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San Diego Fermentation Festival Feb 01, 2015 This fest features artisanal foodmakers and brewers, keynote speaker Sandor Ellix Katz, workshops and presentations from fermentation experts, do-it-yourself stations, and a fermented beverages garden. 68 other events on Sunday, February 1
 
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MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Cognitive Camouflage Jan 30, 2015 Artists like Stefani Byrd, Artemisa Clark, Brian Dick, Ash Eliza Smith and Perry Vasquez present works that delve into the many aspects of social anxiety in a post-modern era. 74 other events on Friday, January 30
 
Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu
News
Environmentalist Nicole Capretz takes on SDG&E with new watchdog group
Film
MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town
 
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."
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.
Arts & Culture feature

Death café: tea, cake and talk about the end

All over San Diego County and beyond, people are gathering to talk about what happens when we expire

Death café, according to deathcafe.com, is a “discussion group where the only topic is death; no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a grief support or counseling session. At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.”

By Amy Wallen
Film Irish folklore and childhood anxiety collide in ‘Song of the Sea’ JAN 27 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animated film is a lush, timely beauty
Crossword Crossword: 'Weightlifters' JAN 28 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Seen Local The Studio Door’s search for a home JAN 26 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts venture tries unsuccessfully to keep programming in the former San Diego Art Department building on Ray Street
Seen Local A comeback for visual art at California Center for the Arts, Escondido JAN 27 | By Kinsee Morlan Curator Wendy Wilson walks us through her two must-see exhibitions on view through Feb. 22
Film ‘Two Days, One Night’ gives compassion a fighting chance JAN 21 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Marion Cotillard’s Oscar-nominated performance gives the new Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne film its powerful immediacy
Seen Local Future of the San Diego Foundation’s arts funding questioned JAN 20 | By Kinsee Morlan With expert Felicia Shaw gone, some wonder about the organization's ongoing support
The Floating Library Strangeness in the stacks: 3 works of fiction set in Japan JAN 19 | By Jim Ruland Reviews of Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library,’ Yoko Ogawa’s ‘The Housekeeper and the Professor’ and Mary Yukari Waters ‘The Laws of Evening’
There She Goz

In pursuit of useless information

Damn, it feels good to be a trivia geek

The pursuit of stockpiling completely useless information is an art. Don't let anyone tell you different. Like any muscle that takes years of hard training and meticulous cultivation to be in top shape, the nerd muscle requires that same serial-killer-esque attention to detail.

By Alex Zaragoza

Arts & Culture feature

An interview with Marina Abramović

Performance artist talks about navigating fame, selfies and shitting before sunrise

Last week, dozens of people lined up outside the University Art Gallery at UCSD. Some might’ve been there to experience Marina Abramović’s rough draft of an audio installation she created with science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson.

By Kinsee Morlan


The Short List Alex Prager, San Diego Fermentation Festival and Cognitive Camouflage When you look at Alex Prager's work, a handful of influences come to mind: Alfred Hitchcock, color-photography pioneer Williams Eggleston, David Lynch, Cindy Sherman.
Theater Tears and laughter mingle in ‘Sons of the Prophet’ Cygnet Theatre’s San Diego premiere of Sons of the Prophet could be regarded as two hours of schadenfreude, the enjoyment in the suffering of another.
Film Julianne Moore strives for Oscar in ‘Still Alice’ Moore's award-season buzz should be of no surprise considering how strategically Still Alice plays the tearjerker game.
 

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Our Silences Jan 29, 2015 Art The official unveiling of 11 monumental sculptures by Mexican artist Rivelino, one of which is designed to allow the blind to experience the piece. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 29
 
Contemporary Constructions and In The Studio Jan 29, 2015 Art

As a part of the California Center's 20th anniversary, there will be two new contemporary art shows. Contemporary Constructions highlights contemporary artists from around the world while In the Studio: Artist Dialogs is in-depth look into the life of studio artist assistants.

Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 29
 
Glyphics Live Art Throwdown Jan 29, 2015 Art A festive night of live art from some of San Diego's top live artists. There will also be bellydancing from Anna Yanushkevich and Avarra Merrow, as well as music from DJ BuzzKill. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, January 29
 
 
 
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