October 11, 2017 Issue

There have been many instances over the years of San Diego not getting its artistic due, but there was a particular case in 2011 that really got me upset. Read more

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

That fading light we see in the distance is San Diego Councilmember Chris Cate’s dimming prospects of being a contender in the 2020 mayoral sweepstakes. Read more

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that the city is opening a transitional camp area for the homeless at 20th and B St. near Balboa Park. Read more

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Photo by Sonoma Sheriff Dept.

Over the last few weeks and months, I’ve been practically glued to my phone and computer to check in with family and friends who’ve been the victims of climate-related disasters. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Matthew Murphy

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey succeeds on multiple levels. Read more



Photo by Torrey Bailey

“What do I do with the devil?” he asked himself. “Do I scare everybody? Or do I point it back at you and say ‘It’s your choice what you want to do? Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Aren Skalman

When Griselda Rosas saw a decommissioned plane outside the Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, she knew it needed to house an art exhibit. Read more

Seen Local

As the editorial [“Spare me your thoughts and prayers,” Oct. 4] mentions; in the wake of tragedy, sentiments like “our thoughts and prayers are with you” are repeated ad nauseam. Read more

Letters to the Editor

In the grand spectrum of horror subgenres, Italian giallo films are the most visually and emotionally kinetic. Read more


More of interest is the way van Gogh unapologetically subverted societal norms in trying to capture the majestic essence of simple landscapes and objects. Read more



Photo courtesy of QueerGirl

Held at various venues, the parties are a new option for queer women, who Greschler says are often overlooked in nightlife. Read more

About Last Night


Photo by Rob Williamson

Just a short drive northeast of San Diego, the Desert Daze festival is taking place again at the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by David Black

The first releases on the calendar for Eastern Glow are vinyl releases of The Album Leaf’s 2003 Seal Beach EP, 2012’s Forward/Return and the 2015 7-inch single New Soul on Oct. 20. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Eric Kjensrud

Dälek didn’t necessarily invent industrial hip-hop, but they made it a hell of a lot louder. Read more

Music Feature


Chris Cuffaro

Go back and read Ben Salmon’s feature from last week on The National, whose new album Sleep Well Beast is another solid entry in a catalog full of poetic, brooding, grown-ass-dude indie rock. Read more

If I Were U

CityBeat readers are a savvy bunch, so chances are they already knew that October is National Book Month, right? Right? Read more

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An older male friend keeps paying for me—buying me meals and clothes. Am I making a mistake in accepting? Read more


It’s a carnival act of getting my formerly-compliant baby—now a full-size, willful person with an arsenal of withering side-eye—out the door to school without breaking her spirit. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels


Photo by Chris Daly

“What’s your favorite flavor?” Dexter asks. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Ian Ward

The Choke and Dagger, however, showed to be something more than a riff on a daiquiri. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene