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Barrio Art Crawl Jul 26, 2014 A free self guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District. Come enjoy art, live music, food, and vendors at places like La Bodega Gallery & Studios, Roots Factory, Union Barrio Logan, Glashaus, and more. 90 other events on Saturday, July 26
 
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
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Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Urban Scout
Barry Bell and Mark Quint peddle strange and wonderful stuff at their occasional sales
Seen Local
Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead

 

 
 
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GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Jul 25, 2014 New mixed-media works from local artists Jaclyn Rose and Carly Ealey, which explores the trials and tribulations of womanhood in this strange new world. 83 other events on Friday, July 25
 
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Film
Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Urban Scout
Barry Bell and Mark Quint peddle strange and wonderful stuff at their occasional sales
Seen Local
Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
 
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Film

‘The Rover’ hunts for purpose in an Earthly wasteland

David Michôd’s nomadic road film paints a dire picture of humanity post-collapse

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Set in the never-ending Australian outback 10 years after civilization went kaput, The Rover equates loneliness to godliness through the character of Eric (Guy Pearce), a bearded nomad with nothing more than a car to his name.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Film

‘Obvious Child’ and the comedy of sadness

Brooklyn-set indie leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Obvious Child—which opens Friday, June 20, at Hillcrest Cinemas—never claims authority when it comes to the prickly war over abortion. 
Tuesday, June 10,2014
Film

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ wages aerial war against tyranny

Smart sequel to 2010 blockbuster is visually gorgeous and thematically weighty

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On paper, Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2 has all the makings of another family-friendly sequel constructed to divert the attention of screaming children for a few hours. Thankfully, this couldn't be further from the truth.
Tuesday, June 10,2014
Film

‘We Are the Best!’ believes in the power of punk

New film from Lukas Moodysson leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not a second goes by in this vivacious coming-of-age story when the young characters aren't experiencing some kind of heightened emotion.
Tuesday, June 3,2014
Film

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and warped sci-fi courtship

Tom Cruise dies a thousand deaths to woo Emily Blunt and save the world from aliens

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Edge of Tomorrow—which opens Friday, June 6—refuses many of the gratuitous conventions that anchor typical summer movies, making it that rare eccentric blockbuster with personality.
Tuesday, June 3,2014
Film

‘Gore Vidal’ depicts the man, not the legend

Documentary on famous writer and academic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
For those unaware of Gore Vidal's massive significance in 20th-century American history, Nicholas Wrathall's documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia will act as a thoughtful introduction.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Film

‘Palo Alto’ and the Bay Area haze

Gia Coppola’s debut film about teen angst is a fitting wake-up call for the ‘me first’ generation

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Gia Coppola’s debut, Palo Alto, doesn’t address these facts of life in alarmist ways; instead, the film sees teenage loneliness and disaffection as quiet personal experiences, hidden and unmentioned to peers or family members
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Film

‘Cold in July’ shows its teeth, very little brains

Texas noir by Jim Mickle tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Jim Mickle's Cold in July lives at the dusty crossroads between film noir and crime drama. It's a sweaty morality tale about a regular guy who chooses violence during a split-second standoff to protect his family/
Tuesday, May 20,2014
Film

A French dip at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Frenetic energy, favoritism and friends mark the international event

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Cannes Film Festival looks a like a hurricane of frenetic energy from afar, but on the ground, it can only be described as controlled anarchy.
Tuesday, May 20,2014
Film

Dear graduates, see ‘Dazed and Confused’

San Diego showing of Richard Linklater’s classic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Richard Linklater's classic high-school film is the perfect summation of what it means (and feels like) to graduate.
Arts & Culture feature

Comic-Con vs. the Bechdel Test

Popular fiction has evolved, but big-time fails in female representation mean the challenge is still relevant

The Bechdel Test is a simple thought experiment that requires works of fiction to feature at least two female characters talking to each other about something other than a dude. It’s a ridiculously low bar that a surprising number of contemporary works fail to reach.

By Kinsee Morlan
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
Seen Local A pop-up art exhibition for the Comic-Con crowd JUL 21 | By Susan Myrland ArtExpo features more than 100 artists, crafters and authors in an alternative fair, plus a lowbrow, graphic-narrative, outsider and comic-art exhibition
Film Richard Linklater and ‘Boyhood’ JUL 15 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Writer and director of epic new movie talks family, parenting and coming-of-age
Seen Local ‘Paranoia, Mind control, and the Art of Suggestion’ opens JUL 14 | By Kinsee Morlan Outsider-art exhibition kicks around weird possibilities and controversial themes
There She Goz Thirty, dirty and striving JUL 11 | By Alex Zaragoza Revisiting my teenage dreams upon hitting three decades
Arts & Culture feature

Pitting summer blockbusters against the Bechdel Test

We ran summer-movie trailers against the seemingly easy-to-pass scrutiny, and the results weren’t pretty

Onward with another summer of movie trailers! Onward with another year of supporting the white / hetero / male-dominated pop-cultural infrastructure while we continue our slow trudge to the grave!

By Ryan Bradford

Arts & Culture feature

No-badge-needed events for the Comic-Con crowd

Lots of stuff going, even if you’re not one of the lucky few

As Comic-Con grows in popularity, so do the options for those who couldn’t score a badge. Each year brings more parties, pop-ups, zombie walks and just plain weirdness.

By Susan Myrland


The Short List Judah Friedlander, Creative Nights and Horizon "I am a role model. I am the greatest martial artist on the planet," the actor and standup comic tells CityBeat with his trademark deadpan delivery. "But I'm also going to be the next president of the United States." 
Theater Out of anesthesia and into the—piano? San Diego’s big-name theaters have unveiled two very different productions: a harrowing history story at La Jolla Playhouse and, at The Old Globe, a reimagining of a musical that was born there.
Film Paul Eenhoorn on acting and ‘Land Ho!’ The film explores themes of transition, emotional release and friendship in a tender way. It hinges entirely on the chemistry of the actors. 
 

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Meet the San Diegostucks subculture

As the Comic-Con crowd rolls into town, we take a moment to hang out with local fans of the web comic, 'Homestuck'

It's pretty obvious which group at Mission Beach is the San Diegostucks, even from a distance. Scattered groups of families and friends are barbecuing and soaking up the sun. And then there's the crowd of more than 30 people, costumed in everything from horns and gray paint to homemade tattoos. Someone runs by with an inflatable sword, pretending to murder others. An impromptu dance number breaks out around a speaker. It's a study in organized chaos; the crowd of everyday folks surrounding the group appear to be at a loss for how to handle them....
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CRAFT/ART Jul 23, 2014 Art Live sketching by some of the top artists in the world of comics. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind themed sketches as well as to bid in a silent auction with proceeds benefitting Media Arts Center San Diego. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, July 23
 
EMPOWER Art + Music Show Jul 23, 2014 Art A one-night-only event featuring A Reason To Survive (ARTS) Empower students. Featuring artwork by Destinee I., Hannah B., Kelsey K. and Stephanie J. with a musical performance by Stephanie G. featuring Dr. Funk and the Quickhands. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, July 23
 
Pop! The Art of the Geek Jul 23, 2014 Art This group show highlights the artwork of a dozen established and emerging artists who have reimagined the icons of pop culture in new ways. Artists include Adam Lister, Don Morris, Blair Simmons and more. Read more 2 other events on Wednesday, July 23
 
 
 
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