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Gangsters and Geniuses Mar 28, 2015 A group show centered around the theme of gangsters and geniuses (and those that overlap), featuring work from Jaclyn Rose Embroidery, Coulter Jacobs, and more. 69 other events on Saturday, March 28
 
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
News
Bill would require City Council approval of city-funded nonprofit's decisions
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Organizers of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in San Diego have a lot of work to do
Film
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
Rising stars of San Diego's architect-as-developer movement mind the little details

 

 
 
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Tuesday, March 24,2015
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Jacklyn Rose’s embroidery would shock your grandma

Normal Heights artist finds market for snarky wares

By Seth Combs
When most folks think of embroidery, they likely envision those kitschy pieces one might see in someone's grandparent's house. The kind that say "Home is Where the Heart Is" or "Life is Beautiful" with cutesy little hearts or the like. 
Tuesday, March 24,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Sara Solaimani wants local artists to cross boundaries, both internally and internationally

How a first-generation Iranian-American became a champion for the border arts scene

By Seth Combs
Sara Solaimani isn't Mexican. Not even close. That might be racially insensitive to point out within certain contexts, but in the case of Solaimani, it's understandable that some might mistake her for being a Chicana.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Local Music Issue

Hot Nerds is the sound of survival

This geek squad’s weirdo-punk music is joyful and bizarre

By Seth Combs
The fact of the matter is that even Hot Nerds don’t exactly know how to describe their music. It’s certainly weird, and the members of the group (Joyner, O’Connell and Alia Jyawook on keyboards) are just some straight-up weirdos.
Tuesday, March 17,2015
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Tom Driscoll is a conehead

Artist’s sculpture show at Ice Gallery has been almost 20 years in the making

By Seth Combs
One could easily feel intimidated looking at Tom Driscoll's eerily misleading cones. Whether they're placed tidily on the floor or hung carefully on the wall—as they will be when his new solo show opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Ice Gallery in Bread & Salt. 
Tuesday, March 17,2015
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Cohort Collective gets crafty

New group of artists rotates work at Bottlecraft and has big plans beyond that

By Seth Combs
Folks who've wandered into Bottlecraft's Little Italy location at 2252 India St. may have noticed Dolan Stearns' peculiar "Ghost Painting" hanging above the myriad beer bottles on the shelves. An
Monday, March 9,2015
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UCSD grad students open up

They show off new projects and works in the studios where they’re conceived

By Seth Combs
Every year, dozens of UCSD grad-student artists, working in every conceivable medium, open the doors to their studios to show off what they've been doing.
Tuesday, February 10,2015
Sex Issue

Eyes of the tiger

Hypnotist, seducer, vagina mechanic—a crash course from a self-proclaimed master of the female orgasm

By Seth Combs
He wants to teach women how to move on from what he calls “adolescent orgasms” (aka clitoral) that last two to eight seconds to orgasms that last 30 seconds, one minute, even 30 minutes if they keep at it.
Tuesday, February 3,2015
Arts & Culture feature

The standup-comedy renaissance in San Diego

Local jokesters say the scene is bigger than ever, but can it take them only so far?

By Seth Combs
It seems to be an exciting time for the San Diego standup and improv scene. Egan points out that when he first started, there was only one major comedy club and maybe a few coffeehouse open-mics that welcomed comedians.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Fall Arts

Athenaeum’s jazz program lures the genre’s top players

Little library in La Jolla celebrates 25 years of big shows

By Seth Combs
It seems fitting that this year’s jazz series, staged at The Auditorium at TSRI (The Scripps Ranch Institute), is a multigenerational showcase of talent, with a group of hard-bop legends opening the series, followed by a quintet led by two established players and concluding with a more contemporary, younger sax man.
Tuesday, September 23,2014
If I Were U

King Tuff, The Album Leaf and more San Diego concerts

Temples, Orenda Fink, Felice Brothers and all the other shows we're stoked about this week

By Seth Combs
Wednesday, Sept. 24 PLAN A: LP, Zella Day, Island Boy @ The Casbah. Despite her highly ungoogleable moniker, LP (Laura Pergolizzi) has developed a devoted following thanks to a soaring vocal r
 
 
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