August 1, 2018 Issue

In recent years, however, a number of museums around the country, as well as in Balboa Park, have embarked upon journeys to “decolonize” both their collections and their messaging. Read more


Over the weekend, San Diego CityBeat had the pleasure of hosting the annual Association of Alternative Newsmedia [AAN] convention. Read more

From the Editor

At a time when our county is reeling from another controversy surrounding the death of a Black man while in police custody, we need these kinds of reforms more than ever. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Daren Scott

The merit of the musical is often its laugh-out-loud lyrics, which spoof the shallowness of wealth and contemporary relationships. Read more



Photo by Kyle Butler / Flickr

Even though nearly one million veterans may use cannabis medically, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) still cites federal law for its reason to not recommend or study cannabis for its healing abilities. Read more


It was never on my bucket list to spend a single moment of my life in jail, let alone an entire night. But when Black women speak, I listen Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 2 Comments

Without pretense or sentiment, Araby (opening Friday, Aug. 3, at the Digital Gym Cinema) is one of the year’s richest cinematic experiences. Read more


Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth doubles as both societal critique and self-reflection. Read more


Leo (July 23 - August 22): A single length of yarn can be woven into a sweater, but one wrong move and it can unravel back into that thread again. Hopefully you will be better at knitting by then. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

According to an agreement signed by the San Diego district attorney’s office on July 23, felony charges are expected to be dropped against Jessica McElfresh, an attorney focused on the cannabis industry. Read more


Did you ever see that episode from the original Star Trek series where an alien gets its strength from getting others to fight? Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

When Mayor Kevin Faulconer stepped before reporters last week to spank the city’s Public Utilities Department for a rash of water bill complaints, he had City Auditor Eduardo Luna by his side. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo by Meesh Dotson

In 2017, a group of local musicians formed Baby Bushka and performed the first of what would become a recurring Kate Bush Dance Party night at The Casbah. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

There’s also a lot more groove to this album. It’s a bit more soulful, a bit sexier, and considerably darker than their last record. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Image courtesy of Dylan Wilde

Wilde and her partner, Alexia Arani, began Love Affair, a new monthly night at Whistle Stop catered toward transgender and gender fluid people Read more

About Last Night


Photo by Tonje Thilesen

Hop Along’s new album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog, is representative of the kind of growth the band has gone through over the past decade. Read more

Music Feature

Precision Eurosleeve

Photo by Alexander Rotondo

American Football are an emo/post-rock band who released one amazing record before breaking up and then coming back 15 years later. Read more

If I Were U


Photo courtesy of Father Joe’s Villages

The annual “walk to end homelessness,” now in its second year, is put on by Father Joe’s Villages and also serves as a fundraiser for the local organization. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

Edgington throws overhand. He throws underhand. He throws overhand and underhand simultaneously—each new thwack cutting away the notion that I have anything as cool as axe skills to offer the world. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Ian Ward

Well, to be honest, it wasn’t a big deal, but it had a ton of watermelon juice with mild citrus to help bring it to life and vodka to offer respite from the heat but not to distract from the refreshing attributes. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene 1 Comments