City Times

‘I’d like to bring filmmaking to San Diego’

Jewell Karinen

April 26, 2012

Filed under LIFE

As far back as City College student Paul Giret can remember, there was always a camcorder in his house. "My dad was always up on new technology," Giret said. "I did all the videos for the kids in my neighborhood." Now Giret works on a larger scale throughout San Diego, having done corporate and music videos.  Most recently Giret produced a short zombie film called "Point...

Miss Universe pageant gets a gender makeover

April 24, 2012

Filed under VOICE

The Miss Universe pageant is once again marred by scandal. This time a contestant’s gender is in question, and for any would-be backseat investigator quick to comment that the controversy can be solved within the first word of the exhibition, it’s more complicated than that. Canadian contestant Jenna Talackova, 23, is an ex-man — not as much in the realm of adamantium...

Pro: There’s more to gender than chromosomes

April 24, 2012

Filed under VOICE

What defines a “real man”  or a “real woman?” In this day and age, with all of the discoveries that time and technology has brought us, can we really just sum it all up to genitalia and call it a day? Jenna Talackova made headlines. First, when she was booted as Miss Universe Canada after it was discovered that she was transgender and then again when the organization...

Con: Talackova has made a mockery of pageants

April 24, 2012

Filed under VOICE

Jenna Talackova, 2012 Miss Universe pageant contestant, gives a new meaning to the term playing both sides of the field. The Miss Universe pageant has always been a tournament that was meant to show a woman’s true morals and integrity. Not only are competitors expected to show external beauty, but their individual principles are tested as well. Since the competition’s...

Social Medium: Play corroborates reasons why women migrate

April 24, 2012

Filed under VOICE

To mark the International Women’s Day, Systole AC Productions, from Mexico City, under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Munoz, former migrant, took up the challenge to put together a team of creators to perform an artistic, cultural and social play, with the theme of female undocumented migration. The event was at the Centro Cultural La Raza located on 2004 Park Blvd,...

‘That is my opinion, which is quite public’

April 24, 2012

Filed under VOICE

Dear Editor: The April 10 issue of the City Times included an article titled, “Faculty Expected to Support Tax Measure.”  The article stated that “The upper administrators of the district, most notably Chancellor Constance Carroll, have yet to voice public opinion on this subject.  A senate resolution might force her to take a stance against Brown’s tax proposal...

Not your typical teenage horror flick

April 24, 2012

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Not since Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” or Wes Craven’s “Scream” has a horror film been as funny and genre bending as “The Cabin in the Woods.” “Five friends walk into a cabin. Bad stuff happens.” The film takes this joke and long played out idea and warps it. From the beginning, it’s clear that there’s a bigger story, that this is more elaborate than the...

The Andrew’s Review: ‘Damsels’ leave viewers distressed

Tom Andrew

April 24, 2012

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The definition of the word absurd is ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable, and given the plot, actors and dialogue in the independent film “Damsels in Distress” one would expect to find its title among the definition for that word. It is not, but should be. The film tries to be comically absurd as most Bill Murray, Farrelly Brothers and some Cohen Brothers films...

Album Review: E-40 trilogy is worth it

April 24, 2012

Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

After the release of “Tell Me When To Go” in 2006, Bay Area rapper E-40 enjoyed the release of his first mainstream hit and has continued to produce great music while staying true to his underground roots. On March 26, he released an unprecedented three albums in one day with “The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil Volumes 1, 2 & 3.” By not trying to portray...

Bites & Bytes: Mac users should consider anti-virus

April 24, 2012

Filed under LIFE

For years Mac users have had a false sense of security. They believed that their system could not be infected by malicious software, so much so that Apple even used it as a selling point for some time. To a degree, it was true. Macs were largely secure through obscurity; that is, Macs had such low market penetration that malicious programs were rarely coded. But now, Apple...

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