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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Nov. 10 2015
A few years ago, Eloise Duff's son began insisting she document her life. He had a sense his mother kept notes and journals of her very eventful life, but Duff says he probably didn't have any idea what...
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Nov. 2 2015
There’s been no shortage of hype surrounding the recent opening of Bracero Cocina de Raíz. Chef Javier Plascencia’s Baja-Med menu deservedly gets most of the attention, but another standout...
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Nov. 2 2015
To hear local painter Peter Halasz describe the work of friend and photographer Ame Curtiss, it’s almost as if she were still alive. The photographer died in 2012 of breast cancer a year after receiving...
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Oct. 27 2015
"It's so creepy," exclaims a little girl barely out of toddlerhood as she walks by the recently opened Teros Gallery. Gallery owner Alejandra Frank laughs heartily upon hearing such an unfiltered assessment...
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Oct. 27 2015
Photo by Michael James Armstrong“Three Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Threads” The masterfulness of Michael James Armstrong's aptly titled "Three Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Threads" co
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Oct. 20 2015
Julian Duval isn’t your typical president and CEO. During an interview at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, he wasn’t sitting behind a desk or mulling over finance reports. Rather,...
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Oct. 20 2015
In this semi-regular column, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new shows or artists are worth checking out
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Oct. 20 2015
"I thought to myself, 'Oh, my God, is this really going to be my big break? Being in the video about Percocet and strippers?'"
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Oct. 13 2015
What is the typical art museum experience if not just looking at a bunch of stuff owned by rich people? The writing is almost always (literally) written on the wall, usually in the form of the stock w
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Oct. 13 2015
"One of the dilemmas I've always been fascinated with is when art leaves the museum or gallery, then how does it function?" Joseph Huppert says. "How does it compete with advertisement and the real world?"
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Oct. 13 2015
Stepping into the place, it’s hard to get over how small the space is, but North Park real estate ain’t cheap these days. Still, the owner has packed in a nice amount of cool swag, including...
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Oct. 12 2015
The Department of Motor Vehicles: That soul-crushing, sigh-inducing exemplar of bureaucratic inefficiency. People hate the DMV so much they'll keep the same awful driver's license photo just to avoid going...
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Oct. 6 2015
"Yeah, they're kind of fucked up," Simone Grossman says. "My dad asked me, 'What if you have blood thrown on your window?'" adds business partner Katie Howard. Grossman and Howard admit t
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Oct. 6 2015
We're adding lasers to it,” says A Ship in the Woods curator Lianne Mueller. “They're going to be around your feet. It's going to be so cool. It feels like you're walking through a labyrinth,...
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Sept. 29 2015
It's fair to say Shane Wallin is a breast man. In the past, he's also been an everything-else man. Arms. Legs. Faces. Backs. Yeah, he's been a butt guy, too. At 41 years old and with more than 20 y
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Sept. 28 2015
CityBeat broke the story in 2010 of a quirky and quaint new art space that had just opened in South Park. Headed up by Jfre Coad and Jason Soares, Disclosed unLocation quickly became, as Coad promised...
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Sept. 28 2015
The title of a new Sparks Gallery exhibition, David Wing: A San Diego Retrospective, implies the work of Wing is the subject of the retrospective
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Sept. 22 2015
Wikipedia can be a dubious source. With local writer Igor Goldkind, it's easy to be suspicious of the myriad accomplishments listed. But after reading his Wiki page, it's hard to believe you haven't heard...
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Sept. 22 2015
In this semi-regular column, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new art shows or artists are worth checking out
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Sept. 22 2015
It was the type of wipeout that retires a lot of surfers. Derek Dunfee is an experienced big-wave surfer (waves 20 feet or higher); if he wasn't, the wipeout could have been deadly
The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, also known as Proposition 57, is California’s latest effort to reduce state prison overcrowding

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