RSS

June 27, 2018 Issue

As of last week, at least eight governors had recalled the National Guard troops the Trump administration had requested at the border. more

, CityWeek

I’m not the first writer to compare leftist Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (who often goes by his initials AMLO) campaign to that of Bernie Sanders. more

From the Editor

Your frustration is merited and, from my point of view, your positions are correct [“A post-primary airing of grievances,” June 13]. more

Letters to the Editor

DSCF8075.jpg

Photo courtesy of the San Diego Botanic Garden

Eventually it was decided that Mitchell, whose background is mainly in music and sound production, would carve out a baobab tree from the stump of the eucalyptus tree. more

Seen Local

Wild-Coctus-In-Spring-Carousel.jpg

Photo by Dennis Covey

When Mesheeka Gallery owner Manuel Basabe’s mentor, famed Chicano artist Salvador Torres, first suggested he hold a phallus-themed art show, Basabe was naturally hesitant. more

Seen Local

LGBTQPlus_3.jpg

Photo courtesy of San Diego History Center

LGBTQ+ San Diego will document decades worth of struggles and triumphs through hundreds of photos, newspaper clippings, artifacts, artwork and more. more

Features

epidiolex.jpg

Photo courtesy of GW Pharmaceuticals

On June 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome more

CannaBeat

Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Fear is a primordial response that’s been built into your brain over zillions(?) of years, and it is important to listen to the message your body is telling you: There is an even bigger lizard nearby. more

Astrologically Unsound

MICHELLE-MARIE-TRESTER---photo-by-Daren-Scott-copy.jpg

Photo by Daren Scott

Look, anything that pumps new life into Shakespeare’s timeworn Romeo & Juliet is welcome. more

Theater

Cold-Cave-2018.jpg

Photo by Travis Shinn

Any good goth has probably seen Cold Cave a handful of times (I’ve seen them four times so far). more

If I Were U

One of the most powerful tools people have is being able to gather in numbers to defend themselves. more

A Side-Eye of Sanity 1 Comments

While Villeneuve’s original film surveyed the loss of ideological fortitude, Day of the Soldado suggests that the next generation hasn’t even been given the chance to develop a moral compass. more

Film

David and Nathan Zellner’s Damsel (opening Friday, June 29, at Landmark Ken Cinemas) firmly plants Samuel at the center of an off-kilter Western nightmare where caricature and sincerity are often confused for one another. more

Film

1051858965_4c68554892_o.jpg

Photo by djnaquin67 / Flickr

By now you have heard about the tub of hot water in which Kathy Griffin scalded herself last week. In short, she criticized fellow comedian Kevin Hart for the apparently cowardly offense of not attacking Donald Trump while being Black. more

Sordid Tales

Not only does the next issue of CityBeat come out on July 4, but many readers are likely finding themselves planning around a national holiday that, this year, happens on a Wednesday. more

Short List Event Picks

craigoliver_courtesyCO.jpg

Photo by Craig Oliver

Members of the local community are making an effort to raise money for organizations combating against the Trump administration’s immigration policies. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

TheColorFortyNinehirescoverfirweb.jpg

PHIL BEAUMONT

If there’s a thematic element that ties the EP together, I suppose it can be seen as both a lament and a testament to aging; a vulnerably honest reflection on the traps we continue to fall into despite becoming older and wiser. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments

Big-Ups_credMontana-Elliot.jpg

Photo by Montana Eliot

Two Parts Together is the most progressive entry in Big Ups’ catalog to date. It’s both their most complex and dynamic while also offering up some of the heaviest and most aggressive songs they’ve ever written. more

Music Feature

quietslang_jamesalex.jpg

Photo by Charlie Lowe

Only those with darkest hearts will not be touched by the orchestrated version of my favorite Beach Slang song, “Dirty Cigarettes.” Bring someone whose hand you can hold during this show, and maybe an extra pack of tissues. more

The Spotlight

Filled with longing, The Silver Shoes is a reminder that it’s never too late to nurture one’s creative impulses. Dance like no one’s watching is great advice, but first you need a pair of shoes. more

The Floating Library