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The 7-Letter Word

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.29.2014 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

Like all great games, works of genius, love affairs, and near death experiences, there is a defining moment, in Scrabble, that reigns supreme -- one existential, moon howling, Job-in-the-belly-of-the-whale moment that, metaphorically speaking, I imagine was at least partially responsible for Van Gogh cutting off his ear.

Tasting Tiki: Exotica Cocktail History at Tiki Oasis

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.14.2013 | Taste
Lisa Derrick

Tiki Oasis, summer's coolest festival for the denizens of underground hip and fans of American exotica, hulas into San Diego this weekend, bringing w...

Burros & Black Velvet Art Benefit WiLDCOAST

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Celebrate nearby-exotic and return to the joys of yesteryear this weekend with Burros, Black Velvet & Other Delights, a retro Tijuana-themed art s...

Jet to Vegas for a Retro Weekend of Hip History

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lisa Derrick

Next weekend, October 22 to 24th Las Vegas revives, revitalizes and celebrates the style pioneered in desert resort's glory days when glamour ruled ...

Tiki Style Surfs New Wave of Awareness with Cool Cuisine and Exotic Drinks

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

Sadly for decades, homemade "Polynesian" food meant ghastly suburban gastronomy: Charred meat in sticky, salty marinades, tragic deep fried shrimp, a...