October 3, 2018 Issue


Photo courtesy of Outliers Collective

With the Nov. 6 general election just around the corner, some in San Diego’s cannabis industry are highly invested in the County Supervisor’s race. Read more


Libra (September 23 - October 22):  It is a truth universally acknowledged: that moving your arms really quickly while maintaining the same slow pace while walking across the street is the polite thing to do. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

Griffith is the creator of an immersive, narrative performance piece titled Relics of the Hypnotist War. Its premise is this: Many years ago the hypnotists invaded, causing a sleep epidemic. Read more



Photo courtesy of Kenseth Thibideau

Kenseth Thibideau, who is probably best known for playing in bands such as Sleeping People and Howard Hello, has launched a new project called Welcome to San Diego. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Shone never relents on the heaviness, here, but from what I can tell, that’s no longer the primary driver of his musical direction. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

I still love and defend Interpol. In my mind, they are the first truly post-9/11 group who epitomizes an era of confusion, dread and sad romance. Read more

The Spotlight

In many ways, Moreno represents the institutional choice in this race. She has experience and knows what steps need to be taken to address the issues that impact the district. Read more


I read your article in CityBeat’s recent issue, “On behalf of women everywhere...” [Sept. 26] and I LOVED IT! Read more

Letters to the Editor

We all care about education and the fact of the matter is that one of the three community colleges in the SDCCD is where the majority of students in San Diego will start before moving on to a university. Read more

From the Editor

Xie writes as if coming to her senses: her work takes startling turns and does unexpected things with language that resonate with the force of truth. Read more

The Floating Library


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Anyone who caught our annual Fall Arts issue probably wasn’t all that surprised to see Trolley Dances featured. It is, after all, the 20th anniversary of a cultural event that is truly unique to San Diego Read more

Short List Event Picks

The Sisters Brothers

Magali Bragard

Two different partnerships—one fortified by blood and the other friendship—explore the fundamental western motif of trust through unique prisms. Read more



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A friend delivered this zinger while arguing for the existence of god recently: “All the proof you need,” he said, “can be found in the perfection of the human machine.” Read more

Sordid Tales 2 Comments


Photo by Bill Crisafi

Chelsea Wolfe is one of my favorite contemporary artists and she seems to get better with each album. Her most recent, last year’s Hiss Spun, is her best yet. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Ebru Yildiz

The intimacy of the record is certainly matched by the narratives in Nadler’s lyrics. A great deal of For My Crimes deals with grief, separation and heartbreak, as evident in “I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore” or “Are You Really Gonna Move to the Read more

Music Feature

And every nasty word spit my way to denigrate or debase my existence for wanting to erode privilege, racism and misogyny, well, that fueled my purpose as well. Jokes on you, motherfuckers. You only made this bitch stronger. Read more

There She Goz 4 Comments


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"I’m worried for my daughters. I’m worried about the planet,” says Michelle Montjoy, one of the artists behind To Do: A Mending Project. It’s a month-long residency involving dozens of free workshops and community “mending” times. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

"Ever since I was a kid, I was totally into monsters,” says Sam Lopez. “Everything in my room was just all monsters. It was something I was really drawn to.” Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Beth Demmon

Opening Duck Foot wasn’t a romantic daydream that came to fruition after years of toiling over a homebrew system. Instead, it was born from something decidedly unlucky: co-founder and “head quack” Matt DelVecchio’s Celiac disease diagnosis. Read more

Final Draught


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

One thing we do badly in San Diego is preserve our history, particularly our culinary history. Lubach’s is no more and neither is Piret’s. Read more

The World Fare