January 13, 2016 Issue

Everybody’s been fantasizing about winning the $1.5 billion-plus Powerball lottery. Newscasts are filled with people talking dreamily about what they’d do with the winnings. Some would hand out cars and homes like Oprah. Read more

From the Editor

This weekend at its third New Voices Festival, the Old Globe Theatre will showcase new works by promising playwrights. Read more


Back in June of last year, long-running weekly UK music magazine NME got ahold of The Gloomies’ debut single “LSD,” months before it was even officially released, and named them Buzz Band of the Week. Not bad for a band that had only existe... Read more

Music Feature

For those unfamiliar with what a zine is, here’s a quick primer: Short for fanzines, most people agree zines began as self-published compilations of science-fiction writing. It was around the late ’60s that zines became more prevalent and a... Read more


Some members of the media received complimentary bottles of local craft beer from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week. On the bottle, as displayed on social media, the mayor’s PR minions had affixed a sticker with drinking-game instruc... Read more

Spin Cycle

"HOUSING FIRST" WORKSIn response to "Cold and wet can be life threatening," [Jan. 6] by Ron Donoho at CityBeat: San Diego has long relied on emergency shelters and temporary housing Read more

Letters to the Editor

"It's OK, we have the insurance on it," yells Phil Rowland, as he runs out to the moving truck he and his fellow San Diego State University grad students have rented to haul their "Expanding Gallery" piece to Art Produce Gallery in North Pa... Read more

Seen Local

Segall changes his M.O. every time he releases a new album, going from acoustic rock to noisy garage sounds, and from wildly heavy psychedelia to a more glam-inspired sound. Read more

If I Were U

Manuok has announced a new album. In mid-2016, the band will release a record titled The Gift Horse , which follows their 2012 album Traps . Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

On Sunday night, David Bowie died at 69, after 18 months of battling cancer. He leaves behind a legacy that's as massive as rock 'n' roll itself, and there's no diminishing his influence on pop music, or pop culture at large. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

To look at the website, it's almost as if the Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History is real. There's a tab showcasing the museum's current exhibitions, hours of operation and even a link to help potential visitors plan trips to Cuba. Read more

Seen Local

Can the atrocities of the Holocaust ever be truly represented through the medium of film? It's a question artists ranging from Alain Resnais to Claude Lanzmann to Steven Spielberg have been consideri Read more


One is the loneliest number in the cinema of Charlie Kaufman. The heralded screenwriter of such emo, meta, brain twisters as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Read more


Oh, white dudes. Y'all got real mad at me last month when I called out your privilege. More than the usual amount, which is substantial in itself. I don't respond to anything I've written bec Read more

There She Goz

I write this desperate missive from the front passenger seat of a ridiculously plush oversized rental SUV, trapped in stagnant bumper-to-bumper traffic on the 10th floor of the Venetian Hotel and Read more

All Things Tech

Oh, the New Year! How I adore the barrage of inspirational clichés, sappy memes and cheeseball psychologies to motivate us through the hellish labyrinths of our yearly resolutions. Read more

Sordid Tales 1 Comments

For those who've never experienced Steam Powered Giraffe's live performance, it's, well, hmmm...It's kind of hard to describe. Put simply, the steampunk-inspired musical project combines sketches, pantomime, improvisation, theater and origi... Read more

Short List Event Picks

"Carne" translates from Spanish to English as "meat." It is so in Spain, it is so in Mexico, and it is so in every Spanish-speaking country save one: Argentina. Read more

The World Fare

It's easy to quickly become a fan of Tae Dickey. The owner/chef of Biga (950 Sixth Ave.) is direct but friendly. He's serious about hospitality and he wants to make a point by being a downtown resta Read more

Urban Eats

A day after the ball dropped on 2016, locals found themselves with yet another first-rate brewery option with the opening of Bitter Brothers Brewing (4170 Morena Blvd). Read more

The Beerdist