April 10, 2019 Issue


Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

It’s true that Schuette’s paintings may have something in common with 19th Century painters such as John Martin, Frederic Edwin Church and Caspar David Friedrich, but they also incorporate elements of Surrealism, Romanticism, Cotopaxi and even Lumini Read more



Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Alice Carter’s father is dead, just hours after their last conversation. It was a bitter, angry discussion and, in the 16-year-old girl’s shock and torment, she blames herself. Read more


No, I’m not talking about Bernie Bros or New England Patriots fans. I’m talking about cat people. Dear Universe, what is it with the cat people? Read more

Backwards & in High Heels


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

When it comes to the elusive search for an affordable housing formula that everyone can embrace, San Diego’s penchant for fits and starts is legendary. Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments

We certainly cannot count on our so-called “president” who has repeatedly stoked the fires of racial and religious prejudice among our citizenry. Read more

Letters to the Editor

For those who missed it, Maienschein switched from Republican to the Democratic party just as the new Assembly session was set to begin. Read more

From the Editor

Aries (March 21 - April 19): This week, forget everything you thought you knew about the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae in Arcadia. For most people, this will be easy. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

“You think they’d let me work at a record store and not know who Zeppelin is?” I asked this despite the fact that I wanted to bewilder him by asking, “Is that Puff Daddy’s backing band on the song ‘Come With Me’ from the Godzilla soundtrack?” Read more

Black Gold 1 Comments

In the year of our lord, 2019, Raffi is pissed. Read more

The Spotlight

It’s not even about losing weight, getting stronger or feeling mentally healthy—the punch card is proof that I can be better than someone else. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Adele Stratton

Dogs have the same endocannabinoid system that humans do, so if one understands how CBD affects humans, it’s a short leap to understanding how it can also help our furry friends. Read more


Right there in its title, Sorry Angel confesses the disappointment, grief and loss that will be an inevitable part of its DNA. Read more


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Photo by Tracey Ng

PLAN A: Panther Modern, Some Ember, DJ Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop. Panther Modern doesn’t have much music on the web, but we do know it’s the new solo project from Sextile’s Brady Keehn. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Nikki Cells

A quick listen to Mdou Moctar’s outstanding new album, Ilana (The Creator), and it’s evident that the West African guitarist draws heavily from the “desert blues” roots of Tuareg guitar bands, such as the legendary Tinariwen from Mali. Read more

Music Feature


Photo courtesy of San Diego Museum of Art

IG influencers may have ruined the otherwise beautiful tradition of the wildflower Super Bloom, but San Diego has it’s own spring tradition in the form of Art Alive Read more

Short List Event Picks

Whether audiences view notorious white supremacist and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as a vile proprietor of hate or a conservative demigod, The Brink probably won’t change any minds. Read more


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Image courtesy of the The Lost Abbey

People thirsty for both beer and drama are prepping for Duck Duck Gooze Day, which happens April 15. Read more

Final Draught

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

When I heard the new all-you-can-eat sushi spot, Little Sakana Sushi Bar & Grill (8270-E Mira Mesa Blvd.), was landing in Mira Mesa, I knew I had to go. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Ian Ward

Recently, I was at Clara in Carlsbad (300 Carlsbad Village Drive Ste. 213) and, with spring upon us, I was incredibly excited to see the description of their Rosa Palermo cocktail on the menu. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene