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Dionysus and Thalia: the gods of comedy

When Princeton professor of classics Daphne beseeches the Grecian deities in a moment of despair, her prayer is heard and answered by the gods — the gods of comedy, that is. Who are the gods ...

May 22, 2019
Jane Austen and the eighties

This odd mash-up of Jane Austen, eighties dance numbers, and broad farce works. The script adheres closely to the book’s plot and uses a lot of Austen’s language — a smart choice by playwright Kate ...

May 22, 2019
Gods of Comedy, San Salvador, Strawberry Festival, Lopez Canyon Plant Hike, Rock ‘n’ Soul Summit Festival

Thursday | 23 Gods of Comedy Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But when something goes wrong, Daphne cries out ...

May 22, 2019
Lorena Gonzalez, Nathan Fletcher – biggest pigs at freebie trough

Lorena’s suite life A bevy of state politicos found their way into a San Diego Native American casino to slake their thirst and partake in luxury dining during the first three months of 2019. Topping ...

May 22, 2019
San Diego Unified dumps anti-Islamophobia initiative

On March 7 a group of parents represented by San Diego attorney Charles S. LiMandri, chief counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, settled a lawsuit — Citizens for Quality Education v. Richard Barrera ...

May 22, 2019
Public defender Reichert challenges Eva Knott

Mugglebee’s quest My name is Jack Mugglebee, I’m not sure if my last name is familiar or not, but I am writing you this letter because your article mentions a man named Nelson Katz who ...

May 22, 2019
On a VW Bus south of the border

On March 18, Tom Summers posted a Facebook photo of himself and his 1962 Volkswagen Bus at a crossroad more than 1161 kilometers south of his Imperial Beach homebase. Summers is a 72-year-old retired marine ...

May 22, 2019
Signs: at the Encinitas Pannikin; the 1889 National Hobo Convention in Saint Louis; the corner of 26th and Pershing; and the 125/94 interchange

1. The croissants at the Encinitas Pannikin are as big as my head, and they aren’t even close to the most gorgeously decad ent baked goodies on display in the glass cases that greet visitors ...

May 22, 2019
Is old school cooler than modern when discussing 8-tracks, laserdiscs and Betamax tapes?

Dear Hipster: If old-school is cooler than modern, and if obscure is cooler than common, then why aren’t hipsters stockpiling 8-tracks, laserdiscs, and Betamax tapes? I would think these various media, so much more obscure ...

May 22, 2019
Lightning Ridge Trail: find Horse Heaven Group Campground off Laguna Mountain

Lightning Ridge Trail is accessible and enjoyable during all seasons, but especially beautiful in the spring and summer, when flowers and shrubs are blooming. This is a good time to hike this trail, especially with ...

May 22, 2019
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