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The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

The Battle Over One Of The Most Studied Brains In Science

Aug. 9
By Michael Lipkin, David Wagner

Researchers interested in how the brain creates new memories studied Henry Molaison, or "patient H.M.," who became perhaps the most famous research subject in recent history. After Molaison died in 2008, his brain was moved to UC San Diego for further research. But it wouldn't stay there long.

New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando

The Starlight Bowl was home for more than half a century to San Diego Civic Light Opera, later known as Starlight Musical Theatre. But in 2012 that organization folded and the venue fell into disrepair. Now there's a community initiative to bring back the Starlight Bowl.

San Diego Writer Stephen Metcalfe Navigates Life, Literature

San Diego Writer Stephen Metcalfe Navigates Life, Literature

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Stephen Metcalfe writes for film and stage. In his first novel for adults, the protagonist navigates his way through life with an autistic son, an absent wife and an ailing mother.

Old Globe Managing Director Leaving For Position In New York

Old Globe Managing Director Leaving For Position In New York

Aug. 8
By City News Service

Michael Murphy has been managing director of the Old Globe for four years, and served as general manager for the previous nine.

Podcast Episode 85: Mike Birbiglia On Comedy, Improv And Trust

Podcast Episode 85: Mike Birbiglia On Comedy, Improv And Trust

Aug. 6
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Katie Schoolov

Mike Birbiglia's new film "Don't Think Twice" (expanding to more cities on Aug. 12) looks to an improv group experiencing some growing pains.

Notes From Steve Martin's Conversation At The Globe

Notes From Steve Martin's Conversation At The Globe

Aug. 5
By Nina Garin

Steve Martin and Barry Edelstein spent an evening discussing friendship, creativity and the life span of jokes.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Of Élan And Last-Chance Plays

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Of Élan And Last-Chance Plays

Aug. 5
By Nina Garin

The Art of Élan returns, we pretend we're on a Broadway stage and we say goodbye to some popular plays.

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

Aug. 5
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

San Diego Opera General Director David Bennett has been on a "listening tour" to find out what San Diegans think about opera. Here are the results.

Fourth Annual America's Finest Film Fest Returns Aug. 6

Fourth Annual America's Finest Film Fest Returns Aug. 6

Aug. 4
By Beth Accomando

The fourth annual America’s Finest Film Fest will showcase 20 short films made in San Diego about San Diego. The one-day festival also showcases handmade goods, food and drink.

Comedy Troupe Finds Humor In Fraught Election

Comedy Troupe Finds Humor In Fraught Election

Aug. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

“Free Speech (While Supplies Last)," a new show by improv group Second City at the La Jolla Playhouse, focuses on the 2016 presidential race with sketches skewering Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and cable news.