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Cognitive Camouflage Jan 30, 2015 Artists like Stefani Byrd, Artemisa Clark, Brian Dick, Ash Eliza Smith and Perry Vasquez present works that delve into the many aspects of social anxiety in a post-modern era. 74 other events on Friday, January 30
 
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Our Silences Jan 29, 2015 The official unveiling of 11 monumental sculptures by Mexican artist Rivelino, one of which is designed to allow the blind to experience the piece. 65 other events on Thursday, January 29
 
Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu
Film
MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
Environmentalist Nicole Capretz takes on SDG&E with new watchdog group
 
Tuesday, January 7,2014
Film

Empathy is the future in ‘Her’

Spike Jonze’s new sci-fi romance gives Joaquin Phoenix a second chance at feeling

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What's more illuminating—and shocking—is how Her brilliantly suggests that technology is not some damnable plague segregating humanity into different virtual columns, just another platform for people to rediscover their own empathy.
Tuesday, January 7,2014
Film

A cascading wave of trauma washes over ‘The Past’

Asghar Farhadi’s melodrama leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Hardly a moment goes by in Asghar Farhadi's The Past when characters don't seem on the verge of collision. 
Tuesday, December 31,2013
Film

Cinema without a safety net

The best films of 2013 were all daring in unique ways

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Long live the daring and dangerous films of 2013! Despite claims to the contrary, a whole lot of movies mattered this year.
Tuesday, December 31,2013
Film

A little terror

The latest ‘Paranormal Activity’ highlights a slow week in movie openings and screenings

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A young man (Andrew Jacobs) begins experiencing strange phenomenon before realizing he’s been marked by an evil spirit. It’s the latest entry in the popular found-footage horror series. 
Tuesday, December 24,2013
Film

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ gets down and dirty

The latest sprawling crime film by Martin Scorsese is an all-out riot

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A great alternate title for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street would have been "Despicable Me." The low-down, dirty story of Jordan Belfort (brilliantly played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a real-life stock trader who rose to infamy in the 1990s for his fast lifestyle and immoral business tactics, centers on the destructive American urge to embrace ugly behavior.
Tuesday, December 24,2013
Film

‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ gets a glossy, corporate revamp

Ben Stiller’s fantastical tale of reinvention leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
No matter how pure the intentions or sweet the end result, Ben Stiller's post-modern re-imagining of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the ultimate midlife-crisis movie.
Wednesday, December 18,2013
Film

‘American Hustle’ is a stylized and farcical mess

David O’Russell’s Abscam film leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
David O'Russell's surefire Oscar nominee American Hustle is a bona fide mess, melding stylistic references and tones with reckless abandon.
Wednesday, December 18,2013
Film

Oscar Isaac can’t escape from tomorrow in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film harmonizes a talented artist’s fall from grace

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The human centerpiece of Joel and Ethan Coen’s wonderful Inside Llewyn Davis is indeed a man of melancholy.
Wednesday, December 11,2013
Film

Liven up your holidays at the movies

A seasonal film guide leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Gremlins is one of the great films about the Reagan era, but it's also one of the best subversions of the Christmas-film genre.
Wednesday, December 11,2013
Film

Paul Walker was one determined daddy in ‘Hours’

Hurricane Katrina drama showcases a performer of deceptive range

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Hours, which opens Friday, Dec. 13, at AMC Plaza Bonita, is set on the eve of Hurricane Katrina in a city hospital where multiple stories seem to be colliding at once.
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

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.”

By Amy Wallen
Film Irish folklore and childhood anxiety collide in ‘Song of the Sea’ JAN 27 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animated film is a lush, timely beauty
Crossword Crossword: 'Weightlifters' JAN 28 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Seen Local The Studio Door’s search for a home JAN 26 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts venture tries unsuccessfully to keep programming in the former San Diego Art Department building on Ray Street
Seen Local A comeback for visual art at California Center for the Arts, Escondido JAN 27 | By Kinsee Morlan Curator Wendy Wilson walks us through her two must-see exhibitions on view through Feb. 22
Film ‘Two Days, One Night’ gives compassion a fighting chance JAN 21 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Marion Cotillard’s Oscar-nominated performance gives the new Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne film its powerful immediacy
Seen Local Future of the San Diego Foundation’s arts funding questioned JAN 20 | By Kinsee Morlan With expert Felicia Shaw gone, some wonder about the organization's ongoing support
The Floating Library Strangeness in the stacks: 3 works of fiction set in Japan JAN 19 | By Jim Ruland Reviews of Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library,’ Yoko Ogawa’s ‘The Housekeeper and the Professor’ and Mary Yukari Waters ‘The Laws of Evening’
There She Goz

In pursuit of useless information

Damn, it feels good to be a trivia geek

The pursuit of stockpiling completely useless information is an art. Don't let anyone tell you different. Like any muscle that takes years of hard training and meticulous cultivation to be in top shape, the nerd muscle requires that same serial-killer-esque attention to detail.

By Alex Zaragoza

Arts & Culture feature

An interview with Marina Abramović

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

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.

By Kinsee Morlan


The Short List Alex Prager, San Diego Fermentation Festival and Cognitive Camouflage When you look at Alex Prager's work, a handful of influences come to mind: Alfred Hitchcock, color-photography pioneer Williams Eggleston, David Lynch, Cindy Sherman.
Theater Tears and laughter mingle in ‘Sons of the Prophet’ Cygnet Theatre’s San Diego premiere of Sons of the Prophet could be regarded as two hours of schadenfreude, the enjoyment in the suffering of another.
Film Julianne Moore strives for Oscar in ‘Still Alice’ Moore's award-season buzz should be of no surprise considering how strategically Still Alice plays the tearjerker game.
 

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Our Silences Jan 29, 2015 Art The official unveiling of 11 monumental sculptures by Mexican artist Rivelino, one of which is designed to allow the blind to experience the piece. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 29
 
Contemporary Constructions and In The Studio Jan 29, 2015 Art

As a part of the California Center's 20th anniversary, there will be two new contemporary art shows. Contemporary Constructions highlights contemporary artists from around the world while In the Studio: Artist Dialogs is in-depth look into the life of studio artist assistants.

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Glyphics Live Art Throwdown Jan 29, 2015 Art A festive night of live art from some of San Diego's top live artists. There will also be bellydancing from Anna Yanushkevich and Avarra Merrow, as well as music from DJ BuzzKill. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 29
 
 
 
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