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OVERFLOW Aug 22, 2014 A selection of new works by Scott Polach which draws on the history of pluviculture, or, attempts to induce rain artificially. Opening includes a collaborative performance piece from Keenan Hartsten entitled, "Very cool, and refreshing?". 85 other events on Friday, August 22
 
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How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
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Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Well, That Was Awkward
Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream

 

 
 
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Monday, March 24,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

The bastardization of language has me peeved

Oh, yes, I’m about to throw some shade

By Aaryn Belfer
The abbrevs are not only maj annoy, but they're totes ubiq, too.
Monday, March 10,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Survey says: More screen time, please

Parents worry about their kids’ readiness but also love abundant interaction with devices—weird

By Aaryn Belfer
Rotenberg said that half of the parents surveyed worry about their child's social and emotional readiness for school. At the same time, 89 percent said they value media exposure for their kids, with television being the most common choice.
Monday, February 24,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Knowledge of black history is in ‘Jeopardy!’

Game-show contestants save the hardest category for last

By Aaryn Belfer
Since nobody in their depraved CityBeat-reading mind watches Jeopardy!, I'm going to guess that you missed this year's College Championship tournament and all the excitement that ensued.
Monday, February 10,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Middle-aged sex

Who doesn’t want to read about that?

By Aaryn Belfer
According to The Kinsey Institute, roughly 46 percent of married women age 40 to 49 report having sex a few times each month (almost exactly the same amount of poking being done by married 20-somethings).
Monday, January 27,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Small talks, huge moments

This parenting thing is treacherous and awesome

By Aaryn Belfer
"Mama, can I ask you a question?" My 8-year-old was in the back seat of the car, and I was spun around in the passenger seat, looking into her eyes. Her face and body language were totally open. 
Monday, January 13,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Ladies, protect your orchids

The future of cosmetic surgery is here

By Aaryn Belfer
The vagina is awesome, literally; it's gorgeous, mysterious, multipurpose-functional and unique as all get out. I examined more Internet V the other day than Michelle Duggar's gynecologist, and I'll say right now that no two are alike.
Tuesday, December 31,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

2013 was out of this world

A look back at news that haunts

By Aaryn Belfer
The realities presented on Earth 1.0 haven't made me particularly hopeful; 2013 had its share of disappointments.
Monday, December 16,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

Life is dangerous

Drive fast and take chances (but be discriminating)

By Aaryn Belfer
Immediately after the deaths in a car crash of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and his friend last month, the media wasted no time in turning the dialogue toward deeper introspection.
Monday, December 2,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

A common calendar for San Diego Unified?

It could happen soon

By Aaryn Belfer
If you're a parent of a child in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), it's possible you've heard rumblings about the push for a new common calendar, a supposed modification of traditional and year-round calendars.
Monday, November 18,2013
Backwards & in High Heels

Thankfulness: a cynic’s attempt to be sunshinier

My temporary attempt to be more positive

By Aaryn Belfer
My husband is the optimist in our relationship. He's the yin to my yang. He's the glass-is-half-full to my fuck-that-glass-I-hate-that-glass-so-I-smashed-that-glass-on-the-floor-and-now-it's-empty-forever-and-you-can't-argue-it's-not.
 
 
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