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Red Poets Society Mar 04, 2015 A new weekly poetry, prose and spoken word open mic co-hosted by Tazha Williams and David Proulx. 51 other events on Wednesday, March 4
 
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Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
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Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Why does everyone suddenly want to turn San Diego into an amusement park?
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Red Poets Society Mar 04, 2015 A new weekly poetry, prose and spoken word open mic co-hosted by Tazha Williams and David Proulx. 53 other events on Wednesday, March 4
 
Editorial
Advisory group apparently can pay consultants to help strategize a Chargers fix
Film
Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
Film
Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Why does everyone suddenly want to turn San Diego into an amusement park?
Seen Local
Long-running monthly art walk has someone new at the helm
 
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Like Father, Like Son’ takes on thorny daddy issue

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is a master of nuance, even if his latest isn’t a masterpiece

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What happens when your vision of family is suddenly uprooted? How does one react when this longstanding perspective is revealed to be entirely wrongheaded?
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Girl on a Bicycle’ takes a shovel to delusional romantic fantasies

Clumsy French import tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It would be easy to rebuke a flimsy and clumsy genre film like Girl on a Bicycle. On paper, it's rom-com recycling.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

‘The Monuments Men’ is refreshingly old-fashioned

George Clooney’s earnest new war film paints conflict, loyalty in simple strokes

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Stylistically simple and ideologically frank, The Monuments Men is refreshingly old-fashioned; some might even call it naïve, depicting through a rosy lens a horrific conflict that claimed millions of lives. 
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

The Talented Mr. Hoffman

A remembrance of a great actor precedes our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, Hoffman died in a New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose, sending a shockwave of sadness across the film landscape.
Wednesday, January 29,2014
Film

‘Gloria’ is a frank depiction of sex, love and heartbreak

New Chilean film by director Sebastián Lelio spotlights an amazing performance by Paulina García

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria begins and ends on the dance floor. However, the sly tonal differences between the two sequences are indicative of the film’s deceptive power as an evolving character study.
Wednesday, January 29,2014
Film

Plenty to admire in live-action and animated Oscar categories

Academy Award-nominated shorts lead our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Now you don't have an excuse for feigning ignorance about the short programs during your Oscar office pool.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
Film

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: action cinema

Movie series showcases six socially relevant documentaries

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Never underestimate the power of a great documentary. While no nonfiction film is going to miraculously remedy our worst injustices overnight, the best ones can prompt the kind of discourse that could make a lasting difference in the long run, weaving together awareness and activism.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
Film

The best of times, the worst of times in ‘The Invisible Woman’

Charles Dickens biopic tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With The Invisible Woman, director and star Ralph Fiennes does just the opposite, shrouding a period late in the life of Charles Dickens with emotional ambiguity and mystery. 
Wednesday, January 15,2014
Film

‘The Great Beauty’ is a carnival of contradiction

Paolo Sorrentino’s gorgeous new film turns Rome on its head, Italian-style

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Paolo Sorrentino’s absurd and contradictory version of modern Rome, as envisioned in his pristine new film, The Great Beauty, is truly a topsy-turvy carnival.
Wednesday, January 15,2014
Film

Subtle gems below Oscar’s radar

An Academy Awards rebuttal and a rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On Thursday, Jan. 16, the highfalutin Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences will announce the nominations for its 86th annual event.
Arts & Culture feature

FoundationForForm’s hands-on urban infill

Rising stars of San Diego's architect-as-developer movement mind the little details

Standing in the central courtyard of the new North Park Post Office Lofts mixed-use development, the scene is reminiscent of M.C. Escher's famed "Relativity" print depicting several zigzagging sets of gravity-defying staircases.

By Kinsee Morlan
Seen Local Wikipedia’s women problem MAR 02 | By Kinsee Morlan Organizers of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in San Diego have a lot of work to do
Seen Local Los Angeles street art is coming to Carlsbad MAR 02 | By Kinsee Morlan Bryan Snyder curates a rotating outdoor urban canvas featuring works by big-name muralists
Art & Culture City Ballet's live-music programming on hiatus MAR 03 | By Kinsee Morlan The company's orchestra hits a 'bump in the road'
Crossword Crossword: 'Candy crush' MAR 04 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art lives on FEB 24 | By Kinsee Morlan Museum-without-walls rolls carefully into its second year of revival
There She Goz Partying with the artsy elite FEB 23 | By Alex Zaragoza The Foodie Soirée reminded me why I love living rooms
Film ‘Focus’ on the grifters FEB 25 | By Glenn Heath Jr. New heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie deals in suave
The Floating Library

Master of the macabre

Celebrating Edward Gorey’s 90th birthday

The Unstrung Harp is hardly an endorsement for a life in letters, yet it remains one of the most honest books about the writing process I've ever read.

By Jim Ruland

Film

Broken voices who will be heard

Mexican cinema highlights the 22nd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival

SDLFF has also been an active participant in the various stages of evolution experienced by Mexican cinema since Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro initiated a new wave of filmmaking in the early 2000s.

By Glenn Heath Jr.


The Short List Quartyard Grand Opening Party, El Anatsui and more It's been more than a year-and-a-half since the guys behind Rad Lab first got San Diegans excited about the idea of building a big pop-up park on a vacant lot at 1102 Market St. in East Village. 
Theater North Coast Rep’s ‘Chapter Two’ turns page back to the ’70s Written in 1977 and set in 1979, Neil Simon’s Chapter Two unfolds in a world with landlines, typewriters and still-fresh references to Watergate. 
Film In ‘Timbuktu,’ faith and freedom are under siege “Where is God in all of this?” A religious leader poses this question to an Islamic militant conducting Jihad in the Malian desert in Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu.
 

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"West Side Story" launches new era for San Diego Musical Theatre

The sound in Spreckels Theatre, however, is not up to par

What's most noteworthy about San Diego Musical Theatre's current production of West Side Story is where it's being produced: Downtown at the Spreckels Theatre. It's a new home for SDMT, which had been...
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ReBirth Mar 04, 2015 Art ReBirth celebrates renewal, symbolized by the coming of spring and is an important Iranian cultural holiday. Check out original new work by Jamie Cortorillo, Nhuy Reid, Krissy Fernandez, and dozens more. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, March 4
 
TNT (Thursday Night Thing) Mar 05, 2015 Art

Dive deeper into the art with tours, art-making activities, live music on the plaza, tasty cocktails, and bites from Green Food Truck in celebration of MCASD's newest exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui.

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ArtStop: Cuban Contemporary Art Mar 05, 2015 Art This ArtStop discusses the Cuban Contemporary Art installation in the Welcome Gallery and is led by James Grebl, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Archives, Research and Provenance. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, March 5
 
 
 
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