March 20, 2019 Issue

Michael James Armstrong is one of the greatest working artists in San Diego. His latest exhibition, Line & Fuzz, which runs through April 13 at Quint Gallery in Bay Ho. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

It’s been a year since Pita Verdin stood before the City Council pleading with them to vote against opening a homeless storage facility in her neighborhood. Read more



Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

"I went to sleep crying and woke up without an alarm—really just startled because I knew I was going to send my girls to a school that is housed in a Mosque.” Read more

From the Editor


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For many readers, it’s likely a situation that has become more and more commonplace in our daily lives. A relative, an acquaintance, even a friend says something that’s highly problematic. Read more

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Near the end of this Spin Cycle [“The dimming of Mara Elliott,” March 13] there is reference to Discover Bike (née DecoBike) and its contract with the city Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photos by Michael Gardiner

It began with a few conversations, almost hushed, amongst industry types. “Michelin inspectors have been spotted in L.A.” Read more


At the very end of “High Costa Living,” the blistering blast of funk that opens drummer Jake Najor’s debut long-player, singer Mixmaster Wolf mutters what could be a bit of a mantra for the rest of the album saying simply, “something like that.” Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Erica Joan

The ghost of controversial rapper XXXTentacion has come to haunt a local band. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo courtesy of Living Coast Discovery Center

The Living Coast Discovery Center (1000 Gunpowder Point Drive) has long been one of San Diego County’s most underrated gems. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Marco Cappannini

Five years went by between Be Forest’s last album and their most recent, Knocturne. To hear lead singer Costanza Delle Rose tell it, a lot happened in that span of time. Read more

Music Feature

"I’m pretty sure the most effective treatment for her migraines is going to have THC in it.” And with that comment to my mother from my neurologist, my dreams of working for the Justice Department died a swift death. I was 12 years old. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity

Mom, I just want to say I am grateful to have been raised by you (and dad). You taught me so many things. You taught me that life isn’t fair; to take responsibility for my actions and always lock the door when playing board games. Read more

Sordid Tales

Dragged Against Concrete is a film of flawed partnerships that nevertheless gives people a sense of solidarity in a time when they feel none otherwise exists. Read more


Twitchy and confrontational, Eisenberg often feels like he’s playing a foul-mouthed version of his role as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. Read more



Photo by Ken Jacques

For a show with a limited premise—harried Brits forced to stand in for some Yankees singing cowboy ditties—Chaps! packs plenty into just under two hours. Read more


I always like to make a gesture toward St. Patrick’s Day and make a point of reading or re-reading Irish literature from the 20th and 21st centuries. Read more

The Floating Library

Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Everyone has interior lives just like you. Well, not just like you. Not everybody is thinking about you all day long. That’s not what I meant. Don’t read it that way. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Alfonso de Alba

We are utterly charmed by the indie-pop of Massachusetts trio And the Kids. Read more

If I Were U


Michael A. Gardiner

It’s a legend that sounds like the basis for a religion or, at the very least, a very cool rock song: an astral projecting nun, who spent her entire life in a Spanish convent, was the first to record the recipe for chili. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Alec Stanley

Rock is a tricky business. For every act that breaks through, there are hundreds of thousands of bands and artists that fade away into obscurity. Read more

The Spotlight