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California's Poet Laureate Hits The Road In Cross-State Tour

July 17, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Dana Gioia is making a point to hold events beyond the traditional poetry enclaves of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley.

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'All Our Waves Are Water' Chronicles Surfer’s Spiritual Lessons From The Ocean

July 10, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author Jaimal Yogis will be speaking about his new memoir “All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment And The Perfect Ride,” Tuesday at Warwick’s bookstore.

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Author Gives Step-By-Step Process To Conquer College-Admissions Essays

July 10, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

If you are going to be a senior in high school this fall, author Alan Gelb says you should be spending some of your time this summer working on your college admissions essay.

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San Diego Author Don Winslow Discusses New Novel, 'The Force'

June 26, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Winslow will be talking about "The Force," his latest crime thriller about a corrupt police officer, at Warwick’s in La Jolla on Monday and Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Friday.

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New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

May 23, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of "Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care," Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson, show both sides of the argument over involuntary treatment in the book but conclude that it is not the best solution.

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Podcast Episode 116: 'Casablanca' Still Going Strong At 75

April 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

You must remember this … after 75 years, the film “Casablanca” still maintains an iconic place in pop culture. A new book explores the life, legend and afterlife of Hollywood’s most beloved film.

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New Book Chronicles The History Of Lowrider Car Culture In San Diego

April 18, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of "San Diego Lowriders: A History of Cars and Cruising" will be signing copies of their book Tuesday at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan.

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San Diego Poet Explores Immigration In 'The Flayed City'

March 28, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hari Alluri's new book has received praised from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who said Alluri "carries a new quiet brush of multi-currents, of multi-worlds to paint this holographic life-scape."

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Showing Young Girls Their Strength Through A Camera Lens

March 28, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"Strong is the New Pretty" is a book of photographs by Kate Parker that celebrates the strength girls have when they are true to themselves.

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What Do The Top Endurance Athletes In The World Eat?

March 27, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Matt Fitzgerald looked at what the top runners, cyclists, cross-country skiers and triathletes in the world were eating to come up with a diet that amateur endurance athletes could mimic. He wrote about what he learned in his book, "The Endurance Diet."

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New Fortune Theatre Company Stages Reading Of George Orwell's Classic '1984'

March 17, 2017
By Beth Accomando

George Orwell wrote his novel "1984" more than six decades ago. But his cautionary tale about Big Brother, Newspeak and historical revisionism is striking a fresh chord today and will be performed this Monday.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Irish Poetry And Local Music

March 17, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings an Irish literature marathon, a rarely-staged play, a celebration of local music and more.

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What It Means To Be ‘All Grown Up’

March 14, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

When did you finally feel all grown up? Was it when you got your first apartment? When you got married? Or had a baby? The New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg explores the topic in a new novel.

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Talking Travel: Must-See Destinations In The US And Canada

Feb. 28, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego’s Balboa Park and Hotel Del Coronado made travel writer Patricia Schultz’s list of, "1,000 Places To See, In The U.S. And Canada, Before You Die.”

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How San Diego Bookstores Are Surviving

Feb. 27, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

While Fifth Avenue Books in Hillcrest is closing its doors at the end of the month, other bookstores in San Diego are doing OK and surviving in what was thought to be a dying industry.