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Dead Kevin Aug 20, 2014 The comedy trio of Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O’Flanagan and Jack Robichaud have been featured on Funny or Die, Huffington Post UK, BuzzFeed and shown regularly at Comedy Meltdown. 68 other events on Wednesday, August 20
 
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New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
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How one case study could potentially transform City Heights

 

 
 
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All New Cheap Moves Aug 19, 2014 Dozens of local artists pay tribute to everyone's favorite actor: Bill Murray. Artists include Annie Hardy, David Goff, Robert Piper and more. 66 other events on Tuesday, August 19
 
News
Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos
Spin Cycle
Digging into the DNA of a company deal
Film
New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
 
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Coherence’ tackles the horror of not knowing oneself

James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It might not seem like it at first, but Coherence works deftly within the science-fiction genre where time remains a fluid concept.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Venus in Fur’ and the manipulative power of performance art

New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) appears out of nowhere, born from thunder and lighting in the stormy opening moments of Venus in Fur.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Snowpiercer’ envisions a new ice age of revolt and redemption

Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut propels with reckless abandon

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining high-speed train carries what's left of the world's population on a track that spans the length of the globe.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Life Itself’: a superb portrait of Roger Ebert

Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Life Itself is about the man, not the legend. In 2006, Ebert lost the ability to speak after having surgery on his jaw to remove cancerous tissue.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Film

‘Third Person’ mistakes cliché for profundity

Paul Haggis’ awful melodrama is unintentionally hilarious

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Paul Haggis' Third Person is the comedy of the year. There's only one problem: It's supposed to be a deathly serious tragedy that ponders the interconnectedness of memory and expression.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Film

‘Korengal’ wages war with itself

Combat documentary set in Afghanistan tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Using first-person interviews and hours of footage shot amid firefights and boring downtime, the two filmmakers created a portrait of modern warfare sans flag-waving and political rhetoric.
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.
Arts & Culture feature

‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’

Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations

It’s been more than 20 years since the demise of the San Diego County Arts Advisory Council, an organization that promoted the arts countywide.

By Kinsee Morlan
Film ‘Calvary’ meshes a peculiar worldview with bleak dark comedy AUG 12 | By Glenn Heath Jr. John Michael McDonagh crafts another rural western that grapples with questions of faith
Seen Local Optimus Volts' cut-can sculptures demand attention AUG 11 | By Kinsee Morlan Artist's solo show is at Thumbprint Gallery through Sept. 7
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Gregory Bada AUG 11 | By Kinsee Morlan Printmaker's process and the resulting images are a beautiful anachronism
Crossword Crossword: 'Bike share' AUG 13 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Seen Local Public art in Carlsbad on the rise AUG 04 | By Kinsee Morlan Village Mural Tour will showcase new work coloring outdoor walls in the North County city
Arts & Culture feature San Diego County's unusual approach to arts funding AUG 06 | By Kinsee Morlan First in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations
Film ‘Alive Inside’ resuscitates the soul with music AUG 05 | By Glenn Heath Jr. New documentary challenges old models for treating dementia and Alzheimer’s
There She Goz

I broke up like this

Ending a marriage and seeking realness the non-Beyoncé and Jay Z way

The tip of my pen fell upon the paper and I paused. Not because I wasn't ready to sign the name I've hated writing or admitting is legally mine for the last six years, but because it reminded me of another moment.

By Alex Zaragoza

Urban Scout

Snackavore’s delight

Vegan cookies, addictive toffee and more treats by SoCal companies

I'm always advocating for buying goods and services from the people who live and work in your community. Food is no different. 

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann


The Short List Checked Out, CityBeat 5-Minute Film Festival and Tiki Oasis A public library seems an unlikely place for an experimental-music festival, but San Diego's new central library (330 Park Blvd. in East Village) isn't your normal library.
Theater ‘Les Miz’ gets rousing treatment at Lamb’s Players Theatre Spectacle that it is and audacious in its wringing of emotions, Les Miserables is not a Broadway show you’d ever call intimate.
Film ‘Finding Fela’ uncovers a lost musical legend A force for social change, Fela challenged the oppressive government with his politicized art and strange lifestyle.
 

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Creepy camping, a vintage trailer pop-up shop and more to do this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable creepy campingIn a few months, San Diego will be in full-on Halloween mode, with haunted houses and trails filled with weirdos in hockey masks. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a good scare right now. This weekend, the Great Horror Campout comes to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, giving campers a chance to be truly terrified—or, for the more easily startled, moderately frightened. From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, participants can choose how scared they want to be, ranging from the “Chicken Zone” to the interactive “Hell Hunt.” In addition to a pants-wetting chase by a maniac with a chainsaw (or so we imagine), accommodations come with a continental breakfast, parking, movies, a canvas bag and marshmallows. Tickets range from $99 to $139, depending on scare level....
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Distinguished Lecture Series: Quilt National Aug 13, 2014 Art Lecture by Beth Smith, Executive Director of Visions Art Museum. Smith will enlighten the audience on OMA's new Quilt National exhibition as well as discuss the appreciation of quilts, textiles and fiber as fine art. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, August 13
 
ArtExpoSD: Think Tank LIVE Aug 14, 2014 Art Artists Larry and Debby Kline present a hear/see experience and gallery installation featuring 47 artists, gallery walk throughs, artist talk and slide show. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, August 14
 
Creative Nights Aug 14, 2014 Art Bring the kids and celebrate the end of summer with music in the garden from School of Rock, art in the studios, and Cardiff Seaside Market serving up burgundy pepper tri-tip. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, August 14
 
 
 
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