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Arty Abraham Lincoln biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
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JaxKelly Trunk Show Dec 17, 2014 The earrings and accessories designer shows off their latest wares just in time for last minute gifting. 66 other events on Wednesday, December 17
 
News
If supportive services follow close behind shelter, it could transform the landscape
Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
Film
Arty Abraham Lincoln biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
 
Tuesday, December 16,2014
Film

In a word, ‘The Babadook’ is terrifying

Jennifer Kent’s brilliant horror film will give you goose bumps

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Babadook is a brilliant Australian horror film that marks the staggeringly assured debut of Jennifer Kent, a writer and director keenly interested in how themes of trauma and loneliness fester within the daily routines of parenting.
Tuesday, December 16,2014
Film

‘The Hobbit’ trilogy ends in a blaze of glory

Peter Jackson’s final Middle Earth chapter leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
Tuesday, December 9,2014
Film

‘Wild’ takes Reese Witherspoon into the woods

New biopic about Cheryl Strayed is a melancholy, thorny look at isolation and redemption

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If you’ve spent any prolonged time outdoors, sequestered from the incessant buzzing of man-made noise, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild offers a lovely reminder of nature’s remedying effect. Based on th
Tuesday, December 9,2014
Film

‘Exodus: Gods and Men’ super sizes the story of Moses

Ridley Scott epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Lumbering and garish, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings amps up the eye shadow and tones down the subtly to super-size the story of Moses.
Tuesday, December 2,2014
Film

‘Diplomacy’ goes behind the scenes of a major historical moment

Drama by Volker Schlöndorff stars two acting titans squaring off with words of war

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Much of Diplomacy tensely traverses the slippery slope dividing rationality and manipulation. 
Tuesday, December 2,2014
Film

Collection of war films redefines the home front

San Diego Public Library series leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
As the ongoing violence in Afghanistan and Iraq evolves in complexity, it's important to remember how the consequences of war ripple beyond the front lines and define the personal legacies of those involved.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Film

‘The Homesman’ gives the reins to complex female characters

Tommy Lee Jones’ striking western is visually lush, melodic and thematically relevant

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman stands out as a strange and eccentric western that merits viewing on the biggest screen possible. 
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Film

Matthew VanDyke searches for purpose in “Point and Shoot”

New documentary about masculinity and war leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Marshall Curry's Point and Shoot tells the complex and serpentine story of Matthew VanDyke, an American filmmaker-turned-revolutionary who spent more than five months in a Libyan jail.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Film

‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story

Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film

By Glenn Heath Jr.
There’s nothing warm about Foxcatcher. Bennett Miller’s humorless true-crime story exists solely in a frigid state where brooding male characters crave justification from the world around them.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
Film

‘The Better Angels’ is a Colonial Calvin Klein ad

Arty Abraham Lincoln biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Having worked as an editor on To the Wonder, director A.J. Edwards seemingly adopted (or perhaps stole) the Terrence Malick touch for The Better Angels.
Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Find out what certain celebrities want for Christmas

Once we learned about the accident, we dispatched a team to pick through the wreckage and salvage a bunch of letters to Santa, who was so appreciative that he allowed us to publish our favorites, plus a few electronic correspondences that he was nice enough to forward.

By CityBeat Staff
New Year's Eve Guide New Year’s Eve 2015 DEC 17 | By CityBeat Staff Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014
Film In a word, ‘The Babadook’ is terrifying DEC 16 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Jennifer Kent’s brilliant horror film will give you goose bumps
Seen Local Pennie Vollet hopes his masks inspire more art in public spaces DEC 15 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist’s project makes creative use of found palm fronds
Seen Local Adam Belt returns to his roots as a landscape painter DEC 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Experimental artist goes back to the beginning and inspires a new series of place-inspired pieces
Urban Scout Last-minute holiday gifts DEC 15 | By Hannah More A dozen ideas for the perfect present
Crossword Crossword: 'Coming back in' DEC 17 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature ‘The Nigga Project Experience’ wants to have a talk DEC 10 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego couple continue their modest war against the rise of the n-word
The Floating Library Lindsay Hunter’s ‘Ugly Girls’ raises the stakes DEC 08 | By Jim Ruland Short-story writer’s debut novel is sensational
Well, That Was Awkward

Do you even immersive puzzle-solve, bro?

Trying to escape San Diego's Puzzalarium with my dignity intact

Listen folks, you don't get your own hubris-infusing column by being book-smart. In this biz, quick-wittedness, perseverance, the ability to create emotionally driven headlines and—to a much lesser extent—the ability to write well are the keys to becoming a successful writer. 

By Ryan Bradford

New Year's Eve Guide

New Year’s Eve 2015

Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014

This year, we decided to be concise with our guide to New Year’s Eve happenings around town. There are just too many events citywide to be comprehensive, so we carefully curated and cherry-picked some of the most optimal ways to spend the last few hours of 2014.

By CityBeat Staff


The Short List Orpheus & Eurydice, Hole in Your Stocking and A Christmas SpecTAPular If you go to thetriptheater.net, you’ll be linked to a series of eight videos, each just a few minutes long, that chronicle the beginning of a young couple’s relationship, which plays out long-distance via phone, text, email and Facetime
Theater Cygnet Theatre returns ‘A Christmas Carol’ to its Victorian roots Whether it's on the screen or the stage, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the gift that keeps on giving. Year after year. Adaptation after adaptation. 
Film ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy ends in a blaze of glory The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
 

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A mashup on El Cajon Boulevard, a rad holiday reading and more to do and see this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Rock The CasbahBack in January, The Casbah celebrated its 25th anniversary with a month of outstanding shows that brought local favorites like Creedle, No Knife and Rocket From the Crypt to the club...
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Free Third Thursday Dec 18, 2014 Art On the third Thursday of every month, visitors receive complimentary admission to both MCASD locations, plus free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5:30p.m. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
Unfamiliar Landscapes Dec 18, 2014 Art A high school exhibition featuring fifty kids of diverse backgrounds tackling computer coding for the first time through art and research. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 Art This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. Read more 3 other events on Friday, December 19
 
 
 
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