February 27, 2019 Issue


Photo by Paul Husband

There are bands and artists that I wish I’d discovered when I was young. I feel if I had heard the music of Low when I was still in my teens, I might be a different person today. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Playwright Dave Harris’ journey to the highly prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays might have begun when he was a seventh grader back in West Philadelphia. Read more



Photo by John R. Lamb

David Silverman, the local director of operations for DecoBike, said the unregulated explosion of competition has definitely had an impact. Read more

Spin Cycle

Bravo to Maura Fox’s report on healthcare for migrants always uncertain [“Living in Uncertainty,” News, Feb. 20]. Read more

Letters to the Editor

We encourage readers to write letters or, if they prefer, to continue to tweet to the publisher, the Editorial and Opinion Director (Matt Hall) or to Breen himself to let them know just how disappointing this was to them. Read more

From the Editor

By now, everyone has hopefully seen the video of Senator Dianne Feinstein going full Andy Rooney aggro on a bunch of Sunrise Movement kids who just want to live on a planet that doesn’t, you know, burn them alive. Read more

From the Editor

When a massive group of classmates came running toward her like a swarm of locusts last Friday, my 13-year-old daughter thought she was going to die. Read more

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Blurred lines are Greta’s specialty. The gaps between companionship and obsession, kindness and guile, trust and doubt are much thinner than most like to admit. Read more


Ruben Brandt, Collector is itself a manic compiler of iconography, archetypes, and symbols that have obviously haunted the director for decades. Read more


Most records are only as valuable as the joy they bring when someone listens to them. That’s probably the lamest Hallmark sentence I’ve ever written, but it’s the truth. Read more

Black Gold

Pisces… as if… You don’t deserve a horoscope unless you’re Rihanna. If you’re Rihanna, you can DM me for the horoscope. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Image courtesy of White Fox Medicinals

On any given day, my email inbox will contain at least 10 press releases for something involving or containing cannabidiol—the cannabis compound more colloquially known as CBD. Read more


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Photo by Molly Matalon

haron Van Etten took nearly five years to release her new album, Remind Me Tomorrow, and it was worth the wait. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Aaron Rumley

Germany’s only occupation of the British Isles during World War II was of the Channel Islands, which included Guernsey off the coast of Normandy. Read more


The inaugural Centering the Margins: Conversations with Writers of Color conference did not come about easily, but co-organizer Marc Chery has no doubt that such a conference needed to happen. Read more

Short List Event Picks


All photos by Ryan Bradford

“You just made a nonsentient object jizz!” I finally say. Never in my life did I ever think I’d be saying that into a microphone on Valentine’s Day. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Make no mistake, Monzù is all about the pasta. In addition to the restaurant, they sell their pasta. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Ian Ward

The history of rum is equal parts advantageous, horrifying and intriguing. It is, in essence, the history of the Americas as we know it. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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Photo by Beth Demmon

13 Point is Lemon Grove’s first (and only) independent brewery to date. Acting as the gateway into the artisan beer scene in a virgin area is a significant responsibility Read more

Final Draught