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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
Arts & Culture feature
New business is illuminating the imagery found in science
Theater
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?
News
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, April 1,2013
No Life Offline

I hate you, Google

First Meebo, now Reader—why have you forsaken me?

By Dave Maass

I'm so furious with Google for killing off Reader that it borders on hatred. I feel the raw grief of an 8-year-old whose parents euthanized the family dog because he's the only one of the children who plays with it.

Wednesday, March 27,2013
News

How many inmate deaths is too many?

Part one of our ‘60 Dead Inmates' investigative series: San Diego County’s incarceration mortality rate leads California’s largest jails

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis
Bernard Joseph Victorianne was a 28-year-old black male with a ticking time bomb in his stomach. Victorianne was arrested on Sept. 12, 2012, less than two blocks from the San Diego Police Department’s Mid-City station on suspicion of driving under the influence. A week later, he was found dead in his cell.
Monday, March 11,2013
No Life Offline

Reflecting on 27,000 tweets

Am I the first Internet troll to get a day named after him?

By Dave Maass

I've retired my Twitter account. As you may be aware, I left San Diego CityBeat three weeks ago to take a job with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that stands up for civil liberties in the increasingly digital world. 

Monday, February 18,2013
No Life Offline

Three pervy things that aren't quite porn

Stoya, Wikipedia and Cowchips prove sex is still driving Internet innovation

By Dave Maass
Pornography has long been at the forefront of online culture. Porn distributors have been the first to develop and experiment with new ways of media distribution, from streaming video to secure transactions.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
News

The irreplaceable Ian Trowbridge

Salk scientist became the British bulldog of San Diego land use and government transparency

By Dave Maass
Trowbridge should be mourned by every single person who cares about San Diego.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The search is over

Staff writer Dave Maass is leaving; can you find 22 of his favorite subjects?

By Dave Maass
Bill Horn, marijuana, Occupy SD, Zany-Zane and Gary Kreep were among our beloved staff writer's favorite topics. 
Tuesday, February 12,2013
Sex Issue

‘Space Bush’ is a galactic jerk-off

How seriously can you take a novel about extraterrestrial poontang?

By Dave Maass
Andrew Armacost makes one request before the interview begins: He doesn't mind if this piece makes him seem evil; he just doesn't want to look stupid.  
Wednesday, February 6,2013
News

The world’s most dangerous search engine

Aren’t you glad Shodan is in the hands of good guys like John Matherly?

By Dave Maass
Ask John Matherly if he’s a hacker, and he’ll struggle for a moment with the term.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
News

Occupy San Diego goes to court

Six female activists file lawsuits against police and sheriff over arrests, brutality

By Dave Maass
In the dark of the early morning on Oct. 28, 2011, police officers and sheriff’s deputies descended on the Occupy San Diego encampment in Civic Center Plaza and used pepper spray and brute force to arrest 51 activists.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Black History mini-crossword

Fill in the blanks with prominent African-American figures

By Dave Maass
Who is the current Assembly member for District 79? Plus more questions involving prominent African-American San Diegans. 
 
 
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