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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.

Anza-Borrego Desert Guidebook Helps Demystify California'...

Anza-Borrego Desert Guidebook Helps Demystify California's Largest State Park

Nov. 29, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

California's largest state park covers 600,000 acres in eastern San Diego County.

Is It Okay To Leave Behind Sick, Aging Friends? Authors T...

Is It Okay To Leave Behind Sick, Aging Friends? Authors Take On Tough Questions About Getting Older

Nov. 28, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Even as the chance of living to old age increases, many people avoid thinking about old age, afraid of the choices and challenges it presents.

USD Professor Delves Into Barbie's Decade-Long Fight Agai...

USD Professor Delves Into Barbie's Decade-Long Fight Against Bratz

Nov. 21, 2017
By Michael Lipkin

Barbie-maker Mattel argued that it owned the rights to Bratz because its creator Carter Bryant had worked for Mattel when he came up with the ideas behind Bratz.

Women Who Overcame Adversity Are Subject Of New Book By N...

Women Who Overcame Adversity Are Subject Of New Book By National City Teacher

Nov. 14, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A National City teacher profiled 25 women who overcame adversity in her new book "Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women."

Astronaut Scott Kelly On His Yearlong Journey To Space An...

Astronaut Scott Kelly On His Yearlong Journey To Space And Back

Nov. 14, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Astronaut Scott Kelly has been back on Earth for over a year now, after setting a record for the single-longest American space mission. But in a sense, his mission is far from over.

San Diego Journalist Tackles America's Obsession With Gam...

San Diego Journalist Tackles America's Obsession With Gambling

Nov. 2, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The San Diego Union-Tribune editor David Clary isn't much of a gambler. He rarely goes to casinos, has never bought a lottery ticket and doesn't even play fantasy football. But he has spent the past six years researching America's gambling industry.

Book Celebrates 'Literary Witches'

Book Celebrates 'Literary Witches'

Oct. 31, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Halloween is the day to celebrate witches. A new book, "Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers," helps readers celebrate witches throughout the year.

Podcast Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail To The Chin Baby

Podcast Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail To The Chin Baby

Oct. 27, 2017
By Beth Accomando

"Ash Vs. Evil Dead" season three opener has been postponed to February! So if you want your Bruce Campbell fix in October, check out this podcast and his new book, "Hail to the Chin."

Amid Calls For Trump's Impeachment, Debunking Myths

Amid Calls For Trump's Impeachment, Debunking Myths

Oct. 26, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

As California billionaire Tom Steyer is pledging to spend at least $10 million in a national TV ad campaign to get President Trump impeached, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein says the process can be arcane to most Americans.

Bruce Campbell Signing At Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Bruce Campbell Signing At Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Oct. 26, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Bruce Campbell, a Comic-Con favorite for his role as Ash in the "Evil Dead" movies and Starz show, was at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore Thursday to sign his new book, "Hail to the Chin."

Radioactive Water As A Cure-All? A Look At Medical 'Quack...

Radioactive Water As A Cure-All? A Look At Medical 'Quackery' That Didn't Hold Up

Oct. 17, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

There have been mavericks in the history of medicine whose crazy ideas have advanced the treatment of disease. But there were the other kind of medical mavericks who just had crazy ideas, like giving babies opiates to stop them from crying or eating tapeworms to lose weight.