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Certainly in Spin Cycle’s lifetime, you would be hard pressed to find an election season as angstridden, sound-bit and crap-filled as the current model. If our elected leaders of tomorrow are truly a reflection of society, then society is h... more

Spin Cycle

What if I told you that the best of these new books chronicles the highs and lows of the band NOFX? Yes, NOFX. The band responsible for songs such as “My Vagina” and “Don’t Call Me White” and albums titled Heavy Petting Zoo and White Trash,... more

The Floating Library

Poetry often goes by the wayside when it comes to local arts. Don't get us wrong; there's a thriving and active spoken word scene in San Diego, with weekly readings and open-mics in coffeehouses, restaurants and bars all over the county. more

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Everybody’s angry. I’m angry, you’re angry, your dog’s angry—angry, angry, angry. The media pundits cite this rage for the popularity of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two politicians who appeal to emotions with lofty, idealistic pro... more

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Yo La Tengo just might be the best cover band in America. There’s just one catch: They’re not actually a cover band. For 31 years, the Hoboken, New Jersey, band has been steadily amassing a sizable catalog of wonderfully fuzzy indie rock. more

Music Feature

Promposals are elaborate efforts by high school kids that squander time and money just to ask each other to prom. It's a silly, saccharine-sweet, self-indulgent fad. And it's one more example of the Selfie Generation's need to prove that li... more

From the Editor

On initial impression, the surroundings at Kearny Mesa's Halmouny didn't really inspire rapture, but I hoped that the food would. Not much had changed since the previous tenant, a Rice King, had closed shop. more

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