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‘The Ghost Writer,’ ‘Cop Out’ plus more movie reviews

“Cop Out” is a comedy (not much) about cops (of a sort). Paul (Tracy Morgan) and Jimmy (Bruce Willis) bumble and buddy-buzz around Brooklyn, chasing generic scumballs while healing their mildly hurt, macho hearts (their women are love objects, but emotionally the film only exists in the male partnership).

Restaurant Review: Phil's BBQ

Since moving from its original home in Mission Hills a couple years ago, to significantly larger digs on Sports Arena Boulevard, the mania for gaining entry and then competing for a table has swelled to migraine proportions. Yet for owner Phil Pace, the smoky scent of success keeps getting sweeter.

Eight great San Diego breakfast spots, part II

San Diego has so many eateries offering wonderful breakfasts and brunches that I decided to feature eight more. You’ll never get bored with the range of delicious options awaiting you, including traditional favorites like homey biscuits and gravy to new-fashioned creations such as short rib hash.

Was Emily Dickinson gay?

Author Jerome Charyn says Emily Dickinson's story and “music” is in her poetry, but it was her letters that spoke the loudest to him. It was these letters that gave Charyn the courage and guidance he needed to step into her “voice.”

Community Profile: DJ Will

I am sure most DJs would agree that it is [scandalous] when people try to get away with sex on the dance floor.

Interview with a Ballet Dancer

The troupe travels around the world, performing a rather comedic ballet. Each member of the all male company performs both male and female parts - a drag ballet, if you will.