Aug. 26 2015
For its inaugural production, Francis Gercke and Jessica John’s Backyard Renaissance theater company chose British playwright Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song
Aug. 26 2015
Noah Baumbach can’t quite find the words to describe his fruitful filmmaking partnership with actress and co-writer Greta Gerwig. “It’s hard to articulate really,” he says over...
Aug. 26 2015
When film critic Glenn Heath Jr. gave us the head’s up that he’d reeled in an interview with rising-star filmmaker Noah Baumbach, we decided a cover was in order
Aug. 26 2015
Digging for Fire: A bickering husband (Jake Johnson) and wife (Rosemarie De-Witt) set off on different (and potentially dangerous) adventures over the course of a weekend getaway
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. 25 2015
Anna Stump is mostly known for her series of oil paintings of "Sexy Jesus," painterly large-scale nudes and flora-inspired pieces done collaboratively with Daphne Hill
Aug. 25 2015
Elsie Arredondo is living her dream—sort of. The former healthcare worker became a gallery owner two years ago, but taking over what was then-called Monarch Gallery on Prospect Street has presented...
Aug. 24 2015
What Is Punk? is a picture book for kids that tells the story of punk through rhyming couplets and three-dimensional images of clay figures. Think Wallace and Grommet with liberty spikes and anarchy patches
Aug. 19 2015
During this steaming summer that only an ogre could love, Moonlight Stage Productions’ Shrek: The Musical is the next best thing to air conditioning
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. 18 2015
German director Christian Petzold has long been fascinated by the way characters hide past indiscretions to avoid future punishments
Aug. 18 2015
J.P. Sniadecki spent three years filming his latest documentary The Iron Ministry on China's railways, and what he found was a rampaging microcosm of the country's rapidly changing economy and...
Aug. 18 2015
Burning Man kicks off Aug. 30 in a desert in northern Nevada, but a group of local festivalgoers has been prepping for the famed annual event since April
Aug. 18 2015
A colorful new sculpture stands tall on Fairmount Avenue in City Heights. Titled "Cultural Fusion" by artist Jim Bliesner, the large-scale piece itself is striking, but it represents the beginning of something...
Aug. 13 2015
Over the past few decades, the prolific painters recognizable work has become an important part of the citys cultural landscape. A self-taught abstract artist with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of art...
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...
Aug. 12 2015
This is the premise of Up Here, a world-premiere musical by husband-and-wife composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the duo who created the Disney smash Frozen.
Aug. 12 2015
Photographer Michael Heranawho goes by the pseudonym Mikesumoto is known for going to great heights to get shots. Literally.
Aug. 11 2015
A little bit of charm goes a long way these days. Guy Ritchie's jazzy adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. coasts by on debonair swagger alone for most of its running time
Aug. 11 2015
Unlike other great conspiracy thrillers like The Parallax View and Twilight's Last Gleaming, Brian De Palma's Blow Out has a demented sense of humor. In some ways this makes its theme of institution

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