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Tuesday, February 17,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Meet Hatsune Miku's makers

San Diego filmmaker Tara Knight examines the virtual pop icon and the mass of fans and creators behind her

By Kinsee Morlan
Hatsune Miku, a so-called "vocaloid"—a character that personifies vocal-singing synthesizer software—isn't just a representation of one person or even the company, Crypton Future Media, that created her. She's a product of the many people—artists, musicians and other creative fans—who've given her a persona.
Tuesday, February 3,2015
Arts & Culture feature

The standup-comedy renaissance in San Diego

Local jokesters say the scene is bigger than ever, but can it take them only so far?

By Seth Combs
It seems to be an exciting time for the San Diego standup and improv scene. Egan points out that when he first started, there was only one major comedy club and maybe a few coffeehouse open-mics that welcomed comedians.
Tuesday, January 27,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Death café: tea, cake and talk about the end

All over San Diego County and beyond, people are gathering to talk about what happens when we expire

By Amy Wallen
Death café, according to deathcafe.com, is a “discussion group where the only topic is death; no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support or counseling session. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.”
Friday, January 23,2015
Arts & Culture feature

An interview with Marina Abramović

Performance artist talks about navigating fame, selfies and shitting before sunrise

By Kinsee Morlan
Last week, dozens of people lined up outside the University Art Gallery at UCSD. Some might’ve been there to experience Marina Abramović’s rough draft of an audio installation she created with science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson.
Wednesday, January 14,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Rob Greenfield’s small house is packed with big ideas

Environmental activist adds living in a tiny home to his growing list of attention-grabbing, earth-saving stunts

By Kinsee Morlan
Greenfield hasn’t showered since April 20, 2013—he doesn’t want to waste water, so he swims in the ocean instead. He’s almost always barefoot and often clad in outdoor clothing by Patagonia, a company that’s considered a leader in the environmental movement.
Wednesday, January 7,2015
Arts & Culture feature

A saved Balboa Park centennial?

The vision for the celebration is still evolving

By Kinsee Morlan
After the announcement last March that Balboa Park Celebration Inc. (BPCI), the nonprofit group charged with organizing the centennial, was disbanding and handing the reins to the city after burning through millions of dollars without producing tangible results, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilmember Todd Gloria introduced plans for a scaled-down event.
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.
 
 
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