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MOWjito Cocktail Event Mar 03, 2015 Purchase a signature MOWjito this evening and $1 from each drink purchased will benefit the local chapter of Meals-on-Wheels. 45 other events on Tuesday, March 3
 
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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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March Kitchen Collaborations Mar 02, 2015 Chef Christian Graves will partner up with guest Chef Antonio Frisca to create a four-course menu with the focus on pasta. Reservations required. 42 other events on Monday, March 2
 
No Life Offline
Four awesome products for your console and smartphone
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
CityBeat Podcasts
Ed Decker talks with Danielle LoPresti
Film
Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town
 
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Robert Redford fights for his life in ‘All is Lost’

Nautical survival tale is both enthralling and refreshingly restrained

By Glenn Heath Jr.
J.C. Chandor's All is Lost is the cinematic equivalent of a last will and testament.
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Beatnik poets get an origin story in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings—opening Friday, Oct. 25 at Hillcrest Cinemas—a mostly flaccid biopic about the genesis of the beatnik ideology, posits the young Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) as the focal point.
Wednesday, October 16,2013
Film

‘After Tiller’ eulogizes a controversial figure

Documentary about America’s late-term abortionists leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
More eulogy than documentary, After Tiller allows this group of doctors a platform to grieve, and it also examines the complexities of their professional calling.
Wednesday, October 16,2013
Film

Divorce, American-style, is a messy affair in ‘A.C.O.D.’

Adam Scott attempts to survive his parents’ awful behavior in new comedy

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Divorce has long been a serious cinematic subject in dramas, like Kramer vs. Kramer and Blue Valentine, for example. But it’s played up mostly for laughs in the new comedy A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce).
Wednesday, October 9,2013
Film

‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ a little too much

Horror film starring Amber Heard leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a film that's been sitting in distribution limbo since its festival premiere in 2006, further deconstructs this premise in some interesting ways. It starts abruptly, with the titular object of affection, Mandy (Amber Heard), accepting an invitation to a house party held by a vacuous jock.
Wednesday, October 9,2013
Film

‘Captain Phillips’ finds humanity between the headlines

Tom Hanks gives an astounding turn in thrilling Somali-pirate saga

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Captain Phillips, the striking new docu-drama from director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum), three groups of men with very different intentions end up on a collision course in the high seas off the coast of Somalia.
Wednesday, October 2,2013
Film

Historical hyperbole in ‘Parkland’

Plodding JFK drama starring Zac Efron leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Peter Landesman's Parkland, a meek helping of historical revisionism that zeroes in on the experiences of bit players during and after the JFK assassination, doesn't do much to dissuade this representation of the South as ideologically (and morally) inferior.
Wednesday, October 2,2013
Film

Spinning toward epiphany in ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuarón’s breathless space odyssey is a freefall toward grace

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Alfonso Cuarón’s death-defying Gravity examines such a volatile scenario, where storytelling and memory not only fail to provide the necessary context for survival but also force body and mind deeper into freefall by way of delusion.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

‘Don Jon’ loses itself in lustful repetition

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s problematic directorial debut leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's porn-addiction comedy Don Jon suffers from an extreme bout of aesthetic repetition. Bits of smarmy dialogue, suggestive sound cues and off-kilter compositions repeat throughout.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

It’s a man’s world in ‘Rush’

Ron Howard’s tiresome racecar drama is high on competition, masculine posturing

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Despite its horrendous views on gender, Rush deftly balances the madness and respect the two leads inspire in each other.
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art lives on

Museum-without-walls rolls carefully into its second year of revival

Gaidi Finnie's the chief operating officer at Bayview Baptist Church, but he has a long background in the arts. He spent a few years at a fine-art gallery in La Jolla before moving to the Museum of Photographic Arts, where he eventually became the director. 

By Kinsee Morlan
Film ‘Focus’ on the grifters FEB 25 | By Glenn Heath Jr. New heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie deals in suave
Seen Local Sparks Gallery to inject art into the Gaslamp FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Fine-art gallery opens March 1 with a big bill of San Diego artists
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Aaron Glasson FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Surrealist painter makes the natural environment and its inhabitants more interesting
Seen Local Giant robot finds a home in Logan Heights FEB 16 | By Kinsee Morlan Jamex and Einar de la Torre’s eighth public-art project soon to be unveiled
Crossword Crossword: 'Here's the kicker' FEB 25 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Arts & Culture feature Meet Hatsune Miku's makers FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego filmmaker Tara Knight examines the virtual pop icon and the mass of fans and creators behind her
Seen Local Sam Ballard says he’s ready to give up on North Park FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan And he’ll be taking his artsy activism project with him
There She Goz

Partying with the artsy elite

The Foodie Soirée reminded me why I love living rooms

Sitting on the hardwood floor of a total stranger's house and watching a performance in full swing just three feet away is not totally new to me. I've spent many nights sitting cross-legged on dingy-carpeted floors of dilapidated houses that had earned nicknames like The Sandwich House or The Suicide House.

By Alex Zaragoza

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Computers at the California Capitol

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The Short List MAS Attack 8, San Diego Vintage Flea Market, Barrio Seed Bank and more Max Presneill wanted to do something to help take some of the pressure and anxiety out of the art-exhibition process. The former gallerist and current museum curator also wanted to bring artists together in a fun atmosphere.
Theater Old Globe’s ‘The Twenty-seventh Man’ imparts critical history lesson Besides sharing an important, under-told story, The Old Globe’s The Twenty-seventh Man showcases three veteran actors at the peak of their game. 
Film Revealing a Kangaroo court in ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ Bunkered down in the cramped hallways and trial rooms of an Israeli Rabbinical court, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem unflinchingly traps the viewer within a physical manifestation of stagnant bureaucracy.
 

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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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Dine & Design Feb 25, 2015 Art Enjoy a community-style, three-course dinner, followed by a casual art lesson. Learn to paint a custom painting inspired by Dia De Los Muertos. Dinner and all art supplies included with ticket. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, February 25
 
Field Trip: Explore Baja’s Art Scene Feb 27, 2015 Art Explore the art, food, and wine of El Valle de Guadalupe. Stops include the art space TJ in China Project Room, Encuentro Guadalupe and La Curva Studios. Tickets include lunch and round-trip border transportation. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
Performances on Practical Surfaces: Angie Jennings Feb 27, 2015 Art The UCSD MFA candidate will present new work. Using yarn dipped in acrylic paint to render fluid contour lines, Jennings reconstructs from memory gestures and actions made during performances she enacted in 2014. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
 
 
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