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The poetry of American novelist John Updike

January The days are short, The sun a spark, Hung thin between The dark and dark. Fat snowy footsteps Track the floor. Milk bottles burst Outside the door. The river is A frozen place Held ...

January 7, 2021
Breaking debuts as a sport at the 2024 Paris Olympics

Breakdancing was in the news on December 8 when the International Olympic Committee announced breaking would debut as a sport at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Breaking started as one of the four original elements of ...

January 7, 2021
The Local poutine routine

“It’s pandemic Armageddon, downtown,” says Jess. She’s the general manager here. She’s just brought out my poutine. “We’re hanging on by our fingernails.” Armageddon? She’s talking about the number of homeless people who come by, ...

January 7, 2021
Audrey: our fair lady

To paraphrase critic Molly Haskell, Audrey Hepburn awakened love in all who watched her. Why it took this long for someone to make a feature-length documentary about one of the world’s most adored and influential ...

January 7, 2021
What it means to be a cholo: Top 5 local videos of 2020

Despite the pandemic lockdown, locals have managed to shoot and release some terrific music videos this year, and Belladon is responsible for one of them. Their performance video for “Haisa” was taped August 2 as ...

January 7, 2021
Plunderbund shoots new video at Slab City and Fiesta Island

Based in La Jolla, Plunderbund (defined in the dictionary as “a league of commercial, political, or financial interests that exploits the public”) is a power trio playing alternative and power pop tunes, often with a ...

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