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How LSD Alleviated Author's Depression

How LSD Alleviated Author's Depression

Jan. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

Ayelet Waldman decided to try microdosing to combat her depression when her medication stopped working. Microdosing involves taking a small amount of LSD, in her case 10 micrograms, every three to four days.

Broadway/San Diego Announces New Season Plus 'Hamilton' Dates

Broadway/San Diego Announces New Season Plus 'Hamilton' Dates

Jan. 23
By Nina Garin

"Hamilton," "School of Rock" and "Les Miserables" are among standouts for Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 season.

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Ex...

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Exhibit

Jan. 23
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The machines, which were first made around the turn of the 20th century, are a technological marvel since the Chinese language has more than 70,000 characters and no alphabet.

Podcast Episode 106: Paying Tribute To John Carpenter

Podcast Episode 106: Paying Tribute To John Carpenter

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando

John Carpenter celebrated his 69th birthday on Jan. 16 so it is the perfect time to pay tribute to the filmmaker and launch a film series dedicated to his work.

'The Ardennes' Is Belgium's Official Entry For Best Foreign Film

'The Ardennes' Is Belgium's Official Entry For Best Foreign Film

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando

Belgium's official submission for this year's Best Foreign Film Academy Award is "The Ardennes," and it opens Jan. 20 at Digital Gym Cinema.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Altar Boyz' To 'Nasty Women'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Altar Boyz' To 'Nasty Women'

Jan. 20
By Nina Garin

This weekend you'll find art for a purpose, singing for salvation, new dance pieces and a rare look at a beloved San Diego conductor.

Big Trouble In Little Cinema: The Films Of John Carpenter

Big Trouble In Little Cinema: The Films Of John Carpenter

Jan. 19
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

This Sunday, Jan. 22, Film Geeks San Diego launches its second year-long film series. Big Trouble in Little Cinema: The Films of John Carpenter kicks off at Digital Gym Cinema with the director's theatrically released student film, "Dark Star."

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Jan. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Everyone knows that simple Slinkys are rather remarkable toys, but why and how do they seem to walk? The Fleet Science Center is putting on an exhibit Saturday on the physics behind common toys.

Ask KPBS/Arts: Film Festival How-To

Ask KPBS/Arts: Film Festival How-To

Jan. 19
By Nina Garin

Overwhelmed by film festivals? This week's Ask KPBS/Arts breaks down the process just in time for film festival season.

Cinema Under The Stars Has You Covered No Matter What The Weather

Cinema Under The Stars Has You Covered No Matter What The Weather

Jan. 18
By Beth Accomando

With rains predicted for later this week you may not think an outdoor movie theater would be your best bet for weekend entertainment. But Cinema Under the Stars can be your perfect stormy weather venue.