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Barrio Art Crawl Jul 26, 2014 A free self guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District. Come enjoy art, live music, food, and vendors at places like La Bodega Gallery & Studios, Roots Factory, Union Barrio Logan, Glashaus, and more. 91 other events on Saturday, July 26
 
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Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays
Spin Cycle
Did Carl DeMaio’s partner overstep his authority by ousting business-association chief?
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

 

 
 
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Monday, July 21,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Fighting the fight of body-conscious girls

It might be unwinnable

By Aaryn Belfer
Research out of the NYU Child Study Center has shown that girls' self esteem peaks at age 9. It peaks, people! 
Monday, June 30,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

The relative depravity of soccer and Ann Coulter

In the end, it’s only a game

By Aaryn Belfer
The 2014 World Cup hasn't received so much of Glenn Beck's ire that I'm aware of, but Ann Coulter filled the void last week with a screed of her own
Monday, June 16,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

This is not a test of the Emergency Broadcast System

This is an actual emergency—is this thing on?

By Aaryn Belfer
As of this moment, most schools in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) have let out for the summer, and kids all around the city are settling into routines—camps for the haves, video games for the have-nots.
Monday, June 2,2014
Backwards & in High Heels

Yes, All Women: Be aware and be pissed

But be a little afraid, too

By Aaryn Belfer
It's nothing short of infuriating that women and girls should have to fear abuse and violence for no reason other than being women.
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.
 
 
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