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Why Does Philosophy Matter In The 21st Century?

Jan. 27
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Acclaimed philosopher and author Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is in San Diego Tuesday for a discussion about her book "Plato at the Googleplex."

Are We Living In The Golden Age Of Book Publishing?

Jan. 22
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The 31st annual San Diego State University Writers' Conference is this weekend. The keynote address focuses on changing the world of publishing.

FakeBabyGate: The 'American Sniper' Movie Controversy (Video)

Jan. 21
By Beth Ford Roth
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Progressives say the movie "American Sniper" is war propaganda. Conservatives contend the film honors a great patriot. But there is one matter both sides seem to agree on: That is one super fake-looking baby Bradley Cooper is holding in the movie.

Leucadia Man Documents Global Adventure In New Book

Jan. 20
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Allan Karl visited 35 countries in three years on a motorcycle. He shares his adventures through food and photography in his new book "FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection."

San Diego Professor Discusses New Book On Impact Of Drone Strikes

Jan. 19
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In her new book, "Drones and Targeted Killing," Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Marjorie Cohn includes a collection of writings that examine the "legal, moral and geopolitical" issues surrounding U.S. drone strikes overseas.

New Book Looks At Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Dangerous Friendship'

Jan. 19
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A new book looks at a little-known friendship between the civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and a white, Jewish businessman. Encinitas author Ben Kamin says this "Dangerous Friendship" threatened the civil-rights movement.

San Diego Native Tackles Immigration In New Animated Series 'Bordertown'

Dec. 24
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Chicano cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is on the team working on a new animated comedy sitcom tackling changing demographics and immigration. "Bordertown" debuts on Fox in fall 2015.

Scripps CEO Discusses New Book On Leadership

Dec. 23
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Chris Van Gorder has been president and CEO of Scripps Health since 2000. His first book is titled "The Front-line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up."

San Diego's Independent Booksellers Thrive In Shadow Of Online Retailers

Dec. 22
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San Diego's independent booksellers are thriving, while larger brick-and-mortar book stores and retailers are losing out to online competitors.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Dec. 18
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Cary Elwes, who played Westley in cult classic film "The Princess Bride," has released a book with a behind-the-scenes look a the making of the film.

John Waters Still Shocking And Fun After All These Years

Dec. 1
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh
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John Waters won himself a place in the pop culture landscape with his 1972 film "Pink Flamingos" starring Divine. Tonight he appears at the North Park Theatre for a sold out performance of "A John Waters Christmas," which details his obsession and passion for the winter holiday. Waters talks about his new book "Carsick."

John Waters Comes To San Diego For One Man Show

Nov. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Cult icon John Waters makes a rare live appearance Monday in San Diego at the North Park Theatre for "A John Waters Christmas."

New Exhibit Features Rarely Seen Artwork By Dr. Seuss

Nov. 25
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The San Diego History Center launched its 2015 Centennial Celebration with the opening of "Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss." The exhibit features rare and never-before-seen images by San Diego's renowned local author.

San Diego Chefs' New Cookbook Celebrates Seafood

Nov. 19
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Consider fish for holidays. We'll get some tips on cooking tuna, tilapia and more from Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver of the Marine Room.

Vista Embraces Craft Beer

Nov. 14
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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San Diego Beer Week draws to a close this weekend. The ten-day event is designed to showcase craft breweries including those in Vista where beer is booming.

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