January 17, 2018 Issue


Photo by Jessica Bradford

Ghost-hunting and fine dining at Hotel del Coronado Read more

Staycation Issue


Photo by Candice Eley

Kayaking, s’mores and birds in Lake San Marcos Read more

Staycation Issue


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Temecula wineries offer humility, hangovers and frugality Read more

Staycation Issue

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I got dumped four months ago, and I’m still not sure what happened. All of my boyfriend’s explanations seemed vague, and the breakup really came out of nowhere. Read more



Photo by Joan Marcus

From the night it debuted nearly three years ago Off Broadway at The Public Theater, Hamilton, the Musical has been rightly acclaimed for its innovative, propulsive approach to the American musical. Read more


“This is a question for all the gentlemen,” Danzig says. A roar of deep whoos fills the stadium. “Have you ever felt like killing your girlfriend?” Whoooa—uh, what? Read more

Well, That Was Awkward 11 Comments

Phantom Thread (opening Jan. 19) rarely rushes this process. It is a slow burn of comeuppance, eventually reaching the diabolical equivalent of emotional harmony. Read more


To paraphrase the D.H. Lawrence quote that begins Hostiles, something deep within the American soul enables us to kill effortlessly without pause. Read more



Photo by Rodney Photography

“The U.S. is known to take something of other people’s culture and make it more sexual to help sell it,” Javier Avitia says. “It takes apart all the goodness of the dance." Read more

About Last Night

The seven tracks on Hummingbird scarcely rise above a whisper, and Welling’s wavering vocals recall Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart or Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas on his early records. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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There’s no discussion of Charly Bliss’ music that doesn’t ultimately come back around to how fun it is. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Annabel Mehran and Andrew Kesin

Big Boi is famous for being half of Outkast, which would really be enough to make him a Plan A at any time. Read more

If I Were U


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This space was pristine and glowing; the product presentation beautiful. This was no head shop; this was the Apple Store of Mary Jane. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments

There are 17 licenses granted thus far, all of which can be found on a map on the city’s website. Read more

, CityWeek

In your Nov. 1 “Newsy Bits,” you mentioned a North Park-based business that developed a drink mix (“Uqora”) designed to prevent UTIs. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Homeless laws like the one in El Cajon and the policies of San Diego are meant to punish the homeless under the guise of public safety Read more

From the Editor


Torrey Bailey

There were some concerns and questions after the inaugural Women’s March San Diego last year, none more pressing than whether women (and men, to be fair) would be able to carry that feeling of empowerment and solidarity into 2018 and beyond. Read more

Short List Event Picks


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Brown ales aren’t catchy, but there’s an underappreciated beauty to them. Read more

Final Draught 3 Comments


Ian Ward

There are very few joys that can equate to coming in from the cold, taking a warm, comfortable seat at the local pub, and sipping on a piping hot and strong Irish coffee. It’s about as soul satisfying as anything else I can think of. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene


Michael A. Gardiner

The show—the entire dish being prepared tableside with attention and care on a gorgeous, elaborate service cart—is an essential part of the experience. At the end of the day, it’s the salad itself that is its own payoff. Read more

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