November 25, 2015 Issue

Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, and 46 other Democrats joined House Republicans late last week in voting for the American SAFE Act. Read more

From the Editor

Thank you for your article on our homeless vets [“Political will and homeless veterans,” Nov. 11]. I do think the problems run much deeper and are more systemic. Read more

Letters to the Editor

At the end of a freewheeling, 90-minute conversation last week with Francine Busby, Spin Cycle urged the chairwoman of the county’s Democratic Party to “keep swinging.” Read more

Spin Cycle

Paula Vogel’s Indecent stokes the emotional fires on multiple levels, not the least of which is sheer anger—especially about the quashing of freedom of artistic expression. Read more


Rosana Sullivan was on her way to becoming a biologist. Then she took at internship at Pixar University during college and the rest was history. Read more


James White, which opens Friday, Nov. 27, at Arclight La Jolla Cinemas, paints a dire picture of young adulthood that doesn’t provide us with any hint at an easy answer. Read more


Justin Pearson has already had a crazy busy year. He's released a new album with his band Retox. He reunited with short-lived band Head Wound City after that. And he's also debuting his brand new ba Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio