Jan. 26 2016
"What are we even waiting for?" a 20-something hipster asked his friends. He'd likely never seen a line this long for an art show, much less a line that curved around the block. I counted 60 or more people
Jan. 13 2016
For those unfamiliar with what a zine is, here’s a quick primer: Short for fanzines, most people agree zines began as self-published compilations of science-fiction writing. It was around the late...
Dec. 29 2015
Supporting local arts should always be part of our New Year's resolutions, but many people don't know where to start. We asked more than 60 curators, artists, gallery owners and local players: in 16 words...
Dec. 1 2015
Just before my interview with local party promoter MayStar, she texts to ask me if she should wear makeup. It strikes me as an odd question even from someone like her. That is, someone who has spent m
Nov. 27 2015
The legendary director and provocateur talks to CityBeat about surviving Christmas, his humble beginnings and what books to give for the holidays
Nov. 18 2015
"Beliz! Beliz!" They love Beliz Iristay at the Rancho el Faro Orphanage in Baja California. She's in the cafeteria being bombarded from all directions
Nov. 11 2015
Filled with audio tapes, exploitative books and movies, survivors’ personal reflections, artwork and photos, the exhibit at SDSU is an attempt to explain the Peoples Temple to the world, and also...
Nov. 3 2015
In mid-October a 23-year-old man was shot in the face in an apparent drive-by shooting at the southwest corner of Euclid and Imperial avenues. It was a bloody crime scene. Just two days later, however,...
Oct. 28 2015
Scary websites are a dime a dozen these days, but The Lineup shows real promise. The recently launched site offers well-curated listicles, such as “5 Freaky New Horror Movies” or “15...
Oct. 20 2015
Julian Duval isn’t your typical president and CEO. During an interview at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, he wasn’t sitting behind a desk or mulling over finance reports. Rather,...
Oct. 6 2015
Airbnb causes cancer! Well, not really, but the vilification of short-term rental companies, such as Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, has become so heated that a comment like that doesn't seem unima
Sept. 29 2015
It's fair to say Shane Wallin is a breast man. In the past, he's also been an everything-else man. Arms. Legs. Faces. Backs. Yeah, he's been a butt guy, too. At 41 years old and with more than 20 y
Sept. 22 2015
Wikipedia can be a dubious source. With local writer Igor Goldkind, it's easy to be suspicious of the myriad accomplishments listed. But after reading his Wiki page, it's hard to believe you haven't heard...
Sept. 16 2015
Instagram is one of the best marketing and branding tools visual artists have today. That's not a novel thesis, but some artists are better at Instagram than others. Some artists don't post enough. Some...
Sept. 1 2015
Wet-plate photography is difficult. Anton Orlov has done it enough, though, that most of the time his photographs turn out beautifully
Aug. 25 2015
Yolanda Varona is kneeling next to her bed, flipping through her weathered diary. It's filled with her hopes, pains and frustrations, poured from her heart to the page
Aug. 18 2015
It's only three weeks from opening night when Gercke and John's new nonprofit theater company, Backyard Renaissance, will debut with a production of Jez Butterworth's bittersweet Parlour Song
Aug. 12 2015
Stevens is the driving force behind San Diego's growing van subculture. Widely known as DJ Greyboy, a musician and deejay who's traveled the world playing music, he's also becoming one of the most recognizable...
July 28 2015
Inocente recently turned 21, but she's been doing adult-like things far longer. The intimate details of her difficult childhood are divulged in Inocente, a 40-minute documentary by filmmakers Sean...
July 21 2015
Things have changed dramatically for this small block of Logan Avenue over the last few years. The arts spaces have attracted small businesses and, thanks largely to the ongoing Barrio Art Crawl events...


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