October 30, 2019 Issue

Edwin Decker is not a licensed therapist or psychologist. In fact, his only qualification—other than that he thinks he knows everything—is the 25-plus years he spent behind the bar listening to the liver-aching of desperados and dipsomaniacs. Read more

News & Opinion

As California’s homelessness and affordable housing crisis worsens, Nextdoor is a case study in how digital networks intended to encourage unity can reflect and intensify clashes over local issues. Read more

News 2 Comments

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Few have a culinary map of China in their head and even many who do know relatively little about the food of Western China where this Asian country crashes into the Middle East. Enter Ma’s House in Clairemont. Read more

The World Fare

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San Diego Beer Week kicks off across the county this Friday, spanning more than 500 events over 10 days. Read more

Wort Mentioning

From Matt & Kim to a local donut festival, check out these 15 local events this week. Read more

Short List Event Picks

Here are our picks this week in the areas of art, books, comedy, film, food and drink, music, performance and more. Read more

Short List Event Picks

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Photo by Nikko LaMere

Fans can catch Sleater-Kinney’s tour at the Observatory North Park on Tuesday, November 12. The band’s setlist—expanded in recent shows—has featured nearly 30 songs including the entire new album, “Animal” and plenty of older cuts. Read more

Music Feature

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Photo by Miranda Hird

The trio, which kicks off its tour in San Diego on November 3, dubbed the tour “Back Here” and believes now is the time for BBMAK once again. Read more

Music Feature


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Cheat Codes is working on a single that should be released in December. The trio is working on its debut album, which will showcase its musical range. It plays Parq Restaurant & Nightclub on Thursday, October 31. Read more

Music Feature


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Cannabis and bath products were practically made for one another. Read more



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With “Jojo Rabbit,” a brazenly reflexive satire set during the Nazi Reich’s final days, director Taika Waititi tries his hardest to find the funny in fascism. Mostly, he fails miserably. Read more

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Deftones is returning to San Diego to headline Dia De Los Deftones on Saturday, November 2, at Petco Park’s Park at the Park. Others on the bill are Chvrches, Gojira, Megan the Stallion, Jpegmafia, Hum, Youth Code and Brutus. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Karli Cadel Photography

Love is happy, love is sad. Love is sad, love is happy. This is the rotating sensibility of Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years,” a musical chronicle of a relationship (and subsequent marriage) based on his own that soured. Read more