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Acclaimed Biographer Discusses Kafka’s Life And Work

Acclaimed Biographer Discusses Kafka’s Life And Work

Nov. 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Dr. Reiner Stach has written five books about literary figure Franz Kafka. He will give two presentations Tuesday at San Diego State University.

The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

Nov. 15
By Michael Lipkin

Teens have split-second access to areas of the brain involving emotions and novelty, but not their frontal lobes, which is in charge of impulse control, judgment and empathy.

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Nov. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

For the last eight years, Barbara McNally has been sponsoring an event for the wives of wounded warriors. She's turned the stories she has encountered at these events into a book, "Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife."

Podcast Episode 96: Zombies For Humanity

Podcast Episode 96: Zombies For Humanity

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando

It's time for my annual check up with the Doctor of the Dead. Last year he diagnosed the self-aware zombie, this year he talks about Zombies for Humanity or zombies whose hearts have grown bigger than their brains.

San Diego Writers 'Reclaim' Their Stories

San Diego Writers 'Reclaim' Their Stories

Oct. 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Authors living in City Heights, Barrio Logan and other neighborhoods tell their stories in a new anthology that includes 19 narratives about identity, resilience and empowerment.

Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner In San Diego To Talk About Her M...

Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner In San Diego To Talk About Her Memoir 'Hungry Heart'

Oct. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is known for her novels, including "Good in Bed" and "In Her Shoes," but now she's trying her hand at nonfiction.

Podcast Episode 94: Horrible Imaginings 'Horror Lit' Primer

Podcast Episode 94: Horrible Imaginings 'Horror Lit' Primer

Oct. 17
By Beth Accomando

Another podcast from Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, this time checking in with horror authors about how to translate books to film and on what the written word can do that movies can't.

Oceanside Native's First Novel About Ordinary Black Lives Met With ...

Oceanside Native's First Novel About Ordinary Black Lives Met With Praise

Oct. 12
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Oceanside native and author Brit Bennett's first novel, "The Mothers," is getting a lot of buzz. Bennett made a splash in 2014 when an essay she wrote about racial injustice published by Jezebel went viral.

San Diego Author Recounts Japanese-American WWII Unit Given 'Imposs...

San Diego Author Recounts Japanese-American WWII Unit Given 'Impossible' Missions

Oct. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Despite those doubting their patriotism, the soldiers became some of the most decorated in the war, helping rescue a lost unit behind Nazi lines in eastern France.

Podcast Episode 93: Celebrating Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed'

Podcast Episode 93: Celebrating Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed'

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut screens Clive Barker's "Nightbreed" on Oct. 12 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas. So for this podcast I spoke with Mark Alan Miller, who produced the Director's Cut and was key in locating footage that had been thought lost.

Is Water A Battleground In The West?

Is Water A Battleground In The West?

Oct. 5
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Author John Fleck says that states and individuals don't fight over water so much as they conserve it and cooperate over how much to use.

San Diego Author Recounts Uncle’s Vietnam War Stories

San Diego Author Recounts Uncle’s Vietnam War Stories

Oct. 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John

In his new book, “Midair," author Craig Collins talks about his fighter pilot uncle who flew more than 300 combat missions in the Vietnam War.

Mira Mesa Banned Book Club Celebrates Banned Books Week All Year Long

Mira Mesa Banned Book Club Celebrates Banned Books Week All Year Long

Sept. 29
By Brooke Ruth

This week is Banned Books Week, which aims to raise awareness of book censorship in the United States. The week was launched in 1982. Since then more than 11,300 books have been challenged.

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.

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."