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Podcast Episode 127: Giallo Cinema, Killing It With Style

Oct. 5, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Italian giallo cinema is something everyone needs to experience at least once. It consumes you like a fever dream and assaults your senses with an audacious excess of style. Soak up some glorious giallo elegance with this podcast.

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Create Your Own Film Class With Series Devoted To Hitchcock, Giallo

Sept. 29, 2017
By Beth Accomando

October and Halloween are just around the corner and that means some fun film programming. Angelika Film Center hosts its month-long Hitchcocktober fest while Digital Gym Cinema features a Giallo film series.

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One Book Film Series Kicks Off Oct. 3 At Central Library

Sept. 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Central Library hosts a nine-part program, running Tuesdays Oct. 3 through Nov. 28, of diverse films that address the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection “The Sandcastle Girls.”

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SDSU Professor Writes Book On History Of Left-Handedness

Sept. 26, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Howard Kushner, professor emeritus at San Diego State University, wrote about the history of left-handedness in "On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History."

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How One Writer Built A Career Off Side Hustles

Sept. 20, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

According to one estimate, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle and for some, a second job could be more than another stream of income.

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Gretchen Rubin's New Book: Knowing Your Personality Profile Can Help You Improve Your Life

Sept. 18, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Michael Lipkin

Rubin will discuss "The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How To Make Your Life Better (And Other People's Lives Better, Too)" at events in Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego on Wednesday.

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Classics Return To Ken Cinema

Sept. 14, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Landmark’s Ken Cinema kicks off another week of cinema classics.

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'The Sandcastle Girls' Author In Town For Kickoff Events For One Book, One San Diego

Sept. 12, 2017
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

"The Sandcastle Girls" is a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years and focuses on the Armenian Genocide.

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SDSU Professor On How Smartphones Have Changed Teens

Aug. 29, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Psychologist Jean Twenge is the author of the new book, “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us.”

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'Afoot And Afield In San Diego County' Co-Author Hiked Over 3,000 Miles To Update Book

Aug. 28, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

An updated "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" was published in March. Scott Turner hiked every hike in the book to update each one and added 50 new hikes. Turner will be speaking about the book at a series of events at libraries across the county.

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Renowned Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw Discusses ‘Another Kind of Madness’

Aug. 15, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw writes about his experience growing up with a mentally ill father in his new memoir “Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.”

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Bidding Farewell To Another Comic-Con: Hall H, Cosplay And A Death Star Coffee Table

July 24, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The 48th annual Comic-Con International came to a close on Sunday night. Here are a few highlights.

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Comic-Con For Educators: Comics To The Rescue (Of English Learners And History Students)

July 21, 2017
By Megan Burks

The San Diego Central Library this year continues its tradition of melding Comic-Con and education. This weekend it will host teachers from Helix Charter High School who use comics to teach everything from algebra to French history.

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Author Of Book About Bias In The Design Of Products, Places To Speak At Warwick's

July 18, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The cause of long lines for women's public restrooms? Author Kathryn Anthony blames bad design.

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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.