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Cut your own hair... seriously

Some people will think you’re weird. That’s worth $480+ a year.

Your first reaction to “cut your own hair” is probably to release a long, hissing breath and do something condescending with your eyebrows. That knee-jerk — brow jerk? — response is costing you an obscene ...

Bohemian dreamy like Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, and Stevie Nicks

“I really love this company called Spell & The Gypsy Collective”

My friend recently invited me to Sunday brunch at Quartyard, which was hosting a vinyl pop up shop. Her husband was DJing the event to promote their record store, Normal Records. I’m not one to ...

Building on the bluffs of Black's Beach

Several firepit-equipped outdoor entertaining pavilions on both the ground and upstairs level

Just west of the UC San Diego campus, perched on the bluffs above Black’s Beach lies a newly-constructed 7777-square-foot estate occupying more than three quarters of an acre at 9811 Blackgold Road. Featuring “vast scale ...

Walt Whitman: one of the first to utilize free verse

He serves as a prelude to modernist poets such as Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot

I Hear America Singing I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his ...

The Magnificent sleaziness of Miss Kim’s by That Boy Good

The tenderness gets me first, then the flavor.

Oceanside’s jamming tonight. Everybody’s out and about. This is Friday, around eight. “Jesus saves!” yells this kid. He’s not alone. A whole bunch of them are making a hullabaloo in the plaza outside the Regal ...

The gargoyle doth text

This germoke is hired to prevent possible piracy, not play usher.

Oura Culpa! Mr. Lickona took a vacation and this reporter missed the screening of the much-anticipated Midsommar. Once I ran to advance screenings; now I run from them. Why? Because I would much rather try ...

Occasional Monkee at the Hotel Del Coronado

Micky Dolenz, Shades McCool, Casey Hensley, Ian Anderson, Shawn Mendes

Occasional Monkee Micky Dolenz has a history in San Diego dating back to mid-November 1965, when the pre-fab foursome shot scenes for their TV pilot “Royal Flush” at the Hotel Del Coronado, including the country ...

Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell creates piano-and-rap song “No Problem” with GoDaddy

“He (Drake) was just saying ‘congratulations’, man”

When Lincoln High alumnus Norman Powell and SDSU alumnus Kawhi Leonard helped bring the Toronto Raptors the 4-2 “W” over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals (May 30 through June 13), San Diego ...

Lawrence: a steady diet of Aretha Franklin, Randy Newman, and Stevie Wonder

“So I used to have to wait outside the venue before we played”

Most acts with a few tours under their belt have San Diego stories they like to share. But Gracie Lawrence, one of a pair of siblings spearheading the band Lawrence, found she had to gather ...

Take the Fifty-Two East to Santee

Chef-driven cuisine for fans of meat and potatoes

The other day, a friend asked where I was off to in such a hurry. “I’m gonna check out a restaurant I’ve heard good things about,” I told him. It’s an answer he’s learned to ...

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