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Chicano Park Day Apr 19, 2014 Celebrate the park's status as an internationally recognized art site with traditional dance performances, live bands, keynote speeches and a display of classic low-rider cars. 80 other events on Saturday, April 19
 
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World According To... Parker & the Numberman Apr 18, 2014 A Friday night series where Finest City Improv invites a special guest, or guests, to tell real-life stories that FCI's best improvisers then use to create comedic sketches. This week's special guests are local hip-hop act Parker & the Numberman. 57 other events on Friday, April 18
 
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A tale of near-death, bloody steaks and unprecedented opulence
News
Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks
Film
Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
What could’ve been, what could be and what’s actually happening with the embattled 2015 celebration
Seen Local
San Diego artist’s site-specific installation explores conspiracy theories
 
Wednesday, December 19,2012
Film

Any Day Now, set in 1979, is still timely

Feature about same-sex parenthood leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
There’s very little one can do that’s more selfless than adopt a child who has a disability. It’s an enormous responsibility to take on, and we should collectively be supportive of people who are able to do it. That idea is at the heart of Any Day Now.
Wednesday, December 12,2012
Film

Peter Jackson journeys back to Middle-earth

Director advances the technology with The Hobbit

By Anders Wright
It’s been 10 long years since Frodo plunged Gollum and the One Ring into the lake of fire and Viggo Mortensen sang that strange dirge as he was crowned king of all humans.
Wednesday, December 12,2012
Film

‘Hyde Park on Hudson’—the other president movie

New picture starring Bill Murray tops our rundown of all the films screening around town

By Anders Wright
When it comes to playing former presidents, the spotlight’s been on Daniel Day-Lewis for his turn as Abraham Lincoln.
Wednesday, December 5,2012
Film

‘Starlet’ isn’t what you expect

Premise of new film seems fit for Lifetime channel, but it’s not

By Anders Wright
.On paper, the central relationship at the heart of Sean Baker’s new film, Starlet—the life-changing one between a vibrant young woman and a cantankerous older lady—has the potential to be as sentimental and saccharine as any Lifetime movie.
Wednesday, December 5,2012
Film

‘In the Family’ doesn’t preach

Patrick Wang’s debut tops our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
It would be very, very easy to write off Patrick Wang’s debut film as a Message Movie. After all, it’s about a gay man in the south trying to get custody of his son, and Wang wrote, directed and stars in it. 
Wednesday, November 28,2012
Film

Even the mob has it hard in ‘Killing Them Softly’

Brad Pitt is excellent in Andrew Dominik’s art-house gangster film

By Anders Wright
Brad Pitt starred as Jesse James, and he’s back to play another complicated bad guy in Killing Them Softly, the adaptation of George Higgins’ book about a professional enforcer whose services are required when business-as-usual goes awry.
Wednesday, November 28,2012
Film

Make sure you hear ‘Neighboring Sounds’

New film about Brazil tops our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
As far as movies go, most Americans think of Brazil in very strict terms—people there are either very rich or very poor, and there’s very little in between.
Wednesday, November 21,2012
Film

Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ must be seen in 3-D

Oscar-winning director has raised the bar for the technology

By Anders Wright
Now comes Ang Lee with his latest movie, Life of Pi, which raises the bar for 3-D and simply must be seen in that format. It’s a stunningly beautiful film, even if it isn’t quite able to accomplish the task it sets for itself.
Wednesday, November 21,2012
Film

New dawn for ‘Red Dawn’

Reboot of ludicrous ‘80s flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
You might wonder why big names like Josh Hutcherson, who starred in The Hunger Games, and Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in Thor and The Avengers, would sign on for ensemble roles in a remake of the 1980s Cold War flick Red Dawn.
Wednesday, November 14,2012
Film

Daniel Day-Lewis delivers another masterful performance in Lincoln

Steven Spielberg, on the other hand, can't get out of his own way

By Anders Wright
Spoiler alert: Abraham Lincoln dies in the end.
Arts & Culture feature

Avenida Revolución’s renaissance

Revamped Mexicoach Station is part of a new generation’s battle to reclaim downtown Tijuana

Miguel Buenrostro, a passionate 30-year-old filmmaker and photographer, says he’s tired of the telling and retelling of Tijuana’s recent history regarding the drug war and the common perception that the city is still mostly seedy and filled with urban decay.

By Kinsee Morlan
Film Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age APR 15 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption
Cover artist Meet our cover artist, David B. Cuzick APR 14 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann San Diego screenprinter’s new work explores childhood themes
Seen Local Angella d’Avignon examines the meaning of stuff APR 14 | By Kinsee Morlan Exhibition at Spring Valley Swap Meet investigates the idea of objects and their value
Crossword Crossword: 'Odds and Evens' APR 16 | By Ben Tausig Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords
Arts & Culture feature The SongStream Project records music’s memories APR 09 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts group collects colorful stories of San Diegans and their connections to songs
Film ‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity APR 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out
No Life Offline

Before you start up in San Diego

Some unsolicited advice on building the next tech giant in our city

Here are a few tips for tech companies (whether you're a brand-new startup a migrating giant) to live in harmony with San Diego.

By Dave Maass

There She Goz

Gooping like Gwyneth

Consciously uncoupling and self-improving, Paltrow-style

Breakups blow, especially when there are hurt feelings and disappointment involved and that bitch Gwyneth Paltrow steals your breakup thunder.

By Alex Zaragoza


The Short List Spring Harp Fest, Live Arts Fest and Alfredo Jaar That brings us to Saturday, April 19, when, at the family-friendly Spring Harp Fest, a seemingly inexhaustible supply of harmonicas will be available.
Theater ‘Mandate Memories’ and mystery at North Coast Rep History, of both a textbook and a personal nature, define Lionel Goldstein’s new play, Mandate Memories, which is having its world premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach under the direction of David Ellenstein.
Film ‘Finding Vivian Meier’ is an exercise in futility Finding Vivian Maier is Maloof's attempt at a biographical portrait, tracing Maier's strange and eccentric life as a nanny for households across the country.
 

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Landmark Theatres' Ken Cinema gives 30-day notice

Iconic theater will close its doors on April 27

Landmark Theatres' Ken Cinema is FIN. According to the owners of the property housing the iconic Ken Cinema, Landmark Theatres recently gave its 30-day notice and won't be renewing its lease. The last scheduled day of showings at the Ken are April 27, and neighboring businesses say tentative plans include letting staffers curate the last few weeks' worth of movies.Guy Hanford, who owns and operates Kensington Video, calls the closure a huge loss for San Diego. ...
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Art Collecting 101 Apr 17, 2014 Art Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while a panel (including Kathryn Kanjo and Mark Quint) discusses what to look for as you’re building an art collection. Stay for a complimentary screening of Herb and Dorothy, a doc about New York art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
Graphic Scores: Drawing in Musical Practice Apr 17, 2014 Art The Experimental Drawing Studio features work exploring the idea of the graphic score from musicians Rachel Beetz, Dustin Donahue, Curt Miller and Todd Moellenberg, who are all looking at the ways drawing exists within their musical practice and what constitutes a graphic score. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
Intersections of Culture, Fusions of Form Apr 17, 2014 Art A “Meet the Artists” public event moderated by Robert Pincus that includes Wu Man, Jamex de la Torre, Whysidro and Miki Iwasaki talking about the hybrid nature of their projects. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
 
 
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