Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

Jazzcatt Dec. 27, 2014 @ 2:24 p.m.

It is customary for a Japanese establishment to have one of these cat figurines welcoming you in the door. It's called Menaki-Neko translated literally as Beckoning Cat. The are supposed to bring in good fortune to the business. These days you will see a Menaki-Neko in many Chinese and other Asian businesses, but Menaki-Neko is of Japanese origin.


Don Bauder Sept. 3, 2015 @ 1:27 p.m.

Twister: When the middle class is gone, the revolution begins. Best, Don Bauder


RyBeloin Nov. 5, 2015 @ 11:53 a.m.

Every community in any discipline has its share of politics, cliques and obnoxious narcissists, and every community has people that feel like all their problems are someone else's fault. They imagine that if only "The Man" would stop being so unfair, then all things would fall perfectly into place and life would be easy. You know what they say though; Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Grain of salt: For every person loudly proclaiming their self-appointed authority and demanding attention and praise, there are a dozen better-qualified and more accomplished individuals who just don't care about being in the spotlight. And for every brilliant artist who has to work day job just to stay afloat, there are a hundred untalented, unremarkable self-labeled artists, who will just-as-fervently clamor for the same level of respect and support. The fastest way to kill the legitimate voices is to add a thousand others crying wolf.

And since genuine critique is practically taboo in San Diego, no one calls bullshit.

Kinsee isn't an art critic, she's an event promoter. Zogo isn't an artists' champion, she's a narcissist who needs a hobby. San Diego artists aren't victims of any conspiracy, just victims of a culture that could care less about excellence in art, and institutions that systematically favor the rich and well-connected. That's just the world. Everybody take a Xanax.

Reader, if you care about local artists, stop reporting on just the parties and cat-fighting for the arts section and run a consistent column that's real art critique and discussion.

Or change nothing. We'll just keep on doing what we do.


Scott Marks June 1, 2016 @ 8:05 p.m.

"It strikes me this is akin to arguing which leg of that chair is most important." That's exactly my point. I buy my rockers at Auteur's of Hollywood.



Ponzi July 21, 2016 @ 5:35 p.m.

The best pastrami is navel pastrami, has more fat. Though, first cut is what many places use.

One of my long-time favorite pastrami sandwiches is at The Hat.


Mike Madriaga March 16, 2019 @ 10:18 a.m.

Ian, it was nice meeting with you and the others at the mag. You got good stuff, bro!


Matingas March 20, 2019 @ 11:44 a.m.

Cucumber/Mango + chamoy would be my choice. I love chamoy.


Ranch Guejito opens doors to San Diego mountain bikers

Dirt roads were used by the original ranch hands circa 1845.

On Saturday, March 16th, the San Diego Mountain Bike Association’s Ride the Rancho event gave cyclists a rare opportunity to explore a property where visitors are seldom permitted, Rancho Guejito. The ranch is an enormous ...

Visduh May 13, 2019 @ 9:47 p.m.

My takeaway is that while named for Carlsbad, the operation is in the Vista industrial/commercial park. That's in my back yard, yet I seldom pass through the area. I don't recognize the photo of the building. It's time to check it out--who knows, I might like it and return many times. Thanks for visiting No County and for your reporting.


gahuber95 May 15, 2019 @ 9:04 p.m.

If you like that kind of food, you can buy lots of good Eastern European food at Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church. You can buy kilbasi, holubky, pirohi, and various desserts like rozhki and kolachi.


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