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Unless you are a jazz legend or Harrison Ford, hats are too much risk, too little reward

The best compromise is a solid black ball cap with no graphic on it

Hats are good for your health, but a style liability. A hat is either going to make your look perilously casual or overly fashion-y. Both are bad Most guys wear ball caps with some kind ...

Taco tees at Golden Hill Park’s Tacotopia

“I have the perfect shirt!”

I often scan the crowds for fashion trends at events, so I knew there were bound to be some interesting outfits at Reader Tacotopia. Once again, I kept my eyes peeled for common thread themes ...

World traveller Michael Thompson shares some Ordinary Magic

He caught the poetry bug while taking Scott Starbuck’s Poetry of Climate Change class at Mesa College

Ordinary Magic Magical, she calls it, first flash of sun splits the eastern horizon far out over Sea of Cortez. Osprey responds to my whistles short shrill calls from her morning perch on bluff above ...

Oldest Encinitas blufftop mansion once owned by Charlie Chaplin

Various tales say it was purchased either as a residence for his mother or as a place to hide his pregnant 16-year-old mistress

The “iconic waterfront masterpiece” at 1448 Neptune Avenue in Encinitas was reportedly just the second or third blufftop mansion constructed in the area, and after nearly 100 years, is the oldest one still standing. Built ...

Tahona’s amazing contemporary Mexican cuisine with Oaxacan bites

“It was a possum who became the first drunk.”

‘How far?” says my friend Annie. “I’m so sick of these crowds I could croak.” We’re in Old Town, Friday night. We’re at the last gasp of Old Town’s Mile of Bars on San Diego ...

Studying music from the Renaissance and classical eras

The Bassett Brothers, Charles McPherson’s Song of Songs, My American Heart, Cash’d Out, Lost Dakota

Identical twin guitar duo the Bassett Brothers like to keep their audiences guessing by performing in an ever-shifting array of styles, from medieval to Metallica, Baroque to Beatles. Sean and Ian have played together since ...

Isaac Cherem’s Leona: Circumscribed hearts

A refreshingly crisp and commonsense take on heritage

The three o’clock bell sounded the close of business day for most grade-schoolers. Not Scooter. While others were off in a field hitting balls with sticks or in the alley playing pinners, from ages nine ...

Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth drops new album In the Cut

With guest appearances by MixMaster Wolf, Burkey, and Jamie Allensworth

“This is something I’ve always wanted to do, and face it, I just turned 41, so it was time to get something out there under my own name,” relates funk drum ace Jake Najor regarding ...

New Rightovers’ album, Die Cruisin’ hits ’90s vein

“Kind of like a My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, Guided By Voices distorted thing”

Chris Holmes and Matthew Baab grew-up going to indie and punk shows in the 1990s. The music seeped into their souls, and eventually played a major role in the songs that they contributed to the ...

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