Kinsee Morlan
Kinsee Morlan

Kinsee Morlan has been covering arts and culture in San Diego and Tijuana for nearly a decade as the arts and web editor for San Diego CityBeat. Recently, she left her post for the purportedly greener pastures of the landscape architecture world (she's now the office manager and marketing coordinator at the firm Schmidt Design Group). Kinsee's got a cool dog, an even cooler husband and sweet pad in Lemon Grove, a weird, old suburb of San Diego County.




WHAT INSPIRES ME: Authenticity. Interesting urban tribes. Geeky passion.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Hiking trails in East County. Tecate, Mexico if I have all day.

FAVORITE WRITERS: Charles Bukowski, Lauren Collins, Virginia Woolf



PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Ratatat or other high-energy music without lyrics to distract me.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: The weather, like everyone else in this area. I actually just bought a home in the Lemon Grove area of San Diego County where the motto is "€œBest Climate on Earth."

ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): I take photographs and used to paint. My goal is to start a creative project with my mom in which we revamp old lamps. I love lamp. I really do have a thing for unique lighting.

Recent Articles
Drawing Lines and Planting Gardens at the Border
Drawing Lines and Planting Gardens at the Border
On Saturday, Nov. 17, a few events will take place at Border Field State Park in San Diego that will call attention to the militarization of the US/Mexico border.
Man in the Machines: Matthew Hebert's Craft Technology
Man in the Machines: Matthew Hebert's Craft Technology
Matthew Hebert brings together contemporary technology and more traditional ideas of craft.
Grace Towers, a Drag Queen Packing Something Extra
Grace Towers, a Drag Queen Packing Something Extra
San Diego drag queen Grace Towers has championed the art of drag and elevated it to new levels of self-expression.
The Allure and Abhorrence of San Diego's Master-Planned Communities
The Allure and Abhorrence of San Diego's Master-Planned Communities
Amanda Dahlgren set out to photograph a few of the most ostentatious homes that had fallen victim to the rapidly bursting housing bubble. Through her work, Dahlgren explores the morphing American Dream and asks whether huge McMansion-style homes are necessary.
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Architecture/ Design

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Community Arts

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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