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23rd Annual Juried Exhibition Aug 01, 2014 Forty-three local artists' work will be on display including Margaret Noble, Portia Krichman and Amanda Rouse. Winners will be announced during the opening reception and chosen work remains on view through Aug. 30. 81 other events on Friday, August 1
 
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Seen Local
Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees
Theater
Encinitas troupe’s latest production tops our coverage of local plays
Film
James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling

 

 
 
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Surf’s Up Shopping Event Jul 31, 2014 A surf-inspired evening of food, refreshments and shopping. Check out the pop-up shop by surf lifestyle outfitter Aloha Sunday Supply Co., handmade jewelry by Maru Lopez and other local artists. 70 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Seen Local
Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees
 
Wednesday, July 17,2013
Film

‘Le Petit Soldat’ and ‘Un Flic’ arrive in San Diego

Work by Godard and Melville arrives on glorious 35mm

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Each year, Comic-Con invades San Diego with such relentless force that the rest of the local arts community tends to get overshadowed. Don’t let that happen to Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Petit Soldat and Jean-Pierre Melville’s Un Flic.
Wednesday, July 10,2013
Film

‘The Way, Way Back’ overcomes cliché with sincerity and charm

Indie dramedy starring Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Way, Way Back treats its main character's repressed anger with such sincerity that his internal turmoil feels natural instead of convoluted. This makes all the difference for a film traversing the incredibly familiar territory of a teenage awakening set during a life-changing summer. 
Wednesday, July 10,2013
Film

‘Pacific Rim’ specializes in monster-vs.-machine fisticuffs

Guillermo del Toro’s movie scores with impressive scale but fails to translate human conflict

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Pacific Rim is a beautiful exercise in scale. From its man-made war titans—“Jaegers”—to the reptilian “Kaiju” that ascend from the ocean floor to wreak havoc, everything about Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-vs.- machines throwback feels wonderfully massive.
Tuesday, July 2,2013
Film

‘I’m So Excited!’ is a racy roller-coaster of mile-high shenanigans

Almodóvar’s comedy ridicules sexual labels while celebrating sexuality

By Glenn Heath Jr.
After spending nearly a decade exploring the darker impulses of revenge (The Skin I Live InBad Education) and heartache (VolverBroken Embraces), it's good to see Pedro Almodóvar having fun again.
Tuesday, July 2,2013
Film

‘Hannah Arendt’ explores evil in the everyday

Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic of the famed scholar leads our rundown of all the movies screening around San Diego

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Hannah Arendt is a stout biopic set in the early 1960s about the famed academic who rose to notoriety after writing Origins of Totalitarianism and infamy for her thoughts on the "banality of evil."
Wednesday, June 26,2013
Film

‘Augustine’ is an evocative tale of repression, desire and class division

French period piece tops our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Scientific examination takes on a strange, sensual quality in Augustine, a daring French drama about the rocky clinical relationship between 19th-century neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and his star teenage patient.
Wednesday, June 26,2013
Film

‘Byzantium’ revitalizes the lethal elegance of being a vampire

Neil Jordan’s film is a fine throwback to the age of graceful bloodsuckers and exquisite craftsmanship

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Vampires used to be elegant. Think of the classic caped figure gliding through smoky corridors paralyzing victims with only a glance. 
Wednesday, June 19,2013
Film

‘Dirty Wars’ shines a light on U.S. deception abroad

Documentary co-written by journalist Jeremy Scahill leads our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
By taking a baseball bat to Obama-era foreign policy instead of using a scalpel, Scahill sensationalizes the government's lies regarding secret night raids that have left hundreds of civilians dead.
Wednesday, June 19,2013
Film

‘The Bling Ring’ examines America’s currency of glam

Sofia Coppola’s latest is a sobering but ultimately thin satire of our pop-culture times

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Based on Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article “The Suspect Wore Louboutins,” The Bling Ring—opening on Friday, June 21—dramatizes the actual events surrounding a string of Beverly Hills home invasions in 2008 and 2009. 
Wednesday, June 12,2013
Film

Zach Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ is lifeless and inane

Superman reboot is thin on character, heavy on destruction

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Man of Steel only becomes more inane as it progresses, ditching coherence completely in favor of a second-hour onslaught of violence and crushing special effects.
Arts & Culture feature

Daniel Foster: the philosopher king

Oceanside Museum of Art director left, then came back and will keep pursuing his big ideas

When Foster joined OMA in 2012, he laid out an ambitious plan for the museum’s future, which included taking a more scholarly approach to programming by putting together a topnotch curatorial team.

By Kinsee Morlan
No Life Offline What I brought back from Comic-Con 2014 JUL 28 | By Dave Maass Frazier in ‘The Fantastic Four,’ all the dogs and a deeper suspicion of AIs
Seen Local Constance White is disembarking from the San Diego airport JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Longtime art-program manager accepts a new position in North Carolina
Seen Local Scott White Contemporary Art goes private JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Art dealer says the public-gallery model is changing
Arts & Culture feature Pitting summer blockbusters against the Bechdel Test JUL 23 | By Ryan Bradford We ran summer-movie trailers against the seemingly easy-to-pass scrutiny, and the results weren’t pretty
Arts & Culture feature On drawing women JUL 23 | By Seth Combs Comic-book artists discuss perpetuating an anatomical archetype some consider offensive
Film Comic-con and box-office receipts are in a serious relationship JUL 22 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Annual mega-convention has us thinking about the summer of 2015, which may be the biggest ever
Urban Scout Shopping in Carlsbad Village JUL 21 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann An evening stroll yields some retail scores
Seen Local Stay strange, Comic-Con JUL 21 | By Kinsee Morlan Weird and sordid superheroes on parade at Space 4 Art
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Well, That Was Awkward

A ‘real’ Mormon’s reaction to ‘The Book of Mormon’

Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play

A real Mormon. The term seared in the part of my brain that hasn't been contaminated by vices, the section that will persevere no matter how much nudity, booze and horror I cram in there.

By Ryan Bradford


The Short List The 1to1 Movement's America's Finest Film Festival, Friday Night Liberty and San Diego Craft Beer + Cocktail Showcase The young folks who run The 1to1 Movement, a sustainability-education nonprofit, won't be hitting anyone over the head with hard-edged environmental and conservation themes at their upcoming, annual film festival.
Theater Much ado in North County theaters It absolutely is in the hands of Intrepid Shakespeare Company, and Sean Yael-Cox and Shana Wride make a delightful Benedick and Beatrice.
Film ‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
 

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Babies at Comic-Con

You're never too young to enjoy San Diego's biggest weekend

Lights. Bright colors. Sound. Movement. And to top it off, a comfy Supergirl onesie with matching necklace. What more could you want at an early developmental stage? Comic-Con is fu...
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Yarn Bombing! Jul 30, 2014 Art Decorate the PB Library's Cass Street Plaza with knit & crochet pieces. Crafters may pick up instructions at the PB Library or visit “Get Cozy with a Good Book at Your Library” on Facebook. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, July 30
 
Glyphics Jul 31, 2014 Art A night of live art from spray paint artists to portraiture. There will also be live music, fashion shows and drink deals. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
Shore Thing Jul 31, 2014 Art Back for a second year, the MCASD galleries will be open late every Thursday where guests can enjoy cocktails on the terrace, live music, tours of current exhibitions, and much more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
 
 
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