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San Diego Author Shares Stories Of 15 Years Of Adventures On The High Seas

Oct. 14
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego boat builder, Lew Maurer, was commissioned to build an 80-foot luxury catamaran. Soon, he would find out he was destined to be its captain, leading a family on 15 years of adventures around the world.

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'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Chef Makes Hometown Debut

Oct. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Samin Nosrat is a chef, best-selling author, La Jolla High School grad and host of the popular Netflix show "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." She'll make her hometown debut Friday at Balboa Theatre as part of UC San Diego's ArtPower event series.

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Journalist James Verini Discusses Battle Of Mosul And Fall Of Islamic State

Oct. 8
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

Verini's new book chronicles the long and complicated history of America's presence in Iraq.

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OnStage Playhouse Brings 'Carrie: The Musical' Back To Life

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

October is the month of Halloween and OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista has a production of "Carrie The Musical" to fit the season.

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San Diego Native Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Oct. 3
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández, who grew up in San Diego and graduated from UC San Diego, is one of 26 recipients of 2019 MacArthur Fellowship Award.

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'Joker' As Wannabe Scorsese Movie

Oct. 3
By Beth Accomando

"Joker" hit theaters last week after nabbing the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. This standalone DC origin film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic villain.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 179: Author Joe Hill On 'NOS4A2' And Horror

Sept. 27
By Beth Accomando

This past June AMC launched an adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel "NOS4A2" starring Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx and Asleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen. At Comic-Con, AMC announced that the series would be renewed for a second season. So Cinema Junkie digs into the archives for a 2013 interview when Hill stopped by the KPBS studios.

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San Diego Beekeeper's New Books Are All The Buzz

Sept. 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hilary Kearney, the founder of Girl Next Door Honey, has been using her expertise to enlighten the world about bees. She will be speaking about her two new books on bees Thursday at The Book Catapult in South Park.

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'The Great Believers' Author Rebecca Makkai Headlines One Book Event

Sept. 19
By Ebone Monet

The event will take place on Thursday at Balboa Theatre. It will feature a discussion on the fight against AIDS in San Diego along with a performance by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus.

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Neil Young Is Vindicated As Amazon Debuts High-Quality Music Streaming Service

Sept. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Young said in a statement that Amazon offering a high-quality streaming option “will be the biggest thing to happen to music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago.”

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New Book 'How To Be An Antiracist' Explores How To Actively Stop Racism

Sept. 9
By Jade Hindmon

Ibram Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center and a professor of history and international relations at American University, joined Midday Edition Monday to talk about how he believes people can actively stop racism.

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UC San Diego Celebrates Release Of New Dr. Seuss Book 'Horse Museum'

Sept. 3
By Alexander Nguyen

The Dr. Seuss library at UC San Diego held a special celebration Tuesday for the release of a never-before-published Dr. Seuss book.

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Book By Science Journalist Details Ways Planet Can Be Wiped Out

Sept. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

There are many ways life on this planet can be wiped out: nuclear war, an asteroid strike, super-volcanoes, viral disease, rogue artificial intelligence. But the one most likely to ruin our planet over a relatively short time is climate change.

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Third Annual Festival Of Books Brings Over 100 Authors To San Diego

Aug. 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books is a celebration for readers of all tastes and all ages.

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US Camel Corps Captured Téa Obreht's Imagination And Her Novel Take On The American West

Aug. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Obreht's new novel, “Inland,” takes place in the American West of the 1800s, which is perhaps a surprising location given the author was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia and lived in Egypt before settling in the U.S.

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