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February 21, 2018 Issue

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Bombshell doesn’t take many chances stylistically, unspooling linearly and banally in standard PBS fashion. more

Film

Back in January, San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate made it his own personal objective to crack down on illegal cannabis delivery drivers. more

CannaBeat

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Photos by Torrey Bailey

The film will debut to the public on KPBS on March 22 at 8:30 p.m. with a public screening on March 28 at 6:45 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library. more

Features

City officials and state assemblymembers are addressing San Diego’s housing crisis by introducing new legislation to address it. more

, CityWeek

If you quoted her correctly, lawyer Kimberly Sims erred in stating, “current law doesn’t allow for cannabis cuisine in restaurants” [“High Dining,” Feb. 14]. more

Letters to the Editor

As I’m writing this, the Florida House just voted down a motion to consider a ban on assault weapons. This, as actual teenagers, survivors of the terrorist attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, looked on in shame, anger and confusion. more

From the Editor 1 Comments

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Photo by Stacy Keck

Craig Abenilla is interested in stories, and not the multiple stories of boring luxury high-rises. more

Thank You For Staring

If you search for albums tagged “San Diego” on Bandcamp, you’ll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay the findings. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo of Bill Wesley

Experimental duo Vaginals have built up a reputation as one of the more unconventional bands in San Diego, as they’ve been bridging pop music with noise and psychedelia for a decade. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Chris Rhodes

Seattle punks The Spits have been making weird, fuzzy new wave anthems since the late ‘70s. more

If I Were U

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Photo by Tom O’Connell

Drop the needle on any of the tracks on Spiritual Cramp’s debut EP, Mass Hysteria, and it’s easy to come away with the impression that it’s a lost relic of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s punk era. more

Music Feature

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Photo by Jim Cox

That’s Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov’s quietly simmering (until the end of Act III of IV) dissection of life’s longings, impossible dreams and harsh realities. more

Theater

The long-awaited adaptation of Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer’s breakthrough work of speculative fiction published by FSG in 2014, hits the big screen this week. more

The Floating Library

For a few brief minutes, A Fantastic Woman lives in perfect harmony. more

Film

I’ve been a fan of headliners The Coathangers ever since I saw them nearly upstage Refused when they opened for the seminal hardcore band a couple years ago. more

The Spotlight

HAVE A NICE DAY

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Any pleasantries in Have a Nice Day end with its title. Liu Jian’s bleak, animated neo-noir operates at street level in the gutters and alleyways of modern industrial China. more

Film

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Photo by Colin Brennan

Both Black History Month and Black Solidarity Week (Feb. 17 through Feb. 24) will be ending soon, but we’d like to encourage readers to keep the spirit going all year. more

Short List Event Picks

Gemini (May 21 - June 20): The process of learning is its own reward, but that won’t help you feel any less humiliated when you walk into the glass door you thought was automatic. more

Astrologically Unsound

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Photo by Alex Zaragoza

Now, after eight years of being happily on her own my mom is ready for a new man. When she came to me asking if I’d help her set up an online dating profile, I was a bit surprised. more

There She Goz

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

A $6.5 million renovation comes with some expectations. Big ones. To be good, even very good, just isn’t going to be enough; only excellence will do. more

The World Fare