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Perry Vasquez: Collaborate Jul 31, 2015 The local artist, teacher and curator will discuss the importance of artistic collaboration at this CreativeMornings talk. 112 other events on Friday, July 31
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Tuesday, July 28,2015
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Inocente found

The star of an Oscar-winning documentary comes of age

By Kinsee Morlan
Inocente recently turned 21, but she's been doing adult-like things far longer. The intimate details of her difficult childhood are divulged in Inocente, a 40-minute documentary by filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine that aired on MTV in 2012 and won an Academy Award in 2013.
Tuesday, July 21,2015
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A renaissance on Logan Avenue

It’s taken a village to grow one block of this Barrio Logan thoroughfare into a thriving arts district

By Kinsee Morlan
Things have changed dramatically for this small block of Logan Avenue over the last few years. The arts spaces have attracted small businesses and, thanks largely to the ongoing Barrio Art Crawl events that invite outsiders in to explore art spaces throughout all of Barrio Logan, the block is slowly becoming recognized as one of San Diego's newest and most exciting emerging arts districts.
Tuesday, July 14,2015
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Transgender teen Ari Zelkind's happy boy-thday

Two months ago, San Diego native began his lifelong hormone therapy and is throwing a party to celebrate

By Jen Coburn
"Where's my penis?" That's the question three-year-old Arielle Zelkind kept asking while potty training. "I told her that she didn't have one because she's a girl," says mom, Edit Zelkind. "She told me I had it wrong, that she was actually a boy."
Wednesday, July 8,2015
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We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

From SuicideGirls and Walking Dead haunted houses to superhero art shows and Nerdist carnivals, there’s plenty to do without a pass.

By Seth Combs

 Comic-Con is certainly great, but getting a badge for the annual nerd mecca has become somewhat of a “promise us your first born”-type undertaking. One thing that’s been great about Con becoming such a coveted destination is there are now plenty of geeky destinations and events that don’t require patrons to show their passes.

Wednesday, July 8,2015
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Patrick Yurick: Many-hat man

The San Diego artist on MakingComics.com, “Hipster Picnic” and the curse of his comic-strip arm tattoo

By Kinsee Morlan
Everyone should be able to pick up comic-book making by tomorrow. So says Patrick Yurick, the San Diego artist and educator behind MakingComics.com, a project that provides free comicbook-making materials to the masses.
Tuesday, June 30,2015
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Kathleen Mitchell’s painful passion

Scalped in a freak accident, the glass artist isn’t letting fear crush her creativity

By Kinsee Morlan
Kathleen Mitchell pinned up her long hair, put on goggles and other protective gear and stepped up to her lathe, a beastly vintage German-made machine used for polishing, engraving and texturing. She leaned in slightly to inspect the glass vase she was shining and, in an instance, her hair fell from the clips...
Monday, June 15,2015
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TAGit lets you buy the clothes off their backs

App developed in San Diego gives users the opportunity to dress just like Sheldon Cooper

By Tiffany Fox
San Diegan Ana Bermudez has what she refers to as “a personal problem.” And she’s hoping her personal problem becomes your personal problem, too. 
Tuesday, June 9,2015
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Checking out, permanently

Cold, hard facts gleaned by networking with right-to-die activists

By Amy Wallen
Hemlock, a poisonous herb in the parsley family, is fatal. According to medical experts, the death is drawn out with painful convulsive gasping. Putting it in a tea probably won't do the job. 
Tuesday, June 2,2015
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San Diegans are heading to Tijuana to create new art, new spaces and new possibilities

The Peña brothers, PANCA, Dominic Paul Miller and Collective Magpie are invigorating the scene across the border

By Seth Combs
Daniel Peña was in a rut. The Chula Vista-raised photographer and video artist had moved to Tijuana a year and a half ago, but quickly became depressed.
Tuesday, May 26,2015
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Just the tip

Should we stick a fork in restaurant gratuities?

By Michael A. Gardiner
It's a ritual restaurant diners experience regularly: The bill arrives and it's time to calculate the tip. But how? Should it be 10, 15 or 20 percent? And a percentage on what: Before or after tax? What about wine?