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Black Friday: A Reflection of American Consumerism Nov 28, 2014 An art show focusing on the most consumerist day of the year featuring works from Julia Gomez, Scott Genglebach, Melissa Graham and more. There will also be performance artists, acoustic music and poetry readings. Proceeds benefit The Buy Art Campaign. 55 other events on Friday, November 28
 
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Turning the tables on the catcallers
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At SDSU Downtown Gallery, the artist will demonstrate his love of ideas rather than any one medium or message
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Stephen Hawking biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Wednesday, October 3,2012
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The Periscope Project demystifies urban development

James and Molly Enos explain the ‘Building Blocks’ exhibit

By Amy T. Granite
Molly and James Enos are activist architects, which might make a little more sense if you’ve seen The Periscope Project, the two-story shipping-container studios and gallery on 16th Street near J Street in East Village.
Wednesday, October 3,2012
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MLK mural will finally be unveiled

It’s been a long time coming for artist Philip Matzigkeit

By Amy T. Granite
The 225-foot-long Martin Luther King Jr. mural along Highway 94 has finally come to fruition, six years after the project was awarded a $300,000 grant from Caltrans.
Wednesday, October 3,2012
Arts & Culture feature

Vegan Co-op proposed for San Diego

Will city residents support a City Heights project like they did Barrio Logan’s Public Market?

By Amy T. Granite
The cultural significance of Barrio Logan’s month-old Public Market goes beyond farmers and artisans having a permanent, indoor location to serve locals and attract tourists.
Friday, September 28,2012
Grubby Bitch

Breakfast on Voltaire Street

Add these three haunts to your regular rotation

By Amy T. Granite
At a party a couple of Friday nights ago, one of my Ocean Beach buddies started quizzing me on the food and drink joints I’ve been to in his neighborhood.
Tuesday, September 25,2012
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Think Tank brings on the news

‘Other Ideas’ zine will debut at Art Boxed launch party

By Amy T. Granite
Since May, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) has been hosting informal meetings with the founders of several local art collectives, and it’s evolved into a collaborative project dubbed Think Tank.
Tuesday, September 25,2012
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Meet our cover artist, Mickey Ford

The funnyman behind the Batman masks on the front page of this week’s CityBeat

By Amy T. Granite
Chances are, you laughed out loud at the adorable Batman twins on CityBeat’s cover this week.
Tuesday, September 25,2012
Arts & Culture feature

Graham Downes sees Bankers Hill’s future

Architect plans to replace venerable Mandarin House restaurant with a modern apartment building

By Amy T. Granite
In 1910, when Bankers Hill and Middletown were interchangeable names for the neighborhood north of Downtown and west of Balboa Park, a massive craftsman home was built for Frederick Bleeker Jackson and his wife, Mary.
Tuesday, September 18,2012
Arts & Culture feature

So Say We All publishes two takes on the end

‘Last Night on Earth’ was inspired by 9/11

By Amy T. Granite
"I was in New York on September 11," Justin Hudnall says, "and one of the things that I hesitate to tell people, but that's absolutely true—is that it was the most alive I've ever felt." 
Friday, September 14,2012
Grubby Bitch

Punjabi Tandoor’s magical oven

Mira Mesa Indian food is tasty for people and, apparently, dogs

By Amy T. Granite
As I searched for an eatery to write about this week, I was shocked to discover that one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego has yet to be covered by traditional media in more than just a two-line mention.
Wednesday, September 12,2012
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Don't look away from Neil Shigley’s art

‘Invisible People’ project addresses homelessness in San Diego

By Amy T. Granite
From the walls of the art gallery at Southwestern College, 21 sets of eyes appear focused on artist Neil Shigley as he points to one portrait and then another, referring to subjects by first name and describing the circumstances under which he met them.
 
 
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