April 11, 2018 Issue


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Sadie Barnette’s highly engaging and relevant exhibit, Dear 1968,... at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd.) explores how personal, family and political history can intertwine. Read more

Short List Event Picks

The city of La Mesa held a public medical cannabis taxation discussion on Feb. 28 to get a better idea of where its residents stand on cannabis reform. The discussion was led by HdL Companies, an outside consultant. Read more



Photo by Jill Marie Holslin

Jackson is one of 17 Southwestern College students assigned to create a stencil that would be projected onto a border wall prototype later that night. The stencils will also be projected during the Art That Cuts exhibit at Mesa College Art Gallery, w Read more

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As this issue went to press last week, President Trump was in the process of announcing a new plan to send military troops to the southern border with Mexico. Read more

, CityWeek

Hats off to CityBeat editors for highlighting the San Diego County Supervisors comments on the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California sanctuary city laws. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Despite being mugged and even stabbed; despite suffering multiple strokes and, in the end, succumbing to brain cancer this past week, Ross continued to be a champion for San Diego’s homeless citizens. Read more

From the Editor

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Photo by Lizzie Rose

Stroben started The Thriftsy Gypsy only about a year ago after taking sewing courses at Palomar College. Read more

About Last Night

Thomas Walsh doesn’t necessarily make it easy to wade through his various releases. He’s recorded and performed under a few different pseudonyms. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Kirstie Shanley

For the arts non-profit, holding a festival outside of a conventional venue offers a chance to expand the county’s musical map. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by John R. Lamb

Want to get depressed? Just hang out at a meeting of the San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness. Read more

Spin Cycle


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As commonplace as the Mission Revival Style is to most, for some it is a reminder of a painful history. Read more

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Photo by Daren Scott

Men on Boats’ 10 actors—all of them women portraying men—tirelessly create the illusion of adventurers challenging the wrath of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Read more


Viciousness and compassion go hand in hand for Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), the hulking enforcer at the center of this entrancing and often disjointed story. Read more



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The Australian western is not a gentle sort. Read more



Photo by Erika Reinsel

No matter where Priests play, there’s a good chance the show is going to be a hell of a lot of fun. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Amber Mahoney

Bilal doesn’t generally get the kind of critical attention that artists such as D’Angelo or Maxwell do, but the dude still has some similarly strong R&B chops. Read more

If I Were U

Deciding on the week’s best events is never an easy task, but given that the primaries are less than two months away, it’s time to get pumped and there are a number of cool happenings this week to help in that department. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): I hear you. You’ve got to spend money to make money—yeah, I’m familiar with the saying, but does it have to be my money? Read more

Astrologically Unsound

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When it comes to defusing tense situations, there’s still an emphasis on shooting a gun rather than exhausting all other methods. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

I also realized that there are myriad other aspects that make up a good draft system. Gravity, distance, temperature, location, pumps or beer gas, direct draw versus long draw… the list goes on... Read more

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