July 10, 2019 Issue

I’m a bit of a cynic, but I earned my worldview the hard way. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity

Queen’s Circle: Cruising Oral Histories of Balboa Park (Burn All Books) is a new collection of essays and interviews. Read more

Seen Local


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Before the start of her residency at After 1920, an art program in South Park, curator Elizabeth Rooklidge says that she felt creatively burnt out. Read more

Seen Local


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Before she was a self-sufficient independent musician, Snow Tha Product spent seven years on a high-powered major label, Atlantic Records. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Lips San Diego is celebrating its 20 year anniversary in San Diego since first opening in Bankers Hill, and then moving to North Park 12 years ago. Read more



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But with the exception of Duncan Hunter in the 50th District, San Diego’s five Congressional races haven’t been getting a lot of attention. Read more


Drug Hunt are no strangers to heaviness, and within the first track of their EP, it becomes clear that the music can carry whatever weighty conceit they stack on top of it. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Tayo Oyekan

The title of Jackie Mendoza’s recently released solo EP, LuvHz, manages to be both a misnomer and a clear designation. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Jackie Bryant

A terpene is an aromatic hydrocarbon that naturally occurs in the essential oils of many plants and other organisms, like certain insects. Read more


This is an all too often told story of how the arts are pushed out of our priority in our communities [“Another reason to survive,” Arts & Culture, June 19]. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Years from now, we may look back at Pride 2019 as the year we all woke up to the corporate homogenization of the movement. Read more

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The controversy surrounding the Straight Pride Parade in Boston got me thinking. I mean, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of who you are, be it gay, queer, bi, fluid, furry-sexual or straight. Read more

Sordid Tales


Photo by Quique Cabanillas

Halfway through the day, Dávila 666 took the stage. I hadn’t heard of them at the time, but after that show, I’ll never forget them. Read more

The Spotlight

Reygadas is known for intimately challenging and visually striking films (Silent Light and Post Tenebras Lux, for example) that use duration to expand upon the nuances of emotional disconnections. Read more


The acclaimed writer of Beloved and Nobel Prize winner has been defying the traditions fortified by a largely male literary world ever since her debut novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. Read more


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Photo by Carlos Juica

Local band No Knife have been playing on and off for nearly two decades, but their combination of punk, hardcore and math-rock still manages to sound fresh after all these years. Read more

If I Were U


Illustrations by Carolyn Ramos

Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Is it better to carry the tray you know you can balance, or try to show off and end up with shattered porcelain all over the floor? Read more

Astrologically Unsound

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Photo by Jim Carmody

The Luckiest, now playing at La Jolla Playhouse, is neither morbid nor overly sentimental in spite of its subject matter. Read more


Juliet the Maniac is a howl of despair, but one that needs to be heard in order to understand afflictions such as depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. Read more

The Floating Library


Photo courtesy of San Diego Pride

Now is not the time to get complacent. With a decidedly conservative Supreme Court and a Trump administration attempting to curtail the rights of LGBTQ citizens, it’s important for the community to not only celebrate our accomplishments. Read more

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