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

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

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The rain storms seems to be unrelenting these days, but ask anyone who went to go check out the wildflowers this past weekend and they’ll say the rains have sprouted a colorful bloom the likes of which they’ve never seen before. Read more

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We’ve been fans of Berlin-based singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou since hearing her song “She” in Bombshell: The Heady Lamarr Story, but her new album, Paper Castles, seems destined to be her breakout. Read more

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We only received 77 submissions last year, which was a little scary, but I’m happy to report we received nearly 120 this year (almost a new record). As has always been the case with this issue, the review process was completely luck of the draw. Read more

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March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. And while there are certainly plenty of events over the next month for women to celebrate. Read more

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We can’t readily tell you to check out Black Midi’s music online because, well, there isn’t any. Read more

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Photo by Molly Matalon

haron Van Etten took nearly five years to release her new album, Remind Me Tomorrow, and it was worth the wait. Read more

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The inaugural Centering the Margins: Conversations with Writers of Color conference did not come about easily, but co-organizer Marc Chery has no doubt that such a conference needed to happen. Read more

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How’s your Black History Month going? Read more

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It probably goes without saying that Cannibal Corpse’s music is not for everyone. After all, a critic once described their music as “if vomit were a movie, this would be the soundtrack.” Read more

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It makes sense that Valentine’s week would be filled with romantically themed art events and openings. Read more

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Ron Gallo is a total weirdo, but we mean that in the most complimentary way possible. Read more

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Nothing says love like Bird scooters, Stephen Miller and racist MAGA kids Read more

Love and Sex Issue

Whether it’s the first date or the 50th date, Valentine’s Day plans can be tricky. Read more

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This is a really great lineup of under-the-radar hip hop acts. Fresno MC Fashawn’s 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, remains an underground masterpiece, while Albany, Georgia rapper Cantrell seems destined to make waves with the Soundcloud rap crowd. Read more

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As much as we’d love to hate on Travis Scott for being with Kylie Jenner and being a Super Bowl sellout, it’s hard to deny bangers like “SICKO MODE” and “goosebumps.” Read more

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Galleries come and go, but for The Studio Door, there seems to be a happy ending. They’ll be celebrating this fact with a grand opening that includes an open house and pop-up exhibition on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 7 p.m. Read more

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Billed as the “Ruby Celebration” tour, Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy and bassist David J have reunited for the beloved goth-rock band’s 40th anniversary. Read more

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Could it be that all this time we’ve lived in San Diego, we never noticed that the beginning of the year seems to be prime time for carnivals and circuses? Read more

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