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New Book Argues That Hidden Costs Are Eroding The Middle Class

Aug. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new book argues that the fees we encounter are draining our resources and increasing wealth inequality.

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August Noir Book of The Month Club: Catching Up With James M. Cain

Aug. 13
D. A. Kolodenko

Guest blogger D.A. Kolodenko looks to James M. Cain’s "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and Marty Holland's Can-inspired "Fallen Angel" for the August Noir Book of the Month Club to complement the Film Geeks SD Noir on the Boulevard film series at Digital Gym Cinema.

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More Than Beaches And Dunes, Author Explains How We Rely On Sand In Surprising Ways

Aug. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

People depend on sand in unexpected ways. It is used to build houses, from the foundation to the windows, and pave our roads. It's in toothpaste and shampoo and used to make underwear bands. Author Vince Beiser writes the resource that may seem plentiful is actually finite.

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San Diego Noir At La Jolla Athenaeum

July 31
By Beth Accomando and D.A. Kolodenko

KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and Noir Book of the Month Club blogger D.A. Kolodenko present San Diego Noir at the La Jolla Athenaeum on Thursdays in August. Here’s a preview.

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Author To Discuss Book On How Humans Have Coped With Their Flaws

July 31
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes” by Nathan Lents was published in May. Lents will be giving a free lecture about the book Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library.

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Classic Noir And A New 'Mission Impossible' This Weekend

July 27
By Beth Accomando

This weekend you can find something old and something new at the movies to escape the summer heat.

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San Diego Rabbi Explores 'The Blessing Of Sorrow' In New Book

July 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rabbi Ben Kamin will discuss his new book, "The Blessing of Sorrow: Turning Grief Into Healing," Thursday on Midday Edition.

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San Diego Photojournalist Uses Work To Inspire Passion For Comics

July 20
By Matthew Bowler

KPBS Video Journalist Matt Bowler brings us the story of one woman who uses her career as a 10-News photojournalist to inspire her passion as a comic book artist.

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KPBS Journalist Jean Guerrero Traces Family History In New Memoir 'Crux'

July 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In her new book, "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir," Jean Guerrero writes about her childhood, family history and most especially her father, who she calls the "ultimate migrant."

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San Diego's Iconic Adams Avenue Book Store Is Closing For Good

July 13
By Matt Hoffman

The bookstore opened in 1965 and at its peak had more than 60,000 books on hundreds of different subjects — but that all comes to an end Saturday.

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Gripping Story Of 'The Indianapolis' Told By Local Authors

July 11
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The saga of the USS Indianapolis is wild enough to stoke the imagination of any World War II buff. So how did Sara Vladic, a young college student at Pepperdine, become interested enough to spend more than a decade telling the story?

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Podcast Episode 146: One Man Bond And Boots Riley

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Time to geek out about two very different things: James Bond and the directorial debut of rapper Boots Riley.

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The Old Globe Welcomes 'The Lorax' To Its World Of Seuss

July 2
By Brooke Ruth, Nina Garin

The Old Globe is home to "Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas," but the "Mean One" will have to share a space with another beloved Seuss character: The Lorax.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: David, Dua And Fireworks

June 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It’s the weekend before 4th of July, which means it’s the start of the Bayside Summer Nights season. Plus we get a visit from a high-profile actor and British pop star.

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‘Vanishing Frontiers’ Explores Growing Ties Between US-Mexico

June 20
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Despite news reports that may suggest otherwise, Andrew Selee of the Migration Policy Institute, writes in his new book that Mexico and the United States are more connected than ever before: culturally, economically and politically.

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