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Surf’s Up Shopping Event Jul 31, 2014 A surf-inspired evening of food, refreshments and shopping. Check out the pop-up shop by surf lifestyle outfitter Aloha Sunday Supply Co., handmade jewelry by Maru Lopez and other local artists. 70 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
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Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
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A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life
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New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees

 

 
 
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Anthony Doerr Jul 30, 2014 The award winning author will be in conversation with The Book Catapult’s Seth Marko about Doerr's 10-years-in-the-making novel WWII novel, All The Light We Cannot See. 62 other events on Wednesday, July 30
 
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Film
Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
 
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Film

‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle

Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Comic-con and box-office receipts are in a serious relationship

Annual mega-convention has us thinking about the summer of 2015, which may be the biggest ever

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The summer of 2015 looks like a safe bet to reinstall all the confidence Hollywood needs to keep churning out sequels, reboots and remakes at an alarming clip.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Film

Paul Eenhoorn on acting and ‘Land Ho!’

New dramedy from Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The film explores themes of transition, emotional release and friendship in a tender way. It hinges entirely on the chemistry of the actors. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

The insane sincerity of ‘Wish I Was Here’

Zach Braff’s precious new dramedy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
 Zach Braff means well. I truly believe that. How else can one rationalize the actor-turned-filmmaker’s insanely sincere view of the world. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. 
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Film

Richard Linklater and ‘Boyhood’

Writer and director of epic new movie talks family, parenting and coming-of-age

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood, captures the reverie and conflict of never-ending growth. It’s an epic coming-of-age film about family, parenting, longing, desire, confusion, joy and memory.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Coherence’ tackles the horror of not knowing oneself

James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It might not seem like it at first, but Coherence works deftly within the science-fiction genre where time remains a fluid concept.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Film

‘Venus in Fur’ and the manipulative power of performance art

New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) appears out of nowhere, born from thunder and lighting in the stormy opening moments of Venus in Fur.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Snowpiercer’ envisions a new ice age of revolt and redemption

Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut propels with reckless abandon

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining high-speed train carries what's left of the world's population on a track that spans the length of the globe.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Film

‘Life Itself’: a superb portrait of Roger Ebert

Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Life Itself is about the man, not the legend. In 2006, Ebert lost the ability to speak after having surgery on his jaw to remove cancerous tissue.
Arts & Culture feature

Daniel Foster: the philosopher king

Oceanside Museum of Art director left, then came back and will keep pursuing his big ideas

When Foster joined OMA in 2012, he laid out an ambitious plan for the museum’s future, which included taking a more scholarly approach to programming by putting together a topnotch curatorial team.

By Kinsee Morlan
No Life Offline What I brought back from Comic-Con 2014 JUL 28 | By Dave Maass Frazier in ‘The Fantastic Four,’ all the dogs and a deeper suspicion of AIs
Seen Local Constance White is disembarking from the San Diego airport JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Longtime art-program manager accepts a new position in North Carolina
Seen Local Scott White Contemporary Art goes private JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Art dealer says the public-gallery model is changing
Arts & Culture feature Pitting summer blockbusters against the Bechdel Test JUL 23 | By Ryan Bradford We ran summer-movie trailers against the seemingly easy-to-pass scrutiny, and the results weren’t pretty
Arts & Culture feature On drawing women JUL 23 | By Seth Combs Comic-book artists discuss perpetuating an anatomical archetype some consider offensive
Film Comic-con and box-office receipts are in a serious relationship JUL 22 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Annual mega-convention has us thinking about the summer of 2015, which may be the biggest ever
Urban Scout Shopping in Carlsbad Village JUL 21 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann An evening stroll yields some retail scores
Seen Local Stay strange, Comic-Con JUL 21 | By Kinsee Morlan Weird and sordid superheroes on parade at Space 4 Art
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Well, That Was Awkward

A ‘real’ Mormon’s reaction to ‘The Book of Mormon’

Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play

A real Mormon. The term seared in the part of my brain that hasn't been contaminated by vices, the section that will persevere no matter how much nudity, booze and horror I cram in there.

By Ryan Bradford


The Short List The 1to1 Movement's America's Finest Film Festival, Friday Night Liberty and San Diego Craft Beer + Cocktail Showcase The young folks who run The 1to1 Movement, a sustainability-education nonprofit, won't be hitting anyone over the head with hard-edged environmental and conservation themes at their upcoming, annual film festival.
Theater Much ado in North County theaters It absolutely is in the hands of Intrepid Shakespeare Company, and Sean Yael-Cox and Shana Wride make a delightful Benedick and Beatrice.
Film ‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
 

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Babies at Comic-Con

You're never too young to enjoy San Diego's biggest weekend

Lights. Bright colors. Sound. Movement. And to top it off, a comfy Supergirl onesie with matching necklace. What more could you want at an early developmental stage? Comic-Con is fu...
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Yarn Bombing! Jul 30, 2014 Art Decorate the PB Library's Cass Street Plaza with knit & crochet pieces. Crafters may pick up instructions at the PB Library or visit “Get Cozy with a Good Book at Your Library” on Facebook. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, July 30
 
Glyphics Jul 31, 2014 Art A night of live art from spray paint artists to portraiture. There will also be live music, fashion shows and drink deals. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
Shore Thing Jul 31, 2014 Art Back for a second year, the MCASD galleries will be open late every Thursday where guests can enjoy cocktails on the terrace, live music, tours of current exhibitions, and much more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
 
 
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