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The Creepy (And Funny) World Of 'Welcome To Night Vale'

The Creepy (And Funny) World Of 'Welcome To Night Vale'

Sept. 21
By Tom Fudge, Michael Lipkin

Night Vale is a dreamlike, desert town full of conspiracies, a mysterious glowing cloud and monstrous librarians. And it's the subject of a hit, fictional podcast.

Here Are Some Awesome Little Free Libraries In San Diego

Here Are Some Awesome Little Free Libraries In San Diego

Aug. 31
By Erik Anderson, Kristina Bravo

Maybe you've spotted them in your neighborhood: tiny boxes that contain books for anyone to take. From a Pokémon GO stop to a mini-ghost town schoolhouse, here are some of the best ones we've seen around.

San Diego Author Alex Montoya: Changing Your Mindset Changes Your O...

San Diego Author Alex Montoya: Changing Your Mindset Changes Your Outlook

Sept. 15
By Tom Fudge, Brooke Ruth

San Diego resident Alex Montoya is a triple amputee, but he hasn't let that challenge get in the way of achieving his dreams. His third book is called "See The Good."

Author Carl Hiaasen In San Diego To Talk Florida

Author Carl Hiaasen In San Diego To Talk Florida

Sept. 14
By Pat Finn

Carl Hiaasen is in town to explain — if he can — his home state of Florida and talk about his latest comic crime novel, actually, comic novel crime. In this case, it's one perpetrated by the "Razor Girl" of the title.

‘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.

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.

San Diego Philanthropist Malin Burnham On Putting 'Community Before...

San Diego Philanthropist Malin Burnham On Putting 'Community Before Self'

Sept. 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The real estate developer, philanthropist and sailor is opening up about his life in a new book.

A Walking Tour Of The Real Hundred Acre Wood

A Walking Tour Of The Real Hundred Acre Wood

Sept. 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A.A. Milne published his first "Winnie-the-Pooh" stories 90 years ago, but the English countryside that inspired his beloved children's books is nearly unchanged today.

Water Use Is Personal For San Diego Writer

Water Use Is Personal For San Diego Writer

Sept. 1
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

Tershia d'Elgin's family knows water. Her great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Eaton, was a Colorado homesteader in the 19th Century who created irrigation systems for barren land. He eventually became the state's fourth governor in the 1880s, and by championing irrigation technology, was known as the "father of irrigation."

San Diego Artist Documents His Journey In Life And Stone

San Diego Artist Documents His Journey In Life And Stone

Sept. 1
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Faced with a cancer diagnosis and three months to live, San Diego artist Doron Rosenthal decided to write a book.

New Book By Finest City Improv's Founder Puts Improvisation Skills ...

New Book By Finest City Improv's Founder Puts Improvisation Skills To Daily Use

Aug. 31
By Beth Accomando

Amy Lisewski, the founder and artistic director of Finest City Improv, just released "Relax, We're All Just Making This Stuff Up!"

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

Aug. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The wife of one U.S. Marine officer who has served since 2000 has documented her family's experience during his multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

Aug. 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.

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