May 16, 2018 Issue

Aries (March 21 - April 19): All the time you spent clicking “remind me later” on the software upgrade popup box has finally bypassed how much time it would have taken to just update it. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a study that will examine how cannabis consumption can impact post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more

, CannaBeat

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Image courtesy of the artist

Bodies in Trouble—a new exhibition opening at the Downtown location of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on May 17 and up through June 17—is an opportunity to see some of these emerging artists in a museum setting. Read more


On Thursday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors released a report analyzing its response to the hepatitis A outbreak that unfurled last year and largely affected the homeless population. Read more

, CityWeek

The mural, regardless of its tastefulness or effects on people of all stripes is a work of art; one may not like it, but “art” is art, and in America, if you don’t like it, lump it! Read more

Letters to the Editor


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It may not come as a surprise to regular CityBeat readers that we are endorsing Geneviéve Jones-Wright for District Attorney of San Diego. Read more

From the Editor


Reza Bahrami

Once Here Lies Man took shape, the band built up momentum quickly. Just one year after the release of their debut album, they’re already getting ready to release the follow-up, You Will Know Nothing, in June via Riding Easy Records. Read more

Music Feature

I was waiting on friends for a breakfast meeting that happened to fall on my birthday. Having arrived early, I grabbed the L.A. Times and did something I had not done since my teens. I consulted my horoscope. Read more

Sordid Tales


Photo by Blake Dean

The Spice Pistols are making their debut on primetime TV later this month. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Rafael Ojea Perez

n 2015, Niger-based Mdou Moctar created his own Tuareg adaptation of Purple Rain, which makes this show automatically worth checking out. Read more

If I Were U

Let the Sunshine In (opening Friday, May 18, at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas) not only complicates the potentially easy meaning of its title, but also reinforces the inverse: keep the shade at bay. Read more


Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami inhabits spaces so kinetically visceral and weird they feel synonymous with David Lynch’s films. Read more



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Perhaps this general apathy toward stepping in, coupled with seeing the televised deaths of 2,977 people, led the brains behind the “See something, say something” campaign to do something. Read more

There She Goz


Photo by Ken Jacques

Artistic temperament, thy name is Rothko. That’s Mark Rothko, the fiery abstract expressionist who is the alpha dog in John Logan’s brilliant, Tony Award-winning play Red. Read more


While talking with an old family friend named Khalil a fight breaks out. They leave, but on the way home Khalil is pulled over and a tragic scene that is all too familiar in American life unfolds. Read more

The Floating Library

Is it summer already? Well, not technically, but some of the main colleges are out for the summer and that means festival season is about to be in full swing Read more

Short List Event Picks


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It’s funny how you can connect specific moments in your life to the music that was released during that time. Read more

The Spotlight

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Photo by Beth Demmon

I was tickled to see a sticke altbier available as well, a German lager rarely seen even in hardcore craft beer circles. Read more

Final Draught

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Upon taking a table at Taste of Denmark (142 University Ave.) in Hillcrest each diner receives a plate of food featuring small slices of bread, pickled red cabbage and two spreads, all gratis. Read more

The World Fare