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Monday, December 29,2014
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego’s best art of 2014

Work that made a mark locally in the last year

By Kinsee Morlan and friends
For this look back at the most compelling art and exhibitions in San Diego during the last year, I asked a handful of artists, curators and critics to do most of the heavy lifting. But I couldn't help but jam in a few of my own shout-outs, too.
Monday, December 22,2014
Arts & Culture feature

The business of being Mr. Claus

Santa Glen on real beards, hand sanitizer, minty-fresh breath and the realization that he isn’t completely nuts

By Kinsee Morlan
Five men from the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas (FORBS) recently set out on an important mission: Find the best location in San Diego for hosting their trade association's 22nd Annual Santa Reunion.
Wednesday, December 10,2014
Arts & Culture feature

‘The Nigga Project Experience’ wants to have a talk

San Diego couple continue their modest war against the rise of the n-word

By Kinsee Morlan
Nianda and Boyer have been screening The Nigga Project Experience and hosting community discussions at barbecue restaurants, hair salons, libraries and community centers throughout southeastern San Diego since the beginning of 2014.
Tuesday, December 2,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Dana Springs is listening

New Commission for Arts and Culture director says she’s ready to hear what San Diegans have to say

By Kinsee Morlan
Dana Springs, who twice in the past few years stepped out of her 12-year role as manager of the commission’s public-art program to serve as the commission’s interim director, was officially named the executive director in August.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Head Crammers

Crush these chunks of culture into your cranium

By CityBeat Staff
CityBeat staff recommends its current media obsessions, including pop culture, podcasts, books, web series, and apps.
Wednesday, November 12,2014
Arts & Culture feature

For Diana Duval, art is anything but easy

Homelessness, cancer and loss of a leg haven’t stopped the struggling-but-skilled San Diego artist

By Kinsee Morlan
Diana Duval’s eccentricities abound. She embodies her art and wears only red and black—mostly clothes and quirky hats she designs and fabricates herself. 
Wednesday, November 5,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Nodo Galeria brings intricate conceptual work to Art San Diego

Tijuana gallery’s interesting booth and installation, plus more must-see exhibitions at this year’s contemporary art fair

By Kinsee Morlan

In the basement of a former maternity hospital that’s now a spacious live/ work studio situated in a Tijuana hillside neighborhood, artists César Vázquez and Claudia Ramírez Martínez carefully scrape away excess clay.

Tuesday, October 28,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Streaming bloody murder: 24-hours of Netflix horror

This Halloween, navigate this scary-movie marathon using the language of fear

By Ryan Bradford
Who has the time or motivation to seek out those rare, esoteric or obscure picks? As a product of Internet culture, if a movie's not readily available with a click of a button (or a nesting in the trusty Redbox a block away), chances are I'm not going to go looking for it. 
Tuesday, October 14,2014
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego Police Museum seeks a new home

Its operators would love to end up in Balboa Park

By Susan Myrland
The Historical Association lives on, collecting, preserving and sharing more than 160 years of SDPD memorabilia through its museum and extensive website.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Oceanside Museum of Art series connects the public with the military

'Exploring Engagement' focuses attention on the community’s service members

By Kinsee Morlan

Geoffrey Cunningham saw the Oceanside Museum of Art’s “Exploring Engagement” artists-in-residence series as an opportunity to finally interact with the military men and women he sees every day.