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Alvy Ray Smith: From Pixels to Pixar Nov 24, 2014 The cofounder of Pixar and Altamira gives patrons a quick tour through computer graphics with amusing stories, vintage pictures and videos, and much more. 49 other events on Monday, November 24
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Wednesday, January 23,2013
News

A morning in Judge Kreep's Department 3

Goodbye, vast right-wing conspiracy; hello, small misdemeanor court

By Dave Maass
Judge Gary Kreep’s court is now in session.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
News

Radical radio

Activist San Diego is down to the wire for launching KNSJ community station

By Dave Maass
After six-and-a-half years of hard work on building a new radio station, a group of community activists only have a few months to start broadcasting lest they lose the license granted to them by the Federal Communications Commission.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Flu hunt

Can you find nine flu symptoms and the six FDA-approved vaccines?

By Dave Maass
A list of the six FDA-approved vaccines. Now, get vaccinated. 
Wednesday, January 16,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: The procurement is right

Guess the winning bids on these county of San Diego contracts

By Dave Maass
How much for metal and wood barricades, lapel-mics, and commercial truck driver's license training? 
Tuesday, January 15,2013
Retro Issue

Needles and Fred

Meet the no-nonsense man behind Classic Audio Repair

By Dave Maass
Traversing the doorway of Fred Longworth's Classic Audio Repair is like entering the Lost World. A Balinese mask hangs on the wall next to a display case where two dead lizards—one fully skeletal—are displayed beside an assortment of turntable cartridges.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
News

What we learned from the Stratfor document dump

Valuable information about the border buried in WikiLeaks / Anonymous’ ‘Global Intelligence Files’

By Dave Maass
Barrett Brown, the sort-of spokesperson and public face of the hacktivist group Anonymous, was indicted by a federal grand jury in December in connection with the theft of several million emails snatched from a well-known and well-connected private intelligence firm.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Secretary of defense mini-crossword

Which secretaries fit in the blanks?

By Dave Maass
Which secretary was the subject of the 2003 Oscar-winning documentary Fog of War
Wednesday, January 2,2013
News

Sheriff to reexamine treatment of transgender inmates

New advisory board formed in response to CityBeat article on abuse complaints that went uninvestigated

By Dave Maass
The only document resembling guidelines for handling transgender inmates in local jails was issued by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department more than five years ago. 
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Shenanigans

Shenanigans: Gun game

Can you identify these firearms, which were all explicitly named in the 1994 assault-weapons ban?

By Dave Maass
Can you tell the difference between an Uzi and a Striker 12?
Wednesday, January 2,2013
No Life Offline

Big book of Big Data

A cautious endorsement of the coffee-table book on the new age of mass information

By Dave Maass
Those who say dead-tree books are dead have not considered the longevity of the coffee-table book. Coffee, as a beverage, is in no danger of obsolescence, and a virtual coffee table is totally useless in supporting the weight of the new novelty mug you also received for Christmas.
 
 
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