May 23, 2018 Issue


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Less than two weeks out from the June 5 primary election, and we know what that means: Time for desperate measures from desperate candidates. Read more

Spin Cycle

We tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but if we missed a race, please feel free to hit us up and we’ll tell you what we think. Read more

From the Editor 7 Comments


Image courtesy of Safdie Rabines Architects and HKS

In September of 2012, UC San Diego shut down its long-standing creative hub: the Crafts Center Read more

Seen Local

On May 10, Project PAINT: The Prison Arts Initiative worked with the prison’s highly unique and experimental yard called The Echo to host its first public art exhibition. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Kelly Hubbard

The members of Parker Meridien aren’t always on the same page. That’s probably true of most bands, but disagreement and debate is central to the local hip-hop band’s creative process. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Torrey Bailey

For Roshnaye, this also meant an inability to find live Spanish hip-hop. There were venues that would book Spanish-speaking artists, but he hadn’t seen an event specifically dedicated to hip-hop en español in San Diego, he says. Read more

About Last Night



We asked local musicians who they’re voting for during the June primary and got their take on races ranging from Governor to San Diego District Attorney. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments


Photo by Brandy Bell

The trio features Le Chateau vocalist Laura Levenhagen (who’s also a member of Twin Ritual), as well as multi-instrumentalists Eric Flynn and Pat Heaney. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Jim Cox

A production of immense emotional potency, the Old Globe’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, presented in association with American Conservatory Theater (ACT), is not to be missed. Read more


Howard’s worst dramatic impulses eventually kick in as themes of revenge and inequality grow more pronounced in what becomes a twist-heavy narrative. Read more


Notoriously temperamental and obsessive, Kubrick would spend years cultivating a single project. Vitali witnessed this process firsthand on The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and finally Eyes Wide Shut. Read more



Photo by Marjin Degenaar

It’s hard to believe that Rufus Wainwright’s debut album came out 20 years ago, but that record holds up well (the Van Dyke Parks orchestration certainly doesn’t hurt). Read more

If I Were U

Folks like Pauly Shore, Kyle Mooney, Lauren O’Brien and even Jamie Foxx got their start in San Diego, and on any given night, it’s likely an up-and-coming comic is trying their hand at one of San Diego’s many clubs. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Aries (March 21 - April 19): There are many interesting things about being alive, none of which you will miss out on by taking the extra two seconds to choose a shampoo and conditioner instead of a 2-in-1. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

As long as they are 18, a U.S. citizen, and they are not on parole or sentenced to a state or federal prison, incarcerated individuals can exercise their constitutionally protected right to vote. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

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All photos by Ryen Schlegel unless otherwise noted

It’s hard to explain my love for the Salton Sea. Yes, it’s weird, but it’s also sad in a distinctly American way. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

I’ve tried hipster takes on tacos, and I love pickles and kimchi. Even kombucha and kale are cool. But I’d never thought of Vietnamese food as hipster. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Ian Ward

Yeah, I guess I’ve always been a bit of a sucker. The same can now be said for CBD. I know it’s probably more scientifically proven than, say, soul-saving candles, but there also seems like a little bit of blind faith required to start using CBD. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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