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Photo courtesy of the San Diego Women’s March

By the time you read this, millions of women could be dealing with the reality that they will soon be without insurance. more

Jan 16, 2017 4:30 PM Short List Event Picks

Comic Lea DeLaria first made a name for herself as the first openly gay comedian to perform on late night, making an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1993. more

Jan 9, 2017 5:00 PM Short List Event Picks

Watching almost any film often requires the audience to take a leap of faith, but that doesn't mean we can't be skeptical. more

Jan 3, 2017 3:15 PM Short List Event Picks


Photo by Deborah Palter

For ten years, the SoundON Festival of Modern Music has been a go-to event for music lovers looking for something a little more experimental and edgy. more

Dec 27, 2016 1:10 PM Short List Event Picks


Photo by Ivan S Harris

While the San Diego hip-hop scene is decidedly under-the-radar both nationally and locally, Artistic has never stopped hustling to bring attention to local MCs, DJs and dancers. more

Dec 19, 2016 4:30 PM Short List Event Picks


Art by Andrew McGranahan

The dozen or so items in this guide are all available at local boutiques and stores, but even if readers don’t find a gift option here, we’re still of the opinion they’ll be able to find something unique and heartfelt in one of S.D.’s many indie stor more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Culture


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Women have made huge strides in what has historically been a male-dominated music scene. No matter the genre—from punk and country to rock and pop—females don't have much left to prove. more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks

Our favorite new books, apps, shows and other cultural tidbits to get you through the holiday. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features


Image courtesy of the artist

In visual art, the line is everything. It starts and completes the piece, and it intersects and interweaves all that is within. more

Nov 21, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks


Photo courtesy of Let’s Frolic Together

Halloween is over and the election is done, which can only mean that (oh, dear God!) it's time for the holiday season and all the soul-sucking, spirit-crushing materialism that comes with it. more

Nov 14, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks


Photo courtesy of San Diego Opera

The soldier is a fixture in opera. Whether it's Bernd Zimmermann's epic Die Soldaten or better-known productions such as Carmen and Turandot , a military presence is often a larger part of the story, more than just background dressing. more

Nov 7, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks


Photo by Art San Diego

"The intention was to pair international artists and galleries with the local scene to show people that our scene does stand out," Berchtold says. more

Oct 31, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks

Maybe it's our puritanical past, or just an innate desire to turn any random holiday into an excuse to dress up and get blitzed, but no country does Halloween like America. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks


Photo by Brandi Sebastian

These days, everyone is a photographer. When we did our annual Photo Contest earlier this year, it marked the first time we chose more Instagram photos than professional, fine art photography. more

Oct 17, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks

California’s K-12 schools and community colleges are in dire need of infrastructure improvements, but we don’t think this proposition adequately addresses the financial problem. The money would be delegated to schools on a first-come-first-... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor


Photos by Emily Corkery

We’ve long been proponents and promoters of a simple philosophy: San Diegans need to buy more art from local artists. End of story. Mic drop. more

Oct 10, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks


Photo courtesy of Society for Design Administration

The month-long Archtoberfest kicked off this past weekend with a cool party and a tour of the North Park business district. more

Oct 3, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks


Photo by Ursa Waz

The polls are looking a little bleak lately. Trump's numbers are rising in key swing states, and if you're a liberal, you've probably Googled "moving to Canada" once or twice over the last few weeks. more

Sep 26, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks


Photo Geoff Moore

Few book titles are as encapsulating as Keith Morris' new biography, My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor (Da Capo Press). more

Sep 19, 2016 12:00 AM Short List Event Picks