February 14, 2018 Issue


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As dependable as the sun coming up over the English countryside, Oscar Wilde’s venerable comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, entertains mightily no matter how often it’s staged. Read more



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Rhythm Nation’s agenda seems especially important given the fact that as electronic music has become more popular, the mainstream faces of the genre have become increasingly less diverse. Read more

About Last Night


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Jones-Wright explained that the DA does not prosecute federal crimes, and is not obligated to assist federal agencies in the prosecution of crimes that do not implicate state or local laws. Read more



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Many in the restaurant industry seem nonplussed about the impact of legalization on their businesses. Matt Gordon, the owner and chef of Urban Solace, said he’s not “terribly worried there will be a big impact on our industry, at least yet.” Read more


Over 100 people gathered at a  public hearing at City Hall on Monday to voice their comments and concerns with incoming police chief David Nisleit. Read more

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Another year and another Love & Sex issue [Feb. 7]. What I don’t understand about these issues is why the word “love” is even in the title. Read more

Letters to the Editor

So what did those lawyers do? They made Davis a party to the lawsuit, serving her a subpoena and filing a motion to compel that would force her to give up her notes, research and sources for all of her jail stories. Read more

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Since Mayor Kevin Faulconer took office in 2014, the city of San Diego has chewed through three planning directors. The search now begins for number four. Read more

Spin Cycle

It’s time to follow your dreams and construct a crazy straw that is so long and crazy that by the time you finally get a sip of your ice-cold beverage, it’s room temperature. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Back in 2011, San Diego emcee-and-DJ duo Stuntdouble and Tenshun released the first in a series of EPs dubbed the “Welcome to San Diego Now Go Home” series. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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This will be the first Pistolita show in about eight years, as well as the first from Soul-Junk in a couple years. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Mary Timony is many things: an indie rock guitar hero, an underground music veteran and an influential songwriter. Read more

Music Feature

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Awesome Fest is happening all weekend at various venues in San Diego, and this is the first night of punk rock mischief. Read more

If I Were U

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As Congress tries to come to an agreement on immigration reform and the courts continue to hear challenges on Trump’s hateful travel bans, it’s important to remember that there are parallels to the past. Read more

Short List Event Picks

More often than not, when twins show up in a film, it means mischief or terror will follow. Read more


The Cloverfield series has always benefited from mystery and audience anticipation, but this latest exhibition ploy reeks of desperation. Read more


This week, the racism is coming from north of the Interstate 8, where racist content à la Charlie Hebdo was published in a recent issue of Hi-Tide, the student paper at La Jolla High School. Read more

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It’s watching these little interactions that first turns me onto the notion that my cats are living out their own little home-invasion story. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

After one bite of the Cuban sandwich at Havana 1920 (548 Fifth Ave.) in the Gaslamp District, I knew it was the best I’d tasted this side of Tampa Read more

The World Fare


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In ordering, I must have overlooked the rosewater listed on the menu. They had finished the drink off with a very healthy misting of rosewater. God, I love that smell. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene