February 6, 2019 Issue

Nothing says love like Bird scooters, Stephen Miller and racist MAGA kids Read more

Love and Sex Issue


Photo by Scott Larson

Welcome to Emo Nite San Diego, one of the many local club nights devoted to playing the somewhat obscure subgenre of indie-rock. All around me, young people are mulling about. Read more

Love and Sex Issue


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For stoners looking to get off the couch and into the world come date night, cannabis-infused dinners are an excellent idea. Read more


Scene building in the BDSM community is not about developing relatable characters with a full narrative arc ahead of them. It’s laying out expectations, boundaries and, most importantly, consent. Read more

Love and Sex Issue 1 Comments


Photos by Brian Strauss

I’m not saying porn will ever stop being titillating, but can it ever really feel new? Augmented reality (AR) porn seems to be the industry’s answer to this conundrum (cumundrum? Sorry.). Read more

Love and Sex Issue


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Dancers have been traditionally paid as independent contractors by clubs. However, a California Supreme Court decision in a civil lawsuit has inadvertently set a new standard for whether or not certain workers can be paid as independent contractors. Read more

News 4 Comments

The only way these insensitive and heartless attitudes on the issues of migrants seeking asylum and homelessness in our city and county governments will change is for the voters to make their voices heard on this! Read more

Letters to the Editor


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Whether or not Trump decides to use his executive powers to declare a state of emergency, now or in the future, California state lawmakers also see the writing on the wall. Read more

From the Editor 1 Comments


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From the jump, Genitorturers were a DIY juggernaut. They practiced in the basement of a campus chapel, thanks to a cool professor who gave them the key. Read more

Music Feature

I must say, I am impressed. The way you triggered thousands of people into attacking those Covington kids after only viewing a short video clip is some of your best work. Read more

Sordid Tales 1 Comments


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According to Lucas Rohm and Brendan McCourt of local party-rockers Chugboat, more and more musicians have been straying from the reggae path in pursuit of other feel-good sounds. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Jay James released his debut LP, when all is said and done, in March of last year. Listening to it now, it’s hard not to kick myself. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


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There are a lot of reasons to dislike KISS—they’re outdated, cheesy, etc.—but there’s one, big, fat, over-the-hill reason to despise them: Gene Simmons. Read more

The Spotlight

My favorite January moment, however, came courtesy of rapper Cardi B. Weeks into the shutdown, Cardi B posted a video expressing her feelings about the situation. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity 3 Comments

The Shining Girls, a novel from South African writer Lauren Beukes, provides an antidote to the media storm around Bundy with a murderer who is repugnant both inside and out. Read more

The Floating Library


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Musings on the association between food, memories and emotions are nothing new. Nor are ruminations on death. Read more


Whether it’s the first date or the 50th date, Valentine’s Day plans can be tricky. Read more

Short List Event Picks


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This is a really great lineup of under-the-radar hip hop acts. Fresno MC Fashawn’s 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, remains an underground masterpiece, while Albany, Georgia rapper Cantrell seems destined to make waves with the Soundcloud rap crowd. Read more

If I Were U 1 Comments

Billed as a way to get the upper hand in your Oscar pool, the shorts programs nevertheless provide a unique showcase for new filmmaking talent. Read more

Film 1 Comments


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Using cannabis to enhance one’s sexual experience isn’t a new concept, but there sure are plenty of new products on the market to help people get down. Read more