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Being Naked In UCSD Art Class Is Required But Not Remarkable

Having to get naked for a college class may seem unusual, but maybe not if you’re an art student. A UCSD professor has been at the center of a media storm because he requires students to do just that.

Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson makes tapestries featuring the world of dancehall music, fashion, and culture.

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Do You Have The Intestinal Fortitude For 'The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence'

Filmmaker Tom Six brings his triptych to an audacious close
Lead photo Do You Have The Intestinal Fortitude For 'The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence'

Tom Six’s “Human Centipede” triptych has even some horror fans saying you can go too far. But that’s why I am eager to host screenings of “Human Centipede 3” this Friday and Saturday at the Digital Gym Cinema. Warning: Proceed with caution.

MoPA's Taiwan Cinema Spotlight Highlights Director Hou Hsiao-hsien

A trio of films will screen in 35mm over next three nights
Lead photo MoPA's Taiwan Cinema Spotlight Highlights Director Hou Hsiao-hsien

The Museum of Photographic Arts kicks off its Taiwan Cinema Spotlight on director Hou Hsiao-hsien Thursday night. The timing is perfect since the 68-year-old director just screened a new film at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Are Recall Elections Worth the Expense?

The city of Oceanside just went through a special election which cost the taxpayers half a million dollars. This is not chump change for a city facing a $10 million budget shortfall over the next two years and facing contract negotiations with the Oceanside Firefighters Association.

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Comic-Con 2014: A Crossplay Haven

San Diego's Comic-Con weakens the knees of nerds, geeks, TV addicts and comic enthusiasts around the globe. But the event also makes waves as a premier venue for costume play — or "cosplay." Some players even venture beyond their own gender to thrill attendees. And I found them.

Outdoor Fun at Comic-Con 2014

Taking A Leap Of Faith

Comic-Con's outdoor events help to draw some of the more than 125,000 attendees away from the crowded exhibit hall.

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