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San Diego Filmmaker Asks Whether We're Stuck As The World's Umpire

San Diego Filmmaker Asks Whether We're Stuck As The World's Umpire

Sept. 13
By Michael Lipkin, Ebone Monet

The film is based on a book by former San Diego State University history professor Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, who argued the U.S. must share the burden of protecting our allies more evenly in order to return to "global normalcy."

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

Sept. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

Linguist and cognitive expert Benjamin Bergen breaks down profanity into four categories: religious, sexual, bodily functions and slurs. His new book is titled “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.”

Balboa Park To Celebrate 'World's Number One Storyteller' Roald Dahl

Balboa Park To Celebrate 'World's Number One Storyteller' Roald Dahl

Sept. 13
By Brooke Ruth

Tuesday would have been the 100th birthday of the man who brought us childhood classics such as "James and the Giant Peach," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Matilda" and the "The BFG."

Open-Water Swimming Champ Copes With A Broken Heart

Open-Water Swimming Champ Copes With A Broken Heart

Sept. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Cold-water swimmer Lynne Cox suffers from "broken heart syndrome," a stress-induced medical condition that causes the heart to swell.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Lion King' To Animal Photography

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Lion King' To Animal Photography

Sept. 9
By Nina Garin

This weekend brings a little bit of everything from animal photography to comedy, and much more.

How A San Diego Denim Company Goes International While Keeping It L...

How A San Diego Denim Company Goes International While Keeping It Local

Sept. 8
By Ebone Monet

As California moves to declare denim its official fabric, a jean company in San Diego becomes an internationally recognized brand.

Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Kicks Off At MOPA Wednesday Night

Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Kicks Off At MOPA Wednesday Night

Sept. 7
By Beth Accomando

The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival kicks off its seventh year on Wednesday with the California premiere of Sion Sono's "Tag!" at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

'Tiger Style!' Tackles Asian-American Experience With Humor

'Tiger Style!' Tackles Asian-American Experience With Humor

Sept. 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A new comedy at the La Jolla Playhouse tells the story of two Asian-American siblings struggling with their careers and romantic lives. Mike Lew, who has found success in New York as a playwright, returns home for the play's West Coast premiere.

San Diego 48 Hour Film Project Showcases Final Films This Week

San Diego 48 Hour Film Project Showcases Final Films This Week

Sept. 6
By Beth Accomando

On Aug. 21, San Diego production teams submitted the results from their 48 Hour Film Project competition. Now you can see the finished films.

Podcast Episode 89: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Preview

Podcast Episode 89: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Preview

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando

Something wicked this way comes! It is time for the seventh annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, which runs Sept. 7 through 11 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.