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July 4, 2018 Issue

Aries (March 21 - April 19):  All beings on the planet are bonded in our collective confusion by what it means that we are here in the first place. However, that still doesn’t mean anyone wants to be drunkenly asked about it on some patio. more

Astrologically Unsound

We expect our governor, as well as our assemblymembers and senators in the State Legislature, to be consistently pushing back against the overreaches of the Trump administration. But just because we expect it, it doesn’t mean they actually deliver more

From the Editor 1 Comments

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Every couple of years, a citizens committee known as the Salary Setting Commission calls forth from the mountaintop its recommendations to hike the salaries of San Diego’s mayor and councilmembers. more

Spin Cycle

'The Tempest'

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A wonderfully imaginative realization of 'The Tempest,' the last play in Shakespeare’s canon, launches the Old Globe Theatre’s Summer Shakespeare Festival with a flourish. more

Theater

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Dispensaries across California were having fire sales to move products that didn’t conform to new regulations set into place July 1. more

CannaBeat

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Aaryn Belfer

When Juan Vargas, Representative of the 51st Congressional District, took to the mic at the Families Belong Together march on June 23, I thought I might have a coronary. more

Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments

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Stacy Keck

Jean Guerrero is surrounded by demons. In the busy dining room of Kindred, a massive mural of a beast protrudes from the wall behind her, framing her as she recites the final utterance of a spell in Spanish: “Hecho está en el aquí y en el ahora." more

Features

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Courtesy of the artist

As we celebrate America and also gear up for Pride, it’s so very important to remember the role women have played in both the formation of the country, as well as their continuing struggle for full equality. more

Short List Event Picks

Two wildly different documentaries opening on Friday, July 6, grapple with the troubling correlation between childhood trauma and adult culpability. more

Film

UNITE! Music Festival

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From Friday through Sunday, there will be plenty of late-night Pride parties for revelers of all stripes. more

About Last Night

The romantic comedy and superhero saga doesn’t always nicely cohere, but at least the resulting standalone had heart. more

Film

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Jeff Wenzel

Mastodon, Uada, Dead Meadow and other shows we’re stoked about this week more

If I Were U

I’m as much of a fan of a good pop summer jam as anyone else, but then again, I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to crank up some harrowing industrial music on a drive to the beach. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Katie Krulock

The album is a massive step forward from Petal’s 2015 debut Shame, not so much sonically—though Lotz’s Broadway-quality voice and sweet ‘n’ sour guitar crunch both sound stronger than ever—but lyrically and thematically. more

Music Feature

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Jeff Morris

It’s not hard to find a goth night in San Diego, but it’s been more difficult to find a club night specifically devoted to death rock, its campier, more horror-influenced subculture. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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I pull into the SDCCU stadium’s parking lot a little after 1 p.m. and the thermostat in my car says 80-something. One thing I do remember about Warped Tour: it’s always hot, like it brings its own climate. more

Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments

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Michael A. Gardiner

Call them “taquitos,” “rolled tacos,” “tacos dorado” or even “flautas,” they’re pretty much all variations on the same thing. more

The World Fare

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Courtesy of Rawley Macias

Though the fundamentals of brewing remain the same, things such as physical space, budget, equipment, and utility infrastructure all impact the unique flow of each brewery. more

Revenge of the Beer Nerd