February 21, 2018 Issue

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


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



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. Read more

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

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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]. Read 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. Read more

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Photo by Stacy Keck

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

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Chris Rhodes

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

Music Feature


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. Read more


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. Read more

The Floating Library

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


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. Read more

The Spotlight


Strand Releasing

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. Read more



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. Read 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. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


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. Read more

There She Goz


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. Read more

The World Fare