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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
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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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.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
A Trolley Show

The Burning of Rome: A Trolley Show

San Diego band peforms 'Melina' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Wow, give it up for our friends at A Trolley Show, who’ve just hit their 100 performance! Anyone who knows anything about video production, scheduling and band management should recognize that it’s no easy task to produce a show like this. 
Monday, September 22,2014
Well, That Was Awkward

What to expect on your 10-day vegan-juice cleanse

Pretension, alienation and isolation are just road bumps on the way to looking and feeling great!

By Ryan Bradford

Days 3 and 4: Everything sucks. Cranky. Tired. A constant need to urinate. Can't even muster the effort to use pronouns. 


Wednesday, September 17,2014
A Trolley Show

Sister Speak: A Trolley Show

San Diego duo performs 'Lady Love' on the Hillcrest Trolley

By Ryan Bradford
As much as we dig the indie and blues rock that are often featured on this show, the lack of ladies represented in those genres is always a bummer. Besides the obvious misrepresentation and cliched exclusivity, the lack of diversity can create a homogenized music scene, which is why Sister Speak’s performance feels revelatory.
 
 
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