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Winter C-Note Sale Nov 22, 2014 Buy original artwork right off the wall from some great San Diego artists for $100, $200 or $300 to raise funds for the museum's education programs. 81 other events on Saturday, November 22
 
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Backwards & in High Heels
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New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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THREEZUS Comedy Tour Nov 21, 2014 This standup comedy tour features T.K. Kelly, Ricky Carmona and Nick Malis, all of whom are writers on Tosh.0. 75 other events on Friday, November 21
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
 
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.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
Film

‘Rosewater’ takes aim at blind fundamentalism

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut unsuccessfully blends comedy and drama in a story of imprisoned journalist

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Rosewater—which opens Friday, Nov. 14—attempts to blur the line between genres, impressions and versions of the truth.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
Film

‘The Theory of Everything’ amounts to very little

Stephen Hawking biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Theory of Everything is so stylistically safe and toothless that one must question why it exists at all, other than to provide a tasty opportunity for audiences to get hooked by Oscar bait.
Tuesday, November 4,2014
Film

‘Force Majeure’ tumbles down the mountain

Director Ruben Östlund’s icy comedy finds characters mired in an emotional snow pack

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not just about the treacherous slopes of marriage, Force Majeure—which opens Friday, Nov. 7, at La Jolla Village Cinemas—grapples with the puncturing impact of compromise.
Tuesday, November 4,2014
Film

‘Interstellar’ makes profundity a suffocating experience

New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Co-starring Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in sideline roles, Interstellar—which opens Friday, Nov. 7—vocalizes every one of its themes about love, time and fate through stilted dialogue.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
Film

Moral sleaze defines ‘Nightcrawler’

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a magnetically creepy performance in Dan Gilroy’s debut media satire

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Nightcrawler—which, fittingly, opens on Friday, Oct. 31—is a story about the horrors of information overload.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
Film

Mother and daughter blur together in ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’

New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Gender roles in White Bird in a Blizzard are easily definable and damnable. Women cook and clean and grow tired, bored and resentful, then rebel against the expectations placed upon them by weak men who lash out when such conventions are challenged.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Film

Keanu Reeves unleashes ‘John Wick’

Bloody action film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Second chances are taken, not given, in John Wick, a formally audacious shoot-first thriller about a former hit man (Keanu Reeves) who exacts mass revenge against a Russian crime syndicate after three of their members kill his dog.
Wednesday, October 22,2014
Film

‘Birdman’ and its desperate plunge for relevancy

Alejandro González Iñárritu gives Michael Keaton his meatiest role in years

By Glenn Heath Jr.
As a black comedy about legacy, Birdman eventually turns more grueling than pertinent. While often impressive as a satire of our 21st-century obsession with self-importance, the film’s extreme stylistics turn redundant very quickly, no matter how impressive the technical feat.
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CityBeat staff recommends its current media obsessions, including pop culture, podcasts, books, web series, and apps.

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Film ‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story NOV 19 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Natalie Bessell NOV 19 | By Kinsee Morlan Find the funky, lighthearted artwork of the young La Jolla native at casual café shows for now
Seen Local Innovators behind Domestic Stencilworks turn food into design NOV 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Alex White and John Mohr use natural dyes in their printing work and launch Kickstarter to expand
Crossword Crossword: 'Broken records' NOV 19 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Film ‘Rosewater’ takes aim at blind fundamentalism NOV 11 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Jon Stewart’s directorial debut unsuccessfully blends comedy and drama in a story of imprisoned journalist
No Life Offline If you were my sugar cyber-Santa NOV 10 | By Dave Maass These are the top-dollar tech gifts (and a couple cheap ones) I want this December
Arts & Culture feature For Diana Duval, art is anything but easy NOV 12 | By Kinsee Morlan Homelessness, cancer and loss of a leg haven’t stopped the struggling-but-skilled San Diego artist
Seen Local Dave Ghilarducci makes moving, anti-authoritarian art NOV 10 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diegan’s upcoming solo show includes electronic, interactive work that prompts people to question power
Well, That Was Awkward

Adversity, identity and xistentialism with Mr. Xtreme

The differences between a 30-year-old writer and a real-life superhero are slim

Mr. Xtreme greets me with a firm handshake. He’s short but built like a football linebacker. He wears a green helmet and body armor accentuated by a yellow XJL flag that flows beautifully, majestically behind him. He looks like if a Ninja Turtle did it with a tank.

By Ryan Bradford

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The Marlowe drive of Juniper Song

Steph Cha’s new detective novel, ‘Beware Beware,’ follows the footsteps of Raymond Chandler’s famous gumshoe

Much like her fictional forebear, Philip Marlowe, Juniper Song drinks heavily, smokes like a chimney and calls Los Angeles home. 

By Jim Ruland


The Short List Owl in the Daylight: A Tribute to Phillip K. Dick, Makers Arcade and Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss There’s a lot to like about Philip K. Dick. Even those who haven’t read the author’s inventive, reality-altering, science-fiction novels have likely encountered and enjoyed his work.
Theater Enron relived at Moxie Theatre Try this just for fun: Ask the next 10 people you meet to explain the 2001 Enron scandal to you. Odds are, most of them will say they’ve heard of Enron and they knew there was some scandal involving it, but that’d be it.
Film ‘The Better Angels’ is a Colonial Calvin Klein ad 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.
 

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North Park at night, mid-century design and more to do and see this week

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'Hood hopNorth Park can seem like two different neighborhoods, transforming from a blue-collar family district—complete with a local hardware store—during the day to urban hotspot at night. And a number of small businesses are attempting to cater to both locals and the Uber crowd. Exhibit A: North Park After Dark, which gives folks the best of both worlds. From 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, after the sun goes down and the bars start to buzz, more than three dozen businesses will offer refreshments, special deals and holiday-themed entertainment. Visit at least 10 participating spots and be entered into a raffle featuring more than $800 in prizes. Use the parking structure at 30th Street and North Park Way, and show' em that your locally made, hand-crafted boots were made for walking....
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Mineral Spirits Nov 19, 2014 Art Recent art by MFA candidates Tanya Brodsky, Catherine Czacki, Shana Demassi, and more that deals with materiality and objecthood using only organic materials. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, November 19
 
Student Art Sale and Reception Nov 20, 2014 Art This exhibition includes close to a hundred artworks in drawing, design, digital media, printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, fashion and sculpture, all produced by students enrolled in Mesa classes. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, November 20
 
Tony Roko: Best of Detroit 2014 Fine Artist Nov 20, 2014 Art The acclaimed post-industrial artist from Detroit will showcase some of his best works. A percentage of sales will benefit The New Children’s Museum. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, November 20
 
 
 
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