October 31, 2018 Issue

Good news fellow depressives: Lucero is sad again! Read more

The Spotlight

Natasha Kozaily is arguably one of the most prolific and underrated musicians in San Diego. In addition to being the owner of the Kalabash School of Music + The Arts, she’s also the leader of the Kate Bush tribute group Baby Bushka. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

The upcoming election could have large implications for artists and musicians. This is especially true on a local level, as state and city legislators have the power to directly affect the lives and livelihoods of San Diego musicians. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Aries (March 21 - April 19): Remember: there’s no such thing as monsters. But with alligators that weigh a thousand pounds you really gotta ask yourself: what’s the difference? Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo courtesy of March and Ash

Blake Marchand, CEO of March and Ash, says his dispensary’s setup emphasizes education with help from “cannabis concierges.” Read more


Thank you for the Oct. 24 issue [“Short term stupidity, part deux”]!  There is one Airbnb in our neighborhood locally. Read more

Letters to the Editor

For those who missed picking up our election endorsements issue, here’s a quick cheat sheet for those who still love the feeling of heading to the polls on election day. Read more

From the Editor


Photo courtesy of Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congress

While the past months have been exhaustingly busy for the first-time candidate, something which is apparent from our interview, he is not slowing down anytime soon. Read more


Since it’s still the age of false equivalence—where anti-blackness campaigns once again masquerade as mere social commentary and debate—I think it’s a good time for a chat. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity 1 Comments

If Argento reveled in quick slice-and-dice close-ups, Guadagnino stretches out sequences of violence so that every destructive detail can be uncomfortably documented. Read more


After just two features, filmmaker Marielle Heller has already spent considerable energy exploring the social and economic dilemmas of women. Read more



Photo by Horatio Hamlet

The Cleveland band’s new album, Last Building Burning, sounds like a return to form so this show should provide some killer riffs. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Quasi Studios

In Tanya Saracho’s play, Fade, the unlikely friendship between a conflicted TV-show writer (Lucia) and a janitor (Abel) makes for numerous significant transitions. Read more


Checkpoint is a difficult book that challenges the notion of good versus evil. In Albahari’s view of war, there is no honor; only fear and indiscriminate bloodshed that passes for revenge. Read more

The Floating Library


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“When we recorded the soundtrack, Dario Argento asked us to write the music to always feel that the witches are there,” Simonetti says. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

"Who would win in a fight? A shark or a bear?” That’s one of the many questions asked of scientists at Two Scientists Walk into a Bar, a quarterly event coordinated by the Fleet Science Center. Read more



Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

Johanna Beyer, one of the first women to experiment with electronic instruments, died in 1944, long before her work garnered much attention. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Emily Torres

Poetry can be musical and music can often be poetic. Still, when someone tries to combine the two, the results aren’t always Bob Dylan or Gil Scott-Heron. But sometimes it works. Read more

Short List Event Picks

San Diego’s history of hosting major league sports is that of disloyal, if not corrupt, ownership and mind-numbing mediocrity on the field or court. Read more

Sordid Tales 7 Comments

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

And just as there’s plenty of history to explore when it comes to the origins of the fish taco, part of Tacos Marco Antonio’s charm is its history. Read more

The World Fare