September 6, 2017 Issue


Photos by Torrey Bailey unless otherwise noted

This student life leaves a mark on most aspects of the College Area. Montezuma Road, Campanile Drive and College Avenue are at the center of it all. Read more


I read the article mentioned above by Aaryn Belfer [“#bookfestivalsowhite,” Aug. 16]. I am surprised at her comments. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Over the last few months especially, Passons has stepped up his platform to focus heavily on affordable housing. Read more

News 1 Comments


Image by Roberto A. Camacho

Just as with the Chicano Park trolls, murmurings about the end of DACA had been circulating since late last week. Read more

From the Editor 3 Comments

Goo Goo Dolls could have been great. Well, that’s a little unfair to say, because they are great, at least in a cringe-inducing way. Read more

The Spotlight


Photo by Mike Dempsey

It’s not unreasonable to say that A Black Mile to the Surface is the band’s most mature album to date, in part because of its ambitious nature, but also because of its subject matter. Read more

Music Feature

The Bad Vibes pull off something pretty rare with their new album No One’s Safe: They sound like a lot of different bands momentarily, but on the whole don’t sound like any one band in particular. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments

Blame It All on Sorcery is tentatively planned for a spring 2018 release, but the progressive psych-rock band has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a vinyl pressing of the album, which will end on Oct. 1. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Robert Andrade

Four Women, named after the iconic Nina Simone song, features portraits of four female musicians—Simone, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu and Sade—that, for Wilson, exemplify societal conceptions of Black women. Read more

Seen Local

Crown Heights begins in 1980, a year in which New York City was experiencing a brutal crime wave that left politicians and police in desperate need of convictions. Read more


The film’s ultimately conventional take on rationalized violence lacks teeth, relegating it to an already overflowing bin of cold-nosed morality tales that are indistinguishable from each other. Read more



Image by Ryan Bradford

For my own self-care, I’ve forced myself to disconnect whenever I can. My job forces me to keep an eye on the news for at least 10 hours a day, but I’ve made sure to back away from social media and news outlets for at least a couple hours after work. Read more

There She Goz


Photo by Daren Scott

Cygnet Theatre’s production of Zindel’s play—which failed on Broadway but won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize and became a well-respected film a year later—spares none of the script’s harsh realities or cruelties. Read more


Although Sip is Carr’s first novel, he’s no stranger to readers of the bizarre and the strange. Read more

The Floating Library


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My cold, black-hole hatred of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is so fathomless, it took several hours to decide upon the words with which to insult him. Read more

Sordid Tales

TOPS play some sexy, sexy music. It’s got a little bit of an xx vibe, but more importantly their music has a Sade vibe. Read more

If I Were U

In the absence of fear, there is a sense of security. In that security, you are sound asleep and a porcelain doll’s head is turning silently toward you in the night. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Even some of the more standard Middle Eastern fare was a step better than most. The falafel was perfectly executed: crisp on the outside, moist inside. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Andrew Dyer

Some beers still do well in bombers, however. Specialty, one-off beers still sell well, according to Baggs. Read more

The Beerdist 2 Comments


Image courtesy Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

The CityBeat staff loves a good scare, but we also like a movie that makes us think. That’s what makes the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival so bloody awesome (pun intended). Read more

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