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Jen Paton

Contributor through February 2012

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Culture Lust Weekend: Smooth Crooners, Fashion Shows, and a Horror Fest

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From lounge singing to Latin American film to fashion shows and horror festivals, there's plenty of culture that's lustworthy this week.

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Events: Fitz And The Tantrums, Weezer, Scavenger Hunts

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A beer fest in Del Mar, a music festival along the 101, and Fitz and the Tantrums play the Casbah. There's a little something for everyone this weekend in San Diego.

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Voters Choose "Gangster" For Next One Book, One San Diego Selection

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The voters have spoken! The next One Book, One San Diego selection is "The Gangster We Are All Looking For" by Vietnamese American lê thi diem thúy.

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Contemplative Moment: Enjoying The Singing Trees At UCSD

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Local filmmaker Megan O'Connor serves up a moment of introspection with Terry Allan's "Trees" sculpture at UCSD, and previews her upcoming podcast series on UCSD's Stuart Collection.

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Geisel Library Shows Up (Kind of) in 'Inception'

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Is it possible that UCSD's Geisel Library was the inspiration for a snow fortress in Christopher Nolan's latest film "Inception?" We explore the Geisel Library's history of film and TV appearances.

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Music: La Jolla SummerFest Cheat Sheet

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Whether you're a classical music aficionado or casual enthusiast, we have a handy cheat sheet related to the La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest concert series, running through the month of August. Culture Lust contributor Jen Paton assembles the fun facts.

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Events: Ringo Starr, Searsucker, And El Cajon Boulevard

This weekend, we'll talk food and music in San Diego. If you want to dine at the latest hot spot or see some live live music, we have a Weekend Preview for you.

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This Space is Our Space: Swoon Comes to San Diego

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Artist Callie Curry - known as Swoon - was in San Diego to install a large, rambling sculpture for MCASD's Viva La Revolución exhibit. She talks art, angry Cuban ladies, and the relevance of gender with Culture Lust contributor Jen Paton.

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Events: Paula Poundstone And Biking Through Tijuana

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A bike ride through Tijuana, Paula Poundstone and a celebration of the written word, are part of the eclectic mix of things to do this weekend in San Diego.

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'[title of show]' At Diversionary Theatre

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Culture Lust contributor Jen Paton went to Diversionary Theatre to check out the meta, meta-hit "[title of show]." She shares her thoughts with CL readers.

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