July 12, 2017 Issue


Photo by Seth Combs

A tertiary glance at the images could give the viewer the sense that the illustrations, while nonlinear, are based on pictures of his uncle, but they’re actually sketched from found images that Rae would pull from ‘60s and ‘70s-era magazines. Read more

Features 1 Comments


Photo by Jim Cox

The dolls steal the show in the Old Globe Theatre’s gaily, boisterous production of Guys and Dolls, staged in association with Sarasota, Florida’s Asolo Repertory Theatre. Read more


This week’s pothole comes from our very own associate editor, Torrey Bailey. While driving through Golden Hill this week, she couldn’t help but notice this stunner on 22nd Street, between E Street and Broadway. Read more

Pothole of the Week

Remember when the Chargers used to win [“San Diego is not a sports town,” June 21]? Me neither. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Torrey Bailey

One of the more admirable aspects of the Housing Commission and the mayor’s plan is how it emphasizes housing first, as well as homeless prevention via the “Homeless Prevention & Diversion Services.” Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

I left San Diego 15 years ago with flaming tire tracks behind me. OK, I’m being dramatic, but there certainly was a sense of urgency at play. Read more

Thank You For Staring


Photos by Jamie Ballard

A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration found that LGBTQ individuals were more than twice as likely as heterosexual people to misuse prescription pain relievers. Read more



Photo by John R. Lamb

Fletcher—the former Republican State Assemblyman who dabbled in independence before becoming a Democrat—sent out an email Tuesday morning announcing his intentions. Read more

Spin Cycle

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. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

The last album by The Jade Shader is finally being released. Sea Stacks and Sleestaks is coming out on vinyl through Joyful Noise’s subscription series, and it’s also available digitally on Bandcamp. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Shot over the course of three performances by The Talking Heads during a December 1983 run at the Pantages Theater, Stop Making Sense brilliantly represents Demme’s endless love of musical performance and gleeful urgency. Read more

Film 1 Comments

Director Matt Reeves shows an appreciation for silence by implementing purposeful long takes dedicated to exploring the nuances of character. Read more



Photo by Carlo Ricci

After enrolling at the prestigious Boston Conservatory to study musical theater, Tori Roze transferred out after only one year when she realized the school was both too expensive and too narrow a path for her eclectic tastes. Read more

Music Feature

I’m well aware that some metalheads consider The Sword false metal (i.e. poseurs). Well, that’s nonsense. Read more

If I Were U


Photo courtesy of San Diego Pride

Pride is about a lot of things, but from its humble beginnings, one of its main functions has been about solidarity. Getting together with others in the community, standing tall and collectively shouting, “We still out here!” Read more

Short List Event Picks

For the 100th installment of The Floating Library, I want to tell you about a book that is very important to me: The Lost Cities of the Mayas: The Life, Art and Discoveries of Frederick Catherwood by Fabio Bourbon. Read more

The Floating Library

“Enough!—of the institutionalized bigotry that bushwhacks our Constitutional rights on a daily basis. Enough!—having to fear for our lives simply because we choose to walk down the street hand-in-hand with our lovers! Enough! Read more

Sordid Tales


Image via Shutterstock

San Diego Pride is back, and every year I get the same sensation in the pit of my stomach as I do when Cinco de Mayo rolls around—a mix of Yay! Fun! and Oh God, how many offensive assholes are gonna ruin it? Read more

There She Goz 2 Comments

Now is a great time to try something new, like following the California drought water usage recommendations for once in your greedy life. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Jen Lothspeich

As a thrifty wino, I’m always interested in a rosé with a palatable price point. As a discerning wino, I’m intrigued by one made from a hearty red varietal. Read more

Bottle Rocket