Content for Thursday, April 18, 2019

News & Stories

Flat-front, slim-fit chino shorts: as formal as they come

If you’re going to tuck your shirt in or wear more formal shoes like loafers, just wear long pants

It’s almost illegal not to wear shorts in San Diego. Unfortunately, most guys do not pull them off well. Preserve your style by wearing shorts that fit perfectly, are in a conservative color, and are ...

Award-winning author and Mesa College creative writing coordinator Scott Starbuck shares four poems

His climate blog Trees, Fish, and Dreams also of note

Recycle politicians into nameless moonfish inside their mothers, teachers into students of students, businessmen into birds saving skies flying places thought impossible. Laugh Out Loud Café (first appeared in The Raven Chronicles) is so quiet ...

Wear bright pink octopus leggings from Society6 for yoga, climbing, and comfort

“They’re like tattoos that you can switch out.”

Strolling down the sunny streets of South Park on a Saturday afternoon, I came across a young woman with brightly colored leggings that caught my eye. Jessica Roque, a lead software engineer, was making her ...

Raise a glass of Malbec at Craft Wine and Beer

Wine for humans, beer for dogs

It’s Friday night. Left eating till the last moment. Tramping up Congress. Gonna head up toward San Diego Avenue, the glam street of Old Town. Most of everything here on Congress is closed down. Except ...

The Mae West test

She was five feet high and built like a gyrating, well-upholstered wingback

According to Mae West, she was the first liberated woman. “No guy was going to get the best of me,” she purred. “That’s what I wrote all my scripts about.” And what other actress can ...

A master of Indian classical music

Anoushka Shankar, Secret Fun Club, Roni Lee, Joshua White, Superorganism

Sitar master Anoushka Shankar takes the stage April 18 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Shankar and her family moved to Encinitas in the early 1990s, while her father Ravi Shankar worked as a ...

Wayne “The Train” Hancock back on tracks

The deep-fried country singer/songwriter releases new album Slingin’ Rhythm

A 2014 motorcycle crash left Wayne “The Train” Hancock with a cracked sternum, fractured elbow, punctured left lung, and multiple broken ribs. “Yeah. I survived,” he relates, with a raspy laugh hinting at decades of ...

The unnamed special project of John Reis and Rob Crow

And other local music news notes

“You know, when my son was born, I stopped playing music,” John Reis told the Reader after returning to the recording studio from a hiatus. “And all of a sudden I’m back, and everything I’ve ...