A new book argues that the fees we encounter are draining our resources and increasing wealth inequality.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
“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.
- July 27
- By Beth Accomando
This weekend you can find something old and something new at the movies to escape the summer heat.
Rabbi Ben Kamin will discuss his new book, "The Blessing of Sorrow: Turning Grief Into Healing," Thursday on Midday Edition.
- 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.
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."
- 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.
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?
- July 6
- By Beth Accomando
Time to geek out about two very different things: James Bond and the directorial debut of rapper Boots Riley.
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.
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.
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.