- July 20, 2015
In the sensory overload of Comic-Con, it’s easy to miss a lot. Teen critic Robert Mackey directs our attention to Gam3rCon, an event that runs at Tenth Avenue Arts Center simultaneously with but separate from Comic-Con. Here’s his summary of the event.
- July 17, 2015
Wednesday night an art show called Japanese Monster: A Group Art Exhibition opened at Mike Hess Brewing. Twenty-three San Diego artists were displaying their work but one artist was not.
- July 16, 2015
After more than a century, Sherlock Holmes’ popularity continues to rise with a play at the Globe, more of the BBC series in the wings, and now Sir Ian McKellan taking on the role of the great detective for the feature film, “Mr. Holmes” (opening July 17 in select San Diego theaters).
- July 15, 2015
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 13, 2015
The parties are over, the celebrities have cleared out, and the superheroes have packed up their capes. Another Comic-Con has come to a close.
- July 9, 2015
Comic-Con is in full swing and Thursday night there will be the second annual Her Universe Fashion Show. But the longer tradition for costumers and cosplayers at Comic-Con is the Masquerade on Saturday. One group is preparing to take the X-Men back to the Rococo style of Marie Antoinette by way of Sofia Coppola.
- July 9, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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.