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Pussy Riot members arrested in Moscow protest

Members of Pussy Riot are among eighteen protesters that have been detained in Moscow. Pink News reports that Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina said on Twitter that she and other protesters were detained by police early on Wednesday after congregating in Red Square. According to the report, a few thousand people rallied outside Red Square […]

My 10 favorite films of 2014

A bunch of wonderful films opened in San Diego in 2014. These are my favorites. 10. Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, director) Bong Joon-ho’s first English-language film is astonishing, breathtaking in its visuals, bleak in its plot and enraging in its refusal to do what most American audiences expect from their science fiction action films. The film […]

CDC year in review: ‘Mission: Critical’

It’s been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America’s public health agency continues its emergency response to the most complex Ebola epidemic in history. Ebola, however, is far from the only critical mission CDC undertook in 2014. “CDC’s Ebola response is the largest global effort in the agency’s […]

Play-Doh will exchange phallic-shaped toy after complaints (VIDEO)

Hasbro is offering to replace the extruder tool in its Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset after several complaints that the toy resembles a penis, reports CNN. “We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different […]

Book review: ‘I Am Jazz’ — a one-of-a-kind tale

You are a one-of-a-kind kid. There’s nobody else like you. Nobody has eyes like yours, or fingers like yours, or ears that fold like yours. You think for yourself, have your own likes and hates, and people love you just the way you are. In the new book I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and […]

Community helps bury woman who died of AIDS

Many years ago, the Imperial Court de San Diego established the Ben F. Dillingham Fund for special emergency needs. Among those it has helped is an 89-year-old-man whose apartment was totally burnt down (no insurance) and a lesbian mom who had one of her legs cut off. But more than half of the Dillingham Fund […]

New discoveries

A few hours away from San Diego in Niland, Calif. 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs, you will encounter Salvation Mountain. The artist, Leonard Knight, an Army veteran of […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, jan. 1 Footsteps Through Time This permanent exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man covers 7,000 square feet and features five galleries and more than a hundred touchable replicas of early humans, primates and futuristic cyborgs (part human, part machine). This compelling exhibit is the only one of its kind on the West […]

The fluidity of seasonal depression

After I came out in 2003, most of my holiday seasons have been filled with holiday depression. You know, that kind of seasonal depression one experiences that has known cause or causes and comes and goes at roughly the same times each year in fall and winter. Annual events and anniversaries with gray and black […]

Good news of great joy

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! During this season leading up to tonight we’ve talked of hope, peace, joy and love – and […]

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