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Nancy Foley poems that detail San Diego life

From a 2007 San Diego Community College Writer’s Workshop to the 2019 San Diego Poetry Annual

NEVERMORE My steps are heavy this early morning, head throbbing, muscles tight. Above me, dark clouds with slumped shoulders release tears into steel-grey Mission Bay. I pass a few people, heads bowed, sluggish pace, a ...

Shopping vintage is not only for Grateful Dead roadies

Clothing “foster mom” has some advice for you

For most men, buying secondhand clothing is an alien experience, and that puts them behind a steepening curve. According to industry reports, the secondhand clothing market is set to match or surpass new clothing sales ...

A Snapshot of Curtis Taylor

“I’m very much in a transitional time right now”

“I’ve got a nice crew with me and I’m excited we we’re able to put this album together,” says trumpeter Curtis Taylor about Snapshot, his latest record that dropped last month. Snapshot was recorded live ...

The Whistlestop Cafe: a Mexican revelation

“People do become addicted to these meat pies.”

Heading south again. Blue Line. Chula Vista. Glaring sunny day. Have to transfer at H Street. I cross the tracks. This is when I notice a pop-up tent right between the northbound platform and the ...

Benjamín Naishtat’s Rojo: More dead hippies

All the viewer needs to know about the political climate is established in the silent two-minute launching shot.

The opening shot is a film’s calling card, an image of introduction. The best of them shape, inform, and herald the tone for what lies ahead. So instead of wasting an audience’s time with an ...

Queen of Steam

Javier Escovedo, Michele Lundeen, Happy Ron Hill, Sara Watkins, Jason Hanna

DIY lounge rocker Gary Wilson headlines an all-local bill that also features Javier Escovedo, whose musical family members include Alejandro Escovedo (No Depression magazine’s 1998 Artist of the Decade), and brothers Coke, Peter, and Mario. ...

Dennis Sheridan and the record that wrote itself

It’s a sparse album that serves as a sort of grab-bag of his songs from the past 14 years.

Ryan Jubela owns Masters Kitchen and Cocktail in Oceanside. Earlier this year, he asked Dennis Sheridan if he wanted to play an acoustic gig at his restaurant. Sheridan took the offer as a challenge. He ...