RSS

November 23, 2016 Issue

normal-heart.24955.jpg.jpe

Photo courtesy of ion Theatre

In these disturbing times, in which so many of us are apprehensive about the now and the soon to come, the darknesses of our collective history may be obscured, especially those that did not spring purely from war, terrorism or politics. Th... more

Theater

Tower, which opens Friday, Nov. 25, at Digital Gym Cinema in North Park, is a strangely intoxicating deconstruction of the non-fiction form. more

Film

Suffering from the post-election blues? John Carney’s Sing Street might be the perfect film to temporarily lift your spirits. Set in Dublin during the 1980s, this coming-of-age blast of nostalgia is obsessed with the future more

Film

IMG_6622.24947.jpg.jpe

Photo by Seth Combs

As he prepares for his 11th Father Joe’s 5K, it’s genuinely shocking to learn that August Castille is 90 years old. more

From the Editor

spin11-23-16.24950.jpg.jpe

Photo illustration John R. Lamb

At City Hall, December is inauguration month, when all the bright newly elected faces converge with the grizzled re-electeds to make bold, inspiring oratory with a stocking full of promises that very few believe will be fulfilled. (Side not... more

Spin Cycle

IMG_5103.24948.jpg.jpe

Photo by Torrey Bailey

While Californians age 21-and-up can now smoke in the privacy of their homes, grow six plants and possess up to an ounce, driving under the influence of marijuana remains against the law. more

News

San Diego's music scene lost one of its MVPs earlier this month when Jon Greene died unexpectedly on Nov. 8. He was 35 years old. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

KoolKeith-Press-Shot-2.24941.jpg.jpe

Photo by Heather Hunter

"I make more songs than I can remember." Kool Keith isn't lying. The prolific Bronx-based rapper born Keith Thornton has at least 26 albums to his name. more

Music Feature

The former Bauhaus frontman played many songs by his classic goth-rock band, as well as solo material from throughout his career. more

If I Were U

"This is my smallest truck," exclaims Jean Wells, referring to the giant, bright red Ford F-150 Raptor that's parked in front of her Miramar studio. more

Seen Local

IMG_6608.24946.jpg.jpe

Photo by Seth Combs

Everyone should collect art, but for anyone who's thinking about collecting, there's something they should know: It's addictive. more

Seen Local

So. My last column was right-ish: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the most qualified person—woman or man—to ever run for the most important office in the world, won in a landslide. more

Backwards & in High Heels

Sorry, Michelle. I can't do that. The rest of y'all can attempt to understand Trump voters and bridge the divide that has separated this great nation, but I have no interest. more

Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments

mwalter.24935.jpg.jpe

Image courtesy of the artist

In visual art, the line is everything. It starts and completes the piece, and it intersects and interweaves all that is within. more

Short List Event Picks

Chicken-Pot-Pie-with-Creamed-Corn.24931.jpg.jpe

Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

In Britain and many of its former colonies, pie brings to mind a world of robust, savory offerings. Pop Pie Co. (4404 Park Boulevard) in University Heights aims to get us in touch with our inner Brit. more

The World Fare

I’m terrified about our country’s future. But more immediately, I’m terrified at the prospect of this holiday season. How is anyone supposed to make it through Thanksgiving or any upcoming winter festivities without getting dragged into a h... more

Final Draught

20160930_182611.24932.jpg.jpe

Photo by Ron Donoho

Urban Eats