Oct. 12 2016
For years, Leaf has been using art to document the lives of Olango and others killed by San Diego police with various graphic designs, including a series of portraits he calls “San Diego Stolen Lives.”
Sept. 27 2016
One reason women are moving from the backseat to the forefront of motorcycle society may be that feminist-forward movements that strive to equalize men and women are gaining traction, and women are more...
Sept. 21 2016
I met Luis in November 1993. I’d organized a poetry reading three blocks up the street at Café Chabalaba on 10th Avenue and C Street. The coffee house was another bright light in the downtown...
Aug. 30 2016
Hector Villegas is the first to admit that a school setting is a little foreign to him. We're in a downstairs classroom at King-Chávez Preparatory Academy in Grant Hill, just down the street from...
Aug. 24 2016
“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...
July 27 2016
The '90s were hard. I lost my religion, my virginity and my eyebrows
July 20 2016
It’s possible that Sketch Party is the most happening Tuesday night scene in town. The bi-monthly art event—where right-brained patrons come to draw, color and sometimes simply doodle on paper-covered...
July 13 2016
Smith, along with her girlfriend Carissa Schmidt, recently started a local chapter of Pink Pistols, a national, pro-firearm organization that, according to its website, is “dedicated to the legal,...
June 29 2016
It’s this facet that makes Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum one of the best-kept secrets in San Diego. Spread out over 55 acres in the heart of Vista, the museum recently celebrated its 40th year...
June 22 2016
Poetry often goes by the wayside when it comes to local arts. Don't get us wrong; there's a thriving and active spoken word scene in San Diego, with weekly readings and open-mics in coffeehouses, restaurants...
June 8 2016
My dad, who lives on the East Coast, joined a Sherlock Holmes fan club after retiring and never misses a monthly meeting. He doesn’t care for the modern movies with Robert Downey Jr.; dad is old-school...
May 25 2016
It takes three U.S. Border Patrol agents to unlock the gate and pry open its salt-eroded door. Holding her 10-year-old daughter Yvette’s hand, Castañon walks nervously across the dirt and...
May 10 2016
Lynn Susholtz proudly looks around the garden and communal area of Art Produce, an art gallery and multi-use building in North Park
April 26 2016
It's surprising, at first, to hear Amanda Cachia emphasize she's part of a disabled class. Sure, she's a little person, but by no means does this seem to disable her. She has a brilliant mind, functioning...
April 20 2016
When it comes to art-heady, psychedelic art, we like to think there's something for everyone. Whether you're a pale metalhead or a tanned surfer, a comic book geek or a steampunk burner, the artists below...
April 13 2016
San Diego native Lalo Alcaraz has always had a tendency to cross the line. Early on he drew political cartoons at The Daily Aztec. His recent foray into animation is as a cowriter on the Fox animated series,...
March 23 2016
Everybody’s angry. I’m angry, you’re angry, your dog’s angry—angry, angry, angry. The media pundits cite this rage for the popularity of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders,...
March 7 2016
There's a story behind each and every one of the hundreds, maybe thousands, of pieces of art Walter Pomeroy has hanging in his house
Feb. 24 2016
The art of video is alive and well. The culture of social media and online interactivity has already moved well beyond the still image and into the instantly shared, often live-streamed video
Feb. 17 2016
Looking back on the life of William Newport Goodell, one could get a sense that he gave up. I mean, who could blame him? What artist hasn’t thought about hanging it up at some point?


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