January 18, 2017 Issue


Please encourage Democrats to keep running for this district and Chula Vista which is 50 percent Democratic, and use their campaign money for an exit poll and recount. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:51 PM

Herein lies the brilliance of Paterson as an elevated exploration of duality. Life can be one thing, or it can be another, malleable and volatile like crashing waterfalls, or simply sublime like water falling on hair. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:27 PM Film

Sentimental on paper, 20th Century Women’s central conceit is executed with grace and wit. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:23 PM Film


Photo by John R. Lamb

"San Diego didn’t lose the Chargers. The Chargers just lost San Diego.” And with that catchphrase at a hastily called City Hall press conference last Thursday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer defiantly accepted the divorce papers from the NFL team that had ca more

Spin Cycle


Photo by Andy Nystrom / Flickr

On the way into the State of the City this past Thursday, I made a $5 bet with a friend and local tourism official on whether or not Mayor Faulconer would mention the Chargers at all. more

Jan 18, 2017 11:17 AM From the Editor


Photo by Daren Scott

Among the many questions raised by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, set in the late 1780s in an opulent France, is how can people wearing so many clothes be so sexy? more

Jan 18, 2017 10:45 AM Theater


Photo by Darrell Alonzi

The Deep End held 20 events in 2016, 13 of which were warehouse parties that showcased primarily electronic music acts. more

Jan 17, 2017 6:30 PM About Last Night

Hanan Ali’s ambitious quest from her home in Mombasa, Kenya is not only a testimony to her devotion to family values, but also what she calls a generational “leap of faith.” more

Jan 17, 2017 5:52 PM Family Issue


Photo by Torrey Bailey

An Iraqi Chaldean (a sect of the Catholic Church), Ray originally moved to the U.S. in 1993 after fleeing Baghdad in 1991 during the Operation Desert Storm conflict. more

Jan 17, 2017 4:53 PM Family Issue

The Arab Spring held so much promise for Syrians like Ammar Kawkab, a Kurdish refugee from the northeastern city of Al-Qamishli who, along with his wife and four children, settled in City Heights on June 2, 2016. more

Jan 17, 2017 4:51 PM Family Issue 1 Comments


Photo courtesy of Lizz Huerta

There were times when people stayed with us, sometimes overnight, sometimes for months. We had a spare room in the back of the house, a thin-walled corner where a cot was set up. more

Jan 17, 2017 4:40 PM Family Issue


Photo by Ryan Bradford

For poet Jahleh Ghanbari, the first time she called her father “daddy” was a small act of defiance. more

Jan 17, 2017 4:30 PM Family Issue


Photo by Hannah Klein

Stephen Steinbrink's songs are strangely variegated little wonders that seem to exist in the cracks between classic pop, modern indie rock and standard singer-songwriter fare. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:56 PM Music Feature

Locally produced live-concert show Live at the Belly Up, recorded (as the title indicates) at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, has returned to KPBS TV after a two-year break. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:40 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Amber and Ashlie Chavez

American Wrestlers remind me of a lot of the bands that got me into indie rock, such as Pavement or Guided by Voices, with some of the jangle of Big Star or Teenage Fanclub. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:18 PM If I Were U


Photo by Sara Wacker

The dirt is interesting—a fundamental ingredient for all sorts of American entertainment: demolition derbies, rodeos, monster truck rallies and other super classy events. more

Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments


Photo courtesy of the San Diego Women’s March

By the time you read this, millions of women could be dealing with the reality that they will soon be without insurance. more

Jan 16, 2017 4:30 PM Short List Event Picks


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There was a time, in what seems so long ago that I barely remember, when my husband and I brought a baby into our home through transracial adoption. more

Jan 16, 2017 4:00 PM Backwards & in High Heels


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Two of my girlfriends just got divorced. Both recently admitted to me that they knew they shouldn’t have gotten married at the time but did anyway. more

Jan 16, 2017 2:20 PM Advice


Photo by Beth Demmon

When it comes to craft beer, North County resident Steve Morris summed it up: “Encinitas is missing the boat.” more

Jan 13, 2017 5:35 PM Final Draught 1 Comments

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