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Batvisions Oct 22, 2014 Local artist David Russell Talbott will be displaying works from his new series; a look at familiar DC superheroes with a large helping of satire. 60 other events on Wednesday, October 22
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Lester Bangs Memorial Reading Oct 21, 2014 Grossmont faculty and alumni writers, along with special guests, read their original works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in tribute to “America’s Greatest Rock Critic.” In Room 220 of Building 26. 54 other events on Tuesday, October 21
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
 
Tuesday, October 14,2014
Film

‘Whiplash’ bangs the drum loudly

Damien Chazelle’s Sundance winner glamorizes the monster it wishes to critique

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Whiplash, Damien Chazelle's Sundance winner that proudly glamorizes horrendous teaching methods, educators are either brutal manipulators or spineless bystanders.
Tuesday, October 14,2014
Film

'Miele' is a standout at San Diego Italian Film Festival

Eighth annual event leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Miele represents a restrained yet luminous brand of human drama that's threatening to disappear stateside
Tuesday, October 7,2014
Film

Coming home to ‘The Guest’

Adam Wingard’s diabolical war film turns America into a killing field

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Guest often denies the importance of plot points, instead focusing on the gut-wrenching visceral imagery of a traumatic event rather than the explanation behind it.
Tuesday, October 7,2014
Film

London ‘Pride’ invades the Welsh hills

1980s-set LGBT dramedy leads our rundown of movies opening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Unapologetically hopeful about progressive viewpoints, Matthew Warchus' Pride revolves around a grassroots LGBT group that raises funds for striking miners in the Welsh countryside.
Tuesday, September 30,2014
Film

‘Gone Girl’ and its deafening marital hiss

David Fincher creates a big-screen relationship nightmare for the social-media age

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Adapted from Gillian Flynn's mega-bestseller, Gone Girl centers on the mysterious disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), whose smug husband Nick (Ben Affleck) becomes the prime suspect after detectives begin to dismantle the couple's perfect façade.
Tuesday, September 30,2014
Film

Jealousy runs amok in ‘Two Faces of January’

Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"There's a sucker born every minute." Chester McFarland (Viggo Mortensen) utters these fateful words to his wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst) as they saunter through the Parthenon in Athens. 
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Film

‘The Last Days of Vietnam’ traces a complicated exodus from war

Multiple stories of heroism, indecision and guilt converge in a riveting documentary

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Last Days of Vietnam provides a certain level of context in the opening moments for those viewers not up on their Vietnam War history, specifically the enactment and failure of the 1973 Peace Accords spearheaded by President Richard Nixon in order to establish a détente between the warring parties.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Film

San Diego Film Festival brings the celebrities

Event featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Alan Arkin and Michelle Monaghan leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The San Diego Film Festival (SDFF), which runs Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 28, at multiple theater locations, occupies an interesting space on the local arts calendar.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Film

Love it or hate, you won’t forget ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith’s new horror film merges folklore, allegory and online savagery

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Kevin Smith slams his point home with Tusk, a new horror film that destroys the virtual distance of online aggression by slowly transforming one of its seediest offenders into a primitive beast.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Film

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ reduces the melodrama

New romance with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
People grieve in vastly different ways. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them spins this idea into a sublime meditation on one couple's experiences grappling with the loss of a child.
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego Police Museum seeks a new home

It’s operators would love to end up in Balboa Park

The Historical Association lives on, collecting, preserving and sharing more than 160 years of SDPD memorabilia through its museum and extensive website.

By Susan Myrland
Seen Local San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams ready to launch OCT 14 | By Kinsee Morlan The Art of Science Learning initiative's culminating event happens Oct. 16 in Balboa Park
Seen Local Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's ‘Infamous Babes’ find a home OCT 13 | By Kinsee Morlan Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo
Arts & Culture feature Oceanside Museum of Art series connects the public with the military OCT 08 | By Kinsee Morlan 'Exploring Engagement' focuses attention on the community’s service members
The Floating Library Donald Westlake’s legacy OCT 06 | By Jim Ruland A pro’s pro of hardboiled crime fiction
There She Goz Drag shows with Mama OCT 06 | By Alex Zaragoza Partying with Amelia and a gay witch doctor
Film Coming home to ‘The Guest’ OCT 07 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Adam Wingard’s diabolical war film turns America into a killing field
Seen Local Open Walls Project replaces billboard ads with high-end art OCT 06 | By Kinsee Morlan Art San Diego’s Ann Berchtold wants more opportunities for artists, architects and designers to play on the ‘urban canvas’
Film

‘Whiplash’ bangs the drum loudly

Damien Chazelle’s Sundance winner glamorizes the monster it wishes to critique

In Whiplash, Damien Chazelle's Sundance winner that proudly glamorizes horrendous teaching methods, educators are either brutal manipulators or spineless bystanders.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Urban Scout

Newish places in San Diego to drop some cash

A survey of fresh independent shops in Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights and Mission Hills

Here are five cool shops, all in the Uptown-ish part of San Diego (we'll get to you, next, North County) that are worth some of your coin.

By Hannah More


The Short List The LMV Campaign Show, The BLVD Market and Science on the Rocks One of the messages that the Voting Rights Project wants to get across, particularly to a young and racially diverse population, is that local elections can sometimes be swayed by a small number of votes.
Theater Reviews of ‘The Royale’ and ‘The Clean House’ The configuration of The Old Globe’s Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre—a theater in the round—is ideal for a prizefight.
Film 'Miele' is a standout at San Diego Italian Film Festival Miele represents a restrained yet luminous brand of human drama that's threatening to disappear stateside
 

Canvassed

Live scoring to experimental video, dirty pictures and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Live scoringNeil Young plucked out the score for Jim Jarmusch’s cinematic classic Dead Man while he was watching the film, resulting in a spontaneous, magical score. Here in San Diego, Blind:Deaf II brings that same inspired formula to a live venue with a lineup of San Diego musicians performing over silent, short videos produced by local artists. The musician-filmmaker duos include experimental keyboardist Michael Zimmerman (pictured, photo by Xavier Vasquez) live-scoring Ash Eliza Smith’s haunting images of the Jonas Salk Institute in La Jolla, minimalist guitar player Steve Flato pairs creating music for Nathan Hubbard’s slow-moving imagery, and noise guitarist A Eugene LeGrow providing the soundtrack for Marcelo Radulovich’s surreal collages of the grotesque and bizarre. The show’s from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 18, at Moxie Theatre (6663 El Cajon Blvd., Rolando). At $6 a person, it's way cheaper than the mind-numbing Hollywood blockbuster you were considering....
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Culture & Cocktails: Gauguin to Warhol Oct 16, 2014 Art A Pop-art themed party inspired by Warhol and the exhibition Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons. There will be a Pop-art makeup station, Campbell’s Soup Bloody Marys, a Warhol-themed photo booth and more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 16
 
Encoded Histories: Qais Al-Sindy and Doris Bittar Oct 16, 2014 Art Iraqi artist Al-Sindy's installations, paintings and sculptures deal with the human and social costs of Iraqi war. Bittar's paintings explore the geo-historical shifts and the relationship between “East” and “West.” Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 16
 
Kids Free in October Oct 16, 2014 Art The fourth annual promotion enables children to explore San Diego’s rich arts and cultural institutions with their families for free during October. Participants include Mingei, MCASD, SDMA, The New Children's Museum and dozens more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, October 16
 
 
 
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