January 25, 2017 Issue


Photo by Daren Scott

Cygnet Theatre’s Bad Jews is either a no-holds-barred comedy in which resides important discourse about family culture and tradition, or it’s 90 minutes of exhaustive tantrums by two equally obnoxious adversaries. Read more


Fan of the paper. You will probably receive an abundance of stories on the S.D. Women’s March. I’d like to share my unique experience below. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Torrey Bailey

I, however, will likely lose nothing. As a white male, I have a leg up on everyone else. And yes, I’m deeply ashamed of having to acknowledge that fact. Read more

From the Editor 2 Comments


Photo courtesy of Chris Ward

That number was nearly double what event organizers had hoped would participate locally, so it’s baffling why Mayor Kevin Faulconer has gone radio silent on the media-blanketed event. Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments


Photo by Torrey Bailey

On Dec. 15, Facebook announced that “It’s a fake news story” would be an additional option to report posts on a sample size of U.S. accounts. Read more



Photo by Nico Ricoy

On Jan. 21, we built a wall. A great big wall. But it was not the wall Donald Trump had envisioned. And I proudly helped build it. Read more

There She Goz 1 Comments

Given the current political climate, even merely discussing the widespread reality of human trafficking is more timely than ever. Read more



Photo by Barbara Smith

For many women who marched on Saturday, the immediate answer to the otherwise proverbial question of “what’s next?” meant heading up the hill to Helmuth Projects in Bankers Hill. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Andrew Alcasid

For his eponymous solo show at Quint Projects in Bay Ho, which opens Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeMello gets back to his roots as an illustrator. Read more

Seen Local

Indeed, Neurda, which opens Friday, Jan. 27, is a film of contradictions. Stylistically, it favors theatrical sets and rear-screen projection, languishing steady-cam shots and heightened close-ups. Read more


Unlike Ade’s previous films, Toni Erdmann shows traces of hope and contentment. Read more



Photo Timothy Saccenti

Hip-hop duo Killer Mike and El-P have never considered themselves political artists. As Mike said in a Village Voice article in 2008, “I just lack the ability to bullshit my audience.” Read more

Music Feature

On paper, Lowlands seems remarkably similar to another half-local band, Hideout. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Justin Cota, member of Gloomsday, Deep Sea Thunder Beast and Bosswitch, has started another new project: Dream Burglar. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Ty Segall has released 14 albums in the last decade, which is a pretty impressive record for someone who’s still in his twenties. Read more

If I Were U


Photo courtesy La Bodega Gallery

While the Bread & Salt space has since been cleared by the fire marshal, go-to art space La Bodega Gallery is still attempting to raise money to make the necessary renovations. Read more

Short List Event Picks

I’m a 27-year-old woman, dating again after a six-year relationship. I slept with a guy on the third date and was dismayed when he didn’t spend the night Read more


First, I would like to offer condolences to the fans of the San Diego Chargers. Being a devotee of the New York Giants, their departure doesn’t affect me. Read more

Sordid Tales

While reading Joshua Mohr’s new memoir, Sirens (Two Dollar Radio) I realized I’d played a bit part in his story. Read more

The Floating Library


Photo by Maria Wiles

I like Brussels sprouts. I like bacon, and I like burgers. I like bacon on my Brussels sprouts, and I like bacon also on my burgers. However, I’m not sure if I like a burger with both Brussels sprouts and bacon. Read more

Dishing It Out