August 24, 2016 Issue

“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel, and Jarett Kobek’s I Hate The Internet has enough bril... Read more



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Women have casual sex for various reasons. For some, it seems the feminist thing to do—to prove they can do anything a man can do, whether it’s working on an oil rig or dragging home strangers for a little nail-and-bail. Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

When news broke last week that the four-year nuclear war between activist attorney Cory Briggs and the Tourism Marketing District over the agency’s funding method was headed for a fizzling conclusion, the reaction from Briggs haters was swi... Read more

Spin Cycle

It remains to be seen whether Darrell Issa’s endorsement of Trump will hurt him [“Support of Trump could send Issa packing,” Aug. 10] but if it doesn’t, it should come as no surprise. After all, the system is broken. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Steph Johnson

Two days before last week's San Diego Homeless Awareness Day I went to East Village looking for the Living Water Church. I couldn’t find a sign but did see an open door on what seemed to be the right block, so I went in. Read more

From the Editor

The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, also known as Proposition 57, is California’s latest effort to reduce state prison overcrowding. Read more


Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is more quaint and pedestrian by comparison, ironic considering its vast subject matter—the Internet. Herzog’s latest documentary curiously uncovers different pockets of experience and history ... Read more



Photo by Jim Cox

Don’t even try to analyze why anyone does anything in Shakespeare’s scattershot comedy Love’s Labor’s Lost. Just sit back (warning you, it’s a lengthy sit), enjoy the summer night air in the Old Globe’s Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, and r... Read more


Exitos del Cine Latino, presented by the San Diego Latino Film Festival, is a seven-day event showcasing 14 documentary and narrative films from around the world. Read more



Photo by Shinpei Takeda

Since its founding, the goal of the City Heights-based organization has been to enable self-expression and social change through the power of photography. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by docmartini / Flickr

Ducky Waddle's Emporium, the Encinitas storefront that specializes in limited edition books, art prints and kitschy gifts, will permanently close according to the store's Facebook page and an email newsletter sent to subscribers last week. Read more

Seen Local

The night doesn't involve actually singing Yankovic's songs, but rather creating your own parody songs. The special installment of the eight-years-running weekly karaoke event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11 at The Hideout. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Alberto Sanchez

Grrrl Independent Ladies evolved from a festival that Mendoza hosted in 2015 on International Women's Day featuring female musicians from Tijuana. Read more

Music Feature

The Album Leaf haven't gone metal. Far from it—the San Diego-born post-rock act (which still has ties to the city, despite LaValle roaming to cities as far as Reykjavik) is as gorgeous and glorious as they've ever sounded. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

I go back and forth on who my favorite contemporary band is. One is Savages. The other is Baroness, whose live show is not to be missed. Read more

If I Were U

As a woman, the wage gap is the injustice that tastes most bitter to me—although not being able to walk around freely after dark and listening to men speak to me like I'm a toddler are a close second and third. Read more

At the Intersection

I love TV. Especially these days—what with all the streaming services and cable broadcasters improving the landscape. However, it is still television, and television has an unnerving ability to piss me right the fuck off. Read more

Sordid Tales


Photo by Andrew Dyer

When actor Wil Wheaton approached founder Drew Curtis about doing a "geek" collaboration beer with Stone Brewing's Greg Koch in 2012, they did not have any reason to think it would be anything other than a one-time thing. Read more

The Beerdist


Photo by John Dole

Has there ever been a restaurant or bar in your neighborhood you've passed a bazillion times, but never went in? Whatever the reason—maybe it has an odd location, or odd-looking menu items—you just neglected to pay a visit? Well, for me, S&... Read more

Food & Drink


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Carnitas Snack Shack is named for Cavin's pet potbelly pig, not the Mexican pork dish. And while the restaurant has some of the trappings of a casual roadside shed eatery, it brings far more than that to the table. Read more

The World Fare