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July 20, 2016 Issue

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Photo by Chris Lee/Flickr

I'm going on the record with what might be a surprising opinion: A downtown NFL stadium would be super cool, and so would an expanded convention center. more

From the Editor

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Photo by Liz Lauren

Barbara Gaines directs a superior cast that features Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk as the Regency-era Dashwood sisters Marianne and Elinor, who if you know Austen, represent sense or sensibility when it comes to the two L words: life a... more

Theater

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Photo by Duncan Moore

It’s possible that Sketch Party is the most happening Tuesday night scene in town. The bi-monthly art event—where right-brained patrons come to draw, color and sometimes simply doodle on paper-covered tables—has seen a steady uptick in atte... more

Features

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Photo by John R. Lamb

The San Diego Chargers brain trust took its pitch for an East Village stadium into the heart of Barrio Logan last week, and Brent Beltrán did something unusual for him—he stayed silent. more

Spin Cycle

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Photo courtesy of Mia Li

Supporters of Proposition 60, also known as The California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, say it aims to tighten safety standards within the industry and minimize the risk of spreading HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Por... more

News 1 Comments

Homeless people were camped in an Escondido building that was mysteriously/deliberately burned (by the campers?) [“Does Red Cross exclude homeless from aid?,” July 6]. more

Letters to the Editor

The cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda has a uniquely measured pace. Conflict takes a long time to be uncovered, even when it has been boiling under the surface for years. more

Film

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Photo by Jarrod J Photo

For an artist, Rachel LaBarre is proving to be a savvy businesswoman. The creator and publisher of the Very Adult Coloring Books line of, well, adult coloring books is more than aware that the bubble may burst any day. more

Seen Local

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Photo courtesy of The New Children’s Museum

Every child deserves a clubhouse. If I'm to believe some of the stuff I've read online, having a clubhouse or treehouse teaches a kid valuable developmental skills like organization, socialization and creativity. more

Seen Local

Early in Woody Allen's sublime Café Society , a nebbish Hollywood newbie fantasizes about stardom with a dashing young actress-turned-secretary. more

Film

About halfway through Inter Arma's new album Paradise Gallows sits a seven-minute slab of gloriously buzzy post-metal as high-minded and horizon-wide as anything the band has ever done more

Music Feature

Ten years ago, Tokyo's Boris released an album called Pink that combined the best of punk, psych, metal, shoegaze and drone. more

If I Were U

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Photo courtesy of Taphunter

When you can bear to tear yourself away from my excruciatingly witty beer commentary, here are some local podcasts filling the airwaves with bacchanalian banter. more

Final Draught

Culture

One guy. Fifty-two times. Do you know what that is? That is filling quotas. That is profiling. That is harassment. Fifty-two times is a tax. more

Backwards & in High Heels

Oh yeah, you like Wolverine? Are the Lakers or Yankees also your favorite sports teams? Is Green Day your favorite punk band? more

Well, That Was Awkward

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

The thing to have at Tortas El Turco is the torta de lomo de res , the steamed beef tenderloin sandwich that's where the place began. more

The World Fare

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Image courtesy of the Cheech Marin Collection

Look here, if you don't have a badge or just have an "I can't even" attitude toward Comic-Con, don't fret. more

Short List Event Picks

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Photo by Urban Kitchen Group

San Diego's food culture is a lot like a beautiful teenager: You can see the future and it looks bright, but it still needs seasoning and maturity. more

Dishing It Out