Laurie Delk

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Recent Articles

  • Creating social change through artwork

    Creating social change through artwork

    Creating art with prisoners is not a common pastime for most artists. But Amy Ho is not a typical artist. Courageous, driven and compassionate are just a few words that describe this artist who dedicates herself to working for change relating to human rights and prison reform. Ho’s newest exhibition,...

  • Fall in love with fall beers

    Fall in love with fall beers

    As the leaves fall from the trees and the temperature drops (does that actually happen in San Diego?), locals begin pulling out sweaters, boots, and cozying up to darker, fall flavored brews. Some San Diego brewers tip their hats to the genius of German beer, while others pull out the box of spices...

  • Must see: Finding fun and comfort in sculpture

    Must see: Finding fun and comfort in sculpture

    Between the flurry of scrubs, squeaky hallways, and frigid temperatures, most hospitals induce nervousness, anxiety and fear in the average person. Hospitals can signal the end of life or the hope of a new one, while walking an endless tightrope of treating people through the most challenging times...

  • How to talk brews when dating a craft beer geek

    How to talk brews when dating a craft beer geek

    In San Diego, hopheads and craft beer nerds are as plentiful as surfboards in the Pacific. Locals pride themselves on the most up-to-date deets on brewery openings, festivals and the latest en vogue beer style. When dating a craft beer geek, the terminology can be exhaustively endless and may cause...

  • Booze 101: All about malts

    Booze 101: All about malts

    To bourbon and scotch drinkers, malt is everything. In the beer world, it takes a kindly backseat to hops in San Diego IPAs, but shines front and center in brown ales, stouts and porters. So what is malt and why is it so important to delicious beer and spirits? Think of it this way: Pure and simple,...

  • Exciting dates for adrenaline junkies

    Exciting dates for adrenaline junkies

    Coming up with an inventive idea for a first date is tough, and for adrenaline junkies, the idea of sitting still in a restaurant or movie theater is akin to watching paint dry. Like Keanu Reeves famously quoted, “I have the need. The need for speed.” While heart pounding, blood-pumping adventure...

  • Wild Barrel Brewing pours into San Marcos

    Wild Barrel Brewing pours into San Marcos

    Ever since rumors first surfaced of famed craft beer expert "Dr." Bill Sysak opening a brewery, the craft beer world has been abuzz speculating on the who's, what's and whens. Who would Bill be teaming up with, what would they be brewing, and when would this project be revealed? San Diego finally...

  • Local chefs cook up beer inspired food for San Diego Beer Week

    Local chefs cook up beer inspired food for San Diego Beer Week

    With San Diego Beer Week just around the corner, San Diegans are gearing up noses and tastebuds for a sensory extravaganza. But living in the craft beer mecca of the United States, local chefs having been putting beer to use in a variety of dishes to keep local fans happy every day. If loving beer...

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