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Literary Arts Festival Apr 27, 2015 This 19th annual fest features a diverse range of readings, workshops, signings, panel discussions and more from established and respected authors from around the country. From Monday, April 27 to Thursday, April 30. 60 other events on Monday, April 27
 
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop
Notes from the Smoking Patio
A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming
Beer & Chees
One size does not fit all during San Diego brew fest season

 

 
 
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Monday, April 20,2015
Sordid Tales

How to survive a music festival

The real-world advice on dress, drugs, Vaseline and more

By Edwin Decker
Now that music-festival season is upon us, it’s time once again to be inundated with countless magazine and blog stories with advice on how best to survive and enjoy your festival experience. 
Monday, April 6,2015
Sordid Tales

Treason! School pledge read in Arabic

I pledge allegiance to jihad on the United States of America

By Edwin Decker
I'm sure you've heard the one about the New York high school that committed "treason" by permitting a student to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the school's PA—in Arabic.
Monday, March 23,2015
Sordid Tales

Putting women on money is so money

Why Harriet Tubman’s more deserving of the 20-spot than Andrew Jackson

By Edwin Decker
Perhaps you've heard of the group Women on 20s, which is seeking to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a notable American female.
Monday, March 9,2015
Sordid Tales

The House that Influenza Built

Why I will no longer say, ‘God bless you’

By Edwin Decker
In other words, I will never again utter the words "God bless you" after somebody sneezes. And I don't care who it is: my mother, my boss, my parole officer.
Monday, February 23,2015
Sordid Tales

The changing definition of the word ‘literally’

Amnesty for ignorance is what it is

By Edwin Decker
Apologies for addressing this issue belatedly, but it only recently became known to me. Apparently, a little more than a year ago—quite silently and with minimal brouhaha—Webster's Dictionary (an
Tuesday, February 10,2015
Sordid Tales

How to tell her you only want a one-night stand

It won’t be easy, but it’s doable

By Edwin Decker
Dear Sordid Tales: I am a male in my late 20s who was recently jilted after a six-year engagement. Now that I’m single again, I’m not interested in anything serious. However, I’m not interested in being cruel or deceptive, either.
Monday, January 26,2015
Sordid Tales

Spending an evening at a five-douche dive

All I wanted was to just chill out with a few drinks, but no

By Edwin Decker
Some of you may have read my last column, about how, on a flight to upstate New York for the holidays, I found myself on board a three-baby plane. That was a horror-show, to be sure, but what happened the following night, on the nearly freezing evening before Christmas, was worse. 
Monday, January 12,2015
Sordid Tales

New rules for flying on airplanes with babies

Or, a visit from Odin, the Viking god of all gods

By Edwin Decker
Now, it should be known, for the record, that I don't dislike children. Not only are they cute and cuddly; they also make great fishing bobbers.
Monday, December 29,2014
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2014 queer in review

Definition of traditional marriage is about to change, again

By Edwin Decker
The year 2014 was a banner one for LGBT rights (also known as "The War on Humanity"): Twelve states legalized gay marriage, and I would just like to say, "Well done, 2014. Your work here is done."
Monday, December 15,2014
Sordid Tales

The asinine petition to bring back a dead TV character

Don’t read this if you’re not caught up with ‘The Walking Dead’

By Edwin Decker
Warning: This column is a spoiler for those who haven't seen Season 5 of The Walking Dead.
 
 
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