Content for Thursday, September 5, 2019

News & Stories

Vanessa Valiente: the cure for Costco couture

Does San Diego deserves its reputation as an unstylish city?

Vanessa Valiente is San Diego’s original fashion blogger and an elite personal style consultant. Her services sit behind a long wait list and a battery of screening questionnaires, and for good reason. She knows what ...

Geoffrey Hill: an English critic-poet in the tradition of Matthew Arnold and T.S. Eliot

He often sought to reconcile transcendental claims with the apparent lack of immanence in contemporary culture

September Song born 19.6.32 - deported 24.9.42 Undesirable you may have been, untouchable you were not. Not forgotten or passed over at the proper time. As estimated, you died. Things marched, sufficient, to that end. ...

As I Lay Dying dropped from Resurrection Fest

And other music news from Pathology, Schizophonics, Chon, Deaf Club, and the Swedish Models

Spanish organizers of the 2019 Resurrection Fest have dropped the reunited As I Lay Dying due to negative backlash over singer Tim Lambesis’ conviction and imprisonment for trying to hire an undercover police officer to ...

Sab-E-Lee: Isaan expression for “Delicious and Spicy.”

I practically broke down too, in tears. So-oo deelish.

‘What is the one dish you would take to a desert island if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?” Interviewers are always throwing this out at celebrity chefs. Tonight, what ...

Happy birthday John Cage

Toy Piano Festival, Brian Wilson & the Zombies, Peter Pupping Band, Blues Against Hunger Jamboree, The Loons

Since 2000, the UC San Diego Library has hosted the Toy Piano Festival to pay homage to the birthday of experimental composer John Cage, who wrote “Suite for Toy Piano” in 1948. Its Geisel Library ...

Los Reyes: Dog days and nights

That stuff is thoroughly human

There are two real dogs behind the canine stars of Los Reyes; their names are Football and Chola, and they really do spend their days (and nights) hanging around the titular skate park — the ...

Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road to San Diego

“Rap is very far from new to country”

Some San Diego hip-hop fans I spoke to said they didn’t like “Old Town Road” when it first dropped on local airwaves and the club scene — but what was it like for our country ...