November 1, 2017 Issue


Photo by Torrey Bailey

The Women’s Museum of California’s latest exhibit, Beauty or Torture, is a visual timeline of society’s influence on trends. Read more

Seen Local


Image courtesy of Andrew Sturm

The five-minute film parodies an international news outlet that sends a reporter to interview an entrepreneur on his new business: manufacturing 31-foot-tall ladders with attached ropes. Read more

Seen Local

The city still hasn’t decided how to regulate Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals. Read more

, News 3 Comments


Photo by Jamie Ballard

Various advocates have made the case over the years that the downtown building could easily become a homeless shelter. Read more



Image via Shuttersock

One need only look to the Bay Area, especially San Francisco, for evidence of tech’s influence on a region; dense traffic, increasingly unaffordable housing and a city that has all but lost its gritty, counter-culture charm. Read more

From the Editor 4 Comments

From the very start, Hand to God labors like hell to be shocking and irreverent. Read more


San Diego’s beer scene has certainly evolved over the years from a boys’ club into something far more inclusive. However, women still encounter sexist behavior regularly, whether it’s from breweries themselves or the people they’re serving. Read more


What she loves is a purified, whitewashed version of our culture—a safe and romanticized Mexico she built for herself while vacationing in resorts and wintering in Sayulita. Then she tried to sell it back to a community. Read more

There She Goz 13 Comments


Myles Aronowitz

Wonderstruck also pays homage to the curator’s role, and it will automatically appeal to anyone who’s found personal fulfillment through the art of collecting and displaying. Read more


Lanthimos ups the ante when it comes to fabricating dread, ditching the vein of black comedy that has, up to this point, rooted his work in some level of complexity Read more


When listening to Astral Touch’s New Lies EP, it’s hard not to think of M83. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Elizabeth Lekas

True to the original concert, Mrs. Henry will feature a long list of guests, including members of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The Bad Vibes and The Schizophonics, among others. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments


Photo by Humberto Howard

When La Santa Cecilia got their start, half of the Latin roots quartet was busking on L.A.’s historic Olvera Street. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Bryan Lamb

Chicago’s Noname got her start with appearances on mixtapes by Mick Jenkins and Chance the Rapper, but she’s given those emcees a run for their money with her own Telefone from last year. Read more

If I Were U


Image courtesy of the artist

The buzz surrounding Pacific Standard Time—the multi-venue, multi-city art event focusing on Latin American and Latino art—was certainly palpable. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Alongside Ministry, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is one of the pioneers of the electronic industrial rock genre that made a brief but triumphant splash on mainstream radio in the mid-‘90s Read more

The Spotlight

You are absolutely right that the mind is a muscle that has to be exercised. However, playing chess is probably a better idea than getting intentionally arrested just to see if you can plan an elaborate prison break. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Manuel Paul López’s new poetry collection, These Days of Candy, published by Noemi Press this month, is full of sweet surprises. Read more

The Floating Library


Photo by Andrew Dyer

“Yeast make over 500 different flavor and aroma compounds that blend together to make a nice tasting beer,” says Chris White, CEO, president and founder of White Labs. Read more

The Beerdist


Photo by Michael Gardiner

Fung Fung Yuen’s owner, Simon Lee (formerly of Sushiya) took over a former Hometown Buffet site, the defining feature of which is its size. Read more

The World Fare