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Red Poets Society Mar 04, 2015 A new weekly poetry, prose and spoken word open mic co-hosted by Tazha Williams and David Proulx. 52 other events on Wednesday, March 4
 
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Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
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Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Why does everyone suddenly want to turn San Diego into an amusement park?
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Long-running monthly art walk has someone new at the helm

 

 
 
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MOWjito Cocktail Event Mar 03, 2015 Purchase a signature MOWjito this evening and $1 from each drink purchased will benefit the local chapter of Meals-on-Wheels. 45 other events on Tuesday, March 3
 
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Four awesome products for your console and smartphone
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Advisory group apparently can pay consultants to help strategize a Chargers fix
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Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
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Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town
 
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.
Wednesday, April 30,2014
Film

‘Blue Ruin’ gets at the heart of revenge

Director Jeremy Saulnier’s slow-burn tale of vengeance is lean and mean

By Glenn Heath Jr.

 A revenge film with buckshot for a heart, Blue Ruin takes slow burn to another level. Director Jeremy Saulnier’s sophomore effort focuses on an unassuming vagrant living off the grid near coastal Virginia.

Wednesday, April 30,2014
Film

‘Fading Gigolo’ is a misguided male fantasy about the power of sexual healing

John Turturro’s film, starring Woody Allen, leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What little conflict Fading Gigalo displays at the sudden shift in occupation and lifestyle it makes up for in tedious banter between the two leads.
Wednesday, April 23,2014
Film

Love, death and vinyl in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are heart-stopping in Jim Jarmusch’s moody vampire movie

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Heightened awareness is a blessing and a curse in Only Lovers Left Alive. Adam and Eve can sense humanity’s self-destruction on the horizon, having seen it so many times before.
Wednesday, April 23,2014
Film

Will the Ken Cinema close or merely be transformed?

Thoughts on the iconic single-screen theater lead our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Last week, news broke that the iconic Ken Cinema would close its doors on April 27. In a statement, Landmark Theaters said it "was not able to negotiate an acceptable new lease with the landlord."
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San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art lives on

Museum-without-walls rolls carefully into its second year of revival

Gaidi Finnie's the chief operating officer at Bayview Baptist Church, but he has a long background in the arts. He spent a few years at a fine-art gallery in La Jolla before moving to the Museum of Photographic Arts, where he eventually became the director. 

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Seen Local Sparks Gallery to inject art into the Gaslamp FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Fine-art gallery opens March 1 with a big bill of San Diego artists
Seen Local Meet our cover artist, Aaron Glasson FEB 23 | By Kinsee Morlan Surrealist painter makes the natural environment and its inhabitants more interesting
Seen Local Giant robot finds a home in Logan Heights FEB 16 | By Kinsee Morlan Jamex and Einar de la Torre’s eighth public-art project soon to be unveiled
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Arts & Culture feature Meet Hatsune Miku's makers FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego filmmaker Tara Knight examines the virtual pop icon and the mass of fans and creators behind her
Seen Local Sam Ballard says he’s ready to give up on North Park FEB 17 | By Kinsee Morlan And he’ll be taking his artsy activism project with him
There She Goz

Partying with the artsy elite

The Foodie Soirée reminded me why I love living rooms

Sitting on the hardwood floor of a total stranger's house and watching a performance in full swing just three feet away is not totally new to me. I've spent many nights sitting cross-legged on dingy-carpeted floors of dilapidated houses that had earned nicknames like The Sandwich House or The Suicide House.

By Alex Zaragoza

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Computers at the California Capitol

How state legislators hope to regulate the Internet this session

Each session, lawmakers also attempt to quite literally change how computers work in California, with bills on everything from online commerce to state-funded pilot projects.

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The Short List MAS Attack 8, San Diego Vintage Flea Market, Barrio Seed Bank and more Max Presneill wanted to do something to help take some of the pressure and anxiety out of the art-exhibition process. The former gallerist and current museum curator also wanted to bring artists together in a fun atmosphere.
Theater Old Globe’s ‘The Twenty-seventh Man’ imparts critical history lesson Besides sharing an important, under-told story, The Old Globe’s The Twenty-seventh Man showcases three veteran actors at the peak of their game. 
Film Revealing a Kangaroo court in ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ Bunkered down in the cramped hallways and trial rooms of an Israeli Rabbinical court, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem unflinchingly traps the viewer within a physical manifestation of stagnant bureaucracy.
 

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"West Side Story" launches new era for San Diego Musical Theatre

The sound in Spreckels Theatre, however, is not up to par

What's most noteworthy about San Diego Musical Theatre's current production of West Side Story is where it's being produced: Downtown at the Spreckels Theatre. It's a new home for SDMT, which had been...
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Dine & Design Feb 25, 2015 Art Enjoy a community-style, three-course dinner, followed by a casual art lesson. Learn to paint a custom painting inspired by Dia De Los Muertos. Dinner and all art supplies included with ticket. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, February 25
 
Field Trip: Explore Baja’s Art Scene Feb 27, 2015 Art Explore the art, food, and wine of El Valle de Guadalupe. Stops include the art space TJ in China Project Room, Encuentro Guadalupe and La Curva Studios. Tickets include lunch and round-trip border transportation. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
Performances on Practical Surfaces: Angie Jennings Feb 27, 2015 Art The UCSD MFA candidate will present new work. Using yarn dipped in acrylic paint to render fluid contour lines, Jennings reconstructs from memory gestures and actions made during performances she enacted in 2014. Read more 3 other events on Friday, February 27
 
 
 
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