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An Old Classic And A Trio Of New Films For This Weekend

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Italian Film Festival wraps up this weekend, TCM Big Screen Classics hosts a screening of “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” and a trio of new Hollywood releases hit theaters.

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Biography Details Impact First Lady Betty Ford Had On The Country

Sept. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Lisa McCubbin writes about First Lady Betty Ford's contributions in the new biography, “Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer.”

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Celebrate Art House Theater Day This Sunday At Digital Gym Cinema

Sept. 20
By Beth Accomando

The Art House Convergence is holding its third annual Art House Theater Day on Sunday, Sept. 23 and Digital Gym Cinema is representing San Diego with the noir classic “Pitfall.”

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What Sleep Disorders Can Teach Us About Getting A Better Night's Rest

Sept. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

In “Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest,” science writer Henry Nicholls explores sleep.

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Podcast Episode 151: Teaching Zombies

Sept. 14
By Beth Accomando

The Doctor of the Dead, Arnold T. Blumberg, uses zombies to teach media literacy and critical thinking. He has also just written a geeky, well-researched history of the zombie, "Journey of the Living Dead."

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The Story Of The Brown Family Is The Story Of California

Sept. 12
By Pat Finn

In "The Browns of California," Miriam Pawel explores the family dynasty which produced two governors. During their terms in office, both father and son transformed the state and left an enduring legacy.

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PBS Series Highlights America's 100 Best-Loved Novels

Sept. 11
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

"The Great American Read" is celebrating classic novels like "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Frankenstein," and more contemporary titles, like "Gone Girl" and "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Pop Culture Convention Provides Backdrop For New Novel

Aug. 29
By Beth Accomando

A pop culture convention much like Comic-Con provides the backdrop for Richard Andreoli's new novel, "Battle at the Comic Expo." He will be at Mysterious Galaxy Saturday, Sept. 1, to sign books.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Phantom' To Festivals

Aug. 24
By Nina Garin

A favorite musical returns. Plus, there’s free music in Carlsbad and a day of books at Liberty Station.

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Graphic Novel Follows Artistic Journeys Of Iconic Mexican Photographer Graciela Iturbide

Aug. 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The book combines biographical information, poetry, illustrations and Iturbide's photographs to inspire creativity in young adults.

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San Diego Author T. Jefferson Parker Out With Second Thriller In Series

Aug. 22
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

T. Jefferson Parker's latest series of crime thrillers is set firmly in, on and around San Diego.

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San Diego Author Explains Why She's Embraced Her 'Gross Anatomy'

Aug. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The book of essays by Mara Altman, who grew up in the San Diego area and has returned to raise her family here, explores how the female body works and why she went on a topless bike ride and got a pelvic massage to better understand her own.

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Novel By San Diego Author Explores Kidnapping Case That Inspired 'Lolita'

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The real-life kidnapping case that inspired Vladimir Nobokov to finish "Lolita" is the subject of a new novel by a San Diego author.

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Podcast 149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando

Aug. 20 will mark the 128th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s birth. But how did this man who was born in Providence Rhode Island come to create a body of horror fiction that continues to influence the public consciousness and other artists? Explore that question with the latest podcast.

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Megan Alice: High School Student And Published Poet

Aug. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

It's not often that a senior at Francis Parker High School can add "published poet" to her resume. But Megan Alice is no ordinary 17-year-old. "A Bouquet of Daisies," her debut collection published by Green Writers Press, goes on sale this week.

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