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A Taste of the Past Aug 02, 2014 The tasting event focuses on the foods of early San Diego during the mid-1800s and how they reflected the many cultural influences of that time. Demonstrations of various historical food preparations will be taking place in the plaza. 78 other events on Saturday, August 2
 
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
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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
Theater
Encinitas troupe’s latest production tops our coverage of local plays
Film
James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling

 

 
 
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23rd Annual Juried Exhibition Aug 01, 2014 Forty-three local artists' work will be on display including Margaret Noble, Portia Krichman and Amanda Rouse. Winners will be announced during the opening reception and chosen work remains on view through Aug. 30. 80 other events on Friday, August 1
 
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Seen Local
Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees
Theater
Encinitas troupe’s latest production tops our coverage of local plays
Film
James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling
 
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Robert Redford fights for his life in ‘All is Lost’

Nautical survival tale is both enthralling and refreshingly restrained

By Glenn Heath Jr.
J.C. Chandor's All is Lost is the cinematic equivalent of a last will and testament.
Tuesday, October 22,2013
Film

Beatnik poets get an origin story in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings—opening Friday, Oct. 25 at Hillcrest Cinemas—a mostly flaccid biopic about the genesis of the beatnik ideology, posits the young Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) as the focal point.
Wednesday, October 16,2013
Film

‘After Tiller’ eulogizes a controversial figure

Documentary about America’s late-term abortionists leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
More eulogy than documentary, After Tiller allows this group of doctors a platform to grieve, and it also examines the complexities of their professional calling.
Wednesday, October 16,2013
Film

Divorce, American-style, is a messy affair in ‘A.C.O.D.’

Adam Scott attempts to survive his parents’ awful behavior in new comedy

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Divorce has long been a serious cinematic subject in dramas, like Kramer vs. Kramer and Blue Valentine, for example. But it’s played up mostly for laughs in the new comedy A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce).
Wednesday, October 9,2013
Film

‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ a little too much

Horror film starring Amber Heard leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a film that's been sitting in distribution limbo since its festival premiere in 2006, further deconstructs this premise in some interesting ways. It starts abruptly, with the titular object of affection, Mandy (Amber Heard), accepting an invitation to a house party held by a vacuous jock.
Wednesday, October 9,2013
Film

‘Captain Phillips’ finds humanity between the headlines

Tom Hanks gives an astounding turn in thrilling Somali-pirate saga

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Captain Phillips, the striking new docu-drama from director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum), three groups of men with very different intentions end up on a collision course in the high seas off the coast of Somalia.
Wednesday, October 2,2013
Film

Historical hyperbole in ‘Parkland’

Plodding JFK drama starring Zac Efron leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Peter Landesman's Parkland, a meek helping of historical revisionism that zeroes in on the experiences of bit players during and after the JFK assassination, doesn't do much to dissuade this representation of the South as ideologically (and morally) inferior.
Wednesday, October 2,2013
Film

Spinning toward epiphany in ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuarón’s breathless space odyssey is a freefall toward grace

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Alfonso Cuarón’s death-defying Gravity examines such a volatile scenario, where storytelling and memory not only fail to provide the necessary context for survival but also force body and mind deeper into freefall by way of delusion.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

‘Don Jon’ loses itself in lustful repetition

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s problematic directorial debut leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's porn-addiction comedy Don Jon suffers from an extreme bout of aesthetic repetition. Bits of smarmy dialogue, suggestive sound cues and off-kilter compositions repeat throughout.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
Film

It’s a man’s world in ‘Rush’

Ron Howard’s tiresome racecar drama is high on competition, masculine posturing

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Despite its horrendous views on gender, Rush deftly balances the madness and respect the two leads inspire in each other.
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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