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Stories by Jen Paton

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

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

Aug. 26
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton

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

Events: Fitz And The Tantrums, Weezer, Scavenger Hunts

Events: Fitz And The Tantrums, Weezer, Scavenger Hunts

Aug. 19
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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

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

Aug. 18
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton

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.

Contemplative Moment: Enjoying The Singing Trees At UCSD

Contemplative Moment: Enjoying The Singing Trees At UCSD

Aug. 18
By Jen Paton

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.

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

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

Aug. 11
By Jen Paton

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.

Music: La Jolla SummerFest Cheat Sheet

Music: La Jolla SummerFest Cheat Sheet

Aug. 8
By Jen Paton

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.

Events: Ringo Starr, Searsucker, And El Cajon Boulevard

Aug. 5
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

This Space is Our Space: Swoon Comes to San Diego

This Space is Our Space: Swoon Comes to San Diego

Aug. 2
By Jen Paton

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.

Events: Paula Poundstone And Biking Through Tijuana

Events: Paula Poundstone And Biking Through Tijuana

July 29
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

'[title of show]' At Diversionary Theatre

'[title of show]' At Diversionary Theatre

July 23
By Jen Paton

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.

Events: Musicals And Dining In San Diego

Events: Musicals And Dining In San Diego

July 8
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton, Maureen Cavanaugh

We'll talk about the latest in dining and theater this week in San Diego. Riviera Magazine's Troy Johnson talks about the Best of Food issue and Jim Hebert will tell us about some new musicals on San Diego stages.

San Diego's 'Inside the Design Studio' With Jonathan Segal

San Diego's 'Inside the Design Studio' With Jonathan Segal

July 7
By Jen Paton

San Diego Architecture Foundation's ongoing interview series with San Diego architects returns this Thursday with architect and developer Jonathan Segal in the hot seat.

Music: The Shortest Art History Class Ever

Music: The Shortest Art History Class Ever

July 5
By Jen Paton

Music video for Hold Your Horses' "70 Million" offers a history of Western art in 3 minutes 18 seconds flat

Events: Fireworks, R Gang Eatery, And Pizza

July 1
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton, Maureen Cavanaugh

If you want to see some fireworks this Fourth of July, then we've got you covered. We'll also get the skinny on the new restaurants in town.

Lustworthy: T-Shirts With Classic Book Covers

Lustworthy: T-Shirts With Classic Book Covers

June 29
By Jen Paton

Culture Lust is lusting after these t-shirts with classic book covers.

Books: What Are Your Favorite Children's Books?

Books: What Are Your Favorite Children's Books?

June 28
By Jen Paton

Further mining the depths of your childhood, Culture Lust wants to know: what books kept you up under the covers when you were a kid?

The Best New Children's Books for Summer

The Best New Children's Books for Summer

June 28
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton, Maureen Cavanaugh

As the publishing industry tries to stay relevant in a world of e-readers and media distractions, children's books have remained popular. San Diego State is home to a large online database of children's book reviews. We'll talk with one of those reviewers about what makes a good book for kids and get some recommendations.

Artist Susie Bielak On Shaking Things Up

Artist Susie Bielak On Shaking Things Up

June 25
By Jen Paton

San Diego based artist Susy Bielak talks to Culture Lust contributor Jen Paton about the energy of earthquakes and the border

Artist Michael Trigilio Brings Buddhism, Electric Guitars to Museums

Artist Michael Trigilio Brings Buddhism, Electric Guitars to Museums

June 23
By Jen Paton

San Diego-based artist Michael Trigilio, whose Neighborhood Public Radio project was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, has a new film on American Buddhism screening at MCASD. He'll also be at SDMA this Thursday creating a bold sound space. Culture Lust contributor Jen Paton explains.

San Diego's Architectural Community Honors Region's Best

San Diego's Architectural Community Honors Region's Best

June 22
By Jen Paton

The American Institute of Architects San Diego held their awards show last weekend at the Neurosciences Institute. And the winners are...

Your Favorite Board Games: What Are They?

Your Favorite Board Games: What Are They?

June 18
By Jen Paton

Culture Lust wants to know what your favorite board games are from back in the day.

World Cup: Mex-i-co, Mex-i-co, Mex-i-co!

World Cup: Mex-i-co, Mex-i-co, Mex-i-co!

June 12
By Jen Paton

Tired of watching the World Cup in a pub? Head south to Imperial Beach to catch World Cup Fiebre.

Books: The New Yorker Honors UCSD's Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Books: The New Yorker Honors UCSD's Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

June 11
By Jen Paton

UCSD Professor Sarah Shun-lien Bynum wins coveted spot on The New Yorker's "20 Under 40 List" alongside Chimamanda Adichie, Jonathan Safran Foer, and others.