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SDSU Grad Destin Cretton Serves Up Social Justice With 'Just Mercy' Film

Jan. 13
By Beth Accomando

Filmmaker Destin Cretton went to SDSU and was recently tapped to direct the upcoming Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Currently his film “Just Mercy” is in theaters. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando showed Cretton's student films a decade ago and has been following his career. He spoke with her by phone last week from Sydney, Australia.

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San Diego Library Encourages Family Reading With Winter Challenge

Dec. 30, 2019
By Tarryn Mento

Participants who read five books or log five hours of reading to complete the program will be eligible for a variety of prizes, including passes to the Maritime Museum of San Diego and restaurant vouchers.

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Greta Gerwig Brings 'Little Women' To The Screen

Dec. 26, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Louisa May Alcott’s novel "Little Women" has been adapted to the screen many times and it gets a new one this year from Greta Gerwig.

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'Our Wild Calling' Examines The Benefits Of Connecting With Animals

Dec. 17, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

San Diego author, Richard Louv, will be speaking about his new book “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives — And Save Theirs” Tuesday at Balboa Park.

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New Book Celebrates The Natural History Of The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Dec. 16, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Authors Mike Wells and Marie Simovich will be speaking about their new book, “A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region: Then and Now," Friday at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center.

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Comickaze's Robert Scott Had Passion For Pop Culture

Dec. 11, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Robert Scott, owner of the two Comickaze Comics, Books And More stores in San Diego, died suddenly last Tuesday from health related issues at the age of 57.

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Weekend Preview: December Nights, 'Danny's Story,' Little Fish’s Comic Savvy Holiday Edition

Dec. 6, 2019
By Beth Accomando

This weekend, San Diegans can pick from a number of holiday and non-holiday themed events happening around the city from the 42nd annual December Nights at Balboa Park to Little Fish's Comic Savvy!

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Meet San Diego's 'Kitten Lady'

Nov. 25, 2019
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer whose mission is to teach others how to rescue vulnerable kittens and nurse them to health.

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'Alta California' Chronicles Writer's Journey To Rediscover The Golden State

Nov. 6, 2019
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Author Nick Neely will be signing copies of and speaking about his new book, "Alta California: From San Diego To San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State," Thursday at Warwick's in La Jolla.

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New Memoir Tells Writer's 'Wild' Story Of Keeping Her Mother's Secrets

Oct. 31, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

When Adrienne Brodeur was 14, her mother woke her to tell her that she and her stepfather’s best friend had kissed. That was the beginning of an affair that lasted for over a decade and was facilitated in part by Brodeur.

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Takia Waititi Plays Hitler In 'Jojo Rabbit'

Oct. 31, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Takia Waititi goes from the safety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the tricky and risky comic terrain of "Jojo Rabbit," which is being billed as an "anti-hate satire."

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How A Former Pimp, Activist Is Working To Combat Sex Trafficking In San Diego

Oct. 29, 2019
By Jade Hindmon

Armand King, author of the new book,"Raised in Pimp City: The Uncut Truth About Domestic Human Sex Trafficking," and co-founder of the nonprofit, Paving Great Futures, is kicking off a series of discussions on ways to address sex trafficking Tuesday.

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Victims Of Government Overreach Focus Of New Book

Oct. 28, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new book outlines abuses of constitutional rights, police overreach and bureaucratic nightmares. It's called "When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling our Liberties and How to Take Them Back."

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New Book Explores How Public Spaces Can Fight Polarization

Oct. 24, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Bestselling author and sociologist Eric Klinenberg explores the value of public spaces in his book "Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructures Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life." He's speaking at the Central Library Thursday night.

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San Diego Author Brings New Holocaust Memoir To Students

Oct. 23, 2019
By Joe Hong

Rose Schindler’s new book, “Two Who Survived,” tells the stories of family separation, concentration camps and building a new life in the United States.

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