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Black Comix Day: Heroes Rise II

Feb. 13
By Beth Accomando

Last year the Malcolm X Library hosted San Diego's first ever Black Comix Day. The event returns this Saturday for the Heroes Rise II edition.

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Podcast Episode 161: Black Comix And 'Scary Black Folks'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie celebrates Black History Month by speaking with Keithan Jones, founder of Black Comix Day, about black comics and movies, and professor John Jennings about a new collective called Scary Black Folks.

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Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan Returns To UC San Diego To Discuss Memoir

Feb. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

"Gene Machine, The Race To Discover The Secrets Of The Ribosome" is a memoir about the complexities of scientific discovery and the choices that define our lives.

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'Finding Dorothy' Pulls Back The Curtain On 'The Wizard of Oz'

Feb. 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Letts will be speaking about her new novel, “Finding Dorothy,” Wednesday at Warwick's in La Jolla.

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Robert Rodriguez And James Cameron Team For 'Alita'

Feb. 8
By Beth Accomando

Producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez team up to bring the 1990 Japanese comic "Alita" (opening Feb. 13) to the screen.

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San Diego Author Matthew Quirk Discusses New Political Thriller

Feb. 4
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Quirk is a San Diego-based New York Times-bestselling author. Before becoming a novelist, he spent five years reporting for The Atlantic about crime, terrorism and international gangs.

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Visions Of Science Fiction Continues At Digital Gym Cinema

Jan. 7
By Beth Accomando

As part of Film Geeks San Diego, a group of volunteer programmers at the Digital Gym Cinema, I will be co-presenting a film series called Visions of Science Fiction one Monday night a month. My co-programmer is Miguel Rodriguez of Horrible Imaginings Film Festival.

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San Diego Museum Of Art Screens 'Bloody Sunday'

Jan. 21
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Museum of Art is screening "Bloody Sunday" in conjunction with its Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason exhibit. The film looks to the 1972 incident in which British soldiers shot at unarmed Irish protesters. I interviewed the filmmakers and some of the people involved in the protest back in 2002 when the film was released.

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Is Nuclear Power The Best Option To Slow Climate Change?

Jan. 9
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

California is moving away from nuclear power. But a new book is out that says nuclear power is the best tool we have to meet our energy needs and prevent climate change.

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South Korea's Foreign Film Oscar Entry 'Burning' Opens

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando

“Burning” is South Korea’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The film opens at Digital Gym Cinema Friday.

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'One Man Bond' Returns

Jan. 3
By Beth Accomando

If you are a fan of Ian Fleming's James Bond then "Bond on Third" is the perfect show for you this weekend.

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is One Of The Best Of 2018

Dec. 31, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Forget about the effects-driven worlds of "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Aquaman" and experience the true cinematic magic of Barry Jenkins’ "If Beale Street Could Talk."

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Matt Taibbi On How The News Breeds Hate

Dec. 27, 2018
By Mark Sauer

Rolling Stone contributing editor and writer Matt Taibbi argues in his new book that it's really the news media that's got us at each other's throats.

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Notable 2018 Books From San Diego Authors

Dec. 27, 2018
By Mark Sauer

The region's rich literary tradition continued in 2018 with several notable books out from local authors.

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Journalist’s Book Explains Severe Barriers Cambodian Refugees Face In California

Dec. 26, 2018
By Mark Sauer

A new book delves into the complicated picture of what can happen to refugees after arriving in America. “Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back” is by California author and former San Diego journalist Katya Cengel.

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