Content for Thursday, January 3, 2019

News & Stories

Finally, something great out of D.C.

Buzzed about fast casual joint marries Chinese and Korean food in Encinitas

A portmanteau is a new word created from combining parts of two separate words, the way we get brunch from mashing together breakfast and lunch. We use some portmanteaus without realizing it, such as bodacious ...

Best driving shortcuts for 2019

Kearny Villa to Ruffin as alternative to I-15

On Oct. 9, 1975, the Reader published a story on driving shortcuts. It was written by then cabbie Ray Lilly and contained 14 San Diego shortcuts when gas went for about $.57 per gallon. In ...

Bass & Word

More than 300 composers have written music specifically for Turetzky

Bassist Bertram Turetzky retired with the title professor emeritus from U.C. San Diego 15 years ago, but he’s not planning on slowing down anytime soon. Even though he’ll celebrate his 86th birthday in February, Turetzky ...

December 27 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 46. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 44. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 41. Ron Meyer, Santee, 41. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 39. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 38. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 38. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, ...

December 27 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 48. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 44. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 43. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 43. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 41. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 41. XP Liang, San Diego, 41. ...

Pop-punk lounge act's novelty punch preserved

Smoking Popes, Cuco, Welles, Shawn Mendes

Had Frank Sinatra had been born in Chicago circa 1971 and grown up on Naked Raygun and the Ramones, he probably would have founded the Smoking Popes. Their pop-punk-lounge act has retained the novelty punch ...

Math Rock

"We were always trying to push the boundaries of live music.”

Formed in 1994, Chinchilla started as a trio of female musicians hailing from local acts Drip Tank, Liquid Sunshine, and Crash Worship on the hunt for a bassist. They found their low-end via Krista Kansas ...

My sexy Bohemian style

Record roundup

Nine years after their last recording, Demasiado has reunited to release a two-song cassette, Dark Summer, featuring rerecorded versions of two vintage tracks, “Soul Coat” and “Blood Filled Fly.” The band essentially became inactive in ...

Let’s Be Friends

Subscribe for local event alerts, concerts tickets, promotions and more from the San Diego Reader