August 26, 2015 Issue

Digging for Fire : A bickering husband (Jake Johnson) and wife (Rosemarie De-Witt) set off on different (and potentially dangerous) adventures over the course of a weekend getaway. Read more


Noah Baumbach can't quite find the words to describe his fruitful filmmaking partnership with actress and co-writer Greta Gerwig. “It's hard to articulate really,” he says over the phone from New York City while doing press for their new fi... Read more


When film critic Glenn Heath Jr. gave us the head's up that he'd reeled in an interview with rising-star filmmaker Noah Baumbach, we decided a cover was in order. Read more


At one point, Rand Paul was well positioned to be the “candidate of a new generation.” His foreign policy and civil rights positions, for example, could unite constituencies otherwise driven apart by opportunistic partisan political operati... Read more

News & Opinion

For this past Back-to-School weekend, some San Diego families chose the demonstration against Planned Parenthood in Little Italy as one of their last summer outings. Read more

From the Editor

Thanks for the editor's letter [“Caring about bike sharing,” Aug. 19]. However, you have one major thing wrong. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Are bike lanes good for business, even at the expense of parking spots? The question has created tension between cycling advocates and businesses in Hillcrest, the neighborhood at the center of a multi-million-dollar plan to improve bicycle... Read more


Funk lives on, generations after its renaissance in the '60s and '70s, and few artists have done more in recent years to keep that pocket deep than Los Angeles musician Damon Riddick, better known as Dâm-Funk. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Daren Scott

For its inaugural production, Francis Gercke and Jessica John's Backyard Renaissance theater company chose British playwright Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song. Read more


Anna Stump is mostly known for her series of oil paintings of "Sexy Jesus," painterly large-scale nudes and flora-inspired pieces done collaboratively with Daphne Hill. Read more

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Of all the shows lined up after the Del Mar races this year, Weird Al's is the one that got me pretty excited. Read more

If I Were U

Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects are releasing a new album. No Wrong, No Rights is the first record from the band in nine years, following 2006's Listen Up , and it's being released in September, with a pre-order campaign launched via Kickst... Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

If you search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay our findings. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Elsie Arredondo is living her dream—sort of. The former healthcare worker became a gallery owner two years ago, but taking over what was then-called Monarch Gallery on Prospect Street has presented its fair share of challenges. Read more

Seen Local

Yolanda Varona is kneeling next to her bed, flipping through her weathered diary. It's filled with her hopes, pains and frustrations, poured from her heart to the page. Read more


You hear the debate pretty often about whether women can have it all. Countless women's magazines and blogs have argued the case for or against, and whether or not they have an actual shot at attaining this fantastic mythical goal that is "... Read more

There She Goz

What Is Punk? is a picture book for kids that tells the story of punk through rhyming couplets and three-dimensional images of clay figures. Think Wallace and Grommet with liberty spikes and anarchy patches. Read more

The Floating Library

And so, after two unsuccessful attempts by the Island of Maui to murder me in the face a lot, I grabbed my uninflated blow-up flotation donut and splashed into the beautiful but deadly waters of Kok? Beach. Read more

Sordid Tales

In an ongoing attempt to salvage the official Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, the city's being cool about inviting artists into the park to let them do their thing. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Condos and apartment buildings usually have massive underground parking areas for everybody's cars. Those aren't man-cave-type spots where you'd want to chill with a cocktail. Garage Kitchen kknd Bar (655 Fourth Ave.) is. Read more

Urban Eats