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July 18, 2018 Issue

A semi-regular feature where we review the latest strains, products and cannabis-related merch. more

CannaBeat

Although it’s set in a brutal near-future, CALEXIT is a comic book struggling to outpace the vicious present. more

Features

For as long as I can remember—or at least as long as I’ve lived in San Diego—I’ve been fascinated with Perry Vásquez’s fascination with comic books. more

Features

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Photo by Mitchell McPherson / Flickr

For non-badge holders, there are a ton of local breweries, art galleries, theaters, music venues and even libraries that have put together events for nerds of all stripes. more

, Features

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Photo by John R. Lamb

Local Republican leaders froth at the mouth at the thought of a Fletcher victory come November. more

Spin Cycle

I would like to comment on Aaryn Belfer’s article published in CityBeat on July 4 [“Dirty money times 10”].  It was eye opening and excellent and I could not agree with her more. more

Letters to the Editor

On Monday, the San Diego City Council voted 6 to 3 to drastically overhaul the city’s laws on short-term vacation rentals. more

From the Editor 10 Comments

It’s something of an open secret that metalheads are also massive nerds. more

Music Feature

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Photo by Aaron Rumley

The cast of 13 is the largest ever for a show at North Coast Rep in artistic director David Ellenstein’s 16-year tenure. more

Theater

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Scott Patrick Green

Van Sant recognizes that complexities about John’s relationship with disappointment and redemption can be revealed more thoroughly with such an approach, and his charming new film is all the better for it. more

Film

Elvis Presley meant many things to many different people. White audiences enshrined him as the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and he was arguably the first musician to really crossover into movies. more

Film

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Photo by Eric Howarth

The documentary film Records Collecting Dust debuted three years ago. In the film, a number of influential punk musicians discussed the records that influenced them and their music. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Once again, the ass-end of summer is upon us and, alongside it, movies that cater to an audience that has developed a tolerance to spectacle. more

Features

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Photos courtesy of Black Heroes Matter

Nerds of color aren’t unicorns by any means, but it’s entirely possible to spend SDCC without any real face time. more

Features

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Photo by Kristy Benjamin

There’s nobody making sexier music right now than Rhye, a duo that learned all the right lessons from Sade. more

If I Were U

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White folks have a habit of making things about us. In fact, it is a typically white thing to step into spaces and take over. more

Backwards & in High Heels 3 Comments

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Image courtesy of Jennifer G. Spencer

When it comes to documentation of the local visual art scene, there isn’t much to go on aside from word-of-mouth stories of exhibitions from artists who’ve helped nurture that scene throughout the years. more

Short List Event Picks

Leo (July 23 - August 22): This week you walk through the world with the confidence of a person who has just been asked to see the manager, but you are the manager. more

Astrologically Unsound

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Charles + Dinorah (1410 Rosecrans St.) is, first and last, the revamped and reimagined restaurant at the iconic Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. “Icon” is a tough word. more

The World Fare

La Puerta is one of my two go-to spots in San Diego when I actually want a margarita. more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene