November 16, 2016 Issue

Warpaint doesn't care what you think. Over the course of 12-plus years, the Los Angeles quartet has worked to refine their genre-busting brand of moody, atmospheric rock without a care for much outside of their own creative impulses. Read more

Music Feature

An all-American child of a mixed marriage that ended in divorce, I grew up one of six children in a single-mother household. My mother happened to be a baseball fanatic—a lifelong, diehard Mets fan. Every October we watched the World Series... Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Jim Carmody

Sixteen-year-old Olivia, an emotionally damaged girl, resides in an imaginary world in which she communicates her alienation via a blog—her inveterate readers are her “castaways.” Read more


Common human decency suggests that you shouldn’t kick someone when they’re down. Elle takes place in an alternate reality where the opposite is true. Read more


When truck drivers Gorô (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and Gun (Ken Watanabe) get hungry on their way to Tokyo, they stop for a warm meal at a roadside ramen joint run by Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto). They are met with a ramshackle interior, imposing thug... Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

OK, OK, so the orange-tinted name salesman with straw mane bagged the most-challenging, bigliest job on the planet last week. Big deal. What about Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s “dimming star,” according to the typically cordial San Diego Union-Tr... Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo courtesy of Mission Focused

More than twice as many homeless people died alone on San Diego streets this year as compared to two years ago. Read more

From the Editor

A lot of us are still in a state of shock after Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election, but that doesn't mean that people are remaining silent about it. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Vektor Wednesday, November 16PLAN A: Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy @ The Hideout. Colleen Green's music is simple, yet easy to like. Short, jangly indie pop songs about youthful angst and, in t Read more

If I Were U

Like many others facing the reality of a Trump presidency, Adam Powers is afraid. She's afraid for herself, friends in the LGBTQ community and other minorities. Read more

Seen Local

Sunny Rey isn't interested in being a stereotypical poet. The subtitle of her second collection of poetry pretty much says it all: Poetry and Advice from a Nobody . Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Melissa Dueñas realizes she's a little obsessive. The local DJ and self-proclaimed "vinyl junkie" becomes visibly emphatic when she starts to talk about her love of "lowrider oldies Read more

Features 1 Comments


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Halloween is over and the election is done, which can only mean that (oh, dear God!) it's time for the holiday season and all the soul-sucking, spirit-crushing materialism that comes with it. Read more

Short List Event Picks

What makes The Haunted Looking Glass, originally published in 1959, unique is that Gorey not only chose the stories but also provided a black-and-white illustration for each selection. Read more

The Floating Library

I am so mad at my ex-wife. It has been about two years since we split and for all my efforts she refuses to have post-breakup sex with me. Read more

Sordid Tales


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

While we don't have many good tapas bars in San Diego, certainly not enough for a classic Spanish "tapas crawl," perhaps the one that best exemplifies the tapas spirit is Cueva Bar (2123 Adams Ave.) in University Heights. Read more

The World Fare

The San Diego Brewers Guild launched the eighth annual San Diego Beer Week on the Broadway Pier with its two-day Guildfest beer festival. Read more

The Beerdist


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San Diego's food scene is like a young teenager: It still needs to mature, but has lots of promise and hope. Still there are many reasons to be thankful for the San Diego food scene. Read more

Dishing It Out

La Jolla hosts the northernmost coastline of the city of San Diego with stereotypes of golden sands, tanned skins and stuffed wallets. Read more


This past spring-like Sunday a friend dropped a free ticket to the Chargers-Titans game in my lap. So I attended an NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium for the first time in about three years. Read more

From the Editor