Nikki Giovanni, who's been documenting the struggle of African-Americans since the civil rights movement, shares her opinions on Barack Obama's leadership and the death of Antonin Scalia in a provocative interview.
Immigrants bring a lot to a city, especially their food culture and traditions. A new cookbook tells the story of San Diego's evolving ethnic cuisine.
Where some saw piles of abandoned bicycles as junk, journalist Kimball Taylor saw a mystery to unravel, now a book, "The Coyote's Bicycle — The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire."
If we find ourselves hopelessly attracted to someone this Valentine's Day, can we blame our microbiome? It turns out that the question of love and sexual attraction makes up part of cutting-edge research into the human microbiome.
Lee Burdick's book, "Bob Filner's Monster: The Unraveling of an American Mayor and What We Can Learn From It," is an insider's account of the sexual harassment scandal that brought down San Diego's mayor.
Matt de la Peña is the first Latino to win the Newbery Medal, a prestigious children's literature award.
- Jan. 12
- By Angela Carone
Matt de la Peña has won the 2016 Newbery Medal for his children's book "Last Stop on Market Street."
- Dec. 15
- By Beth Accomando
Brick-and-mortar bookstores face a lot of challenges starting with Amazon’s low-priced online offerings to the instant gratification of digital downloads and e-books. While megastores like Borders have closed, one San Diego comic book store is expanding.
In his new book, "Let There Be Water," author Seth M. Siegel outlines how Israel was able to solve its water crisis and how it can be a model for the rest of the world.
- Nov. 30
- By Jean Guerrero
Isabel Allende was the guest at the annual Author's Luncheon hosted by Words Alive, a San Diego-based nonprofit that promotes literacy for low-income youths. She discussed her new book and more.
- Nov. 27
- By Andrew Bowen
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies "Small Business Saturday," created by American Express to support local businesses. One San Diego bookstore is marking the day by bringing shoppers together with local authors.
- Nov. 24
- By Angela Carone
La Jolla resident Brian Selznick, author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and "Wonderstruck" has a new illustrated book for young people. It's called "The Marvels."
How realistic is Mrs. Hughes in "Downton Abbey"? "The Housekeepers Tale: The Real Women Who Ran The English Country House" by Tessa Boase takes a look.
Diana Nyad accomplished something at 64 that she had set out and failed to do at 28: swim from Cuba to Florida. She is the only person to make the 100-plus mile swim without the aid of a shark cage.
William Joyce is the author of the KPBS One Book Kids selection for 2015, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." KPBS spoke to him about his book in November.