August 15, 2018 Issue


Photos by Tigist Layne

Black Xpression, which just celebrated its two-year anniversary, was founded by Ronald Williams while he was attending Southwestern College. Read more

Features 1 Comments


Photo by John R. Lamb

Just how pissed is Mayor Kevin Faulconer at four San Diego City Council Democrats who, last week, rejected his last-ditch rescue attempt of a November ballot measure to expand the convention center? Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments

But people’s support doesn’t necessarily need to be financial. The real newsmedia isn’t and has never been in the business of telling people what they want to hear, but rather what they need to hear. Read more

From the Editor 3 Comments

Leo (July 23 - August 22): I’ll just say this: You’re going to be surprised by the great multitude ofplaces where you can and will befinding sand. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


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A new study has found that in California—despite having the world’s largest legal cannabis market—nearly one in five cannabis consumers have purchased cannabis products in an illicit marketplace in the last three months. Read more

, CannaBeat

Your interview with Mr. Gloria [“Persisting with Pride,” July 11] was read with interest, especially his comments re: a “housing deficit.” Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo courtesy of San Diego Musical Theatre

Patrons of all ages should appreciate the notions of love and acceptance of others and ourselves as well. Unlike the bows and plaid skirts, those never go out of style. Read more



Photo by Maclay Heriot

"Summery.” It’s rare to read anything about Australian indie rock group Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever that doesn’t describe them in such a manner. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Dan Lilienthal

Cross-border, bilingual hip-hop group Tulengua are using their platform to aid migrant rights group Border Angels. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

To use a fairly trite comparison, Hypochondriac feels a little bit like the band’s Pinkerton, a record that suggests a more mature next step, albeit one with a handful of fairly odd production choices. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Felicia Garcia

“I think having somebody like myself come in and show that I can do it, and that I should be taken seriously means that they can expect the next girl to be able to come in and do the same thing.” Read more

About Last Night

By the end, Crazy Rich Asians (opening wide on Wednesday, Aug. 15) becomes less concerned with rote plot machinations than ensuring its effervescent style will live on. Read more


The Miseducation of Cameron Post (opening Friday Aug. 24, at Landmark Cinemas) provides Cameron with the obvious clues to better understand the faith-based immorality that drives religious fear mongering Read more


Those of us who have attended any of the National City Council meetings since the death of McNeil have personal experience with the outward disdain coming from Morrison and Rodriguez. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments


Photo by Nina Corcoran

Japanese trio Boris are touring for their 25th anniversary, and in those two-and-a-half decades, they’ve tackled a lot of different sounds. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Ron Logan

For many of us, reading the novels of Mark Twain was a rite of passage, but also likely one that happened in junior high school where we didn’t fully get to appreciate the nuances of the writer’s humor and style. Read more

Short List Event Picks

A couple weeks ago, I received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for the writing I do in this fine publication. To be more specific, I won the Herbert Lockwood “Woody” Award, which is a hilariously-named award for humor writing. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Ian Ward

It is one of the few places in this city that San Diego should really be proud to have in its backyard. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene


Photo by Davey Landeros

Hop season has arrived! Rejoice and be merry as the mighty hop flowers bloom from the bine. Read more

Revenge of the Beer Nerd


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Every foodie in town, it seems, is on an endless chase for the next “authentic” hole-in-the-wall ethnic spot. Read more

The World Fare 1 Comments