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Suds & Science: Genetic Ancestry Testing Oct 20, 2014 Enjoy a pint and learn about your genetic ancestry from Lynn Jorde (Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah) and Charmaine Royal (Center on Genomics, Race, Identity & Difference, Duke University). 55 other events on Monday, October 20
 
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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The BLVD Market Grand Opening Oct 17, 2014 This new outdoor market in a restored strip mall will be held on the third Friday of the month and is designed to showcase the Center's businesses and restaurants including Garden Grill, Flavors of East Africa and more. 71 other events on Friday, October 17
 
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
 
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

‘Don Jon’ loses itself in lustful repetition

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s problematic directorial debut leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's porn-addiction comedy Don Jon suffers from an extreme bout of aesthetic repetition. Bits of smarmy dialogue, suggestive sound cues and off-kilter compositions repeat throughout.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

It’s a man’s world in ‘Rush’

Ron Howard’s tiresome racecar drama is high on competition, masculine posturing

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Despite its horrendous views on gender, Rush deftly balances the madness and respect the two leads inspire in each other.
Wednesday, September 18,2013
Film

‘Museum Hours’ sees the world with open eyes

Jem Cohen’s meditative art film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Museum Hours—which opens Friday, Sept. 20, at the Ken Cinema—is a romance not between people, but ideas. The delightful way Johann and Anne and share stories calls to mind the best sort of artistic expression
Wednesday, September 18,2013
Film

‘A Single Shot’ goes off the grid

Our interview with Sam Rockwell, one of cinema’s great chameleons

By Glenn Heath Jr.
“It’s a mood piece,” Rockwell tells CityBeat over the phone while traversing the streets of New York City. “It’s like an Edgar Allen Poe story.”
Wednesday, September 11,2013
Film

‘Populaire’ is a flirty, weightless throwback

French romantic comedy starring Romain Duress leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Light on its feet and always flirty, Populaire—opening Friday, Sept. 13, at the Ken Cinema—harks back to the airy 1950s comedies one might associate with Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
Wednesday, September 11,2013
Film

‘Short Term 12’ explores the art of listening without judging

SDSU alum Destin Cretton’s award-winning movie finally arrives in San Diego

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Cretton’s fictional surrogate is Grace (Brie Larson), a smart and caring veteran of the facility, called Short Term 12, who’s dedicated to perfecting her own ability to listen. 
Wednesday, September 4,2013
Film

This week’s movie screenings

‘Afternoon Delight,’ ‘The Citizen’ and the rest of the flicks showing around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
‘Afternoon Delight,’ ‘The Citizen’ and the rest of the flicks showing around town.
Wednesday, September 4,2013
Film

Our fall / winter movie preview

‘Captain Phillips,” ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ highlight Oscar-hopefuls season

By Glenn Heath Jr.
So, what does the future hold for San Diego moviegoers? If it’s like most years, the fall / winter movie season will bring more serious, adult and “quality” films to the multiplexes that hope to garner Academy Award attention.
Tuesday, August 27,2013
Film

Smoke, mirrors and ‘Passion’

Brian De Palma’s new thriller is one nasty parlor game for the 21st century

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Brian De Palma's lustrous thriller Passion is one nasty parlor game. It constructs a sleek 21st-century world where fantasy is as pervasive as technology or sex.
Tuesday, August 27,2013
Film

Love lost and redeemed in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

Texas-set drama starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Looking at David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints from a purely visual perspective, it glimmers with the same heightened aura that has defined the work of enigmatic director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life). 
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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