November 29, 2017 Issue

Fronted by Jack King (better known as Parker Edison of Parker and the Numberman), The Parker Meridien also features bassist John Rieder and drummer Nathan Hubbard. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments

The GOP tax plan, which was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, would eliminate several programs and low-income housing tax credits that have supported the development of affordable housing. Read more

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“What’s that,” asked the boy, likely curious because the picture included app logos he was familiar with. “Uh, well…” I started. Shit… how do I explain net neutrality to this kid? Read more

From the Editor

However, regarding your second point (We have mascots that are derived from white culture, so why not other cultures?)... I’d like to point out a big difference between Notre Dame’s mascot/moniker and those based on Native Americans. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Illustrations by Laurie Nasica

As always, the decision was difficult and the arguments were heated, but the stories below were the ones that really stood out to us. They may be brief, but they sure are brilliant. Read more

Features 1 Comments


Photo by Siobhan Erin Hussey

Lorraine Castellanos has announced a special tribute show in which she’ll be performing the music of Elvis Presley. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Kevin Berne

Summer is an expensive-looking and technologically sophisticated docu-musical constructed around the songs that defined Donna Summer. Read more


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Our Oath is garbage especially when you compare it with other country’s oaths. Read more

Sordid Tales 1 Comments

Thelma, opening Friday, Dec. 1, at Angelika Film Centers in Carmel Mountain, has all the makings of a nasty revenge classic. But it’s often inert and repetitive, reveling in formalism rather than expressing the emotional power of key moments. Read more


Roman J. Israel Esq.

Glen Wilson

In Roman J. Israel, Esq., the path toward righteous change does not go through revenge but through protest. Read more



Photo by Maya Fuhr

Syd the Kid launched her career with the Odd Future collective, as well as her band The Internet, but she’s since carved out an impressive solo career. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Alison V. Smith

True Widow’s music is something of a paradox. The Dallas trio has a well-defined sound and something that’s identifiably their own, but it’s also an incredibly difficult sound to classify by specific or familiar genres. Read more

Music Feature

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Men are trash. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it every day until my last dying breath. Sure, some men are less trash, but rest assured, all men are at least diet trash. Read more

There She Goz 36 Comments


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Many a local art installation has tackled issues on border politics and what it’s like to cross the U.S.-Mexico border to begin a new life. But what about those who come from other parts of the world? Read more

Short List Event Picks

This show features him fronting an all-star cast (including Blondie’s Clem Burke, Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock and original Heartbreaker Walter Lure) performing Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers’ classic rock album, L.A.M.F. in its entirety. Read more

The Spotlight 2 Comments

I don’t know what to say to you Tauri. I give you good advice from the stars every week and you refuse to listen. Fine! Suit yourselves. You’re on your own. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

"The truth is, I hate short story writing. Trying to do it has taught me much more about frustration and despair than I ever wanted to know.” So writes Octavia E. Butler in the preface to her short story collection, Bloodchild. Read more

The Floating Library


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It can be difficult to quantify the impact of an industry as sprawling as beer. Certain aspects are easily measured, such as sales and production, but in San Diego County, there are so many more moving parts. Read more

The Beerdist


Photo by Michael Gardiner

Roma’s pies are comfortably of the 619er-style, thick and chewy but without the oil slick and cheese bomb of Filippi’s Read more

The World Fare