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Words of warfare from the trenches

Wilfred Owen was influenced in large part by his friend and fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon

Ed. Note: November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I. The San Diego Reader will devote this month’s poetry columns to the poets who wrote about their experiences of that war. ...

Cheers without the beers

Jefferson Jay produces animated Christmas series with cast of actors with challenges

“We’re producing the first animated series with a cast of actors with challenges, The Hunt For the Great Christmas Tree,” says singer-songwriter Jefferson Jay of the project he’s writing and directing. “I was working at ...

All I can say is, lavish!

I waddle out, a couple of pounds heavier.

I swear. Thought I knew Barrio Logan. I’m wandering down Beardsley to where it gets more industrial. Right where Newton Avenue crosses, by Perkins Elementary School, I spot a sandwich board. Huh. A kind of ...

San Diego’s greatest raucous rockabilly

Paladins, Peter Murphy and David J, North Mississippi Allstars, Kiss

A case can be made that the Paladins is greatest band ever to come out of San Diego. If by greatest, you mean most dedicated to a musical cause (in their case, raucous rockabilly), longest-lived ...

November 1 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 1 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 40. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 36. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 36. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 36. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 35. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 34. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 33. ...

November 1 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 38. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 36. Ron Meyer, Santee, 35. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 34. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 32. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 32. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 32. Richard Hutchings, ...

Phil Rath fined again

San Diego influence peddler sanctioned $5000 by state

Phil Rath, a prominent member of San Diego's well-compensated local influence peddling corps and chairman of the board of Civic San Diego, has agreed to pay a $5000 fine to settle conflict-of-interest charges brought against ...

Asian Film Festival opens this weekend

Three to see

At age 19, the Asian Film Festival shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, this could be the strongest lineup artistic director Brian Hu has assembled in many a year. What follows are a ...

Chris Heaney’s venues venture

La Mesa’s Navajo Live — his latest — is now paying off

A glam-metal headbanger from Philly has been hosting live bands in San Diego for 26 years. “My first club was the Playhouse on El Cajon Boulevard,” recalls Chris Heaney about his first venue that he ...

Yard sale bounty

An insane keyboard collection for a non-keyboardist

Most people familiar with Alfred Howard know him as the lyricist for the bands associated with the Redwoods music collective. When acts such as Dani Bell & the Tarantist and Birdy Bardot gig, Howard can ...

The latest spin on America’s oldest music

The Record Company: file under “blues trio”

Some have tried it with two and made big noise, but trios are the foundation of rock and roll. Consider the Wombats, Cream, Nirvana, Motorhead, the Beastie Boys, ZZ Top, Green Day, the Black Rebel ...

My Tijuana makes me happy

In 2008 Tijuana suffered 844 murders. In 2017 it was over 1600.

“Tijuana is much more than the cliches repeated by those that, carrying their prejudice, come and try to decipher it.” Those words of the late Rafa Saavedra (2013), one of Tijuana’s favorite writers, struck a ...

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