November 9, 2016 Issue

Soaring over the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress opens with an IMAX-style montage that immediately establishes an organic connection with the natural world. Read more


Never ask a musician about their influences. It's bad form. A rookie mistake. To paraphrase that Boromir meme, one does not simply ask a musician about their influences. I've lived long enough Read more

Music Feature

Protomartyr are one of my favorite bands right now, with a post-punk sound that's dark, noisy and just a little bit bleak. Read more

If I Were U


Philipp Scholz Rittermann

The Murals of La Jolla project includes many Instagram-worthy backdrops. Started by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and the La Jolla Community Foundation, the project has grown to more than a dozen murals scattered throughout the seaside... Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Seth Combs

The museum's latest exhibition, Night Stand: Bedside Imagining by the Feminist Image Group , forsakes the more abstract concepts of gender and, instead, seeks to explore the more tangible side of femininity. Read more

Seen Local

Arrival , which opens Friday, Nov. 11, will be one of the first films widely released after what could be a historically contentious Election Day. By that time the film's anti-isolationist and pro-unity themes will undoubtedly feel timely f... Read more


It is, as I type this column, days before what has turned out to be the most traumatizing election campaign I've ever experienced. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

Image via Shutterstock I'm a 42-year-old divorcee, just back in the dating world and using dating apps. I have two young children, who live with me. I mentioned them in my profile at first, but Read more


New Mexico is calling it quits. The long-running indie rock band, which changed their name from Apes of Wrath in 2010, will play their last show on Wednesday, November 9 at The Casbah. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo courtesy of San Diego Opera

The soldier is a fixture in opera. Whether it's Bernd Zimmermann's epic Die Soldaten or better-known productions such as Carmen and Turandot , a military presence is often a larger part of the story, more than just background dressing. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photos by Ryan Bradford

There are times when I wish I were a real journalist. But sometimes I just want to write about a dog costume competition. I'll change the world, like, another day. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

We pretty much suck at deli. There are many types of food and restaurants we do really well in San Diego but deli just isn't one of them. Read more

The World Fare

A painting on the exterior of Pali Wine Co.'s Little Italy location (2130 India St.) promises "fine wine and good times." Read more

Bottle Rocket


Photo by Giana Rodriguez, SDSU

There are plenty of analyses about gender inequality as well as racial inequality in craft beer, but there are virtually zero conversations happening about the overlap—or lack thereof—between the two Read more

Final Draught