San Diego Comic-Con: The Untold History – Rolling Stone

San Diego Comic-Con has become one of the most influential – and enduring – pop culture events of all time. Alan Light

San Diego Comic-Con has become one of the most influential – and enduring – pop culture events of all time. Alan Light

How an unemployed comics fan and group of teenagers created one of the most influential pop-culture events ever.

Source: San Diego Comic-Con: The Untold History – Rolling Stone

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At San Diego’s libraries, you can check out bike tools, language classes and Wi-Fi hotspots – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Library assistant Dana Sneberger gives Debbie Hill-Williams (center) and her husband, Bob Williams, hands-on instruction at the new Memory Lab at the La Jolla-Riford Library. Patrons can use software to convert their VHS tapes, photos and other keepsakes to a digital format. (Nancee E. Lewis)

Library assistant Dana Sneberger gives Debbie Hill-Williams (center) and her husband, Bob Williams, hands-on instruction at the new Memory Lab at the La Jolla-Riford Library. Patrons can use software to convert their VHS tapes, photos and other keepsakes to a digital format. (Nancee E. Lewis)

From Rosetta Stone language lessons to Wi-Fi hotspots, a look at the unusual items available for check out at San Diego’s libraries.

Source: At San Diego’s libraries, you can check out bike tools, language classes and Wi-Fi hotspots – The San Diego Union-Tribune

First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

“Explore highlights from this Folio’s travels

“During the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour, this First Folio went to California and Hawaii. Explore some of the highlights below!

San Diego, California

San Diego Public Library with The Old Globe

June 4, 2016 – July 7, 2016

Visitors at the San Diego Public Library left messages sharing how Shakespeare’s words are still relevant today, 400 years after his death. Some include such thoughts as “Shakespeare has the best questions,” “no one captures the essence of the human spirit like Shakespeare,” and “he helped me fall in love.”

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Source: First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library

The Refugee Who Built Towing Empire and Record of Crime

 Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

• In five short years, Iraqi refugee Nash Habib has gone from broke to leading a San Diego towing empire.

• He has a lengthy history of criminal and financial problems that he failed to disclose to local governments. He’s gotten contracts anyway.

• Habib is currently under investigation by the city of San Diego over his background and is facing a state probe into his political contributions.

Source: The Refugee Who Built Towing Empire and Record of Crime

At Comic-Con, Bring Out Your Fantasy and Fuel the Culture – The New York Times

SAN DIEGO — A critic at Comic-Con International feels less like a fish out of water than like an excluded middleman. The local currency is not skepticism but enthusiasm, and though there is plenty of room in the cavernous halls of the convention center for disappointment and disagreement, irony is thoroughly banished.

via At Comic-Con, Bring Out Your Fantasy and Fuel the Culture – The New York Times.

San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Art of Comic-Con at the San Diego Central Library Downtown | Comic-Con International: San Diego

San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our first ever gallery exhibition, The Art of Comic-Con, debuts in just 2 short weeks on Saturday, June 20 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common at 330 Park Blvd. in downtown San Diego. A reception is planned on opening day from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

via The Art of Comic-Con at the San Diego Central Library Downtown | Comic-Con International: San Diego.