San Diego Community News Group – City updates interactive map showcasing arts and culture impact in neighborhoods

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The City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture has updated its online, interactive map of San Diego that identifies the unique characteristics, venues and reach of City-funded nonprofit arts and culture organizations. New features include a landing page that will house maps and annual data, and a side-by-side comparative mapping tool that illustrates data differences between fiscal years, beginning with 2019 and 2020. 

The maps illustrate the meaningful impact arts and culture organizations have in the City. As the data is updated annually it can measure impacts over time and help drive informed decision-making to strengthen the creative life of all San Diego neighborhoods.


National Library Week | Conferences & Events

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National Library Week 2021:

Welcome to Your Library –The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services.

During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users.

Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.

Editor’s Note: See the page for ideas, graphics to use, ideas for promoting your libraries during NLW…

Source: National Library Week | Conferences & Events

‘Hemingway’ Review: Ken Burns’ Series Dives Into The Writer’s Complicated Life : NPR

Ken Burns’ three-part documentary about American writer Ernest Hemingway (shown above) premieres on PBS April 5. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

March 30, 20212:22 PM ET, Heard on Fresh Air

A three-part PBS documentary probes deeply into Ernest Hemingway’s life and his writings. Among those featured are each of his four wives, who shed light on the author’s troubled personal life.

Source: ‘Hemingway’ Review: Ken Burns’ Series Dives Into The Writer’s Complicated Life : NPR

Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps – The Verge

Indoor AR directions, a new directions interface, and more

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

By Jay Peters@jaypeters, Mar 30, 2021, 6:00am EDT

Google is announcing a bunch of new features planned for Google Maps, including a new tool to help with indoor navigation and suggestions for eco-friendly driving routes.

The features announced today aren’t rolling out all at once, though; many aren’t available just yet, and it’s unclear when some will be available in some parts of the world.

One of the biggest announcements is that Google is bringing its Live View augmented reality directions to airports, transit stations, and malls. Live View directions let you hold your phone up, point your camera at the world around you, and see arrows and icons pointing you where you need to go, and previously, they only worked outdoors.

Source: Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps – The Verge

On This Day: ‘Jeopardy!’ First Airs on Television in 1964

Written by Jon D. B., March 30, 2021

Relive the birth of an “American Institution” as we celebrate the debut of ‘Jeopardy!’ on this day – March 30 – way back in 1964.

Today, game show titan ‘Jeopardy!’ is synonymous with the late, great Alex Trebek. Yet the show had existed for a full two decades before his celebrated tenure began. And at the heart of it all was producing mastermind, Merv Griffin.

Source: On This Day: ‘Jeopardy!’ First Airs on Television in 1964

Godzilla: All the Movies Ranked Including ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ – Variety

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He’s been dissolved at the bottom of the ocean, frozen solid in an iceberg, blown up in a volcano, disintegrated in an atomic meltdown, and killed by missiles on the Brooklyn Bridge, but thanks to the millions of fans who love him, Godzilla will never die.

Japan’s biggest star returns again in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the latest entry in the Big G’s ever-expanding filmography. Pitted against his hairy rival for the second time in history, “Godzilla vs. Kong” is the fourth movie in Legendary Pictures popular MonsterVerse saga, which launched in 2014 with Gareth Edwards’ stylish reboot.

Like many long-running franchises, the Godzilla series has gone through a number of distinct phrases since its introduction. The first phrase, which covers the 15 titles released between 1954 and 1975, is commonly known by fans as the Showa era. These kaiju films (kaiju is the Japanese term for giant monster) are marked by their dramatic shift in tone, from the somber and haunting original classic to the wonderfully ludicrous “Godzilla vs. Hedorah.”

Source: Godzilla: All the Movies Ranked Including ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ – Variety