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October 10, 2018 Issue

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Give credit to pension-hating former San Diego City Councilmember and current right-wing radio-talking head Carl DeMaio—the guy is relentless in his belief that what he says is the gospel and those who disagree are sycophantic, inferior-brained idiot more

Spin Cycle

We’ve rolled out a few endorsements and articles over the past few months, but when it comes to the very important election on Nov. 6, we’re happy to present this comprehensive list of endorsements as a handy guide for progressive voters. more

News 3 Comments

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Thanks to the news cycle of the past few weeks, the last thing I wanted delivered to me were vape pens marketed toward women. more

CannaBitch 1 Comments

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The San Diego Opera was on the brink of collapse in 2014 until its board of directors rescinded an earlier vote to close and saved the institution from extinction. more

Features 1 Comments

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Photo by Hollie Fernando

The multiple faces of womanhood and all the experiences that come with it—from friendship and sex to love and assault—are mirrored in each of the songs on Dream Wife. more

Music Feature

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Photo by Candice Eley

I’m ready for something new, but I’m not leaving the music scene. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Still, First Man remains mostly a deeply complicated affair with an enigmatic streak. Once admitted into NASA’s burgeoning astronaut program, Armstrong pivots from active participant to passive observer multiple times throughout the film’s decade-lon more

Film

The Old Man and the Gun (opening in wide release Friday, Oct. 12) is easily Lowery’s (who directed the underrated Pete’s Dragon remake) breeziest and most enjoyable film to date. more

Film

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Born in 1970 and raised in the era of boys-will-be-boys, I was taught—at times explicitly and almost always implicitly—that when a boy made fun of your looks or mocked your body... it was because he liked you. more

Backwards & in High Heels

I’m usually not a proud man. I think pride is mostly a garbage virtue. However—and it kills me to say this—I may have been wrong about Del Taco. So, so wrong. more

Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments

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Photo by Daren Scott

New Village Arts Theatre’s staging of Tony Meneses’ Guadalupe in the Guest Room can sometimes come across as very sentimental, but is a warm and engaging 90 minutes that confronts profound family loss with dignity and restraint. more

Theater

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Photo by Tonje Thilesen

King Khan’s been known to perform with a variety of different acts, but psychedelic garage group The Shrines are by far his best project. more

If I Were U

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“It’s kind of a difficult topic to begin with and finding artists to work within that theme,” says Yvette Roman Bañuelos, the art director at Art Unites who curated Yes is Yes, No is No. more

Short List Event Picks

Libra (September 23 - October 22): Always remember: Big people talk about ideas, medium people talk about things, and very small people talk about how they can get away from the mouse that is chasing them. more

Astrologically Unsound

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Photo by Beth Demmon

When it comes to beer, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is the United States’ largest professional brewing competition and is largely considered to be the pinnacle of American craft brewing. more

Final Draught

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

If Tacos “Don Esteban” (Av. Sirak Baloyan 1236, Col. Centro, 22000) in Tijuana proves anything, it’s that there’s more than one way to do carne asada. more

The World Fare

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Photo by Ian Ward

“The pineapple-banana cordial is an ode to a pineapple aqua fresca that the kitchen occasionally makes,” Moore told me. more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene