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New Fortune Theatre Company Stages Reading Of George Orwell's Class...

New Fortune Theatre Company Stages Reading Of George Orwell's Classic '1984'

March 17
By Beth Accomando

George Orwell wrote his novel "1984" more than six decades ago. But his cautionary tale about Big Brother, Newspeak and historical revisionism is striking a fresh chord today and will be performed this Monday.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

March 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings an Irish literature marathon, a rarely-staged play, a celebration of local music and more.

Mariner Travels The World To Study Ocean Tides

Mariner Travels The World To Study Ocean Tides

March 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Mariner Jonathan White thought he knew everything he needed to know about the constant roiling of the sea. But after almost losing his boat in a large Alaskan tide, he set off on a decades-long, worldwide journey to learn more about the ocean's movements.

What It Means To Be ‘All Grown Up’

What It Means To Be ‘All Grown Up’

March 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

When did you finally feel all grown up? Was it when you got your first apartment? When you got married? Or had a baby? The New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg explores the topic in a new novel.

Wyatt Earp Biography Separates Myth From Reality

Wyatt Earp Biography Separates Myth From Reality

March 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Old West lawman Wyatt Earp's had his story told in at least a half-dozen movies, but the stories of Earp that have survived in pop culture are often more legend than historical fact.

Book By Military Veterans Teaches How To Lead Without A Title

Book By Military Veterans Teaches How To Lead Without A Title

March 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

You don't have to have a management title to be one of the leaders in your workplace. That's the message of the new book "SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success."

Talking Travel: Must-See Destinations In The US And Canada

Talking Travel: Must-See Destinations In The US And Canada

Feb. 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego’s Balboa Park and Hotel Del Coronado made travel writer Patricia Schultz’s list of, "1,000 Places To See, In The U.S. And Canada, Before You Die.”

How San Diego Bookstores Are Surviving

How San Diego Bookstores Are Surviving

Feb. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

While Fifth Avenue Books in Hillcrest is closing its doors at the end of the month, other bookstores in San Diego are doing OK and surviving in what was thought to be a dying industry.

Tracy Kidder Talks Non-Fiction Craft At Writer’s Symposium

Tracy Kidder Talks Non-Fiction Craft At Writer’s Symposium

Feb. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A man described as "the master of the non-fiction narrative" is one of the featured speakers at this year's annual Writer’s Symposium By the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky To Perform At Point Loma Writer's Sy...

US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky To Perform At Point Loma Writer's Symposium

Feb. 21
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Pinsky and members of the Point Loma Nazarene University Jazz Combo preview their performance Tuesday on Midday Edition.

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

Back in August Pickwick Players decided that they would put on “To Kill A Mockingbird” in February during Black History Month. The play proves even more resonant now in light of how polarizing politics have become.

Salk President: Telomeres May Be Key To Staving Off Aging

Salk President: Telomeres May Be Key To Staving Off Aging

Feb. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The word telomeres is probably not part of your everyday vocabulary, but new research suggests these regions at the end of chromosomes play a vital role in our cells' aging processes.

Oscar-Nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' Opens In San Diego

Oscar-Nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' Opens In San Diego

Feb. 10
By Beth Accomando

Raoul Peck’s "I Am Not Your Negro" just received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary and it opens at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas Friday.

Podcast Episode 108: James Baldwin And 'I Am Not Your Negro'

Podcast Episode 108: James Baldwin And 'I Am Not Your Negro'

Feb. 8
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie podcast celebrates Black History Month by speaking with filmmaker Raoul Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro" (opening Feb. 10 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas), based on the writings of James Baldwin.

San Diego Futurist Imagines End Of Personal Privacy

San Diego Futurist Imagines End Of Personal Privacy

Feb. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

After President Trump's advisor Kellyanne Conway used the term "alternate facts" to describe a falsehood about the inauguration turnout, demand for George Orwell's literary masterpiece "1984" quickly spiked. A new collection of short stories considers what happens when privacy vanishes and our neighbors, not government, are the ones watching.

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