April 18, 2018 Issue

MC Flow loves weed. That’s probably apparent by the title of her new EP Her Highness, but even before the release of this new marijuana-centric set of songs, she built up a reputation for cannabis-infused rhymes. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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My relationship with weed has been long and complicated. As with any given activity, it takes trial and error to learn our limits and how to engage with it. Read more

There She Goz 1 Comments

Aries (March 21 - April 19):  The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but what if there is a mountain in the middle. What then!? Do you have to tunnel through?? Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Torrey Bailey

On Feb. 1, Sacred Source Sanctuary, located in the Midway District of San Diego, was raided by San Diego police. Read more


"Untitled 28" by Erica Deeman

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When it comes to arts education, museums and their curatorial staff have the ability to send powerful messages to attendees, especially young people, through the artists they choose to include in their hallowed halls. Read more

Thank You For Staring


Torrey Bailey

Traveling Hands Massage owner and massage therapist Zac Smith says that the first question he most often gets from new clients is whether or not they’ll get high during the massage. Read more

CannaBeat 1 Comments

Your recent column on Anthony DeStefano [“Are atheists the most arrogant, ignorant, dangerous people on Earth?,” April 4] was enormously entertaining. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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Image courtesy of Indivisible San Diego

As this issue went to press, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to join an amicus brief in support of a Trump lawsuit against California’s immigration laws, including the California Values Act (Senate Bill 54) Read more

, From the Editor

Whoa *Keanu voice*. Where did you come from? Who are you, really? These could be the questions of a confused stoner, but in Joshua Williamson and Andrei Brennan’s comic book, Birthright, these are legitimate inquiries. Read more



Photo by Phobymo

I’m a sucker for Brazilian artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Os Mutantes, and Bebel Gilberto (daughter of bossa nova legend Joao Gilberto) is no exception. Read more

If I Were U

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Photo by Kevin Baldes

One thing that Face to Face had (and still has) going for them is a sense of introspection. When other bands were raging against the system, Face to Face were raging against themselves. Read more

The Spotlight 1 Comments


Photo by Shawn Michael

The next installment will be held on April 28 at Helmuth Projects, where it’s most likely to be held regularly going forward. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Plummer’s incredibly brave performance, guided by Haigh’s delicate direction and Magnus Nordenhof Jønck’s windswept cinematography, anchors Lean on Pete throughout multiple emotional swells. Read more


Can we ever trust our childhood memories? That question lies at the center of The Endless, a sci-fi whatsit about two grown brothers who return to the UFO cult they escaped from 10 years previous. Read more


Brandon Hobson’s Where the Dead Sit Talking explores the loneliness of a boy named Sequoyah who has been placed in foster care with the Troutt family in rural Oklahoma. Read more

The Floating Library

So this April 20, when you and your friends are packing that first, celebratory bowl of the holiday, please remember to sprinkle a few pinches of shake on the ground to honor a local hero of the 4:20 movement. Read more

Sordid Tales 1 Comments


Photo by K. Graham

I get the backlash. It’s personal to people, many of whom lost their jobs in the recent turbulence. Read more

Final Draught

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

It’s In-N-Out versus Shake Shack versus Burger Lounge. Read more

The World Fare 1 Comments