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Dionysus and Thalia: the gods of comedy

Daphne’s prayer is heard and answered by the gods

When Princeton professor of classics Daphne beseeches the Grecian deities in a moment of despair, her prayer is heard and answered by the gods — the gods of comedy, that is. Who are the gods ...

Jane Austen and the eighties

Frenzy and anger are tens on a scale of one to ten, and tens are unsustainable.

This odd mash-up of Jane Austen, eighties dance numbers, and broad farce works. The script adheres closely to the book’s plot and uses a lot of Austen’s language — a smart choice by playwright Kate ...

Gods of Comedy, San Salvador, Strawberry Festival, Lopez Canyon Plant Hike, Rock ‘n’ Soul Summit Festival

Events May 23-May 29, 2019

Thursday | 23 Gods of Comedy Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But when something goes wrong, Daphne cries out ...

Lorena Gonzalez, Nathan Fletcher – biggest pigs at freebie trough

Hueso, Maienschein, Gloria, Atkins – runners-up

Lorena’s suite life A bevy of state politicos found their way into a San Diego Native American casino to slake their thirst and partake in luxury dining during the first three months of 2019. Topping ...

San Diego Unified dumps anti-Islamophobia initiative

CAIR had ties to terror groups

On March 7 a group of parents represented by San Diego attorney Charles S. LiMandri, chief counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, settled a lawsuit — Citizens for Quality Education v. Richard Barrera ...

Public defender Reichert challenges Eva Knott

The perfect Pete Rose rookie card

Mugglebee’s quest My name is Jack Mugglebee, I’m not sure if my last name is familiar or not, but I am writing you this letter because your article mentions a man named Nelson Katz who ...

On a VW Bus south of the border

Woodstock 2019

On March 18, Tom Summers posted a Facebook photo of himself and his 1962 Volkswagen Bus at a crossroad more than 1161 kilometers south of his Imperial Beach homebase. Summers is a 72-year-old retired marine ...

Signs: at the Encinitas Pannikin; the 1889 National Hobo Convention in Saint Louis; the corner of 26th and Pershing; and the 125/94 interchange

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

1. The croissants at the Encinitas Pannikin are as big as my head, and they aren’t even close to the most gorgeously decad ent baked goodies on display in the glass cases that greet visitors ...

Is old school cooler than modern when discussing 8-tracks, laserdiscs and Betamax tapes?

Por que no?

Dear Hipster: If old-school is cooler than modern, and if obscure is cooler than common, then why aren’t hipsters stockpiling 8-tracks, laserdiscs, and Betamax tapes? I would think these various media, so much more obscure ...

Lightning Ridge Trail: find Horse Heaven Group Campground off Laguna Mountain

Despite the name, this is not a horse camp.

Lightning Ridge Trail is accessible and enjoyable during all seasons, but especially beautiful in the spring and summer, when flowers and shrubs are blooming. This is a good time to hike this trail, especially with ...

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