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December 6, 2017 Issue

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Photo by Andrew Dyer

Most of us probably have a beer geek on our lists, but before dropping hard-earned coin on the most expensive bottle in the beer aisle, consider these alternatives. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:03 PM The Beerdist

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Photo courtesy of San Diego Repertory Theatre

There are many personal crises that are milked for pathos in San Diego Repertory’s Black Pearl Sings!, but all of them are secondary to the sheer emotive power of Minka Wiltz’s vocals. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:57 PM Theater

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Photo by Kelly Clark Moncure

Over the next few columns I intend to look at how our vision for a more artistically engaged cityscape might take shape. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:50 PM Thank You For Staring 1 Comments

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All photos by Torrey Bailey unless otherwise noted

Downtown Highway 101 remains abuzz today, but with grom culture overpowering glamour. Encinitas is home to one of the world’s most esteemed surfing spots, Swami’s, which attracts international wave riders. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:43 PM Neighborhoods

Last Wednesday, San Diego State University unveiled a $3 billion, 166 acre “SDSU Mission Valley” plan for the SDCCU Stadium site. more

Dec 6, 2017 11:14 AM , CityWeek

Ms. Zaragoza’s scathing essay about men seems to reflect something much deeper that remains unresolved in her personal experiences, as a female. more

Dec 6, 2017 10:54 AM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

What’s especially sad about the LA Weekly situation is that this type of model—one where owners, investors and publishers dictate editorial policy—is increasingly becoming the norm. more

Dec 6, 2017 10:38 AM From the Editor 4 Comments

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

He possesses all the advantages of incumbency: a slew of high-powered establishment endorsements, piles of campaign dough and all the media-spotlight time he desires. more

Dec 6, 2017 9:00 AM Spin Cycle 1 Comments

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Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Metz is the sound of a pounding headache; their music is assaulting. If that turns you off, then this Canadian three-piece is probably not for you, but if you’re into rocking and not being a wimp, then they’re perfect. more

Dec 5, 2017 5:11 PM The Spotlight

If you search for albums tagged “San Diego” on Bandcamp, you’ll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay the findings. more

Dec 5, 2017 4:42 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Darci Fontenot

Ian Tordella and Ed Kornhauser are best known for being fixtures of San Diego’s jazz scene. But the two musicians also started a new project this year to help spread the word about jazz in San Diego, the San Diego Sessions podcast. more

Dec 5, 2017 4:38 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo courtesy of the artist

Chicago R&B singer Jamila Woods also makes protest music, but her version takes on a different, often subtler sound. more

Dec 5, 2017 4:29 PM Music Feature

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Photo by Giulia McGauran

One of the great pleasures of my job is the privilege of being able to use my editorial authority to tell everybody to see a grindcore band called Pig Destroyer. more

Dec 5, 2017 4:09 PM If I Were U

Guillermo del Toro’s gothic fairy tales tend to examine memory and trauma through the lens of historical periods ripe with fascist threat. more

Dec 5, 2017 3:36 PM Film

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Theatres are debuting new Christmas productions and holiday-themed music concerts are in full swing, so it can sometimes be difficult to get our artistic fix without being bombarded with the spirit of the season. more

Dec 5, 2017 11:37 AM Short List Event Picks

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I saw this gorgeous girl at the coffeehouse at the mall two months ago. It was totally love at first sight. I keep hanging out there hoping to see her again. Am I nuts, or does love at first sight really exist? more

Dec 4, 2017 5:29 PM Advice

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Photo by Ruby Belfer

Our family dog is dying. As I type this, she’s on her bed sleeping. I don’t know if she’ll be here by the time this column comes out. My gut says no. more

Dec 4, 2017 4:50 PM Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments

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Image by Ryan Bradford

I love my nephew, as well as my role as “cool uncle.” I also cherish the option to peace out whenever he requires actual maintenance. more

Dec 4, 2017 3:18 PM Well, That Was Awkward

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Photo by Ian Ward

One of my biggest flaws is my savage sweet tooth. In my early years of cocktail creating, it was my biggest obstacle. I was constantly battling with balance, because my own palate was off-kilter. more

Dec 4, 2017 1:10 PM Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Photo by Torry David Gaustad

According to a recent report published by Cal State University San Marcos and the San Diego Brewers Guild, San Diego breweries made philanthropic contributions worth $4.5 million in 2016 alone more

Dec 4, 2017 12:51 PM Final Draught

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