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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
 
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Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
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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
 
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. 
Tuesday, March 11,2014
Film

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: a marvel of misadventure

Wes Anderson’s complex new film shoots through history and memory like a fastball

By Glenn Heath Jr.
While never sloppy, The Grand Budapest Hotel constructs its multiple plots to reveal the poetry of such stream-of-consciousness, the endless possibility of story.
Tuesday, March 11,2014
Film

Danger is too attractive in ‘Stranger by the Lake’

New French thriller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Stranger by the Lake—which opens Friday, March 14, and screens for one week at Hillcrest Cinemas—echoes the suspenseful craft of Hitchcock and Chabrol.
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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