June 8, 2016 Issue

My dad, who lives on the East Coast, joined a Sherlock Holmes fan club after retiring and never misses a monthly meeting. He doesn’t care for the modern movies with Robert Downey Jr.; dad is old-school Holmes. That’s why the podcast series ... Read more


After reading the moving and spirited letter by Keely Kiczenski [“Abusing the homeless,” May 18] I became very angry and frustrated. I rapidly flipped through the next few pages... Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Michael McConnell

What does it take to end veteran homelessness? A lot of coordinated effort and comprehensive data… Read more


It's a weird thing to read a press release about a metal band from San Diego that says, right off the bat, San Diego isn't really known for its metal talent. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Parkeology is holding a unique audio-visual concert at Balboa Park's Spreckels Organ Pavilion on June 10, titled Organ for the Senses. The project will juxtapose commissioned compositions by Michael Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Summer doesn't officially begin until June 20, but chances are most San Diegans are already in full summer mode. For some of you, it's time to put the final touches on vacation plans, but for art mavens and culturalists planning on sticking... Read more

Seen Local

A new translation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler by San Diegan Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey ( Dinner with Marlene ), at least figuratively speaking, brings the 125-year-old play into the 21st century. Read more


It might come as a surprise to hear that Nylon Apartments, a band with such a distinctive sound and unified aesthetic, was born of something so unstructured and open-ended. Read more

Music Feature

Depictions of modern Cuban life rarely (if ever) find their way to American movie theaters for obvious political reasons. But now that the relationship between the two countries has warmed ever so slightly, that reality may be changing. Read more


In Dheepan , Jacques Audiard's lumbering drama that won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, three Sri Lankan refugees flee their war-torn country for a "better" life in France. Read more


It's been nearly two weeks since San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer lauded the way protesters outside the San Diego Convention Center were handled by police in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential campaign rally. Read more



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Now The Tangelo Hued One has gone off on a local judge. When Trump spoke at a rally held last week at the San Diego Convention Center he went on a tangent about the unfair treatment he believes he is receiving from U.S. District Judge Gonza... Read more

From the Editor

Wednesday, June 8 PLAN A: Freak Heat Waves, Laser Background, Bloom @ Soda Bar. I'm not necessarily a fan of freak heat waves as a weather phenomenon, but the wobbly, hallucinogenic synth-pop Read more

If I Were U

Local arts organization youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition is all about quality over quantity. Rather than doing monthly or semi-regular events throughout the year, the collective of artists and choreographers take their time to carefully... Read more

Short List Event Picks

A friend had just clued my husband and me into the story about the ill-fated gorilla, Harambe, and the woman whose son fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

Photo courtesy of Flickr / Creative Commons Canine And A Half Weeks My girlfriend sleeps with her two medium-sized dogs. They are, to quote her, her "babies." I see them more as h Read more


The gist behind gong immersion is: You lie down in a room and yogis play various gongs and you, like, hallucinate and shit. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

The cream filling in the Oreo that is San Diego doesn't have official boundaries, but when it comes to beer, the vast majority of San Diego's 128 (and counting) craft breweries are situated in that sweet spot between state routes 56 and 94. Read more

Final Draught


Photo by Eric Louie

James Saito and Tim Chiou aren't sushi chefs, but they play them onstage. Saito and Chiou are the stars of Tokyo Fish Story, a play running until June 26 at The Old Globe and takes place at a sushi restaurant in Japan. Read more

Dishing It Out