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Nite Owls: The Darkroom Apr 24, 2014 A fun music and art mixer for 21to 40-somethings. This one includes a discussion with photographer Omar Lopez, a DJ playing old jazz records, collaborative art projects and darkroom photography activities. 59 other events on Thursday, April 24
 
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Ten bucks an hour just ain’t enough

 

 
 
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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.
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.
 
 
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