June 1, 2016 Issue


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The San Diego Democratic Party has got to be—and should be—kicking itself in the ass for not getting off said duff earlier to mount a strong mayoral campaign against incumbent Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Read more

From the Editor

Ocean Beach resembles Pacific Beach in that both seaside towns are defined by sandy feet and enforced acronyms, in this case: OB. But, that's about it. Interchange the stereotype of PB bros with OB bohemians, and switch the soundtrack from ... Read more



Photo by John R. Lamb

You might have heard that a certain golden-haired, thumb-pumping narcissist of a presidential candidate dropped by our fair city last Friday to much pomp, circumstance, fervor and a soupcon of tear gas for media flavor. Read more

Spin Cycle

Thank you for your “Moms Demand Action zeroes in on guns” [May 25] article. Aaryn Belfer points out, with good humor, the folly and failure of Eddie Eagle and the fact that the gun violence prevention movement is in for the long haul. Read more

Letters to the Editor

It's all too easy for a young band to bite off more than they can chew. Toronto punk band PUP learned that lesson the hard way in 2015 after setting a goal that turned out to be a little too amb Read more

Music Feature


David Richardson

In addition to A Ship in the Woods unveiling its new North County space this weekend (check out this week's Short List for more info), a number of other new galleries have opened or are set to open in the coming weeks. Read more

Seen Local

The Dabbers are set to provide music for a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Lullaby. The film, which is going to be directed by Andy Mingo, is currently raising money for production via Kickstarter. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Inspired by the sounds of low-fidelity, budget-priced punk rock compilation LPs from the '80s, Hardcore Matinee is an anomaly in 2016. Streaming trumps physical media in terms of total listener Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Social media has redefined the boundaries of artistic collaboration, and no recent movie explores this dynamic quite like Presenting Princess Shaw . Read more


The engaging and insightful political documentary Weiner , which traces the 2013 New York City mayoral bid of ex-Congressman and sexting pariah Anthony Weiner, complicates these broader assumptions about life after scandal. Read more


Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird , an "adaptation" of Anton Chekhov's bold but turgid play, The Seagull , tries really fucking hard to deconstruct its 19th-century predecessor as subversively as possible Read more


Modern Baseball is cool enough, but I'm recommending this show specifically for Joyce Manor, whose two-minute bursts of punk rock are like audible caffeine. It's hard not to feel good listening to them, even if their songs are about feeling... Read more

If I Were U

A new, semi-monthly feature where we track down the stories behind San Diego's most colorful murals. To hear her tell it, Maribel Siman Delucca has always wanted a mural on the side of the building t Read more

Seen Local

Amid the unanimity, a fissure emerged: Would customers be part of the promised wave of raids? Prompted by a reporter, Goldsmith asserted at length that card-holding patients will not find themselves in the legal crosshairs unless they are "... Read more

News & Opinion

What was that saying ampm convenience stores used to have in their ads? "Too much good stuff." Well, that's early June in San Diego. Read more

Short List Event Picks

It is the Little Lion Cafe & Bar (1424 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.). It is in Ocean Beach and it is heir to a legend. It's one part tasty, one part funky, totally charming and, yet, perhaps not quite sure exactly what it is. Read more

The World Fare


Photo courtesy of Bankers Hill Bar Restaurant

Ever looked at a cocktail menu and noticed the word "skinny" listed next to your favorite drink? I've always wondered if that option would help me fit into my skinny jeans better, or if it's just a Splenda-filled gimmick. Read more

Food & Drink


Photo by Andrew Dyer

Helm’s Brewing Co.Photo by Andrew Dyer There's something in the air in Ocean Beach. Adding to the usual mix of salt and sativa are the similarly distinct aromas of yeast, malt and hops. Read more

The Beerdist