May 10, 2017 Issue


For many women, dreams of becoming an artist begin to fade after having a child. For the creators below, all of whom are at different stages of their journey as mothers and artists, finding the balance between working as an artist and being a mother Read more

Features 1 Comments


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

For a group of veteran elected leaders tapped to pick San Diego County’s next top prosecutor, the Board of Supervisors opted for defense mode. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo by Kinsee Morlan / Voice of San Diego

Hundreds of people, in fact, and of all artistic stripes—from gallery owners and curators, to theatre directors and choreographers—came out to the council’s city budget hearing to voice their concerns with the cuts. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Joshua Emerson Smith

On Monday, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] took control of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, subsequently kicking out its president, Mickey Kasparian, as well as other leaders. Read more

From the Editor 1 Comments

As an origin story, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword begins promisingly enough, mixing smart aleck comedy with quick-witted action to establish Arthur’s streetwise upbringing and blue-collar influences. Read more


Beginning in 2011 with the United States diplomatic cables leak, Risk haphazardly tries to be both breaking news source and intimate exposé, examining the rising infamy of Assange as both a proponent for free information and social pariah. Read more


Nicole Waszak, along with a few of her international artist friends, recently founded an art collective exclusively for women. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Street General

This year, Booty Bassment turns 15, becoming one of San Diego’s longest-running themed nights, if not the longest-running. Read more

About Last Night


Photo by Ken Jacques

Food for thought: If Meredith Willson had titled his 1957 musical after the home state he grew up in and loved, The Music Man would be called Iowa. Read more


Editor; I read letters and articles on homeless problems and wonder if the “professional” homeless are included in people concerns Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Tim Saccenti

The newly released Death Peak doesn’t feature any obvious pop singles, but in contrast to much of Clark’s past work, it is actually heavily vocal-centric. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Sawa

Summer is gearing up to be a busy season for new releases by San Diego bands. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by SALT Arts Documentation

Composer and musician Steve Flato is hosting a new podcast that features in-depth interviews with artists in the experimental music community. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Image via Shutterstock

Two years ago, I met this beautiful, intriguing girl. I gave her my number, but she never called. Last week, she texted out of the blue. Weird! Read more



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The district came up with a solution to the overcrowding without significant stakeholder input, inviting 10-ish parents (a group pliable and amenable to the idea, IMO) to provide feedback. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 6 Comments


Photo by Marc Sethi

One-man metal maker Author & Punisher recently signed to Relapse, and I’m looking forward to hearing his first album for the label. Read more

If I Were U

It’s not quite the world’s oldest profession, but humans have been homebrewing beer since around 5000 B.C.E., making it one of the most ancient activities still pursued by people today. Read more

Final Draught

I went to Curadero (1047 Fifth Ave.) to write an article that I had already written in my head. I saw something on its menu about a cocktail that was being served with a chicharrón (that is, a fancy pork rind) Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Photo by Michael Gardiner

Increasingly, it seems, top restaurants in Los Angeles and London, New York and New Dehli, San Sebastian and São Paulo look the same, feel the same and have even begun to taste the same. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Jen Van Tieghem

The name Gianni Buonomo Vintners may conjure up images of rolling Italian hillsides covered with grape vines, so it could come as a surprise to find its tasting room in Ocean Beach. Read more

Bottle Rocket