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Make it Snow: A Holiday Reading Show Dec 20, 2014 The Radvocate Magazine is holding a special holiday reading show featuring Juliet Escoria, Scott McClanahan, Ryan Bradford, Lucy Tiven, Jos Charles and more. 77 other events on Saturday, December 20
 
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SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. 73 other events on Friday, December 19
 
Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town
 
Wednesday, August 21,2013
Film

Sketching friendship in the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost on camaraderie, conflict and comedy

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been friends and filmmaking collaborators for nearly 15 years. But that doesn’t mean they don’t drive each other crazy from time to time.

Wednesday, August 14,2013
Film

‘The Act of Killing’ re-creates trauma from memories of the guilty

Joshua Oppenheimer’s provocative doc about Indonesian paramilitaries leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Joshua Oppenheimer's staggering documentary The Act of Killing grapples with the magnitude of the genocide by asking men like Congo to re-create stories about the killings in whatever way they wished. 
Wednesday, August 14,2013
Film

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ recognizes the two faces of race

American history unfolds up close in this drama starring Forest Whitaker

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Throughout Lee Daniels’ The Butler, an expansive and elegant biopic based on real-life White House butler Eugene Allen (who Cecil stands in for as a fictional representation), we see how professional servitude and emotional invisibility stand in stark contrast to a man’s personal life.
Tuesday, August 6,2013
Film

‘Prince Avalanche’ feels bewitched by a ghostly spell

David Gordon Green’s new film finds Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch bound by longing

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Despite Green's shift to the mainstream, he's remained a director who revisits themes over and over again. His latest film, Prince Avalanche—opening Friday, Aug. 9, at Hillcrest Cinemas—is most definitely a return to early obsessions.
Tuesday, August 6,2013
Film

‘The Canyons’: moral deceit and the death knell of film

Video-on-demand thriller by director Paul Schrader stars Lindsay Lohan—plus, our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Saturated pictures of decrepit theater lobbies, tattered marquees and deteriorating exhibition halls frame the opening credits of Paul Schrader's The Canyons.
Wednesday, July 31,2013
Film

’80s nerd culture gets revived in ‘Computer Chess’

Andrew Buljalski’s low-fi oddity leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Writer and director Andrew Bujalski's insanely strange Computer Chess feels beamed down from an alien race that recently discovered analog video cameras.
Wednesday, July 31,2013
Film

Cate Blanchett is a devastating force of nature in ‘Blue Jasmine’

Woody Allen’s new film depicts the tragedy of blatant self-deception

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If Blue Jasmine—which opens Friday, Aug. 2, at Hillcrest Cinemas—were simply a study of an entitled socialite getting her comeuppance, it would be quite a dull bird. The film’s real genius stems from its ability to survey different stages in Jasmine’s descent toward madness.
Wednesday, July 24,2013
Film

‘Blackfish’ investigates cost of animal captivity

Doc about orcas and SeaWorld leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Blackfish starts like so many documentaries do these days: with shock and awe. A 911 emergency call made on Feb. 23, 2010, from SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., informs the viewer of a trainer not just being brutally killed, but "eaten" by a killer whale.
Wednesday, July 24,2013
Film

‘Crystal Fairy’ is one odd, rambling acid trip

Michael Cera and Gabby Hoffman find fear and loathing in Chilean road film

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If Crystal Fairy captures one unnerving aspect of a vacation gone sideways, it’s how some people pretend to want collective improvisation when, in reality, they just desire structure and personal control.
Wednesday, July 17,2013
Film

‘The Conjuring’ explores bone-chilling ripples of generational trauma

Horror film from ‘Saw’ director James Wan leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A little silence goes a long way in a horror film. Those disquieting minutes right before terror strikes can provide an agonizing prelude to the awful events that follow. This is director James Wan's sweet spot. 
Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Find out what certain celebrities want for Christmas

Once we learned about the accident, we dispatched a team to pick through the wreckage and salvage a bunch of letters to Santa, who was so appreciative that he allowed us to publish our favorites, plus a few electronic correspondences that he was nice enough to forward.

By CityBeat Staff
New Year's Eve Guide New Year’s Eve 2015 DEC 17 | By CityBeat Staff Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014
Film In a word, ‘The Babadook’ is terrifying DEC 16 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Jennifer Kent’s brilliant horror film will give you goose bumps
Seen Local Pennie Vollet hopes his masks inspire more art in public spaces DEC 15 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist’s project makes creative use of found palm fronds
Seen Local Adam Belt returns to his roots as a landscape painter DEC 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Experimental artist goes back to the beginning and inspires a new series of place-inspired pieces
Urban Scout Last-minute holiday gifts DEC 15 | By Hannah More A dozen ideas for the perfect present
Crossword Crossword: 'Coming back in' DEC 17 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature ‘The Nigga Project Experience’ wants to have a talk DEC 10 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego couple continue their modest war against the rise of the n-word
The Floating Library Lindsay Hunter’s ‘Ugly Girls’ raises the stakes DEC 08 | By Jim Ruland Short-story writer’s debut novel is sensational
Well, That Was Awkward

Do you even immersive puzzle-solve, bro?

Trying to escape San Diego's Puzzalarium with my dignity intact

Listen folks, you don't get your own hubris-infusing column by being book-smart. In this biz, quick-wittedness, perseverance, the ability to create emotionally driven headlines and—to a much lesser extent—the ability to write well are the keys to becoming a successful writer. 

By Ryan Bradford

New Year's Eve Guide

New Year’s Eve 2015

Our picks for the best ways to celebrate the end of 2014

This year, we decided to be concise with our guide to New Year’s Eve happenings around town. There are just too many events citywide to be comprehensive, so we carefully curated and cherry-picked some of the most optimal ways to spend the last few hours of 2014.

By CityBeat Staff


The Short List Orpheus & Eurydice, Hole in Your Stocking and A Christmas SpecTAPular If you go to thetriptheater.net, you’ll be linked to a series of eight videos, each just a few minutes long, that chronicle the beginning of a young couple’s relationship, which plays out long-distance via phone, text, email and Facetime
Theater Cygnet Theatre returns ‘A Christmas Carol’ to its Victorian roots Whether it's on the screen or the stage, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the gift that keeps on giving. Year after year. Adaptation after adaptation. 
Film ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy ends in a blaze of glory The clash between mythology and identity defines both Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and his (some say unnecessary) trifecta of Hobbit films
 

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A mashup on El Cajon Boulevard, a rad holiday reading and more to do and see this week

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Rock The CasbahBack in January, The Casbah celebrated its 25th anniversary with a month of outstanding shows that brought local favorites like Creedle, No Knife and Rocket From the Crypt to the club...
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Free Third Thursday Dec 18, 2014 Art On the third Thursday of every month, visitors receive complimentary admission to both MCASD locations, plus free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5:30p.m. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
Unfamiliar Landscapes Dec 18, 2014 Art A high school exhibition featuring fifty kids of diverse backgrounds tackling computer coding for the first time through art and research. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, December 18
 
SDAI Winter Exhibition Dec 19, 2014 Art This exhibition will include solo shows by local artists, a group exhibition featuring San Diego artists and Tijuana-based street artist PANCA will debut her large-scale mural in the entryway of SDAI. Read more 3 other events on Friday, December 19
 
 
 
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