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Never pay full price for Tommy Hilfiger, John Varvatos, Armani, or other designer brands

“Designer clothing” is a euphemism for “expensive clothing.” A new Tommy Hilfiger button-up shirt costs $80. An equivalent shirt from John Varvatos costs $180. The cheapest Armani is $450. I’ve found all three for less ...

May 30, 2019
Dressy tie dye from Obey and Pacsun

I was making my way to Punchbowl Social in the East Village for game night with some of my friends when I came across the most colorful mural I had ever seen. It was in ...

Two poems by San Diego Reader’s poetry editor Joseph O’Brien

To Arena That day the beach crept up on us, Its shallow sideshow of seashells, We began our sunburn early, Soaked in cold beer against curly- Cues of canvas, regatta sails Drowned in the chalky ...

May 30, 2019
Donkey Kong, Rubik’s Cubes, Ghostbusters and arcade food

‘Donkey Kong’s at the back left,” says the guy at the welcome podium. “Go for it, brother.” My friend Annie and I head inside, and into the ding-dong cacophony of a hundred different arcade games ...

Psych-jazz duo Mattson 2 drops new album Paradise June 7

Paradise, the new album from identical twin psych-jazz duo Mattson 2, drops June 7, with three mildly surfy singles so far preceding the release; “Essence,” “Naima’s Dream,” and “Wavelength.” The video for “Essence” is a ...

May 30, 2019
Camille Vidal-Naquet’s Sauvage: Not just a gigolo?

What’s the old saw about war? That it’s long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror? Tweaked a little, the line serves pretty well as a description of writer-director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s Sauvage, the ...

May 30, 2019
Hocus frontman Lando Martinez: a self-described “Mexican from Texas”

Celebrating their tenth year, Hocus is fronted by Lando Martinez (aka Fat Lando), a self-described “Mexican from Texas” who retired from the U.S. Navy in 2008 after serving 20 years. Their debut album Better Than ...

May 30, 2019
DJ Roob’s Not So Serious Radio calls it quits?

Rob Blackwell discovered KEXP about twenty years ago. He was visiting a friend in Seattle and was blown away by the radio station they were listening to in his car. When he returned home, he ...

May 30, 2019
Duncan Hunter aide junkets free on U.N. Foundation tab

The theme of the day at House member Duncan Hunter's Ramona town hall meeting Sunday was supposed to be "The Border, Then and Now," though the indicted ex-Marine GOP congressman's off-topic discussion of his selfie ...

May 30, 2019
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