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Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Pickwick Players Stage 'To Kill A Mockingbird' In Santee

Feb. 16
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.

Salk President: Telomeres May Be Key To Staving Off Aging

Salk President: Telomeres May Be Key To Staving Off Aging

Feb. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The word telomeres is probably not part of your everyday vocabulary, but new research suggests these regions at the end of chromosomes play a vital role in our cells' aging processes.

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

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

Feb. 10
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 Swapping I...

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

Feb. 2
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
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.

San Diego Futurist Imagines End Of Personal Privacy

San Diego Futurist Imagines End Of Personal Privacy

Feb. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

After President Trump's advisor Kellyanne Conway used the term "alternate facts" to describe a falsehood about the inauguration turnout, demand for George Orwell's literary masterpiece "1984" quickly spiked. A new collection of short stories considers what happens when privacy vanishes and our neighbors, not government, are the ones watching.

Ocean Creatures' Sex Lives Are More Than A Little Weird

Ocean Creatures' Sex Lives Are More Than A Little Weird

Jan. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The reproduction rituals of underwater creatures can be a bit bizarre. Author Marah Hardt researched those practices as a way to spread awareness about ocean sustainability.

How LSD Alleviated Author's Depression

How LSD Alleviated Author's Depression

Jan. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

Ayelet Waldman decided to try microdosing to combat her depression when her medication stopped working. Microdosing involves taking a small amount of LSD, in her case 10 micrograms, every three to four days.

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

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

Jan. 13
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
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 Immigrants

San Diego Judge Out With New Book About Experience Of Immigrants

Jan. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

"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 At NASA In ...

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

Jan. 4
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

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

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book Awards

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book Awards

Dec. 21
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

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
By Megan Burks

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

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