January 24, 2018 Issue


Photo by Lan Nelson

There are some small but mighty communities on the outskirts of our own fair city that are making some major contributions to the arts. Read more

Thank You For Staring

Before my sister and I leave to see Hamilton, Dua, my three-year-old niece is chatting with her parents at the dinner table. “George Washington was Black,” Dua proclaims. Read more

Features 1 Comments

After nearly four months and amidst international controversy over people being arrested, the city of El Cajon lifted its food-sharing ban that targeted the homeless. Read more


My one leeeeetle criticism is (and I’m in way over my head here marketing/advertising wise, but...) this: your overall focus (I know...) and vibe feels exclusive of anyone over, say, 40. I’m 65. Read more

Letters to the Editor

In a shocking story in The New York Times earlier this month, it was revealed that Facebook had been testing a new version of its News Feed. Read more

From the Editor

Every year, the Academy Awards nominations inspire an impassioned response over which actors and films were ignored in favor of stuffy mediocrity (Darkest Hour) and grotesque caricature (I, Tonya). Read more

Film 1 Comments


Photo by Daren Scott

Cygnet Theatre’s The Last Wife is not so much a deconstruction of history as it is, in the words of playwright Kate Hennig, a reimagining of the people who made it. I Read more



Photo courtesy of Temporary Residence

This week, Pinback is playing a three-night residency at The Casbah, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the band’s formation. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments


Image courtesy of Sub Pop

We’re a few weeks into 2018 already, but it’s starting to look like a promising year for San Diego music. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments


Photo by David Robinson

Converge’s new album The Dusk In Us, released in November via Epitaph, is indeed aggressive and dynamic. It’s also the farthest thing from a traditional hardcore album. Read more

Music Feature


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Even if there are a few, say, Christian ladies out there who might consider giving this grumbling old skeptic a chance, a quick Google search of the question, “Should Christians date atheists?” Read more

Sordid Tales 3 Comments


Photo by Hija de tu Madre

Even though I haven’t given up on the movement (and never will), and will continue to do my part to talk to those well-intentioned women missing the mark, I think I’m done marching at the Women’s March. Read more

There She Goz 3 Comments


Photo by Denée Segall

Pinback has one of the strongest catalogs of music to come out of San Diego, and it’s always a worthwhile occasion when they play The Casbah. Read more

If I Were U

Fourteen years after The Killers blew their load on the popular, Hot Fuss—an album almost too catchy for its own good—one might wonder how the Vegas foursome is even still a band. Read more

The Spotlight

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): The world can be a terribly difficult place for dreamers… which means things are probably pretty easy for you, huh? Read more

Astrologically Unsound

Depending on your point of view, Fire and Fury is an indictment of a broken political system or, like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, an existential comedy. Read more

The Floating Library


Photo by Valerie Rogatsky

By all accounts, the It’s About Time Festival has so far lived up to hype. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Andrew Dyer

It is becoming difficult to separate the positive news coming from beer industry trade organizations from the reality many are facing in the craft world. Read more

The Beerdist


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

I’m passionate about street food. I’m also passionate about fine dining. And I’m really passionate about street food done with a fine dining attitude. And that is precisely what I found at Taqueria Criollo. Read more

The World Fare