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Charles Laughton’s sole directorial venture

Shot to near perfection

Silent, menacing, and oddly enticing all the same — this is how I’d describe the avant-garde documentary, Leviathan (USA, 2012, Cinema Guild), which puts you in the POV of a North Atlantic fishing freighter amidst ...

The other shoe never dropped

A true artist at the heart of every hack

I cynically spent the entirety of Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers, which played last month at San Diego Rep, awaiting the other shoe. It never dropped. Ethan (Connor Sullivan) blogged about picking up girls in ...

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox church versus SOHO

Park Blvd. church plans to pull down two historic houses on Indiana St.

Historic preservationists have found a taker for at least one of the two homes Indiana Street that St. Spyridon church plans to demolish, but has yet to win the delay needed to get the paperwork ...

Elijah could have ended the drought

Mendelssohn's Elijah at First United Methodist Mission Valley

Where was Elijah when we needed him? I would say dead, but Elijah never died. He was taken up to heaven in a “fiery chariot” — ancient aliens. Why did we need Elijah? We needed ...

Singin’ the praises of Gene Kelly

Patricia Ward Kelly brings her one-woman show to Balboa Theatre on April 15

She was 26 when first they met, he was 73. He just happened to be showbiz royalty, one of the most recognizable hoofers on the planet. The ten years Patricia Ward Kelly spent with her ...

Day at the Docks – Sunday, April 9 in Point Loma

Tie a knot, dunk a captain, fillet a fish

Every spring the Day at the Docks takes over the sportfishing landings at Scott and Emerald streets in Point Loma. In the normal migration patterns, this is usually the slow time of year, especially for ...

Grossmont Union High School distances itself from sexual abuse lawsuits by former drama teacher

One case has since been dismissed while the other in mediation

The Grossmont Union High School District is looking to put to rest two sexual abuse lawsuits filed by former students against a drama teacher at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon. On March 17 ...

Best fish and chips in the U.S.

Shakespeare’s vs. everyone

I got a press release the other day notifying me that Shakespeare’s Pub had won a contest held among 160 British-style pubs to determine who makes the best fish and chips in the U.S. My ...

A swing-meets-bebop joint for Athenaeum series

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet — a band that honors the basic structures set forth during the Golden Age of jazz music

You’ve got to wonder about that mind of Joe Lovano’s. He wanders onto a stage with the rumpled demeanor of a grandfather or a favorite uncle and for a spell, if the mood strikes him, ...

Under Faulconer, credit card abuse roils city hall

Split transactions “strictly prohibited and viewed as a serious infraction”

When San Diego Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer ascended to power three years ago, he promised to clean up the mess left by fallen Democrat Bob Filner, but city hall traditions die hard, including loose handling ...

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