The Myths of Marijuana and Creativity
Sep13

The Myths of Marijuana and Creativity

By Jed Sanders There are many myths today that surround cannabis. 10 years ago, the Creativity Research Journal published an article called “Effects of Marijuana Use on Divergent Thinking.” Research was conducted by Bourassa M. and Vaugeois P. on 120 participants (60 regular users and 60 novice users of cannabis). Three experimental conditions with THC were used: with marijuana, without marijuana, and with a placebo. Their studies...

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September Performing Arts Portal

By: Marc Emmelmann San Diego is undergoing a bit of drama in the performing arts world with the recent closure of SUSHI in the East Village, our ultimate advant garde performance art destination, and with the recent bankruptcy proceedings of the Starlight Theatre, the 4,000+ seat outdoor theatre in Balboa Park. As for SUSHI, they’ve thrown themselves right into the trash, leaving no traces or tales for any kind of fishy...

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Local Artist Spotlight: Stacy D’Aguiar- “Un-Real Art”
Aug26

Local Artist Spotlight: Stacy D’Aguiar- “Un-Real Art”

By: Jed Sanders. The terms “abstract” and “contemporary” art can make us all feel a little uneasy these days. What instantly comes to mind are artists who haven’t spent the time to learn any technical painting skills and resort to splashing paint on a canvas, which results in more of an accident than something created with intentional purpose.  Or, people arguing over the meaning behind a blank canvas, or the art sales that...

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Local Artist Spotlight: Sean Dietrich “Studio Industriacide” (unedited)

By Jed Sanders. Sean Dietrich is the Charles Bukowski of the art world.  He’s a genuine soul that’s not afraid to speak his mind.  He paints what he feels and questions the authority around him. He is also one of the most motivated, talented, and hardest working artists I have ever met.  In the last 11 years, he has racked over 900 art shows and live painting sessions in his art career.  Some of his past clients have...

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June 2011 Performing Arts Portal

By: Marc Emmelmann Who is Jon Block? That question has a nice ring to it. No thanks to Ayn Rand’s famously mysterious fictional character, Jon Galt, in Atlas Shrugged. Although Block has never read the 1,000+ page novel, he’s fascinated by the concepts therein. “Who is Jon Galt?” was the hot question emphasized throughout the entire book.  Galt was a philosopher, a mover and a shaker, an inventor, and a man who symbolized...

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Dancers Talking Pot

Article By Marc Emmelmann | Photo by Tim Richards Is marijuana a part of professional dance culture? I checked in with two likeable, local dance professionals in San Diego to get an inside perspective, and their remarks were thoughtful, thought-provoking and personal.  The dancers who were interviewed for this cultural rendezvous are in their 20s and ambitiously committed to their careers. Justin Viernes and “Mr. E” received a...

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