Content for Thursday, August 8, 2019

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The “normcore” of Comedian Daunte Cordova

He has that “four decades put in a blender” look that’s hard to pull off.

The list of stylish comedians in San Diego is a short one. Foremost among them is Daunte Cordova, a stand-up comic who’s been outshining the competition for years. Cordova describes his style as a derivation ...

Yvor Winters: founder of New Formalism

The American poet often took to task many poets of the literary canon

At the San Francisco Airport To my daughter, 1954 This is the terminal: the light Gives perfect vision, false and hard; The metal glitters, deep and bright. Great planes are waiting in the yard— They ...

The Protein Plate: under the shadow of mighty Mount Miguel

“The guy who started this is a body builder”

Okay. Still trying to get on that weight-loss bandwagon. “I have the perfect place,” says my friend Hank. He’s calling from Eastlake. “You’d better be sure,” I say. “Because this is going to be a ...


Holly Hofmann Trio, Supersonic Dragon Wagon, Action Andy & the Hi-Tones, Mighty Untouchables, Big Time Operator

Holly Hofmann began her music education in Cleveland at age five by picking up a child’s flutophone, playing along with her jazz guitarist dad. She’d go on to win Best Jazz at the 2008 San ...

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem: an unfamiliar lover

A handily played round of “guess who’s coming to Shabbat dinner”

“There are millions of Jewish guys you could have chosen,” barista Ronit (Rebecca Esmeralda Telhami) admonishes her Israeli employer Sarah (Sivan Kerchner), “Are you that desperate? With an Arab?” Sarah’s difficulty in answering the question ...

Blueface’s school of “Thotiana”

“I definitely wanted a club hit, strip club hit”

San Diego-based post millenials are hyped that Blueface will perform at SOMA on August 22. Some elders, however, are not. His joint “Thotiana” peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 list in April. ...

INUS: Education with a Power Point presentation

Worlds apart from for-profit institutions

Bobby Bray spent over a decade singing and playing guitar in the Locust —a well-known local hardcore act that, by comparisom, transformed fellow hardcore acts into Wham. The Locust specialized in a calculated lunacy that ...

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