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January 10, 2018 Issue

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Longtime CityBeat readers have likely noticed we’ve changed our looks lately. Gone are the glossy covers and the staples that once held the paper together, replaced with an all-newsprint, staple-free format. more

From the Editor

Hi Seth, I read your sad piece predicting bad outcomes for progressives in the 2018 elections [“Preparing myself for 2018 disappointments,” Jan. 3]. As a rare fellow traveler who also predicted Trump would win in 2016, I highly respect your instincts more

Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Torrey Bailey

Franco-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle first made headlines by firing rifles at her paintings in the streets of Los Angeles in the ‘60s. more

Seen Local 2 Comments

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Photo by Torrey Bailey

The series, which is called On the Money and opens at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on Jan. 12, consists of 100 paintings. more

Features 1 Comments

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Photo by Becky DiGiglio

Black Marble makes hazy synth-pop with a touch of post-punk sexiness. Those who exclusively wear black will want to do their moody goth dancing here. more

If I Were U

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Photo courtesy of North Coast Repertory Theatre

While Around the World in 80 Days is Vought’s debut at the North Coast Rep, he’s not new to theater, having appeared off-Broadway in Orgasms The Play and regionally in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. more

Theater

Throughout his career, Winnette has been adept at adopting the style of a particular genre and then subverting it for his own purposes. more

The Floating Library

Small pockets of resistance, of which journalists are part and parcel, are the key to The Post’s thematic intent. more

Film

The two villains in Paddington 2—Hugh Grant’s split personality thespian and Peter Capaldi’s neighborhood racist—represent flipsides of the isolationist dogma. more

Film

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Photo by Shane McCauley

Indie rock from the aughts has not aged well. But unlike Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Animal Collective, I’ll still listen to Wolf Parade. more

The Spotlight

Heat’s self-titled EP, recorded by Griever’s Alex Jacobelli, is six tracks and five minutes of blistering, uncompromising hardcore. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by JT Rhoades

Members of some heavyweight bands in the local psychedelic scene have come together with a new project called Volcano. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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When Isaiah Nery started up local shoegaze band Quali, he didn’t have a specific idea for what he wanted that band to be more

Music Feature

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Courtesy of The Old Globe

But when it comes to events like the Old Globe Theatre’s Powers New Voices Festival, it’s a means to see the next big thing before it’s big. more

Short List Event Picks 1 Comments

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): You know how they say you catch more flies with honey? Boy, doesn’t that seem to be true. I mean just look around: flies as far as the eye can see! more

Astrologically Unsound

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Happy New Year to you all and happy birthday to me! This month, I turn 33. It’s now a thing to celebrate your “Jesus Year” at 33. more

At the Intersection

I have encountered some cockamamie comments about the #MeToo movement thus far, but the one made by Susan Stamper Brown is easily the cockamamiest! more

Sordid Tales 2 Comments

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Photo by Andrew Dyer

Overall, Kilowatt’s OB tasting room offers a unique experience in a fun space, and there’s lots of room inside and out to enjoy the electric buzz throughout. more

The Beerdist

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Photo by Michael Gardiner

Terzoli makes no bones about the fact he’s not the guy behind Fishmonger’s stove on a day-to-day basis. That’s a younger man’s game. more

The World Fare