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A Very Groovy Mutation: X-Men: First Class Reviewed

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The "X-Men go to college" movie wasn't screened by WW press deadlines, but that didn't stop it from being one of the more enjoyable additions to the franchise.WW Critic's Score: 73
One thing I've learned from reading a lot of X-Men comics is that evil doesn't just spring up out of nowhere. More often than not, it's born of carelessness: Someone “good” says something thoughtless to a fragile...   More
 
Friday, June 3, 2011 by BECKY OHLSEN

A Tavern By Any Other Name

Sunshine Tavern is neither sunny nor a tavern. Discuss.


Food Reviews & Stories
Let’s get the griping out of the way first: The Sunshine Tavern is not a tavern. It is many delightful things: a beautiful room   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Are you Lonesome’s tonight?

Late-night laughs with a side of pizza.


Food Reviews & Stories
“Be good and you will be lonesome,” says the Mark Twain quote on the front of a Lonesome’s Pizza box. Twain might not have been talking about pizza specifically. And who knows if what he says    More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Puerto Marquez


Food Reviews & Stories
Like the inside of a piñata, Puerto Marquez jabs at the senses with vivid blasts of color and cheerful pop-mariachi music (with videos!). As fun as it is, the atmosphere of the place barely hints a   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Binh Minh Sandwiches


Food Reviews & Stories
Vietnamese sandwiches are pretty much the best way for hungry folks to spend $2.50 (and for whatever reason, they always seem to cost $2.50). The ones at Binh Minh, a miniature storefront with fogge   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Du's Grill


Food Reviews & Stories
Du’s might be the ultimate cheap eat, at least for non-veggies. The formula is simple: huge portions of grilled meat boxed up with alarming speed for scant money. It literally takes longer to wait   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Ha & VL


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Tucked away behind the Wing Ming herb market, this little joint churns out soups to die for ($7.50, plus 50 cents extra if you order it to go).    More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Cheap Eats 2011: Jang Choong Dong Wang Jok Bal


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Walking in here is like getting an unexpected, welcome hug. Anchoring a strip mall in bleakest suburbia, JCD looks off-putting from the outside, but indoors is a tiny universe of delight. A few wood   More
 
Monday, March 7, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Drink 2011: The Hop & Vine


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN

Drink 2011: New Old Lompoc


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 BECKY OHLSEN
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