March 9, 2016 Issue

Something was brewing. McConnell, a downtown resident, local businessman and former head of the homelessness advocacy group 25 Cities San Diego, set out early on Monday morning to document the San Diego Police Department sweeping homeless e... Read more

From the Editor

There are clues to where on the divorce spectrum someone falls, like whether she makes offhand remarks along the lines of “I wish him well, but we weren’t a good match” or “I wish I could leave him tied up in a clearing so something would e... Read more


The out-loud laughter during North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of Now You See It doesn’t really begin until David McBean’s Shaftesbury-Phipps struts on stage. Read more


Only two short months ago, Mayor Kevin Faulconer proudly hopped aboard the Marco Rubio train to the White House, becoming one of seven co-chairs for the Florida senator’s presidential campaign in California leading up to the June primary. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo by Chris Stone

No debating it. To deny the frontrunner a primary victory, his opponents may have to join forces. No, that’s not a reference to the #NeverTrump campaign. Call it #StopFaulconer. Read more


After reading your neighborhood feature on South Park [“Neighborhood Watch,” March 2] I thought I might add a few observations from the perspective of an actual resident. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Octagrape are most in their element onstage. They're a loud and fiery bunch, prone to playing intense sets of fuzz-heavy psychedelic rock that moves the body as much as it alters your state of mind. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Eleanor Friedberger rose to prominence as half of eclectic duo The Fiery Furnaces, but if you ask me her solo material has surpassed that band's. Read more

If I Were U

The Black Heart Procession are playing their first show in four years. The long-running San Diego outfit will perform at the Psycho Las Vegas festival during the weekend of Aug. 26-28, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Hollie Poscai

Jessy Lanza is an unlikely pop star. The 30-year-old native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, tends to disappear into her work. Her voice is expressive, but ethereal, its sweetly harmonious tones fusing w Read more

Music Feature

Every year, UC San Diego grad-student artists open up their studios to show off what they've been working on for the past year. The Open Studios 2016 showcase has consistently been a unique oppo Read more

Seen Local

How does it feel to have lost someone even when they are still in the room? Bill Sherwood's pivotal gay romantic comedy Parting Glances grapples with this difficult and heart-wrenching reality, then connects it with collective fears generat... Read more


The earthquakes in Terrence Malick's film are usually spiritual in nature, but Knight of Cups literally shakes the earth to its core. Read more


For 23 years the San Diego Latino Film Festival has always been a great showcase of up-and-coming filmmakers from all over Latin America. Read more

Short List Event Picks

There's a story behind each and every one of the hundreds, maybe thousands, of pieces of art Walter Pomeroy has hanging in his house. Read more


Take for instance the cockamamie opinion that we should ban Muslims from entering the country. Yes, I know it's just an opinion, and opinions cannot be wrong, except they can be wrong. This one is quite wrong, just as the opinion that opini... Read more

Sordid Tales

When you're a member of a minority culture (though I think Mexicans are getting closer to being the majority in San Diego), you often find yourself explaining even the small nuances of life to friends and acquaintances outside it. Read more

There She Goz


Photo by Jessica Johnson

A trip to Cuyamaca, which isn't far from Julian, can be a full-day adventure. Spotting wild turkeys added a fun touch for me—they let us get relatively close even though they don't trust humans. Because Thanksgiving. Read more



Photo courtesy of Rancho Bernardo Inn

Leave the wearing of the green to the amateur-hour St. Patrick's Day revelers and focus like a true Irish lad or lass on the real spirit of the day: whiskey. Read more

Food & Drink

After Civic San Diego voted last month to approve plans for an Anheuser-Busch-owned 10 Barrel brewpub in East Village, Cosimo Sorrentino sat angrily at Monkey Paw Brewing (805 16th Street), where he m Read more

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