April 24, 2019 Issue


Photo by Jackie Bryant

For those who’ve never been to a cannabis grow, pictures don’t do the experience justice. Read more


New York-based filmmaker Alex Ross Perry has spent the last decade making slow-moving tragedies about characters in complete denial and suffering from crippling psychological neuroses. Read more


'Little Woods,' the debut feature from writer/director Nia DaCosta, takes place in a small North Dakota border town where citizens suffer from myriad hardships. Read more



Photo by Daren Scott

From the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink department comes New Village Arts Theatre’s The Servant of Two Masters. Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

To put it more simply, Mayor Kevin Faulconer sees the clock ticking down on his mad search for a legacy other than Hepatitis A, the Bolts bolting and potholes the size of moon craters. Read more

Spin Cycle

Five in the morning is the time my alarm goes off on Saturday, causing me a fleeting moment of Tourette’s and a more sustained moment of self-loathing. I used to casually go to the swap meet whenever I’d wake up—maybe 7 or 7:30 a.m. Read more

Black Gold

“You’re holding up the line!” he yelled. It was classic, uppity white guy behavior. Chilli didn’t seem bothered. Read more

The Spotlight


Illustrations by Carolyn Ramos

Now is a great time to incorporate new, healthy habits into your routine. For example, you should accept that the mailman is not trying to rob your house and stop barking at him like a dog. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo via Flickr Commons / Mark Dixon

When I was at my favorite bar this past weekend, I listened (rather, eavesdropped) as two Bernie bros waxed philosophical about how all the Democratic primary candidates for president were so disappointing. Read more

From the Editor 8 Comments



I assume the only reason people like mayonnaise is because they prefer their food to have that past-its-expiration-date taste. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward 1 Comments

It has become abundantly clear that the time for impeachment is upon us. Attorney General Bill Barr wants you to believe him and not your lyin' eyes. Such a fucking bunch of bull. But even the redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller... Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments


Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Julian Klincewicz is only 23 years old, but he’s already achieved huge success as an artist and videographer. Known for his dreamlike, lo-fi shooting style, he’s traveled to iconic locales like New York, Moscow, Paris and Tokyo Read more

Features 3 Comments


Courtesy of High Road Touring

Back in the day, when I was a baby and basic bruja, I cast half-assed and dangerous spells. I flung and splattered my energy about, my ego convincing me that the powers I was getting to know came from within me instead of working through me. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

One of the more heartwarming local stories was when, earlier this year, a group of independent bookstore employees and owners stepped up to oversee The Book Catapult in South Park when co-owner Seth Marko needed immediate open-heart surgery. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

The dish started with the familiar: a comforting crunch and a flavor not entirely unlike that of French fries. But that didn’t last long. As my teeth sank into the interior, I became lost. Was it meaty or crunchy? Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Beth Demmon

"I am a subtlety kind of guy,” explains Dan Enjem, head brewer at Pacific Beach AleHouse. “I don’t put a bunch of stuff in my beers.” Read more

Final Draught