July 31, 2019 Issue

Under these trying circumstances, At War is most interesting when it asks this question: Can compromise really be achieved when money supersedes people? Read more



All photos by Nichole Montanez

The youngest medical cannabis applicant in Colorado at the time, Charlotte had been suffering 300 grand mal seizures a day (think the violent kind that causes unconsciousness) and unable to walk, talk or eat. Read more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

In a memo that reverberated like a strike from Wonder Woman’s golden lasso, Barbara Bry declared that the city should hit the brakes on the popular e-scooter craze. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo by Seth Combs

It’s been a while since I’ve felt a sense of NIMBYism. In fact, the only time I’ve ever felt it was when the affluent, mostly white homebuyers began to snatch up all the properties in my neighborhood post-recession. Read more

From the Editor 4 Comments

Ed’s so well balanced as a human being that he makes me envious Read more

Letters to the Editor

Leo (July 23 - August 22): This week, resist whatever inclination you may have to let your sunglasses do the heavy lifting when it comes to expressing your personality. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

This was a dope 45 to find and, when lightning strikes, it’s totally worth nearly knocking an elderly man over to get where you need to be. Read more

Black Gold


Photo by Tim Ellis / Flickr commons

There were other tapes in my stepdad’s Chevy Blazer and I owned other Yankovic albums before and after, but none were as special to me as UHF. Read more

The Spotlight

Anyone can be a humanitarian. Just ask my friends Marie and Curtis. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels


Photo by Esmee Stewart

Every summer for the last 15 years or so, local writer Tammy Greenwood (who goes by the by name T. Greenwood) has driven to a rustic cabin 20 minutes from where she grew up in Vermont. Read more



Photo by Ken Jacques

Dogfight is one of the great underrated musicals of the 2000s. Read more


'David Crosby: Remember My Name' opens with the famous rock musician lamenting all the bad decisions he’s made over his nearly five decades in show business. Read more



Photo courtesy of A.A. Bondy

The first time I saw A.A. Bondy was in 1999 at The Casbah. Bondy, who was then going by Scott Bondy, was the frontman of the Birmingham, Alabama rock band Verbena. Read more

Music Feature

OTZI Tour photo by Kevin Brownforweb.jpg

Photo by Kevin Brown

Nothing beats a Black Star show, but we’ll take one-half of the iconic hip-hop duo any day of the week. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Beth Demmon

Everything about Black Market screams potential. Eastern San Diego lags when it comes to independent beer especially when compared to other areas of the city. Read more

Final Draught


Photo by Huy Hoang

The Yeezus Candle at WhipHand (935 J St.) in the Gaslamp: It’s a perfect example of Insta-worthy cocktail porn. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

If a city has a public market, it’s a good bet it’s a great place to get a bite to eat. In fact, those markets are usually crawling with great casual dining options. Read more

The World Fare

Tarantino has always been particularly fond of history’s bit players; the ones living in between fame and infamy. In the end, they are no less prone to embracing moments of selfishness, violence and brutality. Read more