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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."

Author Carl Hiaasen In San Diego To Talk Florida

Author Carl Hiaasen In San Diego To Talk Florida

Sept. 14
By Pat Finn

Carl Hiaasen is in town to explain — if he can — his home state of Florida and talk about his latest comic crime novel, actually, comic novel crime. In this case, it's one perpetrated by the "Razor Girl" of the title.

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

Sept. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

Linguist and cognitive expert Benjamin Bergen breaks down profanity into four categories: religious, sexual, bodily functions and slurs. His new book is titled “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.”

Balboa Park To Celebrate 'World's Number One Storyteller' Roald Dahl

Balboa Park To Celebrate 'World's Number One Storyteller' Roald Dahl

Sept. 13
By Brooke Ruth

Tuesday would have been the 100th birthday of the man who brought us childhood classics such as "James and the Giant Peach," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Matilda" and the "The BFG."

Open-Water Swimming Champ Copes With A Broken Heart

Open-Water Swimming Champ Copes With A Broken Heart

Sept. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Cold-water swimmer Lynne Cox suffers from "broken heart syndrome," a stress-induced medical condition that causes the heart to swell.

Podcast Episode 89: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Preview

Podcast Episode 89: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Preview

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando

Something wicked this way comes! It is time for the seventh annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, which runs Sept. 7 through 11 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

San Diego Philanthropist Malin Burnham On Putting 'Community Before...

San Diego Philanthropist Malin Burnham On Putting 'Community Before Self'

Sept. 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The real estate developer, philanthropist and sailor is opening up about his life in a new book.

A Walking Tour Of The Real Hundred Acre Wood

A Walking Tour Of The Real Hundred Acre Wood

Sept. 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A.A. Milne published his first "Winnie-the-Pooh" stories 90 years ago, but the English countryside that inspired his beloved children's books is nearly unchanged today.

Water Use Is Personal For San Diego Writer

Water Use Is Personal For San Diego Writer

Sept. 1
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

Tershia d'Elgin's family knows water. Her great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Eaton, was a Colorado homesteader in the 19th Century who created irrigation systems for barren land. He eventually became the state's fourth governor in the 1880s, and by championing irrigation technology, was known as the "father of irrigation."

San Diego Artist Documents His Journey In Life And Stone

San Diego Artist Documents His Journey In Life And Stone

Sept. 1
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Faced with a cancer diagnosis and three months to live, San Diego artist Doron Rosenthal decided to write a book.

New Book By Finest City Improv's Founder Puts Improvisation Skills ...

New Book By Finest City Improv's Founder Puts Improvisation Skills To Daily Use

Aug. 31
By Beth Accomando

Amy Lisewski, the founder and artistic director of Finest City Improv, just released "Relax, We're All Just Making This Stuff Up!"