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Joyce Carol Oates Feb 26, 2015 As part of the Point Loma Nazarene University Writer's Symposium by the Sea, the legendary poet and novelist will give an informal speech followed by a signing. 64 other events on Thursday, February 26
 
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Monday, February 23,2015
There She Goz

Partying with the artsy elite

The Foodie Soirée reminded me why I love living rooms

By Alex Zaragoza
Sitting on the hardwood floor of a total stranger's house and watching a performance in full swing just three feet away is not totally new to me. I've spent many nights sitting cross-legged on dingy-carpeted floors of dilapidated houses that had earned nicknames like The Sandwich House or The Suicide House.
Monday, January 26,2015
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In pursuit of useless information

Damn, it feels good to be a trivia geek

By Alex Zaragoza
The pursuit of stockpiling completely useless information is an art. Don't let anyone tell you different. Like any muscle that takes years of hard training and meticulous cultivation to be in top shape, the nerd muscle requires that same serial-killer-esque attention to detail.
Monday, December 29,2014
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Rising up and fighting back

A very short end-of-2014 list

By Alex Zaragoza
So, this is it, guys. We’re done. Another year in the books, and, as usual, you’ve most likely been bombarded with best-of and worst-of 2014 lists from websites, publications and your Facebook friends.
Monday, December 1,2014
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Tijuana’s Mini City wants your kids to buy, buy, buy

Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers

By Alex Zaragoza
Mini City is a children’s play place in Tijuana that encourages kids to play in a pretend city with a little grocery store, post office and other places for make-believe amusement. Sounds adorable, right?
Monday, November 3,2014
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No, I didn’t drop my smile

Turning the tables on the catcallers

By Alex Zaragoza
Dear catcallers of the world! No, I didn't drop my smile. No, I won't show you my tits. And while, yes, I may look fine as hell in my dress, I don't need you to tell me from your moving vehicle.
Monday, October 6,2014
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Drag shows with Mama

Partying with Amelia and a gay witch doctor

By Alex Zaragoza
So, my mom met a guy. It's been almost five years since my dad, her husband of 39 years, died of cancer. He was the only man she'd ever been with, having married him when she was just 19 years old. 
Monday, September 8,2014
There She Goz

Trying to chill out at reiki yoga

My body has a way of ruining the mood for everyone

By Alex Zaragoza
Reiki is a form of natural stress reduction, relaxation and healing invented in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist (thanks, Internet!).
Monday, August 11,2014
There She Goz

I broke up like this

Ending a marriage and seeking realness the non-Beyoncé and Jay Z way

By Alex Zaragoza
The tip of my pen fell upon the paper and I paused. Not because I wasn't ready to sign the name I've hated writing or admitting is legally mine for the last six years, but because it reminded me of another moment.
Friday, July 11,2014
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Thirty, dirty and striving

Revisiting my teenage dreams upon hitting three decades

By Alex Zaragoza
I'm 30 years old. It's official. That milestone birthday's been lurking, and when it finally arrived I welcomed it as I'd welcome a never-ending nacho platter—drunkenly and without fear.
Monday, June 16,2014
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Surviving womanhood

How Krav Maga empowered me to fight violence and misogyny

By Alex Zaragoza
I often find myself in situations where I don't feel safe, not because I have a penchant for hanging out in sketchy neighborhoods, but because that's the world women live in. That's not paranoia.
 
 
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