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Justin Hudnall

Entries by Justin Hudnall

The Gaza-fication of the US Border

(3) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 2:29 AM

Mass is being held tonight for Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, the 42-year old father of five who was killed when border patrol agents shot him with a stun gun on May 28th in San Diego county. Hernandez had lived and worked in San Diego with his children and wife...

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"Think Str8" by Rob Deez

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2010 | 4:07 PM

Personifying the tragically underrepresented perspective of gay-friendly straight dudes everywhere, Rob Deez brings us his original battle song for marriage equality, "Think Str8."

Originally performed at the November, 2009 "Freedoms of Expression" at Cream...

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"A Cautionary Tale"

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2010 | 4:27 PM

Evan Berry and Waffle Moorer sat down recently to tell me the true tale of a love triangle entirely conducted through a video game. Turns out some urban legends aren't nearly as weird as what's...

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City of San Diego Attacks the Symptoms of Poverty

(3) Comments | Posted December 27, 2009 | 11:58 PM

San Diego's homeless population has soared in the wake of mass foreclosures from the housing crash, the recession, and hosts of factors seen in towns across America. But as San Diego's homeless have made the unforgivable mistake of congregating around newly opened condo complexes in the downtown area, one of...

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Hate Denmark For Its Freedom, Not America

(21) Comments | Posted February 21, 2008 | 3:27 PM

In September of 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed the now-infamous "Muhammad cartoons," sparking riots across the Muslim world, the burning of Danish embassies, and scores of deaths.


The cartoons were part of a nationwide debate on fundamentalist Islam, following the murder and...

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Lose Like An Adult

(41) Comments | Posted February 5, 2008 | 10:25 AM

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We've all had our fun in the run-up to Super Tuesday. We've dug up enough dirt on the Republican candidates to give them a hard time winning against a dead manatee. We've had time to either lament or celebrate the...

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Putting Impeachment Center Stage

(30) Comments | Posted November 26, 2007 | 6:47 PM

"They Took It Off The Table, So We Put It On The Stage."

On that defiant note, The Culture Project of New York has enlisted the help of Naomi Wolf, Lynn and Corin Redgrave, Lewis Lapham, Elizabeth de la Vega and dozens more scholars, artists, and activists to launch "A...

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A Frighteningly Familiar Fairy Tale

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2007 | 12:50 PM


Nothing says, "I told you so" like writing a political parable a decade before it comes true. But the beauty of a good parable is that it has the feel of having already come true a hundred times before, and of...

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All Soldiers Fade Away

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2007 | 5:39 PM

Most everyone knows the pivotal quote from General Douglas MacArthur's farewell address, "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away." The note he chose to end on in 1951 was modestly triumphant, the perfect close to the career of a consummate soldier.

He probably would have chosen his words differently...

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How to Write About Terrible Things: An Interview With Dan Hoyle, Author and Performer of Tings Dey Happen.

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2007 | 3:31 AM


Entertainers are driven by two commandments: Be Entertaining, and Be Informative. Unfortunately, it's been a red-letter day whenever someone was actually successful at doing both.

For each instant classic such as Thank You For Smoking or Hotel Rwanda, there have been a dozen...

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Giver's Greed: Charity's Worst Enemy

(9) Comments | Posted November 1, 2007 | 10:53 PM

A friend of mine has received a lot of calls in the wake of the Southern California wildfires from people who wanted to help. She's a coordinator for a family services clinic in San Diego. One call in particular stood out: A woman wanted to help the wildfire victims by...

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FEMA's Show Biz Debut

(23) Comments | Posted October 27, 2007 | 5:06 AM

When FEMA announced this Tuesday, October 23rd , with only fifteen minutes warning, that it would conduct a news conference for the California wildfires, no members of the press were able to physically attend.

So, faced with an empty house, desperate for a good review, and holding a script too...

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Darfur Is Just A Preview

(5) Comments | Posted October 26, 2007 | 1:15 AM

The Comprehensive Peace Accord of 2005, of which Secretary of State Colin Powell had a hand in shaping, brought an end to Sudan's second civil war. The 21-year war between the dominantly Muslim Arab North and mostly non-Muslim African South concluded as the world's longest running civil war. With two...

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