March 21, 2018 Issue

San Diego’s recent influx of dockless bike-sharing options has become a point of contention, with many residents complaining that the sidewalks are now overrun with bikes. Read more

, CityWeek

Every state is different. Population, topography and culture.  I think gun ownership should be regulated the same way automobile ownership is conducted. Read more

Letters to the Editor

While I don’t agree with many of the concerns of the residents, one resident pointed out that a solution “has to include all of us” and that they weren’t “brought to the table” to discuss this facility. Read more

From the Editor

In this new series of columns, I plan on investigating how the local arts community is feeding its young, so to speak, and creating opportunities for kids who can’t afford fancy art camps and private schools. Read more

Thank You For Staring


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California cannabis has found a new consumer base in Mexico, as cannabis culture and advocacy from California is making its way south of the border. Read more

, CannaBeat


Photo by Rob Williamson

Created in the Image of Suffering is heavy, but in more ways than one. It’s musically dense, loud and even crushing at times, but it’s also emotionally heavy. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Eric Woolsey

The weightiness of this re-creation of a shameful, paranoid chapter in American history is undeniable. But A Jewish Joke succeeds. Read more


Cloaked in blue tint, Unsane begins inside the mind of a madman. Floating dreamily through the forest at night, a creepy voice fills the space as if unnatural infatuation could gust seamlessly like wind in the trees. Read more


When the cat’s away, the mice will shoot each other in the head. Such an idiom could describe the nasty power struggle that ensues in Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin. Read more



Photo by Jim Ruland

Next week Cody and her mother will be coming to San Diego’s Mingei International Museum to discuss Weaving a Path, the Mingei’s exhibit of Diné (Navajo) textiles from the museum’s permanent collection. Read more


If DJ Pnutz has proven anything in the past couple years, it’s that she’s one of the best beatmakers in San Diego—if not the best. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by David Mead

A good rehearsal space can be a tricky thing to find for a band with limited resources. Ideally, it should be a place that’s secure, doesn’t require a long drive to get to and doesn’t run the risk of disturbing neighboring residents or businesses. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

It’s easy to overlook the impact that Sir Mix-A-Lot has played on modern culture. Read more

The Spotlight

You will undergo a great transformation this week, and whether it will be good or bad will depend entirely on whether or not you think you look good with singed off eyebrows. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Dustin Condren

The Montalban Quintet—featuring San Diego vets who’ve played in No Knife, Sleeping People and various other bands—is one of the best bands in San Diego that not enough people have heard. Read more

If I Were U

While visiting her mother in California, Elsa Fisher allows her old college friends to talk her into a trip to Catalina, the island 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles that is also the name of Liska Jacobs’ impossible-to-put-down debut novel. Read more

The Floating Library


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It’s disheartening, disappointing and enraging. Adults have proven they can’t be trusted, but thankfully there’s an army of teenagers that are fighting back, and it’s filled me with pride and hope for this generation of activists. Read more

There She Goz


Photo by Paul Morse/Flickr

The Bush administration’s true motives for war may never be known, but it was never about 9/11. It was justified by a smorgasbord of lies, cooked up by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld and served to us on a platter with the help of Powell and Rice. Read more

Sordid Tales


Photo by Karl Sonnenberg / Shutterstock

We usually reserve this space for more fun, apolitical events that everyone can agree on. That’s not to say we’ve never included a political or advocacy event, but we’ve always saved our more opinionative columns for the appropriate section. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

The idea that chefs crave “cheffie” food when they’re off work is largely a myth. In reality, off-the-clock chefs tend to want comfort food. That is, simple food done well. Read more

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