August 7, 2019 Issue


Photo by Daren Scott

For those with long memories and silvering hair, 33/1/3—House of Dreams is a great big nostalgic hug. Read more



Illustrations by Carolyn Ramos

Leo (July 23 - August 22): If you can’t have enough confidence in your work that it speaks for itself, then at least have enough foolhardy bravado to bully people into pretending they “get it.” Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Jackie Bryant

When I’m not smoking weed and writing about it, I’m eating food and writing about it. So the fact that I’ve had this column for almost a full year and haven’t yet written about munchies is, frankly, unacceptable. Read more


I’m going to come out and say it: “Hey Jealousy” is the greatest song of the ’90s. Read more

The Spotlight


Photo courtesy of Martin Brando Villarreal

Two new documentary screenings from local artists are happening in August, both of which deal with music and the international community. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Alissa Maxwell

Club nights come and go, but Whistle Stop Bar (2236 Fern St.) in South Park is getting ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Britpop night, F#!kin’ in the Bushes, on Friday, Aug. 16. Read more

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Photo by Carlos Santolala

Aesthetically, Peck sees country music as a straight line to punk—the music he cut his teeth on as a young drummer. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Andrea Lopez-villafaña

Every month residents, property and business owners of District 8 meet to discuss the storage center for homeless citizens located in Logan Heights. One topic repeatedly arises: The center is drawing more homeless citizens into the area. Read more

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The disgusting and heinous acts that are being perpetrated on the most vulnerable among us by the current so-called “administration” are immoral. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Sugar was that part of the food pyramid our teachers always told us to avoid, which simply made it all the more enticing. Read more

Food Issue

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Photo by James Tran

When it comes to food, one of the subjects nearest and dearest to my heart is the fat category. Read more

Food Issue


Photos by Ryan Bradford

Chicken is only boring if it’s prepared that way, and there are lots of places in San Diego doing exciting things with this boid. Read more

Food Issue

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Photos by Michael A. Gardiner

Where Gary Hart had no such answer to the “where’s the beef?” question, our region has plenty. Read more

Food Issue


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Fruits are for chutneys, salad toppers and pastry fillers. And while they’re not often the show-stopping main attraction of haute cuisine, San Diego does have some creative ways to get a daily dose. Read more

Food Issue

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Photos by Julia Dixon Evans

Even though they’re everywhere, starches are a bit of a mystery. All starches are carbs but not all carbs are starches? Science, blah blah blah, all you need to know is that starches are delicious. Read more

Food Issue


Photos by Lara McCaffery

Vegetables are in the biggest section of the out-dated food pyramid but still integral to most diets. They’re ever so versatile but easy to label as boring. Read more

Food Issue

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Photos by Michael A. Gardiner

Once upon a time it was assumed that meat in slabular form would be at the center of nearly every plate. It was a big, hulking steak and sometimes a braised lamb shank or barbecued pork ribs. Read more

Food Issue

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Photo courtesy of Monzù Fresh Pasta

I’ve got good news and bad news: The bad news is that carbs, especially refined carbs, are still not very good for us. The good news is that most carb-heavy foods still taste so damn good. Read more

Food Issue

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Photos by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

The versatility of pork is astounding. It can be served in a taco, stuffed in a dumpling, placed between a bun or served cold. Read more

Food Issue


Photo by Seth Combs

Dairy is not a staple in my diet especially when it comes to milk in its original form. Sure, I like the occasional milk shake and some ice cream as much as the next person, but those seem more like dessert items, and we have a section for that. Read more

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