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The Kid Thing asks all of us—no matter our sense of identity, our gender or our preference—what bringing a child into an uneasy world might mean. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

Give them space. Respect their privacy. Let them mourn. Such common responses to tragedy are consistently challenged by Kenneth Lonergan's harrowing new drama Manchester by the Sea . more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Film


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While new galleries come and go and Barrio Logan itself continues to go through rapid changes, the fact that Castañeda is a local to the neighborhood has likely helped Chicano Art Gallery thrive in an already popular arts district. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

Being 17 Like a hormonal teenager, André Techiné's Being 17 fluctuates between elation and melancholy. Sometimes the camera races at a furious clip, as it does during the frantic opening credi more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Film

The latest installment of Black Candies , an annual anthology of literary horror and dark fiction published here in San Diego by the literary nonprofit So Say We All, is titled Gross and Unlikeable and features 28 stories written and illust... more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM The Floating Library

Our favorite new books, apps, shows and other cultural tidbits to get you through the holiday. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments


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In these disturbing times, in which so many of us are apprehensive about the now and the soon to come, the darknesses of our collective history may be obscured, especially those that did not spring purely from war, terrorism or politics. Th... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

Tower, which opens Friday, Nov. 25, at Digital Gym Cinema in North Park, is a strangely intoxicating deconstruction of the non-fiction form. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Suffering from the post-election blues? John Carney’s Sing Street might be the perfect film to temporarily lift your spirits. Set in Dublin during the 1980s, this coming-of-age blast of nostalgia is obsessed with the future more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Film

"This is my smallest truck," exclaims Jean Wells, referring to the giant, bright red Ford F-150 Raptor that's parked in front of her Miramar studio. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local


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Everyone should collect art, but for anyone who's thinking about collecting, there's something they should know: It's addictive. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

Common human decency suggests that you shouldn’t kick someone when they’re down. Elle takes place in an alternate reality where the opposite is true. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Film


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Sixteen-year-old Olivia, an emotionally damaged girl, resides in an imaginary world in which she communicates her alienation via a blog—her inveterate readers are her “castaways.” more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Theater

When truck drivers Gorô (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and Gun (Ken Watanabe) get hungry on their way to Tokyo, they stop for a warm meal at a roadside ramen joint run by Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto). They are met with a ramshackle interior, imposing thug... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Sunny Rey isn't interested in being a stereotypical poet. The subtitle of her second collection of poetry pretty much says it all: Poetry and Advice from a Nobody . more

Nov 15, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local


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Melissa Dueñas realizes she's a little obsessive. The local DJ and self-proclaimed "vinyl junkie" becomes visibly emphatic when she starts to talk about her love of "lowrider oldies more

Nov 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Like many others facing the reality of a Trump presidency, Adam Powers is afraid. She's afraid for herself, friends in the LGBTQ community and other minorities. more

Nov 15, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

What makes The Haunted Looking Glass, originally published in 1959, unique is that Gorey not only chose the stories but also provided a black-and-white illustration for each selection. more

Nov 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Floating Library

As for the ensemble, Robert Smyth (as “Shagspear”) has all the gravity and mindful elocution to transcend the play’s structural shortcomings. Even when his character’s motivations feel mercurial, Smyth evinces the surefootedness of a desira... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Theater


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The Murals of La Jolla project includes many Instagram-worthy backdrops. Started by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and the La Jolla Community Foundation, the project has grown to more than a dozen murals scattered throughout the seaside... more

Nov 8, 2016 12:00 AM Seen Local

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