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Pee Wee’s food for the soul

Scott McLean March 22, 2011

Sister Pee Wee's Soul Food in Grant Hill is a very small but lively restaurant located near downtown San Diego. Sister Pee Wee's offers an old but eclectic mix of food and characters. There is no set...

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Hip-hop nation

Cecilia Areta March 22, 2011

"The youth is the solution to real change," said Education for All member Marcos Perez. "Hip-hop allows freedom of expression." On March 9, Education for All, the Socialist Club, and Poetic LIP Movement...

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iPad 2: Better, stronger, faster

Fernando Yates March 22, 2011

Apple released the much-anticipated iPad 2 March 11. The tablet sold out at many stores during the weekend, and the wait period for online orders is now weeks long. Apple has yet to release the total...

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Irish Recipe

Stephen Boyd-Morales March 8, 2011

Irish Soda Bread Ingredients: 4-1/2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons butter 1 egg, beaten 1-3/4 cups buttermilk Directions: - Preheat oven to 425 degrees....

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Ethiopia in San Diego

Scott McLean March 8, 2011

Imagine a restaurant in which food is served without cutlery not just burgers and fries, but entire meals that include seafood, tofu and more. Such an experience might seem strange to many Americans, but...

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Review: A mid-1800s misstep for U.S. Irish

Shane Finneran March 8, 2011

"The Irish are the blacks of Europe," says the band manager in "The Commitments," the 1991 movie about his quest to put together a soul act in pale, white Dublin. "Say it loud -- I'm black and I'm proud." Noel...

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St. Patrick now and then

Cecilia Areta March 8, 2011

Today many Americans presume that St. Patrick's Day, March 17, is an arbitrary and casual holiday used as an excuse to drink beer and wear green. According to San Diego City College professor Joseph Radzikowski,...

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More than just leprechauns

Megan Rose Bartell March 8, 2011

This March, while planning your devious drinking escapades for St. Patrick's Day, consider watching one of these Irish-themed films. Whether it's the Irish brogue, the scenic green countryside or the...

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Review: Be careful what you wish for

Layne Deyling March 8, 2011

"Leprechaun" (1993) hurts so badly you laugh and, by the time it ends, you imagine you enjoyed the pain. Ten years after Dan O'Grady imprisoned a leprechaun (Warwick Davis) in his basement and made off...

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Celebrate black history

Sonjiala Hotchkiss February 15, 2011

Starting with President Gerald R. Ford in 1976, every U.S. president has officially recognized this monthlong February celebration. Black history month began as "Negro History Week" in 1926 by Carter...

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The woman who said no

Sonjiala Hotchkiss February 15, 2011

Rosa Parks walked to school as a young girl because no school bus service was provided to black students attending segregated schools in the rural Alabama area where she grew up. As an adult, Parks'...

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And the Oscar goes to…

Olivia Holt February 15, 2011

On a February evening in 1940, at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Hattie McDaniel stood up from the segregated table in the back corner of the room and took a long stroll to the podium. She had just...

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