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October 4, 2017 Issue

On Sept. 19, the Lemon Grove City Council approved zoning for a third medical marijuana dispensary. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:43 PM , , CityWeek

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All photos by Torrey Bailey unless otherwise noted

Mission Valley is an island of big-box stores, outlined by swooping freeway overpasses. This is a far reach from the neighborhood’s beginnings, which relied heavily on sowing the land. more

Oct 4, 2017 11:12 AM Neighborhoods

I can’t think of a more apt and depressing way to describe what seems to be the all-too-familiar circumstance of mass shootings in this country. more

Oct 4, 2017 10:00 AM From the Editor 1 Comments

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Photo by Daren Scott

"Hero” is an intentionally conflicted name for the protagonist of Intrepid Theatre Company’s lyrical staging of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars. more

Oct 3, 2017 5:05 PM Theater

So while I like the idea of the fight to make art and that limited resources can inspire creativity and collectivity, at what point do we stand up and ask for more? more

Oct 3, 2017 4:56 PM Thank You For Staring 1 Comments

As a bookseller at Bluestocking Books in Hillcrest, I want to extend a welcome to Aaryn Belfer’s friends Seth Marko and Jen Powell as they embark on the adventure of opening The Book Catapult in South Park [“Cutting the Amazon cord,” Sept. 27]. more

Oct 3, 2017 4:28 PM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Gary Dorsey

I’m not optimistic about the possibility of ending or at least decreasing gun violence (or other acts of violence for that matter) in the U.S., and the invasion of a space that means so much to so many is beyond awful. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:57 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Villeneuve’s “epic” film may look and sound important, but that’s just the hubris talking. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:46 PM Film

Harry Dean Stanton, who passed away on Sept. 15, 2017 at the tender age of 91, was an actor who embodied the endless process of aching reassessment. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:28 PM Film

Even though Coldplay's music is essentially Chicken Soup for the White Person’s Soul, that doesn’t mean it’s completely void of innovation or joy. more

Oct 3, 2017 12:00 PM The Spotlight

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Photo by Guy Lowndes

Father John Misty is a divisive figure, no doubt because of his penchant for trolling. But I fall clearly on the side that thinks he’s amazing, because motherfucker can write (and sing) a hell of a tune. more

Oct 3, 2017 11:51 AM If I Were U

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Photo by Graham Macindoe

“Bob [Weir] would say, ‘Why are you sweating the static?’” says The National’s frontman, Matt Berninger in a telephone interview. more

Oct 3, 2017 11:35 AM Music Feature

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While the San Diego International Film Festival is still relatively young at 16 years, it does seem to get bigger and bigger every year while still managing to maintain that indie vibe. more

Oct 2, 2017 5:04 PM Short List Event Picks

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Here’s the thing though: What if someone isn’t exceptional? What if they’re ordinary and have made mistakes like any other teen or twenty-something? more

Oct 2, 2017 4:14 PM There She Goz 1 Comments

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It was two years ago when W., my ex, began the online proceedings for what is called a walkaway divorce. more

Oct 2, 2017 3:51 PM Sordid Tales 3 Comments

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Photo by Andrew Dyer

Does a corporate storefront really equate to sub-par beer? more

Oct 2, 2017 2:45 PM The Beerdist

If the purpose of the Outspoken Authors series is to ensure that writers who work in marginalized genres aren’t overlooked, Hand is a fitting choice. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:23 PM The Floating Library

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Photo by Michael Gardiner

Two of Bunz’s chef-driven burgers—often not my favorites—do sing. And they do so just when it seems they won’t. The Cowboy features smoked bacon, fried onion rings, BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, roasted pickled jalapeño, creamy coleslaw, lettuce. more

Oct 2, 2017 1:30 PM The World Fare

Your lucky number this week is my ATM pin number, which, unfortunately, I cannot reveal to you for reasons of personal and financial security per the instructions of my financial advisor. more

Oct 2, 2017 1:03 PM Astrologically Unsound

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