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City Unveils Restored Palisades Plaza In Balboa Park

Dec. 2
By City News Service

After months of construction, city leaders unveiled the Palisades Plaza in Balboa Park Wednesday, opening the former dilapidated parking lot as a public gathering place the way it was designed when it first opened in 1935 for the California Pacific International Exposition

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Roundtable: How COVID-19 Changed Local Arts

Nov. 27
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special edition of KPBS Roundtable discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local arts, from the cancellation of big events to the pandemic's influence on artistic expression.

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Movies To Be Thankful For

Nov. 27
By Beth Accomando

Since this is the month for giving thanks, our Midday Edition movie critics have come up with films and shows they are thankful for.

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'Leap Of Faith' Takes A Deep Dive Into 'The Exorcist'

Nov. 20
By Beth Accomando

"The Exorcist" movie is nearly 50 years old yet it still ranks as one of the films that most scares audiences. "Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on 'The Exorcist,'" is a new documentary that explores the making of the film with its director.

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Pac-Man Chosen As Newest Inductee To Comic-Con Museum's Character Hall Of Fame

Nov. 19
By City News Service

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man, which is the highest-grossing video game ever made, according to the museum.

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How 'The Grinch' Moved To Radio

Nov. 18
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe Theatre has made its production of "Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" a holiday tradition. Now it is transforming the stage production into a made-for-radio musical.

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Podcast 206: Giving Thanks To Film Editors, Part 1

Nov. 18
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie begins a three-part tribute to the art and craft of film editing with Tatiana S. Riegel, Oscar-nominated editor for "I, Tonya."

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Celebrate Friday The 13th With 'Freaky'

Nov. 13
By Beth Accomando

It’s Friday the 13th so celebrate with a horror comedy set on that unlucky day. "Freaky," the latest from the director of "Happy Death Day" opens Friday at South Bay Drive-In.

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The Poet's Tree Serves Up Weekly Interviews, Performance, Activities

Nov. 10
By Beth Accomando

The Poet’s Tree is an online weekly event hosted by Old Globe Teaching Artist and spoken word poet Gill Sotu. It takes a deep dive into the world of modern poetry and offers interviews as well as interactive prompts with the audience.

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'Let Him Go' Tweaks Genre Expectations

Nov. 6
By Beth Accomando

Larry Watson’s novel "Let Him Go" makes it to the screen in actual cinemas this week with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane in the lead roles.

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10 Political Films To Help You Through 2020

Nov. 5
By Beth Accomando

With a pandemic, political unrest and a contentious presidential election that may not be fully decided for days if not longer, perhaps you need some escape. Here is a list of the 10 best Hollywood films about politics.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 205: Halloween Double Dare

Oct. 31
By Beth Accomando

When writer, choreographer and fellow horror fan Michael Mizerany asked me if I'd like to record a pair of original horror plays he'd written, I said absolutely.

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Jack London's 'Martin Eden' Gets An Italian Film Adaptation

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando

Jack London’s 1909 semi-autobiographical novel "Martin Eden" inspires a new Italian film that starts streaming Friday through Kino Lorber and Digital Gym Cinema.

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What The Rise Of Fascism In 1930s Italy Can Teach Us Today

Oct. 22
By Beth Accomando

CSUSM history professor wrote an article in 2016 titled "Donald Trump Is No Mussolini But Liberal Democracy Could Still Be In Danger." Now, as Trump is up for re-election, she revisits the potential threats she sees to democracy.

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Innovates With VOD, Twitch, Drive-In

Oct. 20
By Beth Accomando

Pacific Arts Movement, or Pac-Arts, had to cancel its Spring Showcase earlier this year because of COVID-19. But Friday it kicks off its annual San Diego Asian Film Festival with a mix of online and outdoor events.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 204: Fascism Through The Lens Of Italian Cinema

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando

The writer-philosopher George Santayana is credited with the phrase: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Cinema Junkie takes a look at Italian films that explore the history of fascism in Italy in the 1930s and '40s in order to see if there are any lessons to be learned.

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