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Night Moves Sep 30, 2014 A trio of eco-terrorists blow up a dam in Oregon, then have to face the consequences when their action causes an innocent bystander to drown. 48 other events on Tuesday, September 30
 
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Night Moves Sep 30, 2014 A trio of eco-terrorists blow up a dam in Oregon, then have to face the consequences when their action causes an innocent bystander to drown. 47 other events on Tuesday, September 30
 
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Band plays live for first time in 20 years
Film
Errol Flynn biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
A very loud Diversionary Theatre offering tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
Chamber of Commerce, led by the former mayor, launches all-out campaign to regain control of San Diego
 
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.
Tuesday, May 13,2014
Film

Jesse Eisenberg undergoes a bizarre self-reflection in ‘The Double’

Richard Ayoade’s hypnotic satire speaks volumes about our familiar loneliness epidemic

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Thematically, the film poses an interesting central question: What kind of society mistakes a man's vile tendencies for his virtuous ones?
Tuesday, May 13,2014
Film

‘God’s Pocket’ is a laughable mess

One of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last pictures tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Some movies try so hard to be dramatic they end up looking like comedies. John Slattery's debut, God's Pocket, a leaden and messy 1970s mosaic that mistakes continued hysterics for conflict, is a perfect example.
Fall Arts ‘Gauguin to Warhol’ brandishes the big guns SEP 24 | By Susan Myrland Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Fall Arts Chuck Palahniuk on sex toys and conspiracy SEP 23 | By Jim Ruland Lionized author comes to San Diego for a pajama party and a raucous reading of his new novel
Fall Arts Richard Baird’s ready for take two SEP 23 | By David L. Coddon New Fortune Theatre Company set to launch in October
Fall Arts Big b-boy battle Freestyle Session comes home SEP 24 | By Kinsee Morlan Cros One returns his breakdance competition to San Diego
Fall Arts Athenaeum’s jazz program lures the genre’s top players SEP 24 | By Seth Combs Little library in La Jolla celebrates 25 years of big shows
Fall Arts Rebecca Webb and the future of ArtPower! SEP 24 | By Glenn Heath Jr. UCSD arts group brings back the Filmatic Festival and other exciting selections hand-picked by its film curator
Seen Local Barrio Logan art scene grows again SEP 22 | By Kinsee Morlan Organizers behind new grassroots community cultural center Acá want to think big but keep things casual
Seen Local Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance Gallery opens Sept. 27 SEP 22 | By Kinsee Morlan Rancho Santa Fe collector-turned-dealer Tom Sergott is transforming his house into a home for contemporary art
Film ‘The Last Days of Vietnam’ traces a complicated exodus from war SEP 24 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Multiple stories of heroism, indecision and guilt converge in a riveting documentary
The Floating Library Two tales of lost innocence SEP 15 | By Jim Ruland Reviews of Wendy Ortiz’s ‘Excavation’ and Eirik Clark’s ‘Sweetness #9’
Arts & Culture feature Centro Cultural de la Raza’s constant struggle for survival SEP 17 | By Kinsee Morlan Volunteer-run nonprofit continues to hang on by threads despite persistent challenges
Seen Local Raúl Guerrero’s bar paintings capture contemplation and inspiration SEP 15 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diegan heads to Paris for an exhibition featuring watering holes and the creative people who visit them
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Madeline Sherry SEP 15 | By Kinsee Morlan Abstract expressionist focuses on figurative work
Crossword Crossword: 'It's the pits' SEP 17 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Well, That Was Awkward

What to expect on your 10-day vegan-juice cleanse

Pretension, alienation and isolation are just road bumps on the way to looking and feeling great!

Days 3 and 4: Everything sucks. Cranky. Tired. A constant need to urinate. Can't even muster the effort to use pronouns. 


By Ryan Bradford

Urban Scout

San Diego County retailers to follow on Instagram

Four businesses that show their stuff with lovely images

Instagram is a glorious tool for stalking other people's cute baby and cat pics, and it's also really addictive if you like food and food porn.

By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann


The Short List The Church, Adams Avenue Street Fair and Trolley Dances When Platt College art instructors Frank Luna and Mark Escobar moved into 2151 Logan Ave. on Aug. 1, they decided to make the space a blank canvas—literally.
Theater A not-quite-finished ‘Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World’ Enough already with The Crucible! Arthur Miller’s 1953 play about the Salem witch trials is as omnipresent in San Diego this fall as sticky weather. 
Film San Diego Film Festival brings the celebrities The San Diego Film Festival (SDFF), which runs Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 28, at multiple theater locations, occupies an interesting space on the local arts calendar.
 

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Not that kinky, but a kick

'Kinky Boots' sets down in San Diego

Just as the technicolor dreamcoat is the most amazing thing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the boots are the kinkiest thing about Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony winner that's initiating ...
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Barrio Art Jam Sep 26, 2014 Art The second annual event will showcase some of the best talent in poster art and Latin music. Featured bands include Cantua, Surefire Soul Ensemble, Agua Dulce, Israel Maldonado and more. Read more 2 other events on Friday, September 26
 
After the Fall Sep 26, 2014 Art A multimedia gallery event featuring artists like Jack Roybal, Monica Cuyto, Guy Lombardo, Leslie K. Monroy and more. Read more 2 other events on Friday, September 26
 
Allison Wiese and Pat MacGillis Sep 26, 2014 Art Two new exhibitions with Wiese debuting a new installation using common materials and textual diversions, while MacGillis will present Unexpected Beauty in Everyday Life, composed of mixed media paintings and drawings. Read more 2 other events on Friday, September 26
 
 
 
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