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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
The Floating Library
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Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
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New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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THREEZUS Comedy Tour Nov 21, 2014 This standup comedy tour features T.K. Kelly, Ricky Carmona and Nick Malis, all of whom are writers on Tosh.0. 75 other events on Friday, November 21
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
 
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. 
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.
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Crush these chunks of culture into your cranium

CityBeat staff recommends its current media obsessions, including pop culture, podcasts, books, web series, and apps.

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Film ‘Foxcatcher’ tells an icy, brooding true-crime story NOV 19 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Mark Ruffalo is astonishing in Bennett Miller’s humorless sports film
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Natalie Bessell NOV 19 | By Kinsee Morlan Find the funky, lighthearted artwork of the young La Jolla native at casual café shows for now
Seen Local Innovators behind Domestic Stencilworks turn food into design NOV 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Alex White and John Mohr use natural dyes in their printing work and launch Kickstarter to expand
Crossword Crossword: 'Broken records' NOV 19 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Film ‘Rosewater’ takes aim at blind fundamentalism NOV 11 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Jon Stewart’s directorial debut unsuccessfully blends comedy and drama in a story of imprisoned journalist
No Life Offline If you were my sugar cyber-Santa NOV 10 | By Dave Maass These are the top-dollar tech gifts (and a couple cheap ones) I want this December
Arts & Culture feature For Diana Duval, art is anything but easy NOV 12 | By Kinsee Morlan Homelessness, cancer and loss of a leg haven’t stopped the struggling-but-skilled San Diego artist
Seen Local Dave Ghilarducci makes moving, anti-authoritarian art NOV 10 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diegan’s upcoming solo show includes electronic, interactive work that prompts people to question power
Well, That Was Awkward

Adversity, identity and xistentialism with Mr. Xtreme

The differences between a 30-year-old writer and a real-life superhero are slim

Mr. Xtreme greets me with a firm handshake. He’s short but built like a football linebacker. He wears a green helmet and body armor accentuated by a yellow XJL flag that flows beautifully, majestically behind him. He looks like if a Ninja Turtle did it with a tank.

By Ryan Bradford

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The Marlowe drive of Juniper Song

Steph Cha’s new detective novel, ‘Beware Beware,’ follows the footsteps of Raymond Chandler’s famous gumshoe

Much like her fictional forebear, Philip Marlowe, Juniper Song drinks heavily, smokes like a chimney and calls Los Angeles home. 

By Jim Ruland


The Short List Owl in the Daylight: A Tribute to Phillip K. Dick, Makers Arcade and Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss There’s a lot to like about Philip K. Dick. Even those who haven’t read the author’s inventive, reality-altering, science-fiction novels have likely encountered and enjoyed his work.
Theater Enron relived at Moxie Theatre Try this just for fun: Ask the next 10 people you meet to explain the 2001 Enron scandal to you. Odds are, most of them will say they’ve heard of Enron and they knew there was some scandal involving it, but that’d be it.
Film ‘The Better Angels’ is a Colonial Calvin Klein ad Having worked as an editor on To the Wonder, director A.J. Edwards seemingly adopted (or perhaps stole) the Terrence Malick touch for The Better Angels.
 

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North Park at night, mid-century design and more to do and see this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

'Hood hopNorth Park can seem like two different neighborhoods, transforming from a blue-collar family district—complete with a local hardware store—during the day to urban hotspot at night. And a number of small businesses are attempting to cater to both locals and the Uber crowd. Exhibit A: North Park After Dark, which gives folks the best of both worlds. From 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, after the sun goes down and the bars start to buzz, more than three dozen businesses will offer refreshments, special deals and holiday-themed entertainment. Visit at least 10 participating spots and be entered into a raffle featuring more than $800 in prizes. Use the parking structure at 30th Street and North Park Way, and show' em that your locally made, hand-crafted boots were made for walking....
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Mineral Spirits Nov 19, 2014 Art Recent art by MFA candidates Tanya Brodsky, Catherine Czacki, Shana Demassi, and more that deals with materiality and objecthood using only organic materials. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, November 19
 
Student Art Sale and Reception Nov 20, 2014 Art This exhibition includes close to a hundred artworks in drawing, design, digital media, printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, fashion and sculpture, all produced by students enrolled in Mesa classes. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, November 20
 
Tony Roko: Best of Detroit 2014 Fine Artist Nov 20, 2014 Art The acclaimed post-industrial artist from Detroit will showcase some of his best works. A percentage of sales will benefit The New Children’s Museum. Read more 1 other events on Thursday, November 20
 
 
 
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