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Intimate Apparel: sewing your life savings into a quilt

When we tell our own personal histories, they’re more reflective of how we wish to see ourselves

There are inherent tensions between how we are documented and how we view ourselves. We can hear this any time we listen to our own voices in an audio recording. Is that what I really ...

Without Walls (Wow) Festival, Poe Fest, Brunch & Booze, Guided Hike of Homestead Trail, Kilikili

Events October 18-October 23, 2019

Thursday | 17 Without Walls (Wow) Festival The La Jolla Playhouse presents a site-based work at Liberty Station that showcases multiple performances by local, national and international artists (including a selection of family-friendly offerings), occurring ...

Many delights found on Grapevine Mountain, but no grapes

Views abound on this lofty desert peak

While no grapes are found on Grapevine Mountain, hikers will surely reap the fruits of their labor from the rewarding views atop this prominent desert peak. Boasting a plethora of views, including Shelter and San ...

ShayButter’s chunky sweaters make a statement for fall

Fall sweaters and blonde locks in La Jolla

On my most recent shopping trip to La Jolla last week, I spotted Kara, wearing an outfit that made me rejoice over the changing seasons. Whenever I hear the word “fall,” I immediately associate it ...

Noura: a non-practicing architect

Religious observance seems empty in the face of American individualism

This is a family drama that takes place in one room over the course of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The family — dad, mom, and 11-year-old son — are Iraqi immigrants living in Queens. ...

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, The Importance of Being Earnest, Julian Autumn Jubilee, Serbian Crepes and Folklore Dancing, La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

Events October 10-October 16, 2019

Thursday | 10 Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Soft rock icon and occasional Grateful Dead member Bruce Hornsby is touring in support of his first full-length album in three years (and first true solo record ...

Discover Village H and related trails in Carlsbad

Enjoy views of one of the most historic landscapes in North County

These trails take you to view-points overlooking one of the most historic landscapes in San Diego’s North County, as well as areas of rapid suburban development. You will also have close contact with remnants of ...

Noura need not be compared to Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

The tale is replete with familial conflict, and the way those conflicts play out

The Old Globe website describes Noura as, “A riveting West Coast premiere loosely inspired by Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.” I agree, it is loosely related to A Doll’s House. Very loosely.So loosely, in fact, that ...

Bad Hombres/Good Wives, La Mesa Oktoberfest, Pan for gold and meet pioneers, Trolley Dances, Big Mountain

Events October 3-October 9, 2019

Thursday | 3 Bad Hombres/Good Wives Don Ernesto, macho cartel lord of Sinaloa, is used to getting exactly what he wants. In this case, he wants Eva — the young woman he sent to a ...

Coronado beach: from U.S. Naval Air Station North Island to the Amphibious Base

There is more than meets the eye to discover here.

Few places in San Diego have as deep a history of military and tourism co-existing in a spectacular natural environment as Coronado Island. The broad flat area we now call U.S. Naval Air Station North ...

Dark Horse Jesse driven by sustainability, Salvation Army, and Etsy

Blood and style mixed in Golden Hill

My frequent walks to the Dark Horse coffee shop in Golden Hill over the past year have introduced me to many recurring faces. Among those is Jesse, an entrepreneur who sells herb- infused, raw chocolate. ...

The way Lester Bangs loved it

Bangs, vis a vis Cameron Crowe, claimed that rock would cease to be real when it ceased to be “gloriously and righteously dumb.”

“It’s just a shame you missed out on rock ’n’ roll,” a 1973 Lester Bangs tells an emerging music writer he’s taken under his wing, “It’s over. You got here just in time for the ...

The Winter’s Tale, Twitchcon, Water Lantern Festival, Hillcrest Art Stumble, Peter Frampton & Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

Events September 26-October 2, 2019

Thursday | 26 The Winter’s Tale Shakespeare’s tale of Leontes, a delusional and paranoid king, who goes berzerk and tears his family apart. He sends his wife to prison and banishes his daughter. Sixteen years ...

Rancho La Costa Preserve: an alternative to the busy Denk Mountain trails

View diverse habitats, seasonal changes, and outstanding vistas.

The Rancho La Costa Preserve protects many native plant and animal species, some of which you may see on your visit. It also provides numerous scenic views. At nearly 1500 acres, it is one of ...

Amadeus: The victor is Mozart’s music

Putting Salieri in charge of the narrative relieves us of any controversy regarding the depiction of Mozart

If a show is only as good as its villain, then Amadeus is a great show. The title might refer to Mozart, but the show opens and closes with Salieri, the villain. The play, by ...