June 7, 2017 Issue


All photos by Torrey Bailey unless otherwise noted

Surrounded by Interstates 8, 5 and Mission Hills, Old Town grew organically at the hill’s base and preceded downtown as San Diego’s epicenter until Alonzo Horton entered the scene in the late 19th century. Read more

Neighborhoods 1 Comments


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Immediately after the meeting, Mayor Faulconer dropped the pleasantries and unsheathed his veto sword. Read more

Spin Cycle


Rendering of SoccerCity courtesy of FS Investors

The big news coming out of this session was the council overwhelmingly voting against the mayor’s $5 million-plus proposal for a special election for a soccer stadium and convention center expansion. Read more

From the Editor


Photo courtesy of the Women’s Museum of California

The Women’s Museum of California (2730 Historic Decatur Road) is getting a rare chance to display this fascinating and historically relevant relationship between women and their most cherished accessory. Read more

Seen Local

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Photo by Adam Hahn

The 29-year-old photographer, filmmaker and owner of London Lane Productions has had a whirlwind journey to get to this point, one that includes growing up around drug addiction and the gang culture of Southeast San Diego. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Daren Scott

Revolutionists imagines a 1790s France awash in violence and blood in which activist playwright Olympe de Gouges (Jo Anne Glover) is struggling to articulate the turmoil in her homeland and stand up for her gender. Read more



Photo courtesy of Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds is huge. The self-described “global movement” arranges concerts in living rooms, recording studios and other unconventional venues where small audiences, ranging from 50 to 100, sit on the floor and refrain from talking during the perfor Read more

About Last Night 1 Comments

This week’s pothole comes from Granny Goodwitch (not her real name, but she does have a very entertaining Twitter profile), who wrote us about a ridic stretch of asphalt on 35th Street between Madison and Monroe in Normal Heights. Read more

Pothole of the Week 1 Comments

Arsewipe! I read your rant in the May 24 edition [“Not Here”] of your throw-away. There were many conservative responses to the Manchester bombing incident besides David Duke. Read more

Letters to the Editor

In May, Shades McCool released a new track titled “The San Diegan National Anthem,” which became something of a viral hit. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Mandy Galarza

Sam Lopez, founder and curator of Stay Strange, is retiring his shape-shifting noise project, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

In Austin, there are a lot of hippies and punks and artists. But does that make it weird? Andrew Cashen, guitarist in Austin garage rock outfit A Giant Dog, doesn’t think so. Read more

Music Feature

Stanley and Bud

Eric McNatt Photo

Anyone familiar with Krisha’s intolerable theatrics and visual grandstanding shouldn’t be surprised that It Comes at Night devolves into heavy-handed moralism. Read more


My Cousin Rachel, Michell’s economical adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, further examines the psychological consequences of living in denial. Read more


Kansas’ The Anniversary were one of my favorite bands of the early ‘00s emo era, with a sound that blended contemporary indie textures with new wave synthesizers and great vocal harmonies. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Ian Ward

They say that great leaders can inspire people to follow them into the bowels of hell. For years Christian Siglin has been a heralded member of the San Diego hospitality industry and a respected bar consultant. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Art by Robert Morris (IG: @project1460orless)

And so I stretched those 14 non-news days into six weeks before I reclined back into Instagram, the safest social media space left for me. It is on IG that I have followed various artists as a reprieve from the news Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

For nearly 20 years, FilmOut San Diego has been devoted to exposing San Diego audiences to new and vintage films that movie lovers may have otherwise missed. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Image via Shutterstock

Not exactly a first-date question: “So…did you get your boobs from your mom’s side of the family or from some doc’s Yelp review?” Read more



Photo illustration by Ryan Bradford

Now that summer’s here, we need to reassess men’s fashion. Women, you’re doing just great, but bros, c’mon. You look silly. You look like a bunch of grown-up toddlers. Have a little respect for yourself. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward