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Aug. 8 2012
A look around Jen Jansens studio gives the impression that shes a magician, not a craft photographer
Aug. 8 2012
When it comes to womens bods, au naturel is a thing of the past. Between tattoos, rainbow-colored hair, and now nail art, ladies are taking advantage of their visible real estate by marking it...
Aug. 6 2012
Under no circumstances do mustard and pickle relish belong in tuna salad
Aug. 1 2012
It costs residents $25 for a Mission Hills Town Council membership, and thats a total bargain, considering the power it buys
July 25 2012
This weeks cover art, Captain Hook, is an illustration by Kristina Micotti, who graduated earlier this month from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in graphic design.
July 25 2012
Facing the Pacific Ocean at night, the new structure at the end of Brighton Street in Ocean Beach looks more like a community shrine than a public restroom; its under-lit, v-shaped roof forms the definitive...
July 25 2012
The absence of a book deal isnt stopping writers, illustrators and artists from getting their work out there.
July 24 2012
Like a Gremlin, food tempts me the most after midnight. Im a slave to nocturnal feastingmeaning that during the day, I tend to nosh on this or that, reserving my stomachs capacity for the main act
July 18 2012
David Russell Talbott refers to his artwork as pulpcore. Its a term that speaks to his fixation on the low-brow magazines from the 1920s, 30s and 40s
July 18 2012
Greg Strangman cant stand blank spaces. Inside his 1962 wood-and-lava-rock, waterfront home in Ocean Beach that hes named Cape May Modern, theres nary a wall without a piece of mid-century art on it
July 11 2012
The Creepasaurus is not extinct, and its not another name for that wrinkly lurker at your community pool
July 11 2012
Bugs Bunny took quite a few hits in his heyday, but nothing like the scenarios demonstrated by 30 live painters at the Cottontail Massacre, a Comic-Con-inspired underground after-party
July 9 2012
The second film in the Indiana Jones trilogy is to blame for my fear of Jell-O molds, monkeys and, until recently, Indian buffets
July 3 2012
During Comic-Con, Adam Hathorn's usual focus as a tattoo artist will be elsewhere: His drawing of the early-60s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Top Cat will be on display in Cartoon Network Gallery and...
July 3 2012
On May 9, Brandon Roth embarked on a month-long journey that required him to stay put at his Barrio Logan studio (1878 Main St.), completing one painting each day, every day, until he had 30
June 27 2012
Michael Boshart is not a photorealist painter; he connects with his subjects, and their emotions, in what he calls a selective recreation of his initial drawing, or photograph, of the person
June 27 2012
Tijuana doesnt have an official arts-and-culture districtyetbut until it does, the business owners at Pasajes Gomez and Pasajes Rodriguez are taking it upon themselves to host monthly celebrations that...
June 25 2012
It was a sad day when Carnitas Uruapan closed its doors last year. The Lemon Grove sit-down restaurant always seemed busy when Id drop by, sometimes just for my favorite snack fooda bag of meaty-crispy-crunchy...
June 20 2012
When a photo appears in black and white, theres little else to focus on besides the subject. A group of 20 professional and amateur photographers will show work thats free from the distraction of color...
June 20 2012
When former CityBeat arts editor Kinsee Morlan first reported on Michael Carinis paintings in January 2011, she revealed the artists mental-health struggles that forced him into seclusion and controlled...

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