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Derby United Builds Its Own Home In Encanto

Dec. 20, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

Roller derby is coming to Encanto thanks to the determination and passion of the women behind Derby United.

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Spoiler-Free Review Of 'Rise Of Skywalker'

Dec. 18, 2019
By Beth Accomando

As a card-carrying member of the original "Star Wars" fan club, KPBS' Beth Accomando knows what it means to give a spoiler-free review of the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 184: Filmmaker Trey Edward Shults

Dec. 13, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Trey Edward Shults has a new film in theaters, "Waves," but I became aware of him in 2017 when he released "It Comes at Night." So from the archives, here is my interview with Shults from 2017.

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Weekend Preview: La Posada, Vend Arts, theNAT's Living Lab

Dec. 13, 2019
By Beth Accomando

This weekend try a little cultural and bio diversity by sampling events from Centro Cultural De La Raza, Little Italy and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

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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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'Waves' Uses Bold, Fresh Cinematic Language

Dec. 6, 2019
By Beth Accomando

This is the time of year when Hollywood studios serve up their Oscar hopefuls. But a small indie film called "Waves" outshines most of these bigger releases.

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Diversionary Theatre Creates Winter Wonderland For 'Santaland Diaries'

Dec. 4, 2019
By Andi Dukleth, Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

The forecast at Diversionary Theatre is for snow through Dec. 22. Find out how the creative team behind "Santaland Diaries" is creating a winter wonderland that goes beyond what's onstage.

Roundtable: KPBS Podcasts

Nov. 29, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special episode of KPBS Roundtable features a discussion with several KPBS podcast hosts about their shows and the growth of the podcast platform.

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Choreographer Michael Mizerany Turns To Playwriting

Nov. 29, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Michael Mizerany is best known in San Diego as a choreographer but now he is staging a new play he has written called "Wally and His Lover Boys" at Diversionary's Black Box Theatre.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 183: Giving Thanks For Cinematic Memories

Nov. 27, 2019
By Beth Accomando

My dad died on Aug. 23 of this year and I miss him every day, so for my Thanksgiving Cinema Junkie podcast I am paying tribute to him by giving thanks for the films he introduced me to.

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Disembodied Brains Are Scary Or How Sci-Fi Influences Science

Nov. 22, 2019
By Beth Accomando

I wanted to visit a scientist in his lab in order to explore how science and science fiction inspire each other. The person I decided to visit was UCSD professor and neuroscientist Alysson Muotri who uses stem cells to study the brain.

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'Cambodian Rock Band' Revisits A Country's Music And Political Past

Nov. 21, 2019
By Beth Accomando

La Jolla Playhouse just opened the play "Cambodian Rock Band" by UC San Diego graduate Lauren Yee. The play serves up a redemptive tale of a father and daughter finding each other amidst decades-old secrets and against the backdrop of Cambodian rock 'n' roll.

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Cinema Junkie Separates The Good From The Bad At Cinemas

Nov. 15, 2019
By Beth Accomando

There are a number of new films besides Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman" in theaters and here's the best and the worst of them.

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Midday Movies: Films To Be Thankful For

Nov. 15, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Thanksgiving is around the corner so Midday Movies turned to its film critics to ask what films they are thankful for.