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Kinky Boots Sep 23, 2014 Based on the 2005 film of the same name, this musical tells the tale of a young man who saves his father’s dying shoe factory by having it turn out footwear for drag performers. 50 other events on Tuesday, September 23
 
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Band plays live for first time in 20 years
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Film
New indie from Lenny Abrahamson tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Editorial
Lying signature gatherers add to undemocratic referendum process

 

 
 
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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.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
News

The annual year-end super-crossword

From Olympics wins to natural disasters, we pack 2012’s local headlines into our holiday-time puzzle

By Dave Maass

ACROSS: 1. Christian-inspired local rock band that won Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards.

Wednesday, December 19,2012
News

Gary Kreep's family-law record

Birther judge-elect opposed parental rights for communists and lesbians as a lawyer, and faced allegations of spousal abuse

By Dave Maass
It was 1991, and Kreep—who’ll be sworn in as a Superior Court judge in January— was being stalked by a client who’d gone off the deep end. The signs were just the beginning of a Cape Fear-style threat to Kreep and his staff.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
News

Generous soldiers, stingy prosecutors

Who are the big givers and big scrooges in San Diego's Combined Federal Campaign?

By Dave Maass
Federal employees in San Diego and Imperial counties collectively contribute more than $6 million per year to nonprofits through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the nation’s largest workplace charity drive.
 
 
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