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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 Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

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 Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

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 Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

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 Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

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 Michael Lipkin, Tom Fudge

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 Brooke Ruth, Tom Fudge

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.