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Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town

 

 
 
Fall Arts

Chuck Palahniuk on sex toys and conspiracy

Lionized author comes to San Diego for a pajama party and a raucous reading of his new novel

It's been 18 years since Chuck Palahniuk published Fight Club and 15 years since David Fincher's film adaptation, establishing Palahniuk as that rarest of writers: a best-selling author with a cult following.

By Jim Ruland
Fall Arts

‘Gauguin to Warhol’ brandishes the big guns

Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works

Ariel Plotek has to decide where the Van Gogh should go. It’s the 1888 painting “The Old Mill,” done shortly after the artist left a wintry Paris for the warmth of southern France, when he was embracing the interpretive use of color.

By Susan Myrland
Fall Arts

Richard Baird’s ready for take two

New Fortune Theatre Company set to launch in October

New Fortune's production will feature a cast of 14, including Thompson and Schaar, on Ion's little stage, but Baird relishes the logistical challenge.

By David L. Coddon
Fall Arts

Big b-boy battle Freestyle Session comes home

Cros One returns his breakdance competition to San Diego

 This year marks 15 years since the event was born in Chula Vista, so Cros decided to mark the anniversary by bringing the now internationally known breakdance battle back home.

By Kinsee Morlan
Fall Arts

Rebecca Webb and the future of ArtPower!

UCSD arts group brings back the Filmatic Festival and other exciting selections hand-picked by its film curator

Film curator and digital-technology advocate Rebecca Webb spearheaded the first-ever Filmatic Festival earlier in 2014, an event she describes as solely dedicated to “the art and science of cinema.”

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Fall Arts

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

Little library in La Jolla celebrates 25 years of big shows

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.

By Seth Combs
 
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