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Thai Joints rule in the Heights

It sits within an inconspicuous stucco strip on Adams Avenue, smack in the middle of Normal Heights, with a generic sign bearing a generic name: Thai Joint. How many times have I driven past without ...

The glamour and crime of Tijuana

Don't look now Under normal circumstances, it would be difficult not to stare at ten men dressed in black who brandished submachine guns. Under normal circumstances, ten men dressed in black who brandished submachine guns ...

August 8, 2020
Discovery of priest’s letters reveals tension between church, locals

A recently discovered cache of letters in the basement of San Diego’s famed Mission Santa Anna have revealed that things were not always suffused with the peace of Christ during the Mission’s early days. “Relations ...

Poppin’ Padres petition for permanent props in stands

The San Diego Padres started their season 4-1, their best initial record in decades. And while some may credit the unlikely success to new manager Jayce Tingler, and others to the general up-is-down insanity that ...

Tennis with François Truffaut and Donal Logue

It’s game, set, and match with these three tennis-related films. Tennis, Anyone...? (2005) Things you learn at the movies: next time you’re at a strip club, walk up to the first exotic dancer you see ...

August 7, 2020
Wall of Moms MAGA?

Last week, the Wall of Moms — the yellow-shirted edifice that stood in protest against federal agents’ accosting Portland protesters — threatened to crumble after it was revealed that founder Bev Barnum had filed to ...

Black Lives Matter offshoot chooses street outside Police Headquarters for street mural

“‘Black Lives Matter’ is a brilliant slogan, but I started to worry that it’s message wasn’t getting through all the surrounding noise any more,” says San Diego Black Lives Matter supporter Reggie Johnson. I don’t ...

Nicholas Wiseman: a great influence on John Henry Newman

Nicholas Wiseman It would of course be impossible to bring every branch of the natural sciences so completely into contact with sacred studies as these whereof we have treated nor can it be necessary to ...

No longer a David, Stone Brewing recast as a Goliath

Stone Brewing is one of the cornerstones of San Diego beer, and of the craft brewing industry as a whole. Behind marketing slogans such as “yellow fizzy beer is for wussies,” Stone has long postured ...

August 6, 2020
Three poems for August by Dorothy Parker

August When my eyes are weeds, And my lips are petals, spinning Down the wind that has beginning Where the crumpled beeches start In a fringe of salty reeds; When my arms are elder-bushes, And ...

August 6, 2020
Bounce and Twerk: common moves for Megan Thee Stallion and Danyelle “Sweet Dee” Solana

On July 12, rapper Megan Thee Stallion was shot in both of her feet. “I was saddened and stunned, but relieved to find out she was okay,” said Danyelle “Sweet Dee” Solana, a local hip-hop ...

August 6, 2020
Tacos Lily: good enough for Anthony Bourdain!

Wow! I had forgotten this scene. You wind up in Baja on the southbound road through the mountains, until you swing a left and Blatt! The Pacific! A rippling blue carpet way below. It’s quite ...

August 6, 2020
Song Without a Name: gone baby gone

Peru 1988. Under the credits, newspaper headlines and file photos summarize the situation: a government at war against ruthless guerilla forces. Georgina (Pamela Mendoza) can be heard faintly in the distance, singing the song without ...

August 6, 2020
“Medicine Show” webcast showcases Mrs. Henry’s puppeteering

The virus got so serious, so quick, that they ended up playing only one show of their projected spring tour. What’s a meticulously-planning band to do when they suddenly can’t play live? In the case ...

August 6, 2020
Native Americans who rocked the world

Self-taught guitarist Stevie Salas is a Mescalero Apache Indian who was attending high school in Oceanside when he first picked up guitar at age 15. Choosing a music career over joining the Coast Guard, he ...

August 6, 2020

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