July 26, 2017 Issue


Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

Recently, I attended the second annual Tijuana Zine Fest and was completely blown away by what was hands down the best organized arts event I’ve been to on the West Coast. Read more

Thank You For Staring


Photo by Daren Scott

It’s supreme silliness and comic anarchy when the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo and, to a lesser extent, Zeppo) are center-stage in Animal Crackers, the 1928 musical that became a beloved film two years later. Read more


In the end, A Ghost Story, which opens Friday, July 28, is an oddly compelling study of masculinity searching for reinvention through anonymity. Read more


Heineman’s new documentary City of Ghosts works in reverse fashion, exploring the experiences of Syrian activists who’ve been forced to flee their hometown of Raqqa after ISIS forces took control in 2014. Read more


While I don’t have any idea what it feels like to be a Black person [“Existing while black,” June 28], l have read history books and have seen the injustice suffered by Blacks at the hands of some bad cops in documentaries and news reports. Read more

Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

Be like the limestone and let pressure harden your millions of little skeletons into an unfeeling, sedimentary mass. Wait, don’t do that. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

In her debut collection of poems, Lessons on Expulsion, published earlier this month by Graywolf, Erika L. Sánchez invites the reader into a world that is both sensuous and strange. Read more

The Floating Library

To honor the history of the store and commemorate the anniversary, there will be a party at the shop on Monday, July 31. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Whatever gimmicks DJ Pnutz works into her tracks, it’s ultimately the strength of the songs themselves that makes 16 Psyche a success. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sometimes potholes are just problems for our cars, but sometimes they can also be a danger to people. San Carlos resident Jay Schwartz says that’s the case with this hole on Melotte Street between Tuxedo Road and Monte Verde Drive. Read more

Pothole of the Week


Photo by Jessica Pons

The idea for La Frontera Unites was born out of the work Pons organized at La ColectiBA, a photography collective based out of Argentina that created pop-up shows with the aim of bringing community together. Read more


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Kristy Walker

He’s kind of a dork. He also happens to be one of the most accomplished artists in the local music scene. Read more

Music Feature 1 Comments


Photo via Shutterstock

I get the occasional spot of eczema, but that didn’t start until I moved to Denver. My skin did not like Denver. Read more

At the Intersection


Photo by Daren Scott

For many, the name Emmett Till is, sadly, just a name. Some may have a loose, referenced concept of who Till was, what he meant and what he came to symbolize, but younger generations may simply know him from a casual namedrop in a Kanye West song. Read more

Short List Event Picks

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Photo by James Vernette

From a produce standpoint, few areas are as blessed as San Diego. It’s hardly a secret that the climate and soil mean that locals can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. Read more

Dishing It Out


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Much of Tras/Horizonte’s food will be familiar to Kokopelli fans. The Kraken was Kokopelli’s signature dish and its combination of mesquite-grilled octopus and a “pesto” of chiles poblano and cilantro remains exciting. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Andrew Dyer

The new “official” beer, a 4.2 percent ABV session IPA dubbed 72 and Hoppy is a collaboration between the SDTA and Bay City Brewing, a two-year-old outfit located behind Valley View Casino Center. Read more

The Beerdist 2 Comments