September 19, 2018 Issue


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Among the questions confronting Bobby—the likable bar-band hero of the Huey Lewis and the News-inspired jukebox musical, The Heart of Rock & Roll—is if it really is hip to be square? Read more


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Each of her four “ecologies” find root in the car as both a form of access and a literal vehicle by which we experience them: Beaches, Freeways, Sub/Urban and Border. Read more



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Many political podcasts have popped up since the 2016 election, and Mueller, She Wrote is unique in the regard that it aims to help listeners navigate the intricate roads of the Trump-Russia investigation. Read more



Photo by Seth Combs

This incident, where I witnessed a helmetless man strike a vehicle on an East Village street, happened a few weeks ago. He didn’t die, but he did hit his head so hard against the street that blood gushed out. Read more

From the Editor

Seth Combs’ comments about the U.S. Open went from ignorant to inaccurate to preposterous [“When a loss is really a win,” Sept. 12 Read more

Letters to the Editor

I have a chronic condition that likes to rear its head and wreak havoc on my life a few times a month. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity


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It’s no secret that getting a piece of land in California is no easy feat, and San Diego real estate professionals say it’s even harder for cannabis entrepreneurs. Read more


At its core, Blaze (opening Friday, Sept. 21, at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas) portrays unchecked regret with yearning soulfulness best signified by the fable of the songbird that croaks while performing for an uncaring bullfrog. Read more


Nothing scares a domineering man quite like a strong woman. This is why almost all of Lizzie Borden’s (Chloë Sevigny) interactions with her wealthy father Andrew (Jamey Sheridan) and seedy uncle-in-law John Morse (Denis O’Hare) are so contentious. Read more



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This week I’m devoting some space in this column to some of the albums and EPs to look forward to from underground and indie artists in San Diego. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Within the first minute of “Circle,” the leadoff track from new album Vol. II, the band set themselves apart as something epic and heroic. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

I love Eleanor Friedberger’s solo stuff. It feels timeless, like Beach Boys pop with a little goth and Fiery Furnaces experimentation peppered in. Read more

The Spotlight


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Glasgow’s Chvrches have released three albums’ worth of tuneful, richly produced synth-pop, and I’m a sucker for it. Read more

If I Were U


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We’re not shy when it comes to recommending events in Baja on these pages. At the end of the day, we want San Diegans to get to know Mexico and the rich arts, design and culinary scenes that have popped up all over the country. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Leonard Gardner’s Fat City was published in 1969 and recently reissued by the New York Review of Books. The book is about a pair of boxers in Stockton, California. One is on his way up; the other the way down, but even when they win, they lose. Read more

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Your life can be filled with nothing but joy so long as you take extreme pleasure in being judgmental and harboring secret resentments. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


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Is it me or have a whole-helluva-lotta people been talking about implementing laws against hate speech lately? A Read more

Sordid Tales


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It’s no secret that men have dominated the craft beer scene since its inception, but recent studies have touted the rising number of women in the industry. Read more

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