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How San Diego Bookstores Are Surviving

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.

US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky To Perform At Point Loma W...

US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky To Perform At Point Loma Writer's Symposium

Feb. 21, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Pinsky and members of the Point Loma Nazarene University Jazz Combo preview their performance Tuesday on Midday Edition.

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Feb. 16, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Back in August Pickwick Players decided that they would put on “To Kill A Mockingbird” in February during Black History Month. The play proves even more resonant now in light of how polarizing politics have become.

Oscar-Nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' Opens In San Diego

Oscar-Nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' Opens In San Diego

Feb. 10, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Raoul Peck’s "I Am Not Your Negro" just received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary and it opens at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas Friday.

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of ...

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of Swapping Identities

Feb. 2, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Christopher Ashley is celebrating his 10th year as artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, and he is kicking off the new year by directing a musical adaptation of “Freaky Friday.”

Podcast Episode 108: James Baldwin And 'I Am Not Your Negro'

Podcast Episode 108: James Baldwin And 'I Am Not Your Negro'

Feb. 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie podcast celebrates Black History Month by speaking with filmmaker Raoul Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro" (opening Feb. 10 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas), based on the writings of James Baldwin.

'Julieta' Is Spain's Official Entry For Best Foreign Film...

'Julieta' Is Spain's Official Entry For Best Foreign Film Oscar

Jan. 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The Spanish film "Julieta" (opening Jan. 13 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas, AMC La Jolla, and Angelika Carmel Mountain) has been selected as the official entry from Spain for this year’s Best Foreign Film Oscar.

Podcast Episode 104: Real Scientists Talk About Reel Science

Podcast Episode 104: Real Scientists Talk About Reel Science

Jan. 6, 2017
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 Imm...

San Diego Judge Out With New Book About Experience Of Immigrants

Jan. 4, 2017
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 A...

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

Jan. 4, 2017
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, 2016

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

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book ...

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book Awards

Dec. 21, 2016
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, 2016
By Megan Burks

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

New Book Profiles Remarkable San Diego County Women

New Book Profiles Remarkable San Diego County Women

Dec. 7, 2016
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.

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

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

Dec. 6, 2016
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.