Issue: May 23, 2013

Thanks for reading this week's SN&R.

The feature this week: SN&R is proud to present the remarkable

finalists of the 2013 College Essay Contest. The winning essays

covered an impressive range of topics, from homelessness to chronic

illness, immigration to addiction.

Elsewhere in the issue: Cosmo Garvin and Nick Miller on paying for

the new Kings arena; Raheem F. Hosseini on the startling mortality

rates among minority youth; Jonathan Mendick on white musicians

playing reggae; Becky Grunewald on the recent Tyler, the Creator show

at Ace of Spades; Joey Garcia on lousy spouses; Jim Lane on Star Trek

Into Darkness; and more.