April 25, 2018 Issue


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This past Thursday just before 4/20, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders signed on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, a bill that was introduced last year by Sen. Cory Booker. Read more



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Contemporary art photographer John Brinton Hogan is not formally trained, but in many ways, it’s his unconventional journey that has resulted in such an impressive and unique body of work. Read more

Seen Local 1 Comments


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Along with 15 performers and in collaboration with the group Space Time, Morrison is presenting a two-hour durational installation they are calling After Nauman. Read more

Seen Local


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For years, Roland has consistently been the best-dressed woman at whatever social function she was attending. Run into her at an art opening and she’ll always have someone inquiring as to where she got her dress or shirt. The answer is inevitably the Read more


Jeff, I read your article [“Genre Tourism,” April 18] and while I can agree with some points, I feel like you might want to do some more research. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

The fee—sometimes referred to as DIF—is currently charged on a per-unit basis and varies wildly from neighborhood to neighborhood, based on a community’s public-facilities needs. Read more

Spin Cycle

It’s time for one or two of the main Democratic candidates to drop out. One thing the GOP has going for them is that they often put the party over themselves, and it’s time for Democrats to do the same. Read more

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For those who have forgotten which Black victim he is in the endless list of them: Devonte was murdered at the end of last month, along with his five siblings, by their white mother when she drove her family off a cliff in Mendocino. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 8 Comments


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The dual worlds of Anna Ziegler’s The Wanderers never physically collide, but they are certainly intertwined in this smart, world-premiere play directed by Barry Edelstein in the Old Globe’s White Theatre. Read more


One could wager Hawks would have found much to admire in The Rider, Chloé Zhao’s portrait of the cowboy way besieged by emotional distress and uncertainty. Read more


Horror sagas like Ghost Stories too often try to impress psychological closure on knotty perceptions of grief and trauma. Read more



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Let’s clarify this once and for all: Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican army’s victory against France in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. Read more

About Last Night 1 Comments

What’s interesting about One Day It Will is that while the arrangements are more elaborate and intricate than they would have been if this were simply left to the Danny Green Trio, they remain subtle, almost subliminal. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments


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Given The Strawberry Moons’ members all come from different backgrounds (Areford and Schemensky have also played in Mrs. Henry, while Falk is a member of Shake Before Us), there are a lot of different influences coming together in the band’s songwrit Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Nicole Mago

I remember first discovering Blackalicious back when I was a teenager and being blown away by their debut album Nia. Read more

If I Were U


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Spring is here, and the last weekend of April is always a busy time when it comes to seasonal celebrations. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Aries (March 21 - April 19):  Here it is, the moment of truth. You have been preparing for this the whole time. The second you step off this moving walkway, you will keep your stride without stumbling. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Day 1: So this is one of those “computers” everyone is talking about, right? Ha ha. Just kidding. I know what a computer is. Enjoy your vacation, Carolyn! This paper is safe in my handss [sic]. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


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These Latchkey kids have worked in myriad places over the years, such as Cutwater, Ballast Point and Green Flash, but it seems like they’re all grown up now (is Latchkey men a thing?) Read more

Revenge of the Beer Nerd 1 Comments


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I have a love/hate relationship with sangria that goes back over a decade. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene