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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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T. Jefferson Parker's New Thriller Is A Timely Tale Of Terrorist Plots, White Supremacy

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

New York Times bestselling author and Fallbrook resident, T. Jefferson Parker, joined Midday Edition to discuss his latest book, "The Last Good Guy."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Beethoven To Toni Morrison

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about celebrating the classics. From an exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets, to the history of L.A.’s Gold Star Recording Studios. Plus a popular alternative band returns.

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'Scary Stories' Aims For Young Audiences

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell struck delicious terror in the hearts and minds of young readers in the 1980s and 1990s. Now it arrives on the screen under the guidance of Guillermo Del Toro.

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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead At 88

Aug. 6
By Associated Press

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88.

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John Doe: From Punk Rock Pioneer To Punk Rock Historian

July 26
By Nina Garin

With a second book recently published about the Los Angeles punk movement, X co-founder John Doe has evolved from a punk pioneer to a punk historian.

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Comic-Con 50: Pop Culture Convention Is Ever Changing But Still A Blast

July 22
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con wrapped up its 50th show Sunday night and KPBS Arts and Culture Reporter Beth Accomando has the highlights.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 171: Hollywood Black

June 14
By Beth Accomando

African Americans and Hollywood have a long, troubled, and complicated past. I am going to explore that history with Donald Bogle author of the new book "Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers" from Turner Classic Movies.

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Novel For Middle Schoolers Tackles Body Image, Self Acceptance

June 13
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

In a fictional retelling of his own middle school years, San Diego City College English professor Chris Baron shares his struggle to find friendship and acceptance.