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'Fluent In 3 Months' Author Presents Book In San Diego

July 1
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Even if you have struggled learning a new language, Benny Lewis says you can be "Fluent In 3 Months."

Art School Aims To Bring Love Of Comics To San Diego Year-Round

June 16
By Brooke Binkowski
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San Diego is famous for Comic-Con, the annual celebration of comic book and geek culture. The rest of the year, San Diego's vibrant comic book scene goes virtually underground, but that could change.

‘I Am Pilgrim’ Delivers 21st Century Espionage With A Cold War Feel

June 6
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If this is what Terry Hayes can do with his first geopolitical spy novel, we can’t wait to see what he does next.

San Diego Author Of 'Once Upon A Mulberry Field'

June 5
By Tom Fudge, Patty Lane
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Some forty years ago Saigon fell to communist North Vietnam. A local author who lived in Vietnam during the war explores his experience in his first novel, Once Upon A Mulberry Field.

J.D. Salinger And Other Famous Folks Who Fought On D-Day

June 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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June 6 will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied Normandy in France, in what was the largest naval invasion in world history. Some of those service members went on to gain fame in literature, sports and film.

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

May 28
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Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston Salem, N.C.

One Book, One San Diego 2014 Selection: Lysley Tenorio's 'Monstress'

May 27
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Author of the 'One Book One San Diego' pick, San Diego native Lesley Tennorio talks about his collection of short stories called "Monstress."

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Steve Breen's Kids Inspired His New Book

May 26
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A Tyrannosaurus Rex eating Donald Trump, Miley Cyclops and Santa Claus blowing up a Nazi with a bazooka — these are some images from the wild imagination of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen and his kids.

USD Professor Discusses New Book, 'The Family Cannon'

May 22
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"The Family Cannon," a short story collection by University of San Diego professor Halina Duraj, follows the story of Magda, a Polish-American girl who struggles between Old World fears and New World dreams.

San Diego Political Legend Tom Hom Talks About 'Bumpy Road' To American Dream

May 21
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Tom Hom, the first Asian-American to serve on the San Diego City Council, opens up in a new memoir about growing up in San Diego and the challenges to achieving the American dream.

Swimming The 1,777-Mile Danube River For A Good Cause

May 19
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Mimi Hughes has embarked on a number of marathon swims, including the Tennessee, Ohio and — most-challenging — Danube rivers for social and environmental causes.

Writer Ruth Reichl Sees The World Food First

May 14
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Former New York Times food critic and writer Ruth Reichl sees the world food first. We'll hear about her first novel, 'Delicious' and her thoughts on the legacy of "Gourmet" magazine. Reichl will be at the Chino Farm on May 18

Author, Traveler Pico Iyer Discusses How To Find Balance In The Digital Age

May 13
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Pico Iyer is coming to San Diego this week to deliver a lecture on how to maintain life's balance despite "weapons of mass distraction."

Boosting San Diego Literacy Rate Remains A Challenge

May 12
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About 20 percent of San Diego County residents are either illiterate or functionally illiterate, according to the San Diego Council on Literacy's assessment of U.S. Census figures.

New Book Explores The End Of Suburban Sprawl

April 28
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It used to be part of the American dream to escape the city and build a life in the suburbs. But that dream now is fading, as people turn away from suburban sprawl. We'll hear how San Diego is moving toward a new urbanism.