February 13, 2019 Issue


Photo by Jackie Bryant

I have never had cancer, and I am certainly not a doctor, but navigating the world of weed? That I can do. Read more


Every year, the Oscars and its preceding awards season gauntlet produces celebratory highs, cringe-worthy lows and many momentum swings. Read more



Photo by Aaryn Belfer

It’s time for an update on my Bubble Boi, my lemon puppy, my now-nine-month-old labradoodle doggie named KEVIN!!!. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Asking the stranger next to you to watch your things when you go to the bathroom never has any impact on what happens next, but sometimes it helps to pretend. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by John R. Lamb

Well, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer can’t say he didn’t ask for it. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo via J Gallone / iStockphoto

And while it’s fun to pretend the past two years didn’t really happen, to deny it only serves as a convenient excuse to keep burying our progressive heads in the sand. Read more

From the Editor 7 Comments


Photo by Daniella Feijóo

Some may say The Marías are quite literally a product of true love. They wouldn’t be wrong. Read more

Music Feature

Really though, this is a pretty cool show. It features three old-school metal singers (Ripper, along with Sean Peck and Harry Conklin) combining forces like some kind of heavy metal Voltron. Read more

The Spotlight

Estate sales are the ultimate tease. They show a little leg when the estate sale organizers start posting delectable photographs of the contents on the website weeks in advance. Read more

Black Gold


Photo by Simpatika

In Diversionary Theatre’s world-premiere presentation of Miranda Rose Hall’s The Hour of Great Mercy, the shadow of death darkens the already limited daylight in the fictitious town of Bethlehem, Alaska. Read more



Image courtesy of the artist

It makes sense that Valentine’s week would be filled with romantically themed art events and openings. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Lauren Spear

Ron Gallo is a total weirdo, but we mean that in the most complimentary way possible. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Ryan Bradford

My voice raises an octave in relation to how small each new discovery is, and pretty soon my voice is so high that it’d send dogs into hysterical howls if any were nearby. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth

Visually, much of Alita: Battle Angel is predictably vibrant and dense with specific mechanical and physical details. Read more


Apparently, Never Look Away is loosely based on the life of painter Gerhard Richter, who has gone on record chastising the film’s gross manipulation of his biography. With something this tedious, it’s easy to see why he’s so pissed off. Read more



Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Ryoma claims to make “Sapporo-style ramen.” That generally means miso ramen with thick, robust noodles. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Beth Demmon

The New Zealand-inspired brewpub is a mammoth undertaking; the two-story, 10,500 square foot space now dominates the intersection of Park and Madison. Read more

Final Draught


Photo by Ian Ward

Not only is the Cordova a bar, but it’s a damn good and sexy one. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene