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Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses New Memoir

Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses New Memoir

Feb. 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Abdul-Jabbar is one of the featured speakers at this year’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, which runs Feb. 19-23, at Point Loma Nazarene University. His latest book is “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off The Court."

Children's Author Sally Pla Provides Mirror For Kids On A...

Children's Author Sally Pla Provides Mirror For Kids On Autism Spectrum, Window For Others

Feb. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Despite the large number of children impacted by autism, San Diego County resident Sally Pla said there is not enough children's literature that features kids whose brains operate a bit differently. She has made it her mission to change that.

Are Hispanics A Racial Group, Ethnicity Or Both?

Are Hispanics A Racial Group, Ethnicity Or Both?

Feb. 13
By Michael Lipkin

About 45 percent of Hispanics self-identify as white, according to UCLA law professor Laura Gómez, but that’s not likely how others see them.

Minimalism Author Courtney Carver: 'Living With Less Can ...

Minimalism Author Courtney Carver: 'Living With Less Can Lead To So Much More'

Feb. 12
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Carver is in San Diego Monday to discuss her new book, "Soulful Simplicity: How living with less can lead to so much more."

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Junot Díaz Discusses Immigr...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Junot Díaz Discusses Immigration And New Book, 'Islandborn'

Feb. 6
By Jean Guerrero

Junot Díaz, author of "The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao," talks with KPBS about his new children's book, President Trump's border wall, collapsing imaginaries and the "curse" that plagues the U.S.

Noir On The Boulevard Kicks Off With 'The Maltese Falcon'

Noir On The Boulevard Kicks Off With 'The Maltese Falcon'

Jan. 25
By Beth Accomando

Femme fatales, private dicks, gumshoes, and Mickey Finns — welcome to the world of film noir. Starting this Sunday at Digital Gym Cinema you can enjoy classic noir every month courtesy of Film Geeks SD.

Book Details How Kumeyaay Use Indigenous Plants

Book Details How Kumeyaay Use Indigenous Plants

Jan. 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias" explores the plants the Kumeyaay use to make food, medicine and traditional arts.

January Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'The Maltese Falcon'

January Noir Book Of The Month Club: 'The Maltese Falcon'

Jan. 19
D.A. Kolodenko

The Noir Book of the Month Club officially launches with Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" and a guest blog by D.A. Kolodenko.

Podcast Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir

Podcast Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir

Jan. 13
By Beth Accomando

Noirchaelogist, Czar of noir, host of TCM's Noir Alley, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation... whatever title you want to refer to him by, Eddie Muller is simply the man to go to when you want to know anything about film noir.

North County Students Pen Sci-Fi Series

North County Students Pen Sci-Fi Series

Jan. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

High school students usually write book reports, not their own books. But that's exactly what students at High Tech High North County have done.

An American Finds Understanding After Travels In The Midd...

An American Finds Understanding After Travels In The Middle East

Jan. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

While working at New York University Abu Dhabi, Adam Levinson hopscotched across the Middle East, visiting Kuwait, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Many of those trips took place in the midst of the Arab Spring.

Introducing The Noir Book Of The Month Club

Introducing The Noir Book Of The Month Club

Jan. 9
D.A. Kolodenko

Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko introduces the Film Noir Book of the Month Club. This will be a monthly column exploring the literary roots of the movies screening as part of Films Geeks SD’s Noir on the Boulevard year-long series at Digital Gym Cinema. The series was co-curated by KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando.

Little Fish Holds Comic Savvy On Friday

Little Fish Holds Comic Savvy On Friday

Dec. 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Little Fish Comic Book Studio on El Cajon Boulevard likes to think of itself as an ambassador for comic books. You can find out what that means on Friday when the studio holds a Comic Savvy.

Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Dec. 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando

For this podcast, Arts & Culture Reporter Beth Accomando turns to her archives for an interview with David Cronenberg about his 1996 film "Crash," adapted from J.G. Ballard's controversial 1973 novel revolving around people with symphorophilia, in this case, car-crash sexual fetishism.

Isabel Allende Discusses New Book, Trump’s Wall And #MeToo

Isabel Allende Discusses New Book, Trump’s Wall And #MeToo

Dec. 3, 2017
By Jean Guerrero

On tour for her new book, "In The Midst of Winter," the internationally renown Chilean author Isabel Allende sat down for an interview with KPBS.

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