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April 5, 2017 Issue

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All photos by Torrey Bailey unless otherwise noted

Today, Barrio Logan holds tight to its foundations and wards off gentrification by prioritizing small, independently owned businesses that cater to the residents. more

Apr 5, 2017 11:29 AM Neighborhoods 2 Comments

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

In a city where the word “bold” rarely materializes except for during spectacular sunsets, the folks at Father Joe’s Villages went for the gusto last week when they announced an initiative to boost its permanent housing for the homeless. more

Apr 4, 2017 6:30 PM Spin Cycle 2 Comments

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Photo by Jamie Ballard

It seems that Faulconer just wants voters to forget all that and focus solely on the fact that they’re not the ones being taxed. more

Apr 4, 2017 6:21 PM From the Editor 3 Comments

The ad for WonderCon, billed as a “pop culture event” clues me about ComicCon International’s (CCI) plans [“Comic-Con’s ticket to Balboa Park,” March 22]. more

Apr 4, 2017 6:03 PM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Jim Cox

Red Velvet unfolds slowly and at times wavers in tone. It opens with a methodically paced encounter between a grim, aging Aldridge and a sincere but irritating Polish reporter (Halina Wozniak). more

Apr 4, 2017 5:55 PM Theater

Your Name is mixed bag of bravura style and exhausting storytelling that ultimately cascades toward a familiar conclusion. more

Apr 4, 2017 5:18 PM Film

Mine eventually gets overtly political, connecting Mike’s mental instability and ideological fatigue with the philosophical ramblings of a traumatized local. more

Apr 4, 2017 4:48 PM Film

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Photo by Alex Kershaw

Whether it’s a matter of trendiness or simply to show solidarity, Solaimani believes it’s cultural capitalization either way. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:45 PM Seen Local 2 Comments

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Photo by Allyson Foster

There’s no getting around the fact that A Crow Looked at Me is a sad and deeply personal album. But for how much the album is about traumatic loss, it also harbors intricate details that speak to something more mysterious and profound. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:30 PM Music Feature

Perry Vasquez has announced a new concept album inspired by Dante Aligheri’s 14th century epic poem, Inferno. It’s titled The Gates of Heck, and it’s being released on Good Friday, April 14. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:22 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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The Damned released their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, 40 years ago, which was just reissued for the notable anniversary. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:01 PM If I Were U

It’s all about the context. Context is also a requirement for unpacking the contradictions that abound in Layli Long Soldier’s new collection of poems, WHEREAS, released last month by Graywolf Press. more

Apr 3, 2017 5:45 PM The Floating Library

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Springfest—the nine-day, multi-venue showcase—started as a way to showcase UCSD’s Department of Music programs, but has since expanded to include experimental musicians. more

Apr 3, 2017 5:31 PM Short List Event Picks

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Even after Shaquille O’Neal claimed he was joking, the former NBA center got a lot of grief for saying the Earth is flat. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:53 PM Sordid Tales

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Photo by Andrew Dyer

When Iron Fist Brewing co-owner Eve Siemenski told me the Barrio Logan tasting room was approaching its second anniversary this July, I was taken aback. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:24 PM The Beerdist 2 Comments

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A “ghost restaurant” is not a place where the food is served by apparitions (though that would certainly cut down on the payroll), but rather an eatery with no storefront that exists solely for food delivery services such as UberEats, Eat24, DoorDash more

Apr 3, 2017 3:53 PM Dishing It Out

Purchasing wine through Garagiste.com takes time to get used to, and more time to actually receive. more

Apr 3, 2017 3:39 PM Bottle Rocket

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When I read those #blackwomenatwork Tweets, I wondered how Black women haven’t collectively just given up on society and forged our own brand new world elsewhere. more

Apr 3, 2017 3:24 PM At the Intersection 2 Comments

I’m a woman in my 30s. I was married for five years, but now, thank God, I’m divorced and about two years into a wonderful new relationship. more

Apr 3, 2017 3:05 PM Advice

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