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When The Arts Go Dark Inside Correctional Facilities, Poetic Justice Goes Old School

April 15
By Julia Dixon Evans

For the incarcerated women at Las Colinas in Santee, 'lockdown' has a different meaning and one nonprofit aims to lessen the emotional impact through continued restorative writing practice

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 190: Using 'Contagion' And Pop Culture As Teaching Tools

March 25
By Beth Accomando

The film "Contagion" and the book "World War Z" are fictional accounts of global pandemics but can they teach us something about the real coronavirus pandemic that we are currently facing.

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San Diegans Getting Out In The World By Reading At Home

March 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Are you tired of binge-watching ‘“Call the Midwife” or “Peaky Blinders?” Are your kids bored with “SpongeBob?” A great antidote to television overload is that old standby, a good book. Whether physical or virtual, there are lots of choices in both content and access.

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UC San Diego Professor Uses 'Contagion' Film To Teach Epidemiology

March 23
By Beth Accomando

Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film "Contagion" was so accurate in depicting a pandemic that UC San Diego professor Joel Wertheim uses it to teach a class on epidemiology.

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Jac Jemc's Short Story Collection, 'False Bingo' Is Strangely Happy And Happily Strange

March 18
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new short story collection from new UC San Diego professor Jac Jemc showcases quiet, troubled relationships

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San Diego Arts And Artists Go Digital During Coronavirus Closures

March 18
By Brooke Ruth, Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego artists, art museums, galleries and performing arts groups are finding ways to still share their art while traditional spaces and gatherings are canceled.

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Coronavirus Forces Cancellation Of San Diego Film Festivals

March 16
By Beth Accomando

On March 12, what was to be the opening day of the 27th annual Latino Film Festival, organizers announced that the festival would not be taking place following Gov. Gavin Newsom placing a ban on public gatherings of more than 250 people.

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'The Hunt' Finally Hits Theaters And Asks You To Decide

March 12
By Beth Accomando

Last September, Universal pulled "The Hunt" from release amid a series of deadly shootings and right-wing criticism led in part by President Trump's tweets. But the film opens on lucky Friday the 13th and asks audience to decide for themselves whether it's good or bad or dangerous.

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'Wendy' Wildly Re-Imagines 'Peter Pan'

March 12
By Beth Accomando

James M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" was written more than a century ago, yet its tale of a boy who never wants to grow up still captures our imaginations. In addition to La Jolla Playhouse's "Fly," there is a new film called "Wendy" that uses "Peter Pan" as a source of inspiration.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 189: Telling 'Peter Pan' Through Wendy's Eyes

March 12
By Beth Accomando

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin gives us a modern re-imagining of James M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" with "Wendy."

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Art In The Time Of COVID-19

March 12
By Julia Dixon Evans

Cancellations from San Diego Opera, the La Jolla Symphony and more, plus organizations that are embracing "the show must go on" in the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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San Diego Comic Fest Returns For 8th Year

March 5
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Comic Fest bills itself as the "friendly, intimate comic convention experience." The convention kicks off its 8th year Thursday night with a reception party at the Four Points By Sheraton on Aero Drive and then runs through Sunday.

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Author Sonia Nazario Discusses Writing About Immigration, 'American Dirt'

Feb. 25
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Nazario will be speaking Tuesday at the 25th annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

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A New Novel By Adam Gnade Is A Love Letter To San Diego — And A Rocky Past

Feb. 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

"This Is The End Of Something But It's Not The End Of You" is a new novel exploring home, grief and self-discovery by former Fahrenheit San Diego editor Adam Gnade.

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Black Comix Day Moves To WorldBeat Center For Third Year

Feb. 19
By Beth Accomando

Black Comix Day 2020: Heroes Rise III takes place this weekend at WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park.

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