March 22, 2017 Issue

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Photo by John R. Lamb

News last week that the San Diego Hall of Champions will be closing down after a 56-year run in Balboa Park to make way for a pop-culture museum envisioned by Comic-Con International caught some by surprise. Read more

Spin Cycle 6 Comments

Any increase in the cost of health insurance premiums or the resulting loss of coverage will likely be devastating to my own small business, and to the small business clients I serve [“Playing both sides,” March 15]. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Three and a half years. Even with every major news outlet in the city beating the drum on what has become a truly dire situation, this is the first time in years that the City Council has thought to directly address the issue of homelessness. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Ken Jacques

If train travel came with as many laughs as it does in On the 20th Century, Amtrak wouldn’t have to advertise. Read more



Photo by Michael Raines

The Ovas, as they often refer to themselves, pose defiantly throwing up the Ovarian Psyco hand sign over their pelvis—each hand making an upside down “okay” sign to create the shape of a uterus and ovaries. Read more

Seen Local

Obviously influenced by the visceral grotesqueness of David Cronenberg’s work, Ducournau favors close-ups of tearing skin and flayed flesh to develop its foreboding tone. Read more


Lacking in story and stakes, Wilson doesn’t leave much of an impression beyond Harrelson’s charismatic grousing. Read more



Photo by Matias Coral

Wire isn’t a punk band. At least that’s not how Colin Newman, the London band’s founding member and frontman, sees it. Read more

Music Feature

The five tracks on Pressure Mine are some of the catchiest, if not the weirdly prettiest that Shone has ever recorded. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

“We never intended to keep it as The Hideout,” Orduno says in an interview at Influx in North Park. “It was important that we have a name that we came up with, to let people know that this is our bar, and it’s our concept.” Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

For old school punks and metalheads, Cro-Mags need no introduction. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Kyle Cassidy

Shortly before his latest book, Norse Mythology, was released, a fan told Neil Gaiman on Facebook that he would not be reading the new collection because, as he understood it, Gaiman was making fun of Donald Trump. Read more


Confessing your crush to your married co-worker is like arranging a transfer to her—of your 26-pound tumor: “His name is Fred. He enjoys fine wine, banned preservatives, and cigarette smoke. I hope you’re very happy together!” Read more


You won’t find Frida Kahlo or Georgia O’Keefe in Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order) and that’s probably for the best. Read more

The Floating Library

A couple weeks ago, a few members of my family decided to do the unthinkable—spend a week together in New York City. Read more

There She Goz 3 Comments


Photo courtesy of the artist

Who’s to say British artist Richard Deacon wasn’t being ironic or even cheeky when he began referring to himself as a “fabricator” rather than a sculptor? Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Andrew Dyer

It was a bit of a shock when head brewer Bill Batten announced his resignation on March 10, citing differences in “creative vision” with founder and majority owner Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. Read more

The Beerdist


Photo by James Vernette

The vibe is casual but classy, the sort of place where you don’t feel rushed if you’re having a good conversation. There is one nagging problem: I can’t decide which pizza I liked best. Read more

Dishing It Out 1 Comments


Photo by Michael Gardiner

It’s a judgment tossed our direction by La La Landers and other unjustifiably snobby sorts: “San Diego food sucks...except for the Mexican food, which is pretty good.” Read more

The World Fare 15 Comments