- June 16
San Diego is famous for Comic-Con, the annual celebration of comic book and geek culture. The rest of the year, San Diego's vibrant comic book scene goes virtually underground, but that could change.
- June 5
A group of California-based Vietnam veterans is protesting UCLA's selection of actress Jane Fonda as the graduation speaker for the university's School of Theater, Film and Television. The group's "Vets Boycotting Hanoi Jane Fonda" Facebook page has garnered more than 42,000 likes.
- May 29
Actress and lightening rod for controversy Gwyneth Paltrow has outraged military mom Cindy McCain over comments she made comparing the experience of being trolled on the internet to surviving combat in war.
- May 13
Radio Pulso del Barrio, a bilingual community radio station, will be the only one of its kind in San Diego.
- April 7
Conan O'Brien will bring his late-night television program to downtown San Diego next year for a full week of shows during Comic-Con International.
- Feb. 19
I have to say I was a bit surprised to see fellow Shakespeare buff Kim Keeline in a news report about an incident involving a run in with mall security guards. As she said, "When I chose my long floral skirt and the matching puff sleeved Victorian top, and put the green feather in my hair, I didn't realize I would be seen as a threatening figure." Here's her story.
- Feb. 3
A town warmly welcoming home Army Lt. Chuck Nadd from Afghanistan with a ticker tape parade was the third most popular ad during Super Bowl 2014, according to USA TODAY's Ad Meter.
- Jan. 27
The country that contributed Ingrid Bergman, Stieg Larsson, and IKEA to the world's cultural landscape has made yet another offering for us to enjoy. This time, a group of Swedish Marines stationed in Afghanistan performed what some are calling a sexy version of the song "Greased Lightnin'" from the musical "Grease."
- Dec. 13
Guess what day it is? Not just Friday the 13th, but also the day before the Army-Navy game. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert took part in a hilarious spirit video that parodies the infamous GEICO Hump Day Camel Commercial.
- Dec. 5
“The Punk Singer” (opening Dec. 6 at the Digital Gym Cinema) is a documentary focusing on Kathleen Hanna, the dynamic lead singer of Bikini Kill. She was a feminist and activist who mysteriously stopped singing in 2005.
- July 23
Hollywood loves to advertise its product but the marketing campaigns for many films fall flat or fail to inspire. Not the case with "The Wolverine" (opening July 26 throughout San Diego).
- July 23
Guest blogger Tony Weidinger says he's been going to Comic-Con ever since his mom took him as a baby in a stroller. He writes about the changes he's seen in the past two decades.
- July 22
- Evening Edition
The 43rd Comic-Con came to a close last night, and as usual there was far too much to do in four days.
- July 19
San Diegans are used to seeing superheroes and vampires take over downtown every summer for Comic-Con, which draws 130,000 attendees. But for those, who've never been, here's an introduction.
- July 18
While an "Assassin's Creed" pirate ship docks behind Comic-Con, a panel on the zombie apocalypse takes place inside. Check out the video.