Arts

Film review: Something in the way she moves him

Film review: Something in the way she moves him

The wise and sweet “Her” has more than a few remarkable things to say about love and relationships in a modern world, due in no small part to Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson’s captivating performances.

A Brush with Art: Italophiles have even more to cheer about

A Brush with Art: Italophiles have even more to cheer about

There are many cultural events to look forward to in North County during the upcoming year, but none are more anticipated than the slice of Italian culture brought by the San Diego Italian Film Festival to the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas.

Singing and ringing in the New Year

Singing and ringing in the New Year

ENCINITAS – “Dust off your guitars and come on out,” said Janice Sharples. She brought out her autoharp on New Year’s Day to the Cardiff Kook statue for the second annual Splash Jam event.

Contemporary arts experience meets with some opposition

Contemporary arts experience meets with some opposition

CARLSBAD — The Winter Wonderland arts experience at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real mall hit a few bumps along the way in its efforts to bring contemporary art out into the community.

Film Review: ‘American Hustle’ a charming semi-serious, semi-funny character study

Film Review: ‘American Hustle’ a charming semi-serious, semi-funny character study

Despite its greater focus on cast performances instead of plot, which can be all too noticeable, at times, “American Hustle” is a charming semi-serious, semi-funny 1970s character study in which its strength outweighs what may or may not be its weakness.

Encinitas Ballet talks upcoming nutcracker performance

Encinitas Ballet talks upcoming nutcracker performance

ENCINITAS — This Saturday, Encinitas Ballet will put on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center. In addition to students and their families performing, professional dancers from Russia will take part in the show.

Bringing it on home

Bringing it on home

Laurel Sorenson is back in Encinitas to celebrate the release of her debut EP

Film review: A spectacular journey worth taking with ‘Hobbit’ sequel

Film review: A spectacular journey worth taking with ‘Hobbit’ sequel

A significant improvement when compared to its predecessor, “The Desolation of Smaug” takes the audience on an even more spectacular dramatic adventure into Middle-earth.

A Brush with Art: Celebrating ocean-inspired art and cuisine

A Brush with Art: Celebrating ocean-inspired art and cuisine

Encinitas artist/designer Jolee Pink thrives on creative challenges — the bigger the better. In her innovative new book Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, she masterfully elevates the dining experience and shapes trendsetting tablescapes by merging art and cuisine.

More than just a dance

More than just a dance

Filmmaker’s directorial debut shows what hula is from the inside out