Content for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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San Diego Symphony gives us messy Beethoven

Those unsustained phrases

I take no pleasure in what follows. The San Diego Symphony has now given two perplexing performances of a Beethoven symphony in as many weeks. The fourth symphony was played on the weekend of January ...

Pay for gas and I will deliver your van to an Eastern state

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Stephen Karam’s The Humans gets tense

The setting has a way of obscuring any sort of resolution

San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of Stephen Karam’s The Humans does a good deal of stage-setting before you even take your seat. A display by the box office provides “a behind-the scenes glimpse of the ...

Marshall Saunders: creating an army of citizen lobbyists

How to address a congressman face to face

In a couple of days they’ll be memorializing Marshall Saunders, the San Diego man who tried to save the world. I considered him a dear friend even though I knew he had hundreds, maybe thousands ...

Juan Vargas and the Remers go way back

San Diego convention center clock is ticking

Family fat cats Political bloodlines run deep in San Diego, as evidenced by an emailed fundraising pitch by congressman Juan Vargas on behalf of supervisorial hopeful Terra Lawson-Remer. “I am excited to invite you to ...

Paradise Hills strives for cohesion

Half the town has sidewalks, half doesn't

Origin Guy Preuss is an affable, tanned, retired Navy Master Chief, a Vietnam vet. As the 30-year self-described “temporary” president of the local village council and the chair of the planning committee, he does what ...

DMV getting closer to Mission Valley move

Hillcrest antagonism part of it

San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward contravened the wishes of some of his most vocal constituents by seeking to exchange a portion of land at the city-owned Mission Valley stadium site for 2.5 acres of ...

The Marvel crap made Robert Downey, Jr. lazy

I love comic books but that genre is TV

Downey’s little doing My heart goes out to Scott Marks for having to finally out Robert Downey Jr. (“Dolittle: Robert Downey, Jr. goes down,” Movie Reviews, January 16) Having managed to save a good portion ...

Michael Connolly Miskwish’s history of wildfires

By stopping the domination of any single species, you keep diversity open

Fire, as in the monstrous mega fires we’re seeing in Australia, has been front page news for weeks. But it is also something the Kumeyaay people have been speaking out about for years. Michael Connolly ...

Generation twixt

Why would anyone want to invent a category expressly for people who don’t belong in a category?

Dear Hipster: I often hear people talking about hipsters and Millennials as if the two are coextensive. Other times, people equate hipsters and Gen X’ers. Sometimes Generation Z takes the blame (or gets the credit, ...

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