May 22, 2019 Issue


Illustrations by Carolyn Ramos

Aries (March 21 - April 19): Practice moderation in all things this week, but particularly in forging cashier’s checks because you need to cool it until the FBI is off your trail. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Jim Cox

As is customary at the Globe, the sets are gorgeous, with Jason Sherwood designing the stage here. Read more



Photo by Alex Cobian

For anyone who’s ever wondered what growing up and living in Oceanside is like, it’d be difficult to find a better window into that life than rapper Dezzy Hollow’s latest album, Fireside. Read more

Music Feature


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Carl DeMaio is not a Game of Thrones fan. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo courtesy of Marni von Wilpert for City Council

Marni von Wilpert has all the requisite qualifications and qualities that Democratic and progressive voters love to see in a city council candidate. Read more


The [Poway] mayor’s statement denies the reality many of us have lived for decades: We experience things that remind us, almost daily, that we are indeed the “southern” part of California. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Seth Combs

Judging by the residents and concerned citizens that showed up to Tuesday’s meeting, this is one of the most divisive and contentious issues I’ve seen in quite a while. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Adam Kaz / iStockphoto

The San Diego eSports scene is just a small part of the growing popularity of eSports in the U.S. According to Newzoo, a gaming and eSports analytics company, the market revenue of eSports is set to exceed $1 billion in 2019. Read more



Photo courtesy of Laura Watson

There’s a growing Instagram and IRL subculture dedicated to changing the stigma on moms who toke up. Read more


If Kaili Blues hints at noir elements hiding beneath the surface, Bi’s brilliant follow-up, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, splashes them across the screen in cavernous interiors and vivid neon hues, ceaselessly dripping water. Read more


It’s hard to imagine Werner Herzog being a fanboy of anything, but Meeting Gorbachev proves he is more than capable of hero worship. Read more


We were having a pleasant conversation while I checked the condition of the records but as I gathered up a pile, she nonchalantly mentioned that Hillary Clinton had murdered someone in Colorado. Read more

Black Gold


Photo courtesy of Epitaph Records

Even if the album isn’t as smart as it pretends to be, there will never be songs as fierce as “New Noise” or “The Shape of Punk to Come.” Read more

The Spotlight


Photo by Eleanor Petry

The co-ed, multicultural punkers in Downtown Boys are critically lauded for a reason. Read more

If I Were U

These Christofacists, who enjoy endless supplies of Viagra courtesy of insurance companies, have their sights on my daughter’s uterus and generations of girls’ and women’s bodies. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels


CSA Images Getty Images/Vetta

I spend so much time worrying about the world these kids are going to grow up in—a world that’s expected to literally burn from the inside out within the next century—and it feels like simply existing is actually the least selfish thing I can do. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Tina Tallon of Salt Arts Documentation

PROJECT [BLANK] was founded by long-time collaborators, pianist Brendan Nguyen and mezzo-soprano singer Leslie Ann Leytham. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Societe Brewing Company

It’s no secret that craft beer drinkers can be high-maintenance consumers. It’s typical for fans to insist that breweries regularly brew flagship favorites, as well as fresh recipes, using the latest fad ingredients. Read more

Final Draught


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

When Schwob and Wise announced TRUST’s Mission Hills offspring, Fort Oak (1011 Fort Stockton Drive), the question for me was whether the son could surpass the father, so to speak. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Ian Ward

What really makes the cocktail come together is the undertones of cinnamon. It’s not dominant by any means, but really deepens the grapefruit notes. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene