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Surf’s Up Shopping Event Jul 31, 2014 A surf-inspired evening of food, refreshments and shopping. Check out the pop-up shop by surf lifestyle outfitter Aloha Sunday Supply Co., handmade jewelry by Maru Lopez and other local artists. 70 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
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A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life
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New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees

 

 
 
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Anthony Doerr Jul 30, 2014 The award winning author will be in conversation with The Book Catapult’s Seth Marko about Doerr's 10-years-in-the-making novel WWII novel, All The Light We Cannot See. 62 other events on Wednesday, July 30
 
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
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
 
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Film

Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age

Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption

By Glenn Heath Jr.
For me, April's arrival instantly conjures up excitement for baseball, Easter dinner and Pacific Arts Movement's Spring Showcase.
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Film

‘Finding Vivian Meier’ is an exercise in futility

Documentary about eccentric street photographer leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Finding Vivian Maier is Maloof's attempt at a biographical portrait, tracing Maier's strange and eccentric life as a nanny for households across the country.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity

Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Scarlett Johansson is an alien that dresses itself in a human cloak during a surreal sequence early in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel Under the Skin.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

Fathers and sons collide in David Gordon Green’s killer ‘Joe’

New Nicolas Cage flick tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Themes of revenge and redemption ultimately take root, revealing themselves in the physical conflicts between Joe and the human threats knocking at his door.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Film

‘Nymphomaniac: Volume II’ gets violent

Will Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Joe survive her desire in the second part of Lars von Trier’s epic?

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not surprisingly, Nymphomaniac: Volume II—which opens Friday, April 4, at Hillcrest Cinemas—devours any such romanticism almost immediately.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Film

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ glamorizes a film that never was

Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The epic back-story behind Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's Dune in 1975 is one of madness and creativity crashing together.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

Denis Villeanueve’s ‘Enemy’ is a tangled web

Mysterious new thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With only a torn picture of a woman for a reference point, the audience struggles to fill in the context of Adam’s deep malaise. As a result, Enemy is consistently baffling, favoring surrealism and mood over a traditional plot.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

‘Ernest and Celestine’: a dangerous pair

Animated film from France leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"A bear and a mouse can't be together," screams the rodent mistress of an orphanage for mice in the opening sequence of Ernest and Celestine.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1’ and the origin of a conflicted species

Lars von Trier’s epic sex odyssey opens with a tender and (dare I say) romantic beginning

By Glenn Heath Jr.
When news broke that Danish auteur Lars von Trier would follow up his apocalyptic Melancholia with a massive, two-part epic titled Nymphomaniac containing explicit sex scenes, many film pundits predicted a controversial and gut-wrenching experience.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

Traversing Paris and marriage in ‘Le Week-End’

Roger Mitchell’s new one leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The jazzy score that lingers over the opening images of Roger Mitchell's lovely Le Week-End is the first sign that it will embrace an improvisational narrative style. 
Arts & Culture feature

Daniel Foster: the philosopher king

Oceanside Museum of Art director left, then came back and will keep pursuing his big ideas

When Foster joined OMA in 2012, he laid out an ambitious plan for the museum’s future, which included taking a more scholarly approach to programming by putting together a topnotch curatorial team.

By Kinsee Morlan
No Life Offline What I brought back from Comic-Con 2014 JUL 28 | By Dave Maass Frazier in ‘The Fantastic Four,’ all the dogs and a deeper suspicion of AIs
Seen Local Constance White is disembarking from the San Diego airport JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Longtime art-program manager accepts a new position in North Carolina
Seen Local Scott White Contemporary Art goes private JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Art dealer says the public-gallery model is changing
Arts & Culture feature Pitting summer blockbusters against the Bechdel Test JUL 23 | By Ryan Bradford We ran summer-movie trailers against the seemingly easy-to-pass scrutiny, and the results weren’t pretty
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
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Well, That Was Awkward

A ‘real’ Mormon’s reaction to ‘The Book of Mormon’

Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play

A real Mormon. The term seared in the part of my brain that hasn't been contaminated by vices, the section that will persevere no matter how much nudity, booze and horror I cram in there.

By Ryan Bradford


The Short List The 1to1 Movement's America's Finest Film Festival, Friday Night Liberty and San Diego Craft Beer + Cocktail Showcase The young folks who run The 1to1 Movement, a sustainability-education nonprofit, won't be hitting anyone over the head with hard-edged environmental and conservation themes at their upcoming, annual film festival.
Theater Much ado in North County theaters It absolutely is in the hands of Intrepid Shakespeare Company, and Sean Yael-Cox and Shana Wride make a delightful Benedick and Beatrice.
Film ‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
 

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Babies at Comic-Con

You're never too young to enjoy San Diego's biggest weekend

Lights. Bright colors. Sound. Movement. And to top it off, a comfy Supergirl onesie with matching necklace. What more could you want at an early developmental stage? Comic-Con is fu...
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Yarn Bombing! Jul 30, 2014 Art Decorate the PB Library's Cass Street Plaza with knit & crochet pieces. Crafters may pick up instructions at the PB Library or visit “Get Cozy with a Good Book at Your Library” on Facebook. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, July 30
 
Glyphics Jul 31, 2014 Art A night of live art from spray paint artists to portraiture. There will also be live music, fashion shows and drink deals. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
Shore Thing Jul 31, 2014 Art Back for a second year, the MCASD galleries will be open late every Thursday where guests can enjoy cocktails on the terrace, live music, tours of current exhibitions, and much more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
 
 
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