May 1, 2019 Issue

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Photos courtesy of the La Jolla Playhouse

Projects by two UC San Diego MFA graduates—as well as a collaboration between writer-musician Kyle Jarrow, DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh and skateboarding icon Tony Hawk—highlight La Jolla Playhouse’s seventh DNA New Work Series. Read more



Photo courtesy of Centro Cultural de la Raza’s Arts Advisory Committee

Just a few months ago, volunteers with the Centro Cultural de la Raza showed up in their best cleaning attire to give the historical space a limpia. Read more

Seen Local


Photo by Horacio Jones

Torero is speaking on the acquisition by the Library of Congress of 20 of his paintings, drawings and posters which will be added to the Library’s permanent collection. Read more

Seen Local

Within the past several years, California has attempted to offer relief to individuals with convictions for low-level crimes such as cannabis possession. Read more



Collage by Carolyn Ramos

Prince’s death in 2016 was more worrying to me than it was saddening. Sure, there was some initial shock, but my main concern was what would happen next. Read more

Music Feature


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As sad as it is to say, white supremacist and anti-Semitic terrorist attacks, like the one that occurred at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on Saturday morning, have become all too commonplace. Read more

From the Editor 1 Comments


Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Rice and her boyfriend have been staying for a month at a “safe parking lot” run by the nonprofit Dreams for Change since becoming homeless in March. Read more



Illustrations by Carolyn Ramos

Aries (March 21 - April 19): You ever just sit on a bench? Years can go by and, just like that, you realize you haven’t sat on a bench in that whole time. Don’t let that happen to you. Sit on a bench somewhere. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

It’s an odd experience to listen to ska in the year 2019. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Jenna Arce

Two South Bay friends, Daniel Peña and Aaron Sillas, are on a mission to change San Diego’s party culture one underground rave at a time. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

I’m ready for Chromatics to rip my simple synth-loving heart out. Read more

The Spotlight

I’ve spent some time recently dealing with the continuous obstacles of getting a seat at the table in influential industries, as well as the paycheck that’s supposed to come with that shit. Read more

A Side-Eye of Sanity

The point Aaryn, is that you’re painting a large and diverse group of people with the same brush, the very trait you so adamantly criticize in hate mongers. Read more

Letters to the Editor


PHoto by Matt Wignall

Like Ani Difranco and Liz Phair before her, Lauren Ruth Ward creates empowering and vulnerable folk and indie-rock that is anchored by her heavenly wails. Read more

If I Were U

Since being officially sentenced to house arrest and banned from making films by the Iranian government in 2011, Jafar Panahi has nevertheless reinvented modern political cinema. Read more



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Sorry, but I will never stop using the OK sign. And I don’t even use the damn thing! Read more

Sordid Tales 2 Comments

Since African cinema so rarely makes its way to the U.S., let alone San Diego, the local release of Rafiki feels like an important opportunity for audiences to get out of their comfort zone. Read more


Although I steeled myself for a science-fiction story written by someone who apparently has never read Asimov or seen Blade Runner, I wasn’t prepared for the mostly predictable and surprisingly provincial story that McEwan cooked up. Read more

The Floating Library


Photo by Jim Carmody

San Diego Repertory Theatre’s production of Sweat, directed by Sam Woodhouse, is fiery and formidable, an impeccably-acted, two-plus hours that never relents in its intensity. Read more



Photo courtesy of San Diego Council on Literacy

We generally reserve this space for one event, but it’s not often that two of our favorite culinary happenings take place on the exact same day. Read more

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