March 23, 2016 Issue

Everybody’s angry. I’m angry, you’re angry, your dog’s angry—angry, angry, angry. The media pundits cite this rage for the popularity of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two politicians who appeal to emotions with lofty, idealistic pro... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features


Photo by John Howard

Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm may have expended less energy in the ring than Kelsey Venter and Lucia Vecchio do on stage in Lamb’s Players Theatre’s production of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker. more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Theater


Photo by John R. Lamb

Bruce Lightner, the 67-yearold husband of 43 years to the termed-out San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner, pulls out a tiny, folded-up sticky note and takes a quick glance at it. No talking about the current council members, the... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

Pity the poor local pol. With no popular incumbent president in 2016, whose coattails do you cling to? And all five White House hopefuls left in the running have some type of baggage or image issue that others running for elected office are... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

“Restorative justice” is just a “dog whistle” signal for encouraging mischievous and criminal behavior [“Restorative justice at Lincoln High,” March 16]. It mocks the legal system. more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor


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Over the weekend I was out of town, soaking up March Madness in Las Vegas. When I got back on Monday my millennial daughter called to make sure I knew about the big Bernie Sanders rally scheduled for Tuesday night at the San Diego Conventio... more

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Krisha likes to dramatize the process of mounting pressure, both through small narrative knife twists and flashy aesthetics. more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Polica plays a synth-based sound that's sophisticated with a jagged edge. Their new single "Wedding" is a jam, and its Sesame Street -inspired video juxtaposes some fucked-up looking muppets with themes of racial injustice. more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM If I Were U

Members of The New Kinetics have formed a new band, The Hiroshima Mockingbirds. The band comprises Kinetics members Brian Reilly on guitar/vocals and Jon Bonser on guitar, along with drummer Si Leader and bassist Trips Jurado. more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

This is a recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again. more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

The blank page is every writer's nightmare. But for Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and food critic for the Los Angeles Times, it's just another part of a procrastination-heavy writing process. more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Santi White is nearing the end of her proverbial rope. She's overworked, bone-tired and making a concerted effort not to burn out. But mostly, the artist known as Santigold is wondering just how long she can continue the energy and acuity n... more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature


Photo by Alli Bautista

The art of Dave "PERSUE" Ross can be seen all over San Diego. From North and South Park to the alleyways and walls of Barrio Logan and the East Village, the local native's most iconic street a more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

Jonathan Allen is still learning as he goes when it comes to woodworking. Since starting his company Brave Aesthetics in 2014, he's been specializing in installation art and furniture with an emphasis on retail design. more

Mar 22, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

As they have done every year since 2012, released a study of its users' trends in 2015 and it turns out, the single most searched term was "lesbian." Now that's progress! Only tw more

Mar 21, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

Crazy election season so far, right? But what if I told you that maybe, just maybe, in this age of computerized voting, your vote might not even count? Or get counted? Or get counted for the wrong person? more

Mar 21, 2016 12:00 AM All Things Tech

FaceTime should be renamed UglyfaceTime for what it does to a person's features, and especially to a woman's (in lumps, jowls and eye baggery not apparent in photos). more

Mar 21, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

We'd like to think our readers have been celebrating Women's History Month with complete abandon. Surely they've attended some of the great book signings, film screenings and events happening around town, right? RIGHT? more

Mar 21, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks

If you've heard rumblings about Mexican wine or want to know more about the region's appeal and offerings, there's one name you should know in San Diego: Fernando Gaxiola. more

Mar 18, 2016 12:00 AM Bottle Rocket

America, it’s often forgotten, is a region of Italy…at least culinarily. Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Sicily feature unique, identifiable regional Italian cuisines. more

Mar 18, 2016 12:00 AM The World Fare