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All Access Fest Sep 17, 2014 20 San Diego Music Award nominated bands play 20 minute sets rotating from The Delta Room to The Music Hall. Bands include Red Fox Tails, Gayle Skidmore, Wild Wild Wets and more. 59 other events on Wednesday, September 17
 
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Documentary about three young men struggling to survive tops our coverage of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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All Access Fest Sep 17, 2014 20 San Diego Music Award nominated bands play 20 minute sets rotating from The Delta Room to The Music Hall. Bands include Red Fox Tails, Gayle Skidmore, Wild Wild Wets and more. 59 other events on Wednesday, September 17
 
Spin Cycle
And speaking of fights, who would win: Jason Roe or a great white shark?
Arts & Culture feature
Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller
News
Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Band plays live for first time in 20 years
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
 
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.
Tuesday, May 6,2014
Film

Get hot and bothered with our 2014 summer movie preview

Comic-book sequels and big-budget remakes offer little respite from the Hollywood creativity drought

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Summer movies are a lot like ice-cream cones left out in the sweltering sun: One second they're there, and the next they've melted from memory.
Tuesday, May 6,2014
Film

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen get rowdy in ‘Neighbors’

New comedy by director Nicolas Stoller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Sharp-tongued and swift, Neighbors—which opens Friday, May 9—is a good reminder that comedies can be just as dynamic as action films.
Arts & Culture feature

Centro Cultural de la Raza’s constant struggle for survival

Volunteer-run nonprofit continues to hang on by threads despite persistent challenges

One of the largest Chicano arts centers in the Southwest, the Centro Cultural de la Raza, housed in a former water tank in Balboa Park, once attracted international attention for its edgy programming and enjoyed financial support from heavy hitters like the National Endowment for the Arts.

By Kinsee Morlan
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
Arts & Culture feature Richard Allen Morris just wants to keep working SEP 10 | By Kinsee Morlan Despite the world’s brutal realities, the San Diego artist continues on his path of perpetual proliferation
No Life Offline What was in my podcast queue, summer 2014 edition SEP 08 | By Dave Maass Dispatches from the weirdest town in the Southwest, podcasts with that guard from ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Daily Show’ sans John Stewart
There She Goz Trying to chill out at reiki yoga SEP 08 | By Alex Zaragoza My body has a way of ruining the mood for everyone
Film A preview fall and winter movies SEP 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. October will be a month of heavyweights, including ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Two Faces of January’
Seen Local Malcolm Leland's gates are put into use SEP 08 | By Kinsee Morlan Mounted on the bar at Panama 66 are works of art by the modernist sculptor
Film

Love it or hate, you won’t forget ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith’s new horror film merges folklore, allegory and online savagery

Kevin Smith slams his point home with Tusk, a new horror film that destroys the virtual distance of online aggression by slowly transforming one of its seediest offenders into a primitive beast.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

The Floating Library

Two tales of lost innocence

Reviews of Wendy Ortiz’s ‘Excavation’ and Eirik Clark’s ‘Sweetness #9’

How do you tell the story of an abusive relationship when you don't recognize its wrongness until many years have passed? That's the problem and central metaphor of Wendy Ortiz's memoir, Excavation. 

By Jim Ruland


The Short List David Mitchell, Carlsbad Music Festival and San Diego Sriracha Festival David Mitchell is the type of internationally adored author whose obsessive fans wear T-shirts touting his books. He's written six novels so far, including number9dream and Cloud Atlas.
Theater Reviews of ‘Kingdom City’ and ‘Fallen Angels’ Sheri Wilner's Kingdom City is as much an homage to Arthur Miller's The Crucible as it is a penetrating comment on moral repression and censorship.
Film ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ reduces the melodrama People grieve in vastly different ways. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them spins this idea into a sublime meditation on one couple's experiences grappling with the loss of a child.
 

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Free tater tots, pop-up parks in parking spaces, ambitious art and more to check out this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable anniversaryBeer, bikes and kids. Those are three things that Station Tavern (2204 Fern St., South Park) is all about, and each will be honored during the restaurant and bar’s five-day, fifth-anniversary celebration. It starts Tuesday, Sept. 16, when riding the ol’ two-wheeler to Station gets you 20 percent off your meal. Before or after, check out a vintage bike show put on by nearby Thomas Bike Shop. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Station will tap the first-ever keg of a limited-run golden raspberry stout that two of its bartenders brewed jointly with Monkey Paw Brewing. Four bucks fetches any local draft and a custom glass to take home. Thursday, Sept. 18, is the big day, when the official anniversary party happens from 5 to 8 p.m., doubling as a fundraiser for the San Diego Architectural Foundation. South Park ice-cream shop The Daily Scoop will serve up root beer floats—or adults can plop that scoop into a stout float. On Friday, Sept. 19, Station will screen vintage cartoons and found Super 8 footage of the original San Diego No. 2 trolley line, and Viva Pops will hand out free organic popsicles. Lastly, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, kids (of all ages) can get balloon animals with a parental rating ranging from G to R. More importantly, free tater tots for everyone. ...
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Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour Sep 17, 2014 Art The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will host walking tours of the Murals on the last Wednesday of every month led by project curator Lynda Forsha. Artists include Kim MacConnel, Ryan McGinness, Kelsey Brookes and more. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, September 17
 
America's Finest Sep 19, 2014 Art A street photography exhibition featuring the works of Alphi Quitevis, Luis Gonzalez, Michael Raymond, Picture Paul and Rob Hammer. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
ART2GO Sep 19, 2014 Art New works in various mediums from Jacob Ramsden. Nicole Connelly, Madeline Sherry, Dan Camp and over a dozen more will be featured inside the Brokers Building Gallery. Read more 3 other events on Friday, September 19
 
 
 
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