- July 15
With 600 hours of programming, a quarter mile of exhibit hall and an ever-widening radius of outside activity, Comic-Con is sensory overload and all you can hope to do is taste a tiny sample of the pop culture smorgasbord.
- July 14
The San Diego Symphony performed a surprise concert for 7,000 Star Wars fans during Comic-Con and it was all kept top secret.
- July 11
Director J.J. Abrams and the San Diego Symphony surprised "Star Wars" fans with a free special performance of the music from the franchise at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, a symphony spokesman said Saturday.
- July 9
Comic-Con kicked off it’s 46th year in San Diego Wednesday with preview night. I spent the evening with a Canadian filmmaker who was making his first visit to Comic-Con. What a blast!
- July 6
Comic-Con is the largest pop culture convention in North America, and until at least 2018 it will remain in San Diego. Spokesman David Glanzer talks about the new contract and what's new at the convention.
- June 30
Tuesday night, PBS will air the documentary "1913: Seeds of Conflict." It explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, a time of relative harmony between Arabs and Jews. The film screened earlier this month in San Diego at a Jewish temple. Here are some reactions from people in the audience.
- June 29
What do Caitlyn Jenner and William Shakespeare have in common? Quite a bit, according to The Old Globe’s artistic director. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (running through July 26) takes on gender issues in a surprisingly resonant manner amidst the current media buzz of Bruce Jenner making the transition to Caitlyn Jenner.
- June 26
"The Overnight” (opening at AMC La Jolla 12 and Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas on June 26) has been stirring buzz since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It's a raunchy comedy but with more than sex on its mind.
- June 26
In an era of fast food entertainment, “We Are Still Here” (opening June 25 at the Digital Gym Cinema) serves up a slow meal of haunted house horrors.
- June 25
It’s summer so that means Shakespeare takes the stage at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. But for its 80th anniversary, the Globe is adding a twist to the Summer Shakespeare season — films.
- June 19
Pakistan is one of three countries still dealing with an epidemic of polio and it accounts for more that 80 percent of the world’s cases according to the new documentary, “Every Last Child” (opening June 19 at Reading Gaslamp Theaters with a special post-screening discussion this Saturday).
- June 19
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (opening June 19 in select San Diego theaters) won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
- June 15
J Street, the self described political home for pro-Israeli, pro-peace Americans, is hosting a screening tonight of "1913: Seeds of Conflict," a documentary that explores how the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict were sown in Palestine during the Ottoman Empire.
- June 12
Christopher Lee died Sunday at the age of 93. Lee had been hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. His widow decided to withhold information about his death until all family members and friends had been notified. Here’s a tribute to the actor.
- June 12
Apparently a Jurassic Park wasn’t big enough so now Steven Spielberg ups the ante to deliver “Jurassic World” (opening June 12 throughout San Diego).