May 24, 2017 Issue


Photo by Torrey Bailey

While San Diego’s original bar arcade, Coin-Op, headed north to San Francisco and Sacramento recently, it’s returning to launch in the Gaslamp Quarter at the corner of 6th and F Streets. Read more

About Last Night


Photo by Rich Soublet

Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson and Milena (Sellers) Phillips captivate as centenarian siblings in New Village Arts’ production of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. Read more


With last week’s inaugural column focusing on a downtown pothole, we thought surely we’d get more letters from that area or the East Village. Nope. Read more

Pothole of the Week

Your type cannot let the RACE issue alone. What if it were all white people that were shot? Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by John R. Lamb

Just a few days after dropping his bombshell resignation from the San Diego Port Commission, Bob Nelson had his personal trainer in mind while pondering breakfast options at Hob Nob Hill in Bankers Hill. Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments


Photos byJamie Ballard

Homeless women are often more vulnerable than homeless men. Stiles said that although she’s staying in a shelter right now, when she was living on the street, she didn’t sleep unless there was someone she trusted nearby. Read more


Sure, Abedi might be an evil loser, but guess what else he was: He was British. Born and raised in the very city he decided to terrorize. Read more

From the Editor

Andrea Chung is tired, and with good reason. The American-born, Jamaican-Trinidadian artist just finished installing her solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and it was no easy task. Read more


San Diego singer/songwriters Jeff Berkley, Veronica May and Shawn Rohlf are all about to release new albums, but they’re going about it in an unconventional way. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Heavy Guilt are returning to the stage. After a three-year hiatus, the band will be performing at The Casbah on Friday, June 23. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

I’m admittedly not a big Adicts fan, though I do love a good punk show and, better yet, one that features garage rock legends The Sonics. Read more

If I Were U

Slack Bay’s batshit, levitation-heavy ending produces a faux-sense of culmination that easily splinters the plot across family lines. Read more


Elián González could have easily been just another body floating off the coast of Florida, the latest casualty in the United States’ failing foreign policy toward Cuba. Read more



Photo by Rebecca DiGiglio

Death Eyes formed in 2014 after Jurado’s group Death Crisis disbanded and Rats Eyes vocalist Gabe Serbian quit to focus on other projects. Read more

Music Feature 1 Comments


Photo by Matt Furman

Artist Regan Russell loves to play with the absurd. The first image that appears on his website is a detailed pencil drawing of a stallion staring down a shirtless bodybuilder wearing Ray Bans. Read more

Seen Local


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There are some very real and very serious issues to be addressed during public comments at these meetings, and the anger was raw last week. While this isn’t unusual, this particular meeting was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 20 Comments


Photo by Ian Ward

I was seated in a high bar chair in front of him drinking a Modernist Negroni, one of Alberto’s recently released cocktail creations at the Grant Grill (326 Broadway). Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene


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It’s depressing when the only place you’re ever “registered” is at the DMV. Read more



Photo by Gary Payne Photography

With what seems like a never-ending barrage of political missteps and gaffes, it can be hard to keep focused on the issues that matter. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Michael Gardiner

A place for everything and everything in its place.” It’s an aphorism that reflects a different time and place and a peculiarly compartmentalized view of the world. Read more

The World Fare