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Sold-out Fidelio a problem in London

Royal Opera House members objects of envy

The Royal Opera House Covent Garden has a huge problem. They’ve sold out six performances of Beethoven’s opera Fidelio next March and people are angry! The problem appears to be that the vast majority of ...

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Friday night track repair at the Carlsbad Coaster Depot

“Something’s coming”

“It’s coming! It’s coming!” The guys by the recording equipment hunch over on the platform. “You ready? Take off your hats, everybody!” “Don’t stand too close!” You can see the twin headlights blinking oddly as ...

The Last Five Years: an entertaining lack of intimacy

They move past one another in the heartbreaking choreography of emptiness

This is a classic tale of boy-meets-girl, boy-marries-girl, boy-cheats-on-and-divorces-girl. Not exactly the best fodder for a musical billed as a love story. So, it might help to bring in a little Aristotle here. In his ...

Postcards from Mecca, Dia De Los Muertos in Old Town, Tamales, Chihuahuas and Low Riders, Twelfth Night, Chris Mann at Martinis Above Fourth

Events October 31-November 6, 2019

Friday | 1 Postcards From Mecca See rediscovered photographs of the Early Desert. When Susie Keef Smith died in Leucadia in 1988, her estate was handled by a county administrator who threw all her belongings ...

San Diego retirement system man on the go

San Diego cops target San Francisco DA race

Non-transparent travel Jamie Hamrick, the fast-traveling senior investment officer of the San Diego City Employees Retirement System, hasn’t been as swift in filing so-called behesting reports revealing to the public who paid for all those ...

Is California sex-ed anti-immigrant?

El Cajon's Chaldeans and Moslems not happy

On September 21, Arabic-speaking immigrants gathered at the Ninevah Club in El Cajon (at Main Street and Mollison Avenue) for a conference hosted by Protect our Kids, a group spreading awareness of California’s required instruction ...

San Diego retirement system man on the go

San Diego cops target San Francisco DA race

Non-transparent travel Jamie Hamrick, the fast-traveling senior investment officer of the San Diego City Employees Retirement System, hasn’t been as swift in filing so-called behesting reports revealing to the public who paid for all those ...

Weird lives of San Diego influencers

80 percent business, 20 percent personal

Many San Diegans are taking to their devices in hopes of becoming the next big social media influencer. Although it’s unlikely that someone from our neighborhoods will outperform 21-year-old Kylie Jenner’s $1 billion marketing game, ...

Not everybody recognizes satire

This perversion of a president

Stop with the comedy already Regarding the article “San Diego County Water Authority follows SDG&E’s example, shuts off supply to wildfire-threatened areas” (SD on the QT, October 18), we respectfully ask that you remove it ...

The meaning of Marcel Duchamp’s Lhooq

This anachronistic Carlsbad place is about old books

Alexander Dafnis is up a tree. “This way?” he shouts down. “No. Now it’s tilting more,” says Alejandra, the gal looking up from the wood-decked courtyard. The camphor tree, originally from China, provides dappled shade, ...

Mickey Mouse hats for adults

Adults already have their own version of Chuck E. Cheese

Dear Hipster: So, I guess hipster-themed Mickey Mouse ears for adults are a thing now. I for sure have a handful of adult friends who will for sure be ordering themselves a hipster Mickey Mouse ...

Coastal Rail Trail: Encinitas and Solana Beach

Walk through and along three city beaches on this promising hike.

The San Diego Coastal Rail Trail is an ongoing project that will ultimately provide a way to navigate the 44 miles between downtown San Diego and Oceanside without a car. Ideally, this will be mostly ...

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