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One on One Mar 01, 2015 More than 60 San Diego artists will display work at the newly restored historic Sterling Hardware building space. There will also be an unveiling of a two-story high "Fractals Series" mural by Monty Montgomery. 58 other events on Sunday, March 1
 
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Tuesday, February 10,2015
Well, That Was Awkward

Love in the age of dick pics

Mastering virtual flirtation with the help of Tinder, Craigslist and horny dead girls

By Ryan Bradford
I take smug pride in never having had to court someone through the annals of virtual existence, I also feel like I’ve missed out on something that will define relationships in the future. I have never sexted anyone before, and I was thrilled by the idea.
Monday, January 12,2015
Well, That Was Awkward

I went to a gun show on the second anniversary of Sandy Hook

Crossroads of the West and Del Mar Fairgrounds commemorate massacre with discount firearms, whacky T-shirts and overpriced beer

By Ryan Bradford
The date is Sunday, Dec. 14, marking the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Two years prior, we witnessed the greatest taboo that our collective conscious could imagine: Adam Lanza gunned down 20 children and six faculty members. 
Monday, December 15,2014
Well, That Was Awkward

Do you even immersive puzzle-solve, bro?

Trying to escape San Diego's Puzzalarium with my dignity intact

By Ryan Bradford
Listen folks, you don't get your own hubris-infusing column by being book-smart. In this biz, quick-wittedness, perseverance, the ability to create emotionally driven headlines and—to a much lesser extent—the ability to write well are the keys to becoming a successful writer. 
Monday, November 17,2014
Well, That Was Awkward

Adversity, identity and xistentialism with Mr. Xtreme

The differences between a 30-year-old writer and a real-life superhero are slim

By Ryan Bradford
Mr. Xtreme greets me with a firm handshake. He’s short but built like a football linebacker. He wears a green helmet and body armor accentuated by a yellow XJL flag that flows beautifully, majestically behind him. He looks like if a Ninja Turtle did it with a tank.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
A Trolley Show

Kim DiVine: A Trolley Show

L.A. artist performs 'Perfect Kind of Love' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the L.A. singer-songwriter performs “Perfect Kind of Love,” a tiny song with a big message.
Wednesday, October 29,2014
A Trolley Show

Slow Club: A Trolley Show

U.K. band performs 'Don't Call Me Kid' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Tuesday, October 28,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Streaming bloody murder: 24-hours of Netflix horror

This Halloween, navigate this scary-movie marathon using the language of fear

By Ryan Bradford
Who has the time or motivation to seek out those rare, esoteric or obscure picks? As a product of Internet culture, if a movie's not readily available with a click of a button (or a nesting in the trusty Redbox a block away), chances are I'm not going to go looking for it. 
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Brooklyn Bicycles

In Normal Heights, Richie Ditta brings bikes back from the dead

By Ryan Bradford
Since opening in 2011, Richie Ditta's been the face behind Brooklyn Bicycles (3437 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights) and he’s earned a reputation for high accountability and honest work. 
Monday, October 20,2014
Well, That Was Awkward

A nightmare on University Avenue

The Elfin Forest, Questhaven and satanic ritual spots are no match for terrors in North Park

By Ryan Bradford
Craig Oliver was the first person I approached to show me genuinely scary places in San Diego. I'm not talking about touristy haunts like The Whaley House or the Hotel Del, but places of legend that don't require an admission fee, places that people go out of their way to avoid.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
A Trolley Show

Benjamin Francis Leftwich: A Trolley Show

U.K. artist performs 'Atlas Hands' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Just like José González, Benjamin Francis Leftwich seems to use his status as a lone guitarist not to solicit sympathy (“guitar guy”), but to provide a soundtrack into isolation.
 
 
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