March 15, 2017 Issue

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For those who don’t know, Jenner—a lifelong Republican and devout Trump supporter—Tweeted a selfie-video in which she was actually critical of our Orangutan-in-Chief. Read more

Sordid Tales 1 Comments


Photo by Torrey Bailey

By flip-flopping on his stances, failing to provide concise explanations and hushing an anguished crowd, Issa’s stroke of centrism lacked the unity his incumbency relies on. Read more



Photo by Rachel Perez

Life continued to get in the way of them collaborating again, but then in August of 2016, Reece went to the hospital after suffering from incessant pain. It turned out to be a rare form of stage IV cancer called adenocarcinoma. Read more

Local Music Issue

“I was blown away when [Issa] confronted me and wouldn’t let me ask my question,” Levin told CityBeat. “He was rather patronizing and his answer wasn’t at all persuasive.” Read more

From the Editor

We received 102 demos this year, a dropoff in submissions that I’m going to go ahead and blame Donald Trump for but by no means a small number, and we reviewed all of them. Read more

Local Music Issue 8 Comments


Photo by Geoff Dude

The list of all-ages and 18-and-up venues in San Diego that have come and gone over the past 40 years is too long to list here. But one way or another, under-21 venues in San Diego have a way of coming to an abrupt end. Read more

Local Music Issue


Photo by Ken Jacques

It’s rare that a play is based on a movie rather than the other way around. (Shadowlands was also a 1989 feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.) Read more



Photo by Torrey Bailey

By way of Senate Bill 384, partying now has bi-partisan support. San Francisco Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener has reintroduced the concept of extending California’s alcohol-serving hours until 4 a.m. Read more

About Last Night

Now in its 24th year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival [SDLFF] has steadily become an essential event. Read more


Rarely does this messy friendship get laid bare on the big screen. Avedisian’s singular performance comes to embody these unpredictable and daring virtues. Read more


Glaswegian jangle-pop heroes Teenage Fanclub have been playing immaculate three-chord tunes longer than most of your favorite indie bands. Read more

If I Were U

I found the act of re-entry into this cocktail carnival more dizzying than I had anticipated so I turned to one of the few people I love and trust for advice, Michele Willard. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

“In light of the current political situation, it seems like the film festival is even more important,” says Ethan van Thillo, executive director of the Media Arts Center San Diego and founder of the festival. Read more

Short List Event Picks

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Photo by Michael Gardiner

The menu at Isabel is short: birria, birria and birria. Order the full bowl or half bowl, birria tacos, quesadillas, a quesataco (of birria), consomé (of birria) or tortilla sandwiches of, wait for it, birria. Read more

The World Fare


Photo courtesy of White Labs

However, what water lacks in pizazz, it makes up for in importance when it comes to brewing. Not only does it compose the bulk of all beer, but the minutiae of mineral content and pH levels affect different styles of suds in vastly different ways. Read more

Final Draught 2 Comments

After our first day on set, I understood why child actors are so fucked up: anything you want, it’s yours. Candy, soda, catered meals. It’s a bacchanalian orgy of freedom and hedonism, corrupting kids in the same manner as Pinocchio’s Pleasure Island Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

My problem is that I’ll go on one or two dates with a girl and then get the whole “I just wanna be friends.” Read more



Illustration by Isabelle Blanchemain/Flickr

Lo, the Ides of March. On this day in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by a group of 60 of his friends and colleagues during a senate meeting. Sounds like one hell of a cloture vote if you ask me. You can’t say the guy wasn’t warned. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 2 Comments