Oct. 19 2016
August Wilson is the featured playwright in Cygnet Theatre’s annual fall rotating repertory offering. Seven Guitars and King Hedley II, both part of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, are set 40 years...
Oct. 18 2016
Reichardt's latest film might be undeniably sad at times, but it's also devoid of self-pity and apathy. Every bit contains wisdom that stretches as far as the eye can see
Oct. 18 2016
Kate Plays Christine, which opens Friday, Oct. 21, at Digital Gym Cinema, reveals the long-gestating fissures that form between memory and interpretation, something applicable to everyone on camera and...
Oct. 18 2016
On the surface, a list like this would seem to be better suited for the end of the year when nearly every arts publication posts those trite "Best" listicles
Oct. 17 2016
Looking for a book that delivers chills and thrills this Halloween season but don't have a lot of time? Here are two new novellas that take less time to read than it does to re-watch Friday the 13th
Oct. 12 2016
ART is smart. It’s also funny as hell, which makes braving the Gaslamp traffic to see this urbane one-act comedy well worth the effort
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.”
Oct. 11 2016
In a year that's seen so much nasty rhetoric and vitriol, Long Way North, opening Friday Oct. 14 at Digital Gym Cinema, feels like a wise palette cleanser from a bygone era that reminds us how to lead...
Oct. 11 2016
As a child, Oscar Madley (Connor Jessup) witnesses a brutal hate crime against a gay classmate and the breakdown of his parents' marriage
Oct. 11 2016
With a name like On the Edge Art Collective, one might expect a posse of 20-something hipsters posted up in a Barrio Logan warehouse painting on discarded pieces of plywood
Oct. 11 2016
Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld has had the cops called on her a number of times over the last few years. She all but admits to being a perpetual trespasser while working on her recently released book,...
Oct. 5 2016
You don’t come across a lot of relationship dramas centered on a grandson and his grandmother. But Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, onstage at ion theatre in Hillcrest, is just that
Oct. 4 2016
The Birth of a Nation, which opens Friday, Oct. 7, then reincarnates man into legend with a simple plume of musket smoke. If only myth making were that simple
Oct. 4 2016
In lieu of a second review this week (the pickings were slim folks), I thought it might be good to note some worthy film-related news items happening around San Diego this week
Oct. 4 2016
MK Envision Galleries grand opening show on Friday, Oct. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. will feature the work of three photographers
Oct. 4 2016
The work of local public artists Janne LaValle and Kathleen "Katy" Styzeleck is seemingly ubiquitous. The duo is responsible for at least four murals in East County, including the five-panel, eight-years-in-the-making...
Oct. 3 2016
Gina Frangello's new novel, Every Kind of Wanting, published last month by Counterpoint, is a wolf in sheep's clothing
Sept. 28 2016
October Sky is emblematic of wholesome dreams and can-do spirit. Every turn in the story is one you see coming, as is each allusion to reaching for the stars, but this West Coast-premiere musical is sincere...
Sept. 28 2016
Thankfully, Burton has momentarily rediscovered such genuine feeling with Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, a spirited adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel
Sept. 28 2016
To be honest, I was beginning to think Rust Magic was never going to happen. In fact, it would have been a cruel twist of irony if local graffiti artist Saratoga Sake had never finished his new show at...


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