October 10, 2018 Issue


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 Read 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. Read more

News 13 Comments


Image courtesy of Bae

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

CannaBitch 1 Comments


Image courtesy of San Diego Opera

The San Diego Opera was on the brink of collapse in 2014 until its board of directors rescinded an earlier vote to close and saved the institution from extinction.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

Music Feature


Photo by Candice Eley

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


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. Read more



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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. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments

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. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward 3 Comments


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. Read more



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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


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. Read more

Final Draught


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. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Ian Ward

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

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene