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Literary Arts Festival Apr 27, 2015 This 19th annual fest features a diverse range of readings, workshops, signings, panel discussions and more from established and respected authors from around the country. From Monday, April 27 to Thursday, April 30. 60 other events on Monday, April 27
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop
Notes from the Smoking Patio
A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming
Beer & Chees
One size does not fit all during San Diego brew fest season


Arts & Culture feature

And then there was light

An abridged introduction to near-death experiences

The International Society of Near Death Studies meets across the parking lot from the County Psychiatric Hospital, inside the Health and Human Services building.

By Amy Wallen
Film 'Clouds of Sils Maria' and the imitation of life APR 22 | By Glenn Heath Jr. New meta-drama starring Juliette Binoche and Kristin Stewart blurs the lines between performance and personality
Seen Local Andrea Chung pays homage to working class heroes APR 21 | By Seth Combs The mixed-media artist addresses the political, historical and controversial in her subtly broad works
On the Cover One the cover: Michael Rubenstein APR 22 | NYC photographer captured Waxahatchee
Crossword Crossword: 'Going up' APR 21 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
Film ‘Ex Machina’ is all about Ava APR 15 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson are seduced by A.I. in Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film
Seen Local Keiko Tanabe’s plein air paintings are anything but plain APR 14 | By Seth Combs The painter garners worldwide attention and endorsements for her vivid watercolors of the great outdoors
On the Cover On the cover: Jeff 'Turbo' Corrigan APR 15 | Photographer captured Council Brewing Co. head brewer Liz Chism
Crossword Crossword: 'Corporate rockers' APR 14 | By Brendan Emmett Quigley CityBeat's weekly puzzle
There She Goz

May the fit be with you

Crushing calories with the San Diego Lightsaber Team

In my continued pursuit of better health, I search for new ways to stay fit that I can enjoy. That’s why I channeled the fiery passion of the infamous Star Wars kid and met up with the San Diego Lightsaber Team.

By Alex Zaragoza

The Floating Library

Kim Gordon’s trip

Sonic Youth guitarist chronicles three decades of music and marriage

Kim Gordon’s memoir, Girl in a Band, begins and ends with her divorce from her longtime husband and bandmate Thurston Moore. 

By Jim Ruland

The Short List PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo, Adams Avenue Unplugged & more Themes of redemption, transformation and hope abound in Paul Flores’ haunting new play, PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo.
Film 'Clouds of Sils Maria' and the imitation of life Clouds of Sils Maria, which opens Friday, April 24, uses words to deflect our attention from the deep absence felt by its characters.
Film 'Man From Reno' presents a curious case of Bay Area intrigue Don’t get stuck in the spider’s web of curiosity. Or perhaps such a fate is inevitable in Man From Reno, Dave Boyle’s slippery neo-noir.


Episode 27 - Sordid Tales the Podcast

Ed Decker chats with comedian, Rob Deez

On this episode of Sordid Tales the Podcast we may or may not have rapper, rhymer, comedian Rob Deez, who we may or may not have interviewed and who may or may not have played some songs in the studio...
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Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque Apr 27, 2015 Art

This exhibition showcases engravings produced in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in northern Europe and Italy. Featured artists include Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1616), Jacob Matham (1571–1631), and Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). 

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Lalla Essaydi: Photographs Apr 27, 2015 Art Moroccan-born, New York-based photographer Lalla Essaydi explores issues surrounding the role of women in Arab culture and their representation in the western European artistic tradition. Read more 2 other events on Monday, April 27
Young Art 2015: Visualizing Music Apr 27, 2015 Art This exhibition features artwork that explores the creative connections between visual art and music from Kindergarten through 12th grade San Diego County students. Read more 2 other events on Monday, April 27