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The Threepenny Opera May 06, 2015

Grammy-winning soprano Susan Narucki leads the cast in this contemporary adaptation of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.

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Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson are seduced by A.I. in Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film
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The painter garners worldwide attention and endorsements for her vivid watercolors of the great outdoors

 

 
 
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Wednesday, March 18,2015
Editor's Note

Wish you all were here

It’s a farewell column, not an acceptance speech

By David Rolland
It's Monday night, and I'm 503 miles north of the CityBeat office. I'm in my new home in a neighborhood known as Mansion Flats in downtown Sacramento.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Editor's Note

My tribute to Kelly Davis

She’s been my journalism partner for more than a dozen years

By David Rolland
As I announced two weeks ago, Kelly and I are both leaving CityBeat; Kelly’s last day was Tuesday. This is my tribute to her—my longtime partner in journalism, my closest friend and the little sister I never had.
Wednesday, February 18,2015
Editor's Note

Long live CityBeat!

Kelly Davis and I are moving on

By David Rolland
If you’re not on Twitter, you might not have heard the news that my longtime associate editor, Kelly Davis, and I are both leaving CityBeat.
Wednesday, January 14,2015
Editor's Note

Je ne suis pas Charlie

An existentialist stream of consciousness on the Paris massacre

By David Rolland
I am not Charlie. By that, I don’t mean to say that I don’t stand in solidarity, symbolically at least, with the folks at the French publication Charlie Hebdo who were murdered last week by Islamic radicals. I do stand with them, symbolically.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Editor's Note

Carl DeMaio and difficult decisions

Absolute certainty amid scandal allegations is elusive, so voters will have to go with their gut

By David Rolland
I knew enough about Filner that the accusations against him didn’t surprise me. I know enough about DeMaio that Bosnich’s claims don’t surprise me, either.
Wednesday, October 1,2014
Editor's Note

Emma Watson, feminism and the fight

Being a feminist never seemed all that complicated to me

By David Rolland
Of all the important words spoken by actor Emma Watson in her speech on feminism to the United Nations on Sept. 20, the line that jumped out at me was this: “I decided that I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me.”
Wednesday, July 23,2014
News

If San Diego politics were ‘Star Wars’

Re-casting the original trilogy with local politicos

By David Rolland

 If there’s one thing we CityBeatniks love more than Star Wars and politics, it’s reducing politicians to overly simplistic archetypes of good and evil. 

Wednesday, June 18,2014
Drink Issue

Boozin' with seven San Diego VIPs

We hoist a few with movers and shakers so you don't have to

By David Rolland
We journalists are lucky. Because we buy ink by the barrel, as the old saying goes, interesting or well-known people agree to hang out with us. Can you imagine inviting TV weather anchor Dagmar Midcap or San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer out for drinks and them actually saying yes?
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Drink Issue

Boozin' with Kevin Faulconer

New mayor isn't afraid to drink with a liberal

By David Rolland
Once he agreed to meet me for drinks, Mayor Kevin Faulconer didn't take long to choose a bar. He picked Sessions Public, the craft-beer-focused Point Loma Heights eatery owned by Abel Kaase. 
Wednesday, June 4,2014
Editor's Note

Dreaming of a new Cabrillo Bridge

Wouldn’t it be great to find a non-catastrophic way to close that span to cars?

By David Rolland
The bridge closure provided a great opportunity to test those theories and to study the full impact of the shutdown on the park, its institutions and the surrounding areas, and I’m eager to see what the city learned.
 
 
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