September 14, 2016 Issue


Photo by Jim Carmody

In its 18th year, San Diego Dance Theater has evolved Trolley Dances into a respected piece of the San Diego cultural community. Read more

Fall Arts

Things are looking brighter for OMA. The Board of Trustees unanimously chose Maria Mingalone as the new executive director after a nationwide search. Museum staff and members praised the hiring. The fact that she was signed to a three-year ... Read more

Fall Arts


Photo by Julie Licari

The REMIXX series, which begins on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Bread & Salt, is in its third year, and follows a residency at the La Jolla Athenaeum, where it was initially called MIXX. Read more

Fall Arts


Photo by Daren Scott

When Intrepid Theatre Company opens its seventh season on Oct. 1 with a production of Yasmina Reza’s comedy ART , it will do so in the 10th performance space Intrepid has used in six years, the Horton Grand Theatre downtown. Read more

Fall Arts

In a bit of inspired programming, Landmark's Ken Cinema will showcase new digital restorations (thanks to Rialto Pictures) of two film noir classics beginning Friday, Sept. 16. Read more


I dragged my boyfriend into the makeup store Sephora, and he said, "Save your money! You don't need any of this stuff. I like you better without makeup." Huh? Why is there a huge makeup industry when so many men say they don't even like mak... Read more


Photo by Rachael Pony Cassells Cass McCombs thrives on imperfection and spontaneity. The songwriter is notorious for beginning a song idea with lyrics and leaving his bandmates to improvise the r Read more

Music Feature

Measure K would eliminate the 50-percent-plus-one rule and require that the top two vote getters in city office primaries always move on to a November runoff—same as the laws that apply to state and federal races. Read more

From the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Last Thursday, commissioners convened again to choose between two visions proposed for the 57 acres that comprise the eastern portion of Harbor Island and the emptying car-rental property across from Lindbergh Field. Read more

Spin Cycle

I seldom get angry enough to respond to an article that irks me. But your ["The shell game that is Measure C," Sept. 7] article infuriated me with its backward thinking rehash of the same tired "taxes for billionaires" comments, albeit a sl... Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo courtesy of North Coast Repertory Theatre

It's hard to get too jacked up about the squabbles among a privileged northeastern family. Yet that's what we're asked to do by playwright A.R. Gurney in his autobiographical The Cocktail Hour . Read more


Dinosaur Jr. have more great songs in their catalog than they can possibly fit into one set, so that's a sign that they'll give you a great show no matter what. Read more

If I Were U

Acid Varsity is becoming a radio show. The electronic music event, which happens every third Thursday at Kava Lounge, will now have a companion one-hour program on KNSJ 89.1 FM, every Wednesday night from 9-10 p.m. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Seeing as how this is the Fall Arts issue, it only made sense for me to devote some space in this column to the new music releases on the horizon this fall. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

The death-by-bludgeoning that occurs in the opening scene of Transpecos feels like an apt metaphor for the film itself. Read more


You'd think a woman who closed out the summer single AF would be a little bitter about checking out a romance movie alone. But my love of the First Family runs so deep I was willing to see Southside With You solo. Read more

At the Intersection


Photo courtesy of Allagash Brewing

Hopheads rejoice! The end-of-season hop harvest is upon us and with the last gasp of summer has come a cascade of wet hop beers flowing across San Diego. Read more

Final Draught


Photo by James Vernette

As a family guy foodie, my pet peeve is when a restaurant has a good menu for adults, but slacks off on the kids menu (if they have one). I understand why: Kids are rotten judges of what makes good food. Why else would dinosaur-shaped chick... Read more

Dishing It Out

It's a scary thing to sit out a patriotic ritual in a country rabid with patriotism. I say this as a private citizen who stopped saying the Pledge of Allegiance way back in high school. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels


Photo courtesy of truTV / F. Scott Schafer

Adam Conover is the ultimate contrarian. As the host of the popular truTV and web series, Adam Ruins Everything , he admits that he's the type of guy who'll show up to a party, hear a lighthearted conversation about the Oscars and immediate... Read more

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