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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario Speaking At Restoring Civility Conference

April 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The topic of the seventh annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue is "Media Literacy: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Jay Gatsby, Sean Penn And Branford Marsalis

April 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It's a literary weekend with a ballet inspired by "The Great Gatsby" and a book reading by actor Sean Penn, plus musician Branford Marsalis returns for a classical music concert.

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San Diego Veterinarian Writes Memoir About Her Life Treating And Loving Animals

April 5
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego veterinarian Suzy Fincham-Gray writes about the deep and complex relationships between animals and the people who love them in “My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian’s Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope.”

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'Children Of Blood And Bone' Is San Diego Writer's Hit Debut

April 3
By Michael Lipkin

The first entry in Tomi Adeyemi's series has quickly become the best-selling book in its category and the series is already being made into a movie. Adeyemi is just 24.

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April Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'The Fallen Sparrow'

April 2
D.A. Kolodenko

Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko tackles Dorothy B. Hughes' "The Fallen Sparrow" as the April Noir Book of the Month Club selection. The film version screens April 8 at Digital Gym Cinema.

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Steven Spielberg Delivers Pop Culture Sensory Overload With 'Ready Player One'

March 30
By Beth Accomando

Steven Spielberg, hot off of Oscar nominations for last year’s "The Post," already has a new movie out. It's the eagerly anticipated "Ready Player One."

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Women Reflect On Their Silver Hair Journey

March 26
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Some women have said they felt empowered after embracing their grey hair. Stylist Lorraine Massey is in San Diego Monday to discuss her latest book, “Silver Hair: A Handbook.”

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New Mingei Exhibition Celebrates The Art Of The Book

March 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Michael Lipkin

"Voluminous Art: Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries," showcases 75 volumes from the libraries of San Diego State University, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego. It runs through September 3 at the Mingei International Museum at Balboa Park.

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Are Businesses People? The Long History Of Corporate Civil Rights

March 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

From 1868 until 1912, the Supreme Court decided 312 cases dealing with the Fourteenth Amendment rights of corporations, compared with just 28 about the rights of African Americans.

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San Diego Writer Reflects On A (Sometimes Morbid) Childhood Abroad

March 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Did Amy Wallen's family really dig up a grave in 1970s Peru? Wallen explores the uncertainty of memory in her new memoir.

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March Noir Book Of The Month: 'A Gun For Sale,' An Entertainment?

March 13
D.A. Kolodenko

Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko examines the Graham Greene novel that was the basis for "This Gun For Hire" as the Noir Book of the Month Club continues in conjunction with the Film Geeks SD Noir on the Boulevard film series.

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Author: Changing What You Eat Saves More Water Than Shorter Showers

March 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new book, “Eat Less Water,” describes how water is used in the production of what we eat and gives guidelines on how to choose lower water-use foods.

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'The California Field Atlas' Is A Love Story To The State

Feb. 28
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

“The California Field Atlas” author and illustrator, Obi Kaufmann, will be at a series of events on Saturday to raise funds for the Anza-Borrego Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

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Granddaughter Of NASA 'Human Computer' To Speak In San Diego

Feb. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The contributions of the black women of NASA's space program were hidden no more after the movie "Hidden Figures," documenting the lives of three of the women, came out last year. But there were more than three black women who worked on the math which helped get astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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February Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'I Wake Up Screaming'

Feb. 20
D.A. Kolodenko

The Noir Book of the Month Club officially launched last month with Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon." Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko returns to discuss this month's "I Wake Up Screaming." Give the blog and the book a read before joining KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando for the film adaptation of "I Wake Up Screaming" on Feb. 25, as part of the Film Geeks SD new series, Noir on the Boulevard.

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