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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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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."

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.