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A Night at the Besties Oct 23, 2014 Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more. 60 other events on Thursday, October 23
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Monday, May 19,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

How to keep little campers busy this summer

8 excellent San Diego programs aimed at kids

By Aaryn Belfer
Many of you are still designing the Spirograph Venn diagrams of summer, trying to maximize your dollars while splicing together travel and dentist appointments. For all you lollygaggers, here are a few camp ideas.
Monday, May 5,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Nobody puts Baby in a corner

On feminism and who gets to define my brand of it

By Aaryn Belfer
My friend Heather and I were talking about a non-vagina-having, self-important troll named Randy Dotinga who told me via Twitter that I'm no feminist.
Monday, April 21,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

No curtains for San Diego Opera

Says the little person with no knowledge of it

By Aaryn Belfer
ince last July, we've seen the implosion of a mayor, the centennial celebration, the Ken Cinema and San Diego Opera. And yet, SeaWorld still beckons the masses despite the wailing mother whales we all cried with in Blackfish. Can you stand it? I ask you: Can you stand it? 
Monday, April 7,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E

Disneyland: a human cesspool and the Happiest Place On Earth

By Aaryn Belfer
I should admit right now that I go to Disneyland steeped in existential conflict. The non-conformist in me knows that place is a cesspool of the human condition (an overwhelmingly white human condition, mind you) worthy of the most serious people-watching.
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.
 
 
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