February 22, 2017 Issue


Photo by Daren Scott

It feels strange to call a play about a subject as serious as the government-imposed witch-hunting of gays and lesbians “delightful.” Read more


At last, at last, vindicated at last. Can you imagine my delight when I recently learned that, according to a variety of studies, people who regularly use profanity have a higher level of intelligence and integrity than those who do not? Read more

Sordid Tales


Image taken from San Diego City Council webcast

Sure enough, last Tuesday represented a watershed moment in local political-comment theater when a frequent council speaker devoted his two minutes to a video loop of a gentleman brandishing double middle fingers to the camera Read more

Spin Cycle 2 Comments


Photo courtesy of Paul Garner

"Right now, I know I have problems, but I’m afraid of actually finding out how bad they really are,” said William Zeller, a 33-year-old active-duty Navy servicemember living in San Diego. Read more

News 5 Comments

There were many lessons to take away from the San Diego Women’s March back in January. These lessons were not lost on City Councilmember Chris Ward (District 3), who last week formally announced a proposal for a San Diego Equal Pay Ordinance. Read more

From the Editor

Known mostly for his large-scale photographic work, Mansfield has turned the space into something of an interactive dossier on the conceptions and misconceptions of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Seth Combs

The last year has been pretty great for Peter Halasz. He had a successful show at the Quint Projects space where nearly every piece was sold, and all of those pieces were painted in his East Village loft space. Read more

Seen Local 5 Comments


Photo courtesy of the Responsibility Foundation

It’s an idea that emerged from one of the worst atrocities in human history. A vision of a grand work of art and architecture. Read more

Features 3 Comments


Photo by Lightbox Revelation

All he wanted was a Pepsi. Just one Pepsi! And his mom wouldn’t give it to him.It’s been 34 years since Mike Muir first sang that infamous request on Suicidal Tendencies’ self-titled debut. Read more

Music Feature

There’s nothing more satisfying, sometimes, than a squall of crushing industrial grind. Uniform plays a thrashy style of ‘80s-influenced industrial that’ll make you nostalgic for your old Ministry records. Read more

If I Were U


David Bornfriend

With so much scandal, corruption and incompetence spewing out of Washington D.C. lately, the melodrama that is the Academy Awards seems somewhat quaint. Read more


The new horror anthology XX defies genre norms by pushing stories of female complexity to the forefront. Read more


Jason DeBoer’s Annihilation Songs (Stalking Horse Press) is a book unlike any other. At less than 100 pages it feels like a poetry collection, and in a sense it is. T Read more

The Floating Library

Twenty years is a lot of time to put into any musical project, but for Bonnie Wright, her love of experimental and under-the-radar music has proven to be a fruitful one. Read more

Short List Event Picks

The 40-year-old guy I’m dating swivels his head to check out ladies everywhere. He even comments on those he finds attractive. Read more



Photo by Ivan Salas/Flickr

Laying on the hard concrete of the 805 freeway was a man, a white sheet covering his body. His dirty work boots and the cuffs of his jeans peaked out of the bottom. Just as we approached, two uniformed men walked up to his body. Read more

There She Goz


Photo by Michael Gardiner

It once seemed cool to like Russian cuisine in a sort of ironic, vaguely countercultural sort of way. It may now be mandatory to like Russian cuisine in a sort of fascistic, vaguely homoerotic sort of way. Sad. Read more

The World Fare 1 Comments


Photo by Andrew Dyer

After two years of rehearsal, 3 Punk Ales (259 Third Avenue, Chula Vista) is ready to take the stage. So to speak. The upstart brewery will be the third operating brew house in Chula Vista and the first on Third Avenue. Read more

The Beerdist 1 Comments


Photo by James Vernette

It helps that fish goes especially well with beer, and San Diego is certainly a beer burg, which might help explain why Beerfish (2933 Adams Ave.) puts beer at the front of its name. Read more

Dishing It Out 2 Comments