March 28, 2018 Issue


Torrey Bailey

The March for Our Lives is exactly what we needed, and is the result of a sustained and visible movement calling for common sense reforms. Read more

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Photo by Seth Combs

For able-bodied people, we often take these minor inconveniences for granted. For the 6.1 percent of San Diegans who have some kind of disability that affects their mobility, dodging parked bikes can be especially difficult. Read more

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Local social media went nuts when radio deejay Kevin Klein tweeted a promotional pic for his new show on 97.3FM that included a photo of the Coronado Bridge and the caption “JUMP*” in large font and “*to a new morning show” in smaller font. Read more


In response to your editorial “Storage Wars” [March 21], I think it is naive to think that something is “finally being done” on the issue of homelessness, and that the Hepatitis A outbreak was the turning point. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by John R. Lamb

OK, San Diego. Just because Michael Turko up and retired last week doesn’t mean we should go off the rails. Read more

Spin Cycle

Does California’s agricultural industry have a hero in Mitch McConnell? Read more

, CannaBeat

In this post-Presidential election age of wokeness and intersectionality, Kimberly Dark is the perfect poet at the perfect time. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Torrey Bailey

The event, which takes place at Bread & Salt (1955 Julian Ave.) on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be documented and turned into a work that will be shown during part of Barron Corrales’ residency. Read more

Seen Local

At its core, Isle of Dogs (opening Friday, March 30) functions as a timely allegory that celebrates young people who stand up and resist the cynical status quo. Read more


Israeli director Samuel Maoz sees the world through confined spaces. His 2009 film Lebanon takes place entirely within the belly of a tank. Read more



Photo by Kim Hiorthøy

Throughout the album, her compositions maintain a sturdy foundation of beats, dressed up in a variety of seductive, smart and stylized atmospheres that highlight her impressive patience and knack for surprise. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Ray Concepcion

George Clinton really needs no introduction. Anyone with even a passing interest in funk should be well versed in the Parliament and Funkadelic discographies. It’s good for what ails ya Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Torrey Bailey

“[BrokenBeat] was kind of like the outcast, nerdy kid in the corner in school that somehow became cool over time,” says Walker Holland of the EDM night he co-founded in 2002. Read more

About Last Night

Everything on Pasar De Las Luces moves slowly and gracefully, allowing every movement and subtle change in the band’s songs to have their moment. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photos by Marvin Harris

The Routine and Sure Fire Soul Ensemble are two of the funkiest bands that San Diego has to offer, in their own unique ways. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Cyndi Felton

Stay Strange is producing an experimental music showcase called Hand of God, which brings together local and international noise and avant-garde artists under one sanctified roof. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Aries (March 21 - April 19): When they say look both ways before crossing the street, please remember they don’t mean up from your phone and then immediately back down again. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Image via Shutterstock

Everyone who’s anyone says you gain weight during/after menopause and everyone is right. But everyone doesn’t say, “By the way, you will gain weight in your forearms. And your fingers. Also: your ribs, your back, your shoulders, your eyeballs.” Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

I’m not trying to be facetious when it comes to Eastern medicine or alternative forms of treatment. Honest. I try to keep an open mind, but I’m partial to the things that have worked for me in the past. And what’s worked for me is drugs. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Midnight Jack

Midnight Jack (3801 Oceanic Drive, Suite 101) has hosted live music and comedy shows since opening in 2016, but this new project aims higher. Read more

Final Draught