In a 'finale to my three part mini series on Subway Sally' he goes out to greet Sally to tell her she's become the talk of TikTok before showing a group of college girls opening their car door hoping the dog would go home with them. … [Read more...] about Hungry stray dog visits Subway ‘every night for a year’ and patiently waits for food
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Amitav Ghosh returns to the tide country of the Sunderbans in his new novel Gun Island. Half earth and half water. We chance upon characters whom we met 15 years ago in the ebb and flow of The Hungry Tide. The young cetologist, Piyali Roy, is now greying at the temples and still carrying in her the terrors of a storm that slammed into her on an island. There’s a cameo by the frail but formidable Nilima Bose who runs an NGO. There’s even a dolphin that reappears. The little boy Tutul, who sat in the prow of his father’s boat, is now a young man who calls himself Tipu. But Ghosh pre-empts any attempts at calling Gun Island a continuation of The Hungry Tide. Leaning back in his chair in a black shirt and dark blue trousers, a small scowl forming above his white French beard, the 62-year-old says: “There are some characters who overlap but that is about it. There isn’t much of a connection between the books. When you have lived with these characters for a … [Read more...] about There is a drought, but people are still happy to watch cricket: Amitav Ghosh
Return to downtown and make your way back to Higuera Street. The heart of the city’s craft-brew scene is SLO Brew, a fixture since 1988, and winner of all sorts of awards for its IPAs, stouts and pale ales. Its restored historic building is typical of how the city works magic with aging edifices. Sip as you look down on San Luis Creek and across to the mission. The pub even has upstairs loft suites for overnight visitors who can’t bear to be far from their brews. … [Read more...] about One day, one place: San Luis Obispo
The road snakes about 3 miles through thick chaparral and past several television antennas as it gains 900 feet in elevation along West Cuesta Ridge. It’s a popular point of access to mountain-bike trails as well as a great spot for panoramic views of the Central Coast that make the trip worth it. … [Read more...] about Surf photographer and SLO native Chris Burkard shares his favorite local spots
Introduced to the United States by Polish-Jewish immigrants in the late 19th century, the torus-shaped breads were made by hand until the 1960s when the bagel maker came along. The last quarter of the 20th century was when the bagels craze struck and their popularity spread across the country. … [Read more...] about It’s National Bagel Day! So How Do You Like Your Bagel?