Seth Combs has covered the San Diego arts and music scene for over a decade. He's also written for Spin, Zagat and The Hollywood Reporter. He likes dogs and comic books, but is pretty iffy on your band.
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Feb. 24 2016
The art of video is alive and well. The culture of social media and online interactivity has already moved well beyond the still image and into the instantly shared, often live-streamed video
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Feb. 23 2016
The Parallel art event held in the Community@ Mi Apartamento apartment complex in Barrio Logan was the subject of an arts-and-culture editorial ["Down in the Barrio"] published last month in CityBeat
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Feb. 17 2016
Looking back on the life of William Newport Goodell, one could get a sense that he gave up. I mean, who could blame him? What artist hasn’t thought about hanging it up at some point?
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Feb. 16 2016
There's a funny meme from a few years ago that went like this: The Internet is a lot like ancient Egypt. People write on walls and worship cats
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Feb. 16 2016
When BASIC approached Johnny Tran almost 10 years ago about doing a weekly art event at the East Village bar and pizza joint, he was a little tentative
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Feb. 9 2016
In this semi-regular column, we profile local crafters whose wares we love. Haydee Yanez is well aware that most people discovering Mexicons automatically think they're inspired by emojis
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Feb. 9 2016
A first glance at Carlitos Galvan's work might give the impression of being created by several different photographers. For the nine years he's been taking pictures, the 25-year-old Galvan has mastered...
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Feb. 9 2016
The story of Aaron Thompson's career in pornographic films is actually quite a romantic one. It's the kind of story that might make for an excellent rom-com one day, albeit a decidedly R-rated one
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Feb. 2 2016
Voice Actor isn't doing anything particularly novel or groundbreaking on Runaway, but what they are doing is good enough to overlook any blatant derivativeness
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Feb. 2 2016
There are myriad things to notice within the new Verbatim Books storefront in North Park, not least of which are the rows upon rows of new and used books spanning every conceivable genre. Still, it's not...
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Feb. 2 2016
Curator Maria Nicola Mathioudakis has been getting a lot of questions lately about the name of her new series of art shows at Bankers Hill space Helmuth Projects. Lovingly dubbed IUD: A Place You Think...
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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
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Jan. 26 2016
Ernesto Neto, Mother body emotional densities, for alive temple time baby son Photo by Pablo Mason In this semi-regular department, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new
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Jan. 26 2016
You'd think Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs would be sick of each other by now. For more than nine months, the couple has been traveling in a small RV as the "Greetings Tour" and creating city-specific murals...
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Jan. 19 2016
In this semi-regular department, arts editor Seth Combs reviews a notable new art show or exhibition. Go down an alley in Barrio Logan and you might encounter any number of adventures: a bark
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Jan. 19 2016
Graphic designer Andrew Gallagher wasn't inspired to create Yes, We're Open Minded—his own brand of custom business signs—because he saw a feel-good, fluffy story. Instead he found a way to...
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Jan. 19 2016
Back in December, clothing chain Old Navy found itself in hot water after releasing a toddler-sized line of shirts that read "Young Aspiring Artist."
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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...
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Jan. 12 2016
To look at the website, it's almost as if the Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History is real. There's a tab showcasing the museum's current exhibitions, hours of operation and even a link to help potential...
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Jan. 12 2016
"It's OK, we have the insurance on it," yells Phil Rowland, as he runs out to the moving truck he and his fellow San Diego State University grad students have rented to haul their "Expanding Gallery" piece...
“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...

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