Stories by Meredith
Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam has been living and working in Mexico City for 3 months now, and she's finally learning to acclimate. Read more about her travels in the second part of her series for Culture Lust.
Artist and life-long surfer Richard Gleaves has always been in the water, from Sunset Beach to San Diego - so it's no surprise that his newest exhibit, "Liquid," at the Oceanside Museum of Art, takes gallery-goers for a dive. Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam spoke with him about what's now and next (hint: it involves mingling in the dark).
Rodrigo y Gabriela's show tonight may be sold out, but you can still get a primer on this Mexican rock duo courtesy of Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam. They're an ex-metal group who draw on Metallica as much as Santana, and were discovered on the streets of Dublin by Damien Rice. Need we say more?
Did you know that the quirky masterminds behind one of the funniest exhibits at MCASD's "Here Not There" were neighbors - and B.F.F.'s? Neither did we. Culture Lust Contributor Meredith Hattam sits down with artist Jason Sherry and filmmaker Matt Hoyt to talk about their installation, which chronicles a, uh, garbage man in Antarctica. You know you're curious.
It's an eye candy extravaganza this weekend at 'Survey Select', a new exhibit which offers a modern day twist on the 19th century salon. Featuring over 65 international artists, workshops, a pop-up shop and more, Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam explains why you'll definitely want to check it out (bonus: it's free!).
Author Chris Cleave's "Little Bee" is a garnering literary and Hollywood buzz (no pun intended) for its tale of a young Nigerian refugee and a London magazine editor's unlikely connection. Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam gave it a read, and she'd like to explain why its themes of redemption and human strength are so effective.
Before "True Blood" and its multiple Emmy's, there was Charlaine Harris' delightfully campy Sookie Stackhouse series. Harris will be on These Days this Thursday to discuss her tenth book, "Dead in the Family," and Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam explains why the series is worth a spot on your reading list. Spoiler alert!
Legendary jazz guitarist Bill Frisell will pay a visit to Anthology tomorrow night, with his equally-talented trio in tow. Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam explores his music and the inspiration behind his newest album - small-town Arkansas grit, as captured by offbeat 1940's photographer Mike Disfarmer.
This weekend, SDSU's Downtown Gallery will join the local culture club, but forget the downtown price tag: thanks to a few lucky connections, the space is entirely rent-free! No, they're not freeloading, though you may want to crash there this weekend for their first show, "Divergence." Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam explains.
It's hard to believe that some bumper stickers carry moral caché, but author and philosopher Jack Bowen explores that idea in his new book, "If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers." Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam explains, and also asks KPBS staffers about their moments of sticker shock. Readers, what are your favorite or most reviled bumper stickers?
Ditch downtown's deluge of green beer this Wednesday and head to D.G. Wills in La Jolla, who's celebrating its 31st Annual St. Patrick's Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose. Culture Lust Contributor Meredith Hattam chatted with proprietor Dennis Wills about the event, its most memorable guests, and James Joyce's NSFW letters of longing.
This Culture Lust Weekend: meet the author of this year's winner of One Book, One San Diego, Celebrate Steve Poltz's 50th, a night at the opera with Nabucco, and the prince of darkness takes La Jolla (Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy!)