The Daily Aztec

David Dixon
Since, 2005, when he became a writer for the now defunct Rated G column at the San Diego Union Tribune, David Dixon has been writing theatre and film reviews, interviews, covering Comic-Con, and other entertainment related stories, for numerous papers and websites. In addition to his experience as the Entertainment Editor of San Diego State University's The Daily Aztec, in 2014 he won First and Second Place in College Print: Reviews from the San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards, and in 2013 he was awarded First and Third Place. Currently, David is a staff writer for TDA, a contributor for sandiegostory.com and a freelance writer for the San Diego Community News Network.

David Dixon, Staff Writer

May 07, 2015
Senior Farewell: David Dixon (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Whedon wins over audiences with sequel (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Shyamalan returns with Fox drama Wayward Pines (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
Cygnet cast revamps ‘My Fair Lady’ (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
Former Aztecs star at Cygnet (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Theatre professor leads alumni cast in new comedy (Story)
Dec 17, 2014
Review: Disney wins big with ‘Into the Woods’ (Story)
Dec 01, 2014
LGBT-loyal theatre shows range (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
Winter theatre falls into season (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Gyllenhaal shows versatility in spooky thriller (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Pulitzer winning play hits town (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Dramedy fights family dysfunction (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Local theaters perfect for any occasion (Story)
Aug 31, 2014
Daily Aztec discusses theatre criticism with alumnus (Story)
Aug 21, 2014
Satirical Pageant show hits Cygnet Theatre (Story)
Jul 24, 2014
SDSU student shares experiences on recent trip to Israel (Story)
Jul 22, 2014
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy ‘Othello’ hits Old Globe (Story)
Jul 07, 2014
Netflix actor performs at The Old Globe (Story)
Jun 27, 2014
Shakespearean classic gets south-of-the border flavor (Story)
Jun 27, 2014
Doo-wopping pharaoh sits down with the DA (Story)
Jun 23, 2014
Witty musical opens at the Old Globe (Story)
May 05, 2014
Aztec alums star in summer theater shows (Story)
Apr 28, 2014
‘Spoonful’ explores addictions and demons (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
Aztecs’ Music Choice Awards (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
Enjoying all aspects of pop culture in Anaheim (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
Learning about ‘The Fifth Beatle’ (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Weekend Picks: Theater and Record Store Day (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Laughs and tears in fresh show (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
Alum artist knows how to write a ‘vict’ory song’ (Story)
Apr 06, 2014
Artistic director finds job rewarding (Story)
Mar 27, 2014
Actor shows his range at the Cygnet Theatre (Story)
Mar 24, 2014
Talking theater with musical lead (Story)
Mar 20, 2014
Sex, class exams and rock ‘n’ roll (Story)
Mar 07, 2014
Now playing: Nooner concerts and a theater at the student union (Story)
Mar 05, 2014
Dark 1940’s musical still shocks (Story)
Feb 24, 2014
Revisiting a surreal ‘problem play’ (Story)
Feb 17, 2014
A few ‘Crumbs’ satisfy audiences (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
A fresh and honest cautionary tale (Story)
Feb 10, 2014
Heart-to-heart with Aztec star (Story)
Feb 03, 2014
Inside the mind of Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein (Story)
Feb 03, 2014
Timely drama star shares acting insights (Story)
Jan 27, 2014
Alumna finds theatrical success (Story)
Jan 27, 2014
Aztec designs a dream career (Story)
Jan 27, 2014
Catch up on The Daily Aztec’s favorite films of 2013 (Story)
Dec 12, 2013
Plenty of exciting adventures left for ‘The Simpsons’ (Story)
Dec 02, 2013
Professor loves legendary auteurs (Story)
Dec 01, 2013
Movie producer has advice for SDSU students (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
Come on down to Belly Up Tavern (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
Heartwarming musical about friendship and love (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Frightening holiday journeys (Story)
Oct 24, 2013
Roger Ebert’s legacy remains strong (Story)
Oct 24, 2013
Small musical just might be a hidden gem (Story)
Oct 24, 2013
Musical comedy celebrates empowerment (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Comedy music festival brings the laughs (Story)
Oct 17, 2013
Say a big hello to ‘The Last Goodbye’ (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
‘Travesties’ baffles and delights (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
‘Earnest’ isn’t a cookie-cutter play (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
Common Chords performance will be quite the show (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Dark stories by master of drama come to SDSU (Story)
Sep 23, 2013
Venue features unforgettable acts (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
Professor and director dares to be unique (Story)
Sep 16, 2013
San Diego State’s Renaissance man (Story)
Sep 10, 2013
‘Short Term 12’ lives up to honors (Story)
Sep 05, 2013
Aztecs talk new film and education (Story)
Sep 04, 2013
Talented directors tackle ambitious subject matter (Story)
Sep 02, 2013
Filmmaker Destin Cretton displays emotional power (Story)
Sep 01, 2013
The grossest show on Earth returns to San Diego (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
Aaron Mento dares to try new things (Story)
Aug 22, 2013
Shakespeare’s characters revived for laughs (Story)
Aug 22, 2013
Classic comedy delivers grand enchantment (Story)
Aug 22, 2013
Comedic drama mixes grimness with humor (Story)
Aug 17, 2013
The Second City pays tribute to San Diego (Story)
Aug 12, 2013
Adviser is loyal to student success (Story)
Aug 12, 2013
It’s back to basics with theater star (Story)
Jul 24, 2013
“Sideways” is irreverent and clever (Story)
Jul 22, 2013
Comic-Con remains an essential event for fanboys (Story)
Jul 21, 2013
Ending with a bang (Story)
Jul 21, 2013
“Oh, What a Day” (Story)
Jul 19, 2013
Geek paradise (Story)
Jul 18, 2013
Thursday at Comic-Con exceeded expectations (Story)
Jul 17, 2013
Preview night sets the bar high (Story)
Jul 17, 2013
What I’m looking forward to at Comic-Con (Story)
Jul 07, 2013
Faxon and Rash bring humble wit to the big screen (Story)
Jul 07, 2013
Summer flick brings laughs, emotion way way back (Story)
Jun 25, 2013
Energetic play has romance and fast paced satire (Story)
Apr 30, 2013
Eco-terrorist thriller is surreal and smartly written (Story)
Apr 30, 2013
Brit Marling and Zal Btmanglij are talents on the rise (Story)
Apr 10, 2013
Cygnet’s ‘Assassins’ is a delightfully dark production (Story)
Apr 08, 2013
Henrick Ibsen’s classic play is thought-provoking (Story)
Mar 12, 2013
‘Oz’ disappoints with weak acting and slow story (Story)
Feb 27, 2013
‘Crimes of the Heart’ crosses genres and blows minds (Story)
Feb 21, 2013
The Daily Aztec’s 2013 Oscar Ballot and Predictions (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
‘The Brothers Size’ is a powerfully written drama (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
Mumford & Sons, fun. win big at this year’s Grammys (Story)
Feb 04, 2013
Ken Cinema serves up this year’s excellent Oscar shorts (Story)
Jan 22, 2013
“Pygmalion” revival still prevails after 100 years (Story)
Dec 02, 2012
Yoshimi battles robots, goofy plot in new play (Story)
Nov 19, 2012
Peter Pan is a delight (Story)
Oct 24, 2012
There’s quite a bit to love about SDSU’s ‘Piano’ (Story)
Oct 11, 2012
Globe’s latest production full of ‘Good People’ (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
SDSU’s ‘As You Like It’ is unorthodox, yet great (Story)
Oct 01, 2012
‘Allegiance’ entertains and informs (Story)
Sep 27, 2012
Great cast checks into ‘Hotel’ (Story)
Sep 24, 2012
P. T. Anderson’s ‘The Master’ is exquisite cinema (Story)
Sep 05, 2012
SDSU’s fall theater season is diverse (Story)
Aug 27, 2012
‘Inherit the Wind’ is an enlightening experience (Story)
Aug 13, 2012
‘As You Like It’ is full of laughs, romance and whimsy (Story)
Aug 13, 2012
Masterful lunacy is on display in devilish ‘Richard III’ (Story)
Aug 05, 2012
Quarrelsome parents make ‘Carnage’ difficult, fun (Story)
Jul 23, 2012
Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ shines bright (Story)
Jul 08, 2012
Stone’s ‘Savages’ struggles with adaptation (Story)
Jun 25, 2012
Summer movie season heats up at cinema (Story)
May 09, 2012
Ensemble shines in ‘Hotel’ (Story)
May 08, 2012
Balboa concert draws a crowd (Story)
Apr 30, 2012
Liebowitz discusses ‘Concert in the Park’ (Story)
Apr 25, 2012
Witch hunting and drama in ‘Vinegar Tom’ (Story)
Apr 11, 2012
Cygnet’s ‘Parade’ disturbs (Story)
Apr 11, 2012
‘Bully’ releasing in more theaters (Story)
Apr 01, 2012
‘Anna’ sails on emotionally turbulent seas (Story)
Mar 18, 2012
‘A Room’ worth a view (Story)
Mar 14, 2012
Positive marks for ‘Zorro’ (Story)
Mar 14, 2012
SDSU Theatre’s ‘Zanna’ doesn’t disappoint (Story)
Mar 06, 2012
Organist Peck breaks the silence in ‘Zorro’ (Story)
Feb 26, 2012
Musical nostalgia shines in ‘Chico & Rita’ (Story)
Feb 21, 2012
‘Squawk’ sings success (Story)
Feb 16, 2012
‘Squawk’ starts Thursday (Story)
Jan 31, 2012
Globe’s ‘Recommendation’ builds tension (Story)
Jan 25, 2012
‘Dividing’ decisively good (Story)
Jan 18, 2012
Spielberg delivers two Oscar favorites (Story)
Dec 12, 2011
La Jolla Playhouse hosts classic ‘Superstar’ (Story)
Dec 05, 2011
Perennial ‘Grinch’ steals show at Old Globe (Story)
Nov 30, 2011
‘Lydia’ captivates with moving intensity (Story)
Nov 28, 2011
‘Hugo‘ masterfully done (Story)
Nov 14, 2011
SDSU hosts a fresh drama (Story)
Nov 09, 2011
Holidays are fair game for ‘Harold & Kumar’ (Story)
Nov 02, 2011
‘Artist’ begins revitalizing silent film (Story)
Oct 27, 2011
‘Simpsons’ soon to be 500 strong (Story)
Oct 25, 2011
Olsen describes experience as lead actress (Story)
Oct 25, 2011
‘Martha’ showcases great upcoming talent (Story)
Oct 24, 2011
SDSU’s new play delights (Story)
Oct 13, 2011
Rocky Horror time warps The Old Globe (Story)
Oct 09, 2011
Old Globe Theatre hosts ‘Somewhere’ (Story)
Oct 05, 2011
‘Doubt’ quality evident (Story)
Sep 28, 2011
‘Doubt’ opens season (Story)
Sep 28, 2011
‘Dolphin Tale’ aims to warm kids’ hearts (Story)
Sep 26, 2011
Pitt and Hill team seamlessly in Moneyball (Story)
Sep 19, 2011
‘Drive’ captivates via full throttle action (Story)
Sep 15, 2011
The Old Globe brings top class theater (Story)
Sep 13, 2011
Plot reveals more than fighting in ‘Warrior’ (Story)
Sep 07, 2011
Loni Love brings laughs to laudable Aztec Nights (Story)
Aug 28, 2011
‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ disturbs (Story)
Aug 22, 2011
‘Conan’ flick doesn’t thrill (Story)
Aug 07, 2011
‘Amadeus’ is a maddening good time (Story)
Jul 25, 2011
Comic-Con: Sunday’s Top 5 (Story)
Jul 24, 2011
Talk Nerdy to me: A 2011 Comic-Con inside look (Story)
Jul 24, 2011
Looking through our lens (Story)
Jul 23, 2011
Comic-Con 2011: Saturday’s Top 5 (Story)
Jul 23, 2011
Comic-Con 2011: Panels Rule Friday (Story)
Jul 22, 2011
Comic-Con 2011: Thursday’s Top 5 (Story)
Jul 20, 2011
Comic-Con 2011: Preview Night’s Top 5 (Story)
Jul 10, 2011
A hit and a miss for The Old Globe (Story)
May 04, 2011
SDSU’s ‘Little Women’ wows crowd (Story)
Apr 27, 2011
Beat the beat with Daft Punk (Story)
Apr 26, 2011
‘Little Women’ promises to be anything but little (Story)
Apr 12, 2011
A difficult lifestyle portrayed in The Old Globe (Story)
Apr 07, 2011
Chaotic thriller ‘Groundswell’ is riveting (Story)
Apr 07, 2011
Creators of ‘Win Win’ sit down with The Daily Aztec (Story)
Mar 24, 2011
Umphrey’s Mcgee puts on a lively performance (Story)
Mar 17, 2011
SDSU takes a musical tryst to the underworld (Story)
Mar 13, 2011
Realistic acting gives this drama the ‘Win’ (Story)
Mar 09, 2011
‘Mars Needs Moms’ comes off dazzlingly dull (Story)
Mar 03, 2011
Fun to be had at San Diego Brazil Carnival (Story)
Feb 22, 2011
Brilliant acting by Neeson can’t save forced ‘Unknown’ (Story)
Feb 21, 2011
Mozart’s childhood displayed in ‘Symphony’ (Story)
Feb 10, 2011
Badfish bassist talks of Sublime and Scotty Don’t (Story)
Feb 09, 2011
Materialistic tragedy shown in ‘Salesman’ (Story)
Feb 02, 2011
Jane Austen’s novel ‘Emma’ perfect for the stage (Story)
Jan 20, 2011
A chat with the founder of Cinema Society (Story)
Jan 20, 2011
Critiquing for dummies with David Elliot (Story)
Jan 19, 2011
Another year, four shades of brilliance (Story)