March 7, 2018 Issue

So far, 680 convictions have been adjusted in San Diego County. more

Mar 7, 2018 12:36 PM CannaBeat 1 Comments


Photo courtesy of Trinity Theatre Company

Shakespeare’s Macbeth, often referred to in traditionally superstitious theatre circles as “The Scottish Play,” is back yet again on a San Diego stage. more

Mar 7, 2018 12:26 PM Theater

The publishing world heavily influences what “diversity” and “representation” look like, not only on the written page but in all of pop culture. more

Mar 7, 2018 12:20 PM Features

When I began imitating the writing I was reading, I put girls that looked like the girls I was reading about at the core of my stories, rather than girls that looked like me. more

Mar 7, 2018 12:03 PM At the Intersection

This week marked the deadline for Congress to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] after President Trump announced an end to the program back in September. more

Mar 7, 2018 10:47 AM , CityWeek


Photo by Torrey Bailey

“Now I know what you’re all thinking, and it’s always the first question I get,” Strabone begins telling the crowd before pausing. “What does the San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk actually do?” more

Mar 7, 2018 10:22 AM News

Thank you, Seth, for one of the most important columns you’ve ever written, concerning gun violence [“Empty pages,” Feb. 21], good points said well. more

Mar 7, 2018 10:12 AM Letters to the Editor

As this issue was going to press, the City Council was meeting to decide on dozens of changes to the San Diego housing code and, more specifically, the Land Development Code. more

Mar 7, 2018 10:06 AM From the Editor


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In San Diego, the younger set are starting to form collectives to make their voices heard and find strength in numbers, especially in the arts, where public and financial support is constantly wavering. more

Mar 6, 2018 6:06 PM Thank You For Staring

“Is It Paranoia,” the first track on the EP, sets the stage with a high-energy dance-punk approach that would sound natural both in a disco or a large concert hall. more

Mar 6, 2018 5:42 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Jeff Wiant

Optiganally Yours was originally started as a project centered around the Optigan, a keyboard manufactured in the ‘70s that played music stored on plastic discs, which often sounded lo-fi and crackly. more

Mar 6, 2018 5:35 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

By now readers have probably heard that some districts are threatening to suspend students who participate in school walkouts to protest permissive gun laws—a phenomena which is spreading through school districts nationwide via social media. more

Mar 6, 2018 5:26 PM Sordid Tales


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“The main idea is to provide some sort of catharsis through dancing and expressing yourself,” she adds. “Creating a space for queer people and people of color to freak out and express themselves, and that’s political in itself.” more

Mar 6, 2018 5:07 PM Music Feature

Beware to all the newlyweds, lovebirds and hopeless romantics out there: Viewing Loveless might permanently alter your faith in humanity. more

Mar 6, 2018 3:47 PM Film

Before We Vanish (opening Friday, March 9, at the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park) ultimately centers on the theme of sacrifice as humanity’s saving grace. more

Mar 6, 2018 3:32 PM Film


Photo by Colin Medley

Protomartyr is one of my favorite bands of the past five years, thanks to their consistently great, dark post-punk records. more

Mar 6, 2018 3:15 PM If I Were U


Photo by Carolina Palmgren

March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. And while there are certainly plenty of events over the next few weeks for women and their allies to raise a proverbial fist, here are a few to get things started. more

Mar 5, 2018 6:05 PM Short List Event Picks

Aries (March 21 - April 19): No person is an island and baby you’re landlocked. There’s not even a moat. You’re a compact city in the dead center of Pangaea and you need all the help you can get. more

Mar 5, 2018 1:09 PM Astrologically Unsound

On a rare weekend together, her family went on a trip to an ancient gravesite, which they promptly plundered for household décor. They even kept a skull, which was stashed in the pantry. more

Mar 5, 2018 12:50 PM The Floating Library

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But it’s not just Doyle's impressive career that’s so captivating, it’s his entire being. First off, the dude looks like an undead WWF wrestler: huge, ripped and scary. more

Mar 5, 2018 11:42 AM The Spotlight