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Disembodied Brains Are Scary Or How Sci-Fi Influences Science

Nov. 22
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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'Joker' As Wannabe Scorsese Movie

Oct. 3
By Beth Accomando

"Joker" hit theaters last week after nabbing the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. This standalone DC origin film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic villain.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 179: Author Joe Hill On 'NOS4A2' And Horror

Sept. 27
By Beth Accomando

This past June AMC launched an adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel "NOS4A2" starring Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx and Asleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen. At Comic-Con, AMC announced that the series would be renewed for a second season. So Cinema Junkie digs into the archives for a 2013 interview when Hill stopped by the KPBS studios.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 178: 'Steam Room Stories: The Movie'

Sept. 13
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego hosted a screening of "Steam Room Stories: The Movie" as part of its ongoing film series. JC Calciano came to San Diego and talked about turning a YouTube series into a feature film.

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Moxie Theatre Celebrates 15th Season With 'Dance Nation'

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando

Moxie Theatre is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and this weekend it is opening a new play by Clare Barron called “Dance Nation.”

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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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Comic-Con 50 Begins — A Suggested Guide Of Interesting Panels At The Con

July 17
By Beth Accomando

So it begins! Comic-Con kicks off its 50th convention Wednesday night.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Jane Austen To 'Game of Thrones'

May 24
By Nina Garin

This long weekend is all about skewing your expectations, whether it’s a new take on Jane Austen, or listening to the music of "Game of Thrones" translated through the organ. Plus, the San Diego Jewish Arts Festival begins, and local high school students try their shot at Broadway.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: 'Cats' And Comics

April 19
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

Two modern comedy greats visit San Diego this weekend: Ali Wong and Marc Maron. Plus the musical "Cats" is back with new staging and costumes.

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New 'Twilight Zone' Just One Of Streaming Options

April 4
By Beth Accomando

Streaming television has a lot to offer and three top choices are Jordan Peele's reboot of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" on CBS All Access, season two of the YouTube original series "Cobra Kai," and the debut of FX's "What we Do In The Shadows."

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WonderCon Wraps Up And Comic-Con's Around The Corner

April 1
By Beth Accomando

WonderCon just wrapped up in Anaheim. Some people may not know that the pop culture convention is run by Comic-Con International, which takes place every summer in San Diego.

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San Diego Comic Fest Marks Its 7th Year

March 6
By Beth Accomando

Most San Diegans probably know Comic-Con but not as many may be familiar with San Diego Comic Fest, which also focuses on comics and pop culture.

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Podcast Episode 159: Women Editors Discuss The Art, Craft Of Editing

Jan. 18
By Beth Accomando

Oscar nominations come out Jan. 22 and, since many people may not know a lot about what a film editor does, here is an archive edition of Cinema Junkie that will enlighten you about the art and craft of film editing.

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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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Podcast Episode 157: Holy Archives Batman

Dec. 26, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Holy archives! Cinema Junkie is on holiday break but enjoy this popular episode dedicated to the 1960s Batman TV show and movie, which are the subject of The Hollywood Museum's exhibit that runs through the end of the year.

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