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Podcast Episode 104: Real Scientists Talk About Reel Science

Podcast Episode 104: Real Scientists Talk About Reel Science

Jan. 6
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie Podcast is back from holiday break with a show all about real scientists talking about reel science.

San Diego Judge Out With New Book About Experience Of Immigrants

San Diego Judge Out With New Book About Experience Of Immigrants

Jan. 4
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"Qudeen the Magnificent," a book of short stories, describes the struggle New Americans face in assimilating to mainstream culture.

'Hidden Figures' Reveals Work Of African-American Women At NASA In ...

'Hidden Figures' Reveals Work Of African-American Women At NASA In 1960s

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando

"Hidden Figures," opening Jan. 6 in San Diego, looks to a trio of African-American women who served as human computers at NASA in the early 1960s. Their story was essentially untold until the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, and now the film, shined a spotlight on their efforts.

San Diego Libraries' 10 Most Checked Out Books Of 2016

San Diego Libraries' 10 Most Checked Out Books Of 2016

Dec. 29

Here's what card-carrying San Diegans read this year.

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book Awards

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book Awards

Dec. 21
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

San Diego novelists Chet Cunningham has written more than 300 published books, but started the San Diego Book Awards 22 years ago to inspire writers who were less fortunate in finding outlets for their works.

San Diego Librarian Shares His Top 12 Kids Books Of 2016

San Diego Librarian Shares His Top 12 Kids Books Of 2016

Dec. 19
By Megan Burks

The San Diego County Office of Education's head librarian lists his top children's and young adult books of 2016.

Actor Val Kilmer To Introduce His 'Citizen Twain' Film At Ken Cinema

Actor Val Kilmer To Introduce His 'Citizen Twain' Film At Ken Cinema

Dec. 5
By Beth Accomando

Actor Val Kilmer will be in San Diego on Dec. 8 to introduce his filmed one-man show "Citizen Twain" at Landmark's Ken Cinema.

New Book Profiles Remarkable San Diego County Women

New Book Profiles Remarkable San Diego County Women

Dec. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director and Bertha Pendleton, the first woman and first African American San Diego school superintendent, are among the 28 women whose stories are told.

Learning About The History Of Pearl Harbor Through Comics

Learning About The History Of Pearl Harbor Through Comics

Dec. 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy” is a 24-page comic book by historian Jay Wertz being released Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

‘Gross And Unlikable’: An All-Female Anthology Of Horror Stories

‘Gross And Unlikable’: An All-Female Anthology Of Horror Stories

Dec. 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

So Say We All, a literary and arts nonprofit in San Diego, releases the latest edition in its collection of literary horror and dark fiction.

Ret. Marine Major General Details Years In Washington, Trump's Tran...

Ret. Marine Major General Details Years In Washington, Trump's Transition

Dec. 1
By Mark Sauer, Michael Lipkin

Punaro, a former Hillary Clinton supporter, is one of many unofficial advisors to work with President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team.

Book Explores Life Of Joan Kroc, The San Diego Philanthropist Who G...

Book Explores Life Of Joan Kroc, The San Diego Philanthropist Who Gave McDonald’s Fortune Away

Nov. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The new biography "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away" looks into the story of the couple and their legacy.

Former Ocean Beach Theme Park The Backdrop For New Novel 'San Diego...

Former Ocean Beach Theme Park The Backdrop For New Novel 'San Diego Land'

Nov. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new historical novel focuses on Wonderland Park, a large amusement park in Ocean Beach that had to compete with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

A How-To Guide For Spotting Fake News Online

A How-To Guide For Spotting Fake News Online

Nov. 16
By Michael Lipkin

Some fake news stories spread quickly during the election: an article falsely claiming Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump was shared more than 950,000 times on Facebook; an article debunking the claim was shared only 35,000 times.

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.