May 11, 2016 Issue

THE CAT’S MEOW I loved Ryan Bradford's "In the meowth of madness at the cat circus," [April 13]. It hits the nail on the head in describing cat people and cats! His column Read more

Letters to the Editor

"Swedish girls think feminism is associated with being very confrontational, being aggressive, not liking men, not being feminine," says Åsa Kvissberg, a Swedish artist who has traveled between Stockholm and San Diego over the past seven ye... Read more

Seen Local

In this semi-regular department, arts editor Seth Combs reviews a notable new art show or exhibition. Read more

Seen Local

Lynn Susholtz proudly looks around the garden and communal area of Art Produce, an art gallery and multi-use building in North Park. Read more


Five Turkish police officers act like assholes in a quiet restaurant and earn themselves the ire of a sinister hooded figure that may be a gatekeeper to hell. So goes the clumsy set-up of Baskin , Cam Evrenol's bloody horror film that sees ... Read more


There's no beauty in the breakdown according to Ben Wheatley's High-Rise . This messy and convoluted adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel paints a dystopian future that finally begins to crumble thanks to class warfare between tenants of... Read more


A splendid cast telling an incredible and important story. That's Moxie Theatre's ambitious production of Katori Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho , directed by Jennifer Eve Thorn. Read more


The city councilmember for downtown San Diego is the de facto mayor of homelessness. The June 7 primary election should determine if Chris Ward or Anthony Bernal (both Democrats) will sit in the District 3 seat being vacated by termed-out c... Read more

From the Editor


Photo by John R. Lamb

The spray from the historic Broadway Fountain in the newly renovated Horton Plaza Park never felt better—particularly after spending an hour in the solar oven of an amphitheater just to the south. Read more

Spin Cycle

The best cover song I've heard this year so far is Charles Bradley's take on Black Sabbath ballad "Changes." Read more

If I Were U

A piece of San Diego punk history is coming to an end. After 32 years, Wabash Hall is closing its doors. Owner Ron Hall, who bought the venue in 1984 and ran a screen-printing and embroidery service there, is selling the property at 3855 Wa... Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

It's tempting to call the 47-year-old's recent succession of acclaimed solo albums a career renaissance. However, Grant sees it more as a grand coming-out party. Read more

Music Feature

Think of San Diego's hippest dining neighborhoods and, chances are, Little Italy, North Park and University Heights come to mind. Very few people will say Lemon Grove—but maybe they should. Read more

Dishing It Out


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Final Draught


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While the argument could certainly be made for San Diego being one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities, it's not much known for pedestrian-only streets. Read more

Short List Event Picks

“Road to 1600” makes players build a team of advisors. If the 2016 presidential election increasingly looks like a bizarre theatrical game to you, well, at least one local entrepreneur wants Read more

All Things Tech

I'm a guy in my late 20s. Two years ago, I started a friends-with-benefits thing with a woman, which honestly has turned into one of the most relaxed, comfortable relationships I've had. Unfortunately, the sex isn't that great. Read more


"You had me at blimp." These may not be the exact words I say when my editor Ron Donoho asks if I want to join him on Hendrick's Gin cucumber-shaped blimp, but I'm certain only people who deliberate over free blimp rides are damn fools. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

Well, well, well. Or, as my friend Justin says, w-AY-al! I'm not trying to be all vindicated or anything, but I'm feeling sort of vindicated. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels