girl and girl-meets-boy stories. However, I think it's safe to say that the genre is experiencing some fatigue. What better way to shake it up then to put the boy and ...

Medal-laden local wineries from the bay

Haul includes triple-double-gold for Caruth Cellars

A large group of San Diego beverage producers have brought home a pile of medals from a prestigious national competition, and this time we're not talking about beer. The San Diego County Vintners Association reports ...

The greatest music Verdi ever wrote

Eternal rest grant unto Giuseppe, O Lord

Is there a composer who is more adored than Giuseppe Verdi? There are composers who command more respect than Verdi, but no one receives more love. To honor the recent anniversary of Verdi’s passing let’s ...

Green-haired Black Mountain residents file lawsuit

Corroded copper plumbing the culprit

Fred Maas, a San Diegan known for sustainable communities and clean technologies, spearheaded the developmet of the 5100-acre Black Mountain Ranch, an upscale development east of Fairbanks Ranch. But two couples who live there have ...

Pastor accused of sexual healing

"He convinced her that it was a order to get better."

In a new lawsuit, an unidentified woman accuses pastor John Wright of the Mid City Church of the Nazarene of sexual harassment and rape. It began in 2014 when the then-20-year-old woman (referred to as ...

Little Italy's exotic happy hour

Morning suit and top hat in Mexican cantina

"Buona sera, signore,” I say. “Buona sera, buona sera,” says Nick Pecoraro from his gold-encrusted porch. I’ve stopped by to pay my respects to Little Italy’s unofficial ambassador. This is the time of night when ...

Rec pot grapple in Del Mar

"It's time for us to get with the 21st Century."

On January 1, when recreational pot became legal in California, so did its sale and consumption at county fairgrounds, where businesses can host events such as festivals. But first come the permits, and that's not ...

A second chance at Coop's chicken

Lemon Grove fried chicken counter returns from hiatus

I would spot Da Chicken Coop across the narrow parking lot as I approached Coop's West Texas BBQ. Both Lemon Grove restaurants are the work of namesake owner Bradrick "Coop" Cooper, which made me hesitate ...

Lovejoy and McDavid plead innocence before prison

“If I had intended to shoot Mr. Mulvihill, he would be dead.”

Diana Lovejoy, 45, and codefendant Weldon K. McDavid Jr., 50, both pleaded their innocence on the day of their sentencing, January 31. Judge Sim Von Kalinowski ordered McDavid to serve 50 years to Life, and ...

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