June 20, 2018 Issue


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Within the past year, however, experiential art has become a whole other beast, and increasingly one that’s liberal in its designation as art. Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

If there’s one thing that’ll raise the hackles of the San Diego City Council, it’s being kept in the dark. Read more

Spin Cycle

Last week marked another chapter in the years-long debate over short-term vacation rentals (STVR), including online sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, in San Diego. Read more

, CityWeek

These kids are not coming here to steal jobs, nor are they members of MS-13. They’re fucking kids! Read more

From the Editor

I gotta hand it to you, I get a belly laugh every time I read Tiger Beat. Having the metrosexual guy write the column on rules for real drinking in a bar was genius! Read more

Letters to the Editor 2 Comments


Photo by Jim Carmody

In Robert Askins’ allegorical play The Squirrels, the titular characters are neither cute little critters, nor scavenging tree rats. Read more



Photo by Zoran Orlic

FACS is a band that thrives on gut feeling. While they’re not a band with any specific agenda, there’s an aesthetic cohesion to what they do that makes it wholly their own. Read more

Music Feature


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California cannabis consumers will soon face a rude awakening as the July 1 deadline on testing requirements swiftly approaches. Read more



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Nu Moods was created to give closet musicians, such as the man in purple, a chance to collaborate with five base musicians, including local vocalist Lexi Pulido, who also curates Nu Moods. Read more

About Last Night

If you search for albums tagged “San Diego” on Bandcamp, you’ll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay the findings. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Mikey Avila

The Travelers Club, a locally based group that puts on music events and warehouse shows in San Diego, has announced a new series of audio production classes as part of its Each One Teach One program. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments

Summer 1993 (opening Friday, June 22, at Digital Gym Cinema in North Park) concludes in mesmerizing fashion with a beautiful release of unchecked human sentiment that’s neither forced nor rushed. Read more


When discussing range in modern acting, Andrea Riseborough’s ability to inhabit characters of completely opposite tonal registers represents the most impressive of pendulum swings. Read more


The death of Anthony Bourdain hit San Diegans particularly hard. From Oceanside to Mexico, Bourdain was a regular visitor to our region and particularly championed the under-the-radar food carts and restaurants of the Baja region. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Farah Sosa

Brazilian artist Seu Jorge’s big breakthrough came with the soundtrack of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, on which he covered a series of Bowie songs. Read more

If I Were U

Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Like wet clay, you can be remade again and again. And also like wet clay, you are leaving a thin film of grime all over everyone who comes near you. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Illustration by Ryan Bradford

I do enjoy the company of others, but it’s when you’re alone that you can make the best bad decisions and in these desperately social times, I think people forget this fact. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Maestoso highlights its pastas. The tagliatelle with pork cheek is pasta perfection with modern presentation. Read more

The World Fare

Some of the best beers that I’ve ever tasted have been at a bottle share, and these are still some of my favorite beer drinking events. Read more

Revenge of the Beer Nerd


Photo by Ian Ward

Life is really, really, really fucking hard, but so are diamonds. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene 1 Comments