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. more

Jun 21, 2017 11:36 AM 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. more

Jun 21, 2017 11:08 AM 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. more

Jun 21, 2017 10:51 AM News


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. more

Jun 21, 2017 10:27 AM 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. more

Jun 21, 2017 9:47 AM 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. more

Jun 21, 2017 9:44 AM Seen Local

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

Jun 20, 2017 5:52 PM 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. more

Jun 20, 2017 5:31 PM 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. more

Jun 20, 2017 4:31 PM Film


Photo by Erin Rambo

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

Jun 20, 2017 4:28 PM Music Feature

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

Jun 20, 2017 4:26 PM Film


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. more

Jun 20, 2017 4:06 PM 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. more

Jun 20, 2017 3:58 PM If I Were U


Photo by Jim Cox

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

Jun 20, 2017 3:28 PM Theater

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. more

Jun 19, 2017 5:26 PM 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. more

Jun 19, 2017 4:54 PM 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. more

Jun 19, 2017 3:37 PM 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. more

Jun 19, 2017 3:26 PM Advice


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. more

Jun 16, 2017 5:14 PM 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. more

Jun 16, 2017 4:57 PM Final Draught

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