March 7, 2018 Issue

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

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. Read more


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


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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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?” Read more


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. Read more

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. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by James Tran

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Sordid Tales


Photo by CJ Monk

“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.” Read more

Music Feature

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


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. Read more



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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

The Floating Library

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Photo by Jonas Rogowski / Wiki Commons

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. Read more

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