May 2, 2018 Issue


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One California congressman is determined to give veterinarians the ability to prescribe medical cannabis to dogs having, eh, a ruff time with pain and arthritis. Read more

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South Pacific may seem old-fashioned today, but those who see it, whether for the first time or for the fifth, should heed its still crucial lessons. Read more



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I’ve been speaking a lot lately with my Latinx/WOC friends and colleagues working in the arts and have found a common thread among all of them: exhaustion. Read more

Thank You For Staring

A caravan of people emigrating from Central America arrived at the San Ysidro border Sunday. As this issue went to press, Customs and Border Protection had reportedly allowed 14 women and children from the caravan to apply for asylum. Read more

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When it comes to the debate on whether or not to let refugees across the border, the left seems to be losing or uninterested in the debate. Read more

From the Editor

Greetings! Enjoyed your latest about illegals & pot! You liberal “pot heads” may want to consider writing about why states like California are spending billions on such things as health care Read more

Letters to the Editor

I’ve recently watched a bloodletting happening in the Black nerd community on social media as a prominent figure faced a reckoning with the very people she leveraged to build her business in the first place. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity

The following list of upcoming summer releases represents the esoteric and risky fare scheduled to hit theaters in the coming months. Read more


Alas, there is not enough space on this page to pore over the many ways in which Bully Hunters failed. Read more

Sordid Tales


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Ten years later, he’s following in his mentor’s footsteps by launching his own convention, the San Diego Tattoo Invitational, which takes place downtown at Golden Hall May 4 through May 6. Read more



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Will Wiesenfeld has been making emotional, sonically innovative electronic pop for nearly a decade as Baths. Read more

If I Were U


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However, despite their musical differences, both acts are lovers at heart. In fact, Built To Spill’s classic album There’s Nothing Wrong With Love could be the title of the thesis on both bands. Read more

The Spotlight


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Jason Myers, Bad Vibes: The Sciences by Sleep. “Growing up I was always a Zeppelin kid. As my love of indicas, sativas and heavy riffs has grown, I’ve found myself obsessing over the Sabbath-influenced genre of stoner doom more and more. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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La Escalera Fest events take place in both San Diego and Tijuana, and include bands from Tijuana as well as touring bands from other parts of North America. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Phoot by Mary Kang

The Houston-born, now L.A.-based psych-funk trio’s non-traditional formula has landed them an appearance on Bonobo’s 2013-released Late Night Tales DJ mix and, more recently, the chance to open 20 dates of Leon Bridges’ upcoming world tour. Read more

Music Feature


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There’s certainly no shortage of Cinco de Mayo-related events, but there’s definitely some that are better than others. That is, some are culturally respectful, while others are just an excuse to get hammered on tequila. Read more

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The novel takes place during fire season and opens on “the third morning of a wildfire to the east.” Fire imagery abounds in Evans’ prose and Sheila is something of an emotional fire starter. Read more

The Floating Library

Leo (July 23 - August 22):  Let me put it this way: It’s never too early to start learning about the laws of buoyancy. You never know when it’s going to come in handy. (Sunday). Read more

Astrologically Unsound

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Overall, of course San Diego doesn’t need a new brewery. But a bayside biergarten is an invigorating change from blah tasting rooms tucked into industrial parks. Read more

Final Draught

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There is no such thing as a taco without a tortilla. With all due apologies to Donald J. Trump, a taco salad may be a salad, but it definitely isn’t a taco. Read more

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