June 21, 2017 Issue


Look, I don’t doubt that an MLS team would be a great thing for San Diego (especially if we go with that Footy McFooty Face nickname), but let’s be clear about something: San Diego is not a sports town. Read more

From the Editor 2 Comments

This week, Javier Velazquez spotted a pothole fit for a swim next to Westfield UTC Mall. “It uniquely combines broken asphalt with a swimming-pool size hole,” Velazquez says of the crater near the intersection of Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village. Read more

Pothole of the Week


Photos by Torrey Bailey

Figi’s seizures subsided after trying CBD oil, which is made with the non-psychoactive marijuana compound cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD. Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

His dream of a special election this year on life support, Mayor Kevin Faulconer probably didn’t need to hear what someone shouted during last week’s commencement ceremony from the Dalai Lama at UC San Diego. Read more

Spin Cycle

San Diego’s annual contemporary art fair Art San Diego is relocating from the Balboa Park Activity Center to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Seth Combs

Walter continues with her artistic study of science (or is it a scientific study of art?) with Dark Energy, which is up through July 9 with a viewing reception scheduled for June 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more

Seen Local

My own euphemism for “phoning it in” is “going on kruze kontrol” [“The Sword of Deadline-ocles,” May 31]. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Upon the recent departure of the San Diego Art Institute’s attention-grabbing executive director, Ginger Shulick Porcella, Corona, then the education director, somewhat reluctantly accepted the leadership position in the interim. Read more

Features 5 Comments

Okja is at its best when centered firmly on Mija’s singular quest, but Bong seems determined to provide a larger critique of corporate greed and mindless consumption. Read more



Photo by Erin Rambo

Nick Waterhouse resists. These days, that can mean a lot of things—particularly when it comes to politics. Read more

Music Feature

Despite the seemingly downer subject matter, The Big Sick is indeed very funny and moving, if slightly bloated. Read more



Photo by Candice Eley

These kinds of thefts, unfortunately, are not uncommon. In fact, musicians are frequently victims of theft, most likely as a result of carrying a high volume of valuable material in one vehicle. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Kerry Brown

This is Plan A for the month. Or the year. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are one of the greatest bands of all time, with a catalog that spans from post-punk darkness to tender balladry. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Jim Cox

Even without making contemporary correlations, King Richard II is cracking good political theater. Read more


For readers who’ve never been to a fringe festival, think of it this way: Whatever kinds of performing arts locals might be interested in, they can find it at a fringe festival. Read more

Short List Event Picks

I dreaded making the call to my mother in Seattle, but after reading two cryptic Facebook posts by my brother, I knew I had to involve her. I also knew that I’d be ruining her day. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017: Wake up at 5:30 a.m. to drive my wife Jessica to the hospital to have a cyst removed from her wrist. Jesus, I didn’t know there even was a 5:30 a.m. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


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My girlfriend of two years had me help her download photos from her phone, and I found about two dozen close-ups of her private parts. Read more



Photo by Ian Ward

It is a combination of Old Harbor San Miguel Gin (locally distilled, this is a wonderfully intense herbal gin, with strong notes of cilantro, sage and coriander), lime, aloe and Bonal. All flavors that effortlessly work together. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene


Photo by Beth Demmon

Grapefruit beers are terrible. Beers with watermelon are an affront to respectable beer drinkers everywhere. There are a few exceptions when fruity beers are palatable—krieks, lambics or the very occasional wheat beer. Read more

Final Draught