June 29, 2016 Issue


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Taco de barbacoaPhoto by Michael A. Gardiner In his concurring opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964)—one of the most famous in Supreme Court history—Justice Potter Stewart said o Read more

, The World Fare

Thumbs up to more than 70 media outlets in San Francisco that are banding together today (June 29) to flood their market with a sea of coverage on local homelessness. Read more

From the Editor

It’s this facet that makes Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum one of the best-kept secrets in San Diego. Spread out over 55 acres in the heart of Vista, the museum recently celebrated its 40th year and just wrapped up its annual Antique Engi... Read more


Rather than freshen or fortify the perpetually staged Macbeth, the Old Globe’s new production that kicks off its 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival calls too much attention to its creative nuances. Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Last Thursday, DeMaio jumped headfirst into the local stadium debate with a proposal by a little-known Newport Beach realty firm to build a multi-use stadium in one of three locations with only private money. You read that correctly: a plan... Read more

Spin Cycle

On June 13, in her recliner, Eurika Strotto became one of the first in San Diego to take advantage of California’s End of Life Option Act, which went into effect on June 9 after 25 years of effort. Read more

News 14 Comments

Imagine a depressed Wes Anderson got high, watched a bunch of Farrelly Brothers films, then went out into the woods and remade Lord of the Flies as a buddy comedy. That's Swiss Army Man . Read more


Recognition and acceptance go a long way to solving the major societal problems of The BFG . Sophie's precocious desire to understand the "other" inspires her community to do the same. Read more


In other words, it's not right to call someone a bigot for pointing out the inherent bigotry of Islam. If you think that makes me a bigot please note, I am not condemning Muslims. Read more

Sordid Tales

SWIFT KICKS I'd heard about this ["Pastor: SDPD nixed street feedings for All-Star Game," June 22] from one of my Amikas board members who was collecting info for a phone app we are b Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Sebastian Montes

Start with a bud of high-powered pot (the strain "Girl Scout Cookies," for anyone keeping track). Soak the bud in a bath of cannabis oil. Then cake that sticky nugget with a thick layer of THC crystals. Read more

News & Opinion

Bar Dynamite is going Blonde. At the end of July, the Mission Hills bar (1808 W. Washington St.) will permanently close, and three weeks later, on August 20, it'll reopen as Blonde Bar. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

You have to hand it to Patrick Heaney and Aaron Blomberg. Two-thirds of the late '00s electro group Shark Attack, the two musicians could have easily coasted the rest of their careers crafting aggressive bangers for the wide-eyed, Molly-pop... Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Geoff Cunningham

Five local artists have been announced as recipients of the 2016 Creative Catalyst awards. Read more

Seen Local

Over the past couple weeks, it's seemed to me that the online war to control the conversation—at best influence and at worst manipulate, the minds of Americans—has gone DEFCON 3. Read more

All Things Tech


Photo courtesy of San Diego County Fair

Between terrorist attacks, the ongoing gun control debate, the Brexit and the prospect of a Trump presidency, the idea of celebrating the greatness of America just seems, well, ham-handed and bittersweet. But that's exactly why we need to g... Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Andrew Dyer

I have not been shy about my loathing of beer festivals. The oversold, over-poured and overdrunk spectacles offer little more than an all-you-can-drink smorgasbord of debauched indulgence aimed more at flask-carrying frat bros than bonafide... Read more

The Beerdist

Hallelujah. Sing praise for CityBeat ’s annual Drink Issue. Can we get a witness for spiritual guidelines for a flock moved by the holy trinity of spirits, wine and beer? Read more

Drink Issue


Photo courtesy of Johnny Rivera

The Tractor Room (3687 Fifth Ave.) is one of a kind. Most people can remember their first experience in this dark and alluring Hillcrest spot—whether it was for a first date, or to enjoy a hearty and indulgent brunch. Read more

Food & Drink