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Nov. 29 2016
The Kid Thing asks all of us—no matter our sense of identity, our gender or our preference—what bringing a child into an uneasy world might mean
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Nov. 29 2016
Give them space. Respect their privacy. Let them mourn. Such common responses to tragedy are consistently challenged by Kenneth Lonergan's harrowing new drama Manchester by the Sea
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Nov. 29 2016
Being 17 Like a hormonal teenager, André Techiné's Being 17 fluctuates between elation and melancholy. Sometimes the camera races at a furious clip, as it does during the frantic opening...
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Nov. 29 2016
While new galleries come and go and Barrio Logan itself continues to go through rapid changes, the fact that Castañeda is a local to the neighborhood has likely helped Chicano Art Gallery thrive...
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Nov. 28 2016
The latest installment of Black Candies, an annual anthology of literary horror and dark fiction published here in San Diego by the literary nonprofit So Say We All, is titled Gross and Unlikeable and...
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Nov. 23 2016
In these disturbing times, in which so many of us are apprehensive about the now and the soon to come, the darknesses of our collective history may be obscured, especially those that did not spring purely...
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Nov. 23 2016
Tower, which opens Friday, Nov. 25, at Digital Gym Cinema in North Park, is a strangely intoxicating deconstruction of the non-fiction form
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Nov. 23 2016
Suffering from the post-election blues? John Carney’s Sing Street might be the perfect film to temporarily lift your spirits. Set in Dublin during the 1980s, this coming-of-age blast of nostalgia...
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Nov. 23 2016
Our favorite new books, apps, shows and other cultural tidbits to get you through the holiday
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Nov. 22 2016
Everyone should collect art, but for anyone who's thinking about collecting, there's something they should know: It's addictive
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Nov. 22 2016
"This is my smallest truck," exclaims Jean Wells, referring to the giant, bright red Ford F-150 Raptor that's parked in front of her Miramar studio
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Nov. 16 2016
Sixteen-year-old Olivia, an emotionally damaged girl, resides in an imaginary world in which she communicates her alienation via a blog—her inveterate readers are her “castaways.”
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Nov. 16 2016
Common human decency suggests that you shouldn’t kick someone when they’re down. Elle takes place in an alternate reality where the opposite is true
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Nov. 16 2016
When truck drivers Gorô (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and Gun (Ken Watanabe) get hungry on their way to Tokyo, they stop for a warm meal at a roadside ramen joint run by Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto). They are...
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Nov. 15 2016
Melissa Dueñas realizes she's a little obsessive. The local DJ and self-proclaimed "vinyl junkie" becomes visibly emphatic when she starts to talk about her love of "lowrider oldies
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Nov. 15 2016
Sunny Rey isn't interested in being a stereotypical poet. The subtitle of her second collection of poetry pretty much says it all: Poetry and Advice from a Nobody
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Nov. 15 2016
Like many others facing the reality of a Trump presidency, Adam Powers is afraid. She's afraid for herself, friends in the LGBTQ community and other minorities
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Nov. 14 2016
What makes The Haunted Looking Glass, originally published in 1959, unique is that Gorey not only chose the stories but also provided a black-and-white illustration for each selection
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Nov. 9 2016
As for the ensemble, Robert Smyth (as “Shagspear”) has all the gravity and mindful elocution to transcend the play’s structural shortcomings. Even when his character’s motivations...
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Nov. 8 2016
Arrival, which opens Friday, Nov. 11, will be one of the first films widely released after what could be a historically contentious Election Day. By that time the film's anti-isolationist and pro-unity...

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