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- “The Word ‘No’ Isn’t In His Vocabulary”: An Interview, Part III
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What I’m Reading
- Four Reasons Why 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Isn't One for the Ages December 17, 2017
- Star Wars secret: Harrison Ford didn't like being kept in the dark December 17, 2017
- Will Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy Feature Luke Skywalker and Be Set in Modern-Day New ... December 17, 2017
- SpaceX Rocket Carries Shipment of 'Star Wars' Patches to the ISS December 17, 2017
- Star Wars: Mark Hamill Thinks The Prequels Were More Original Than The Force Awakens December 17, 2017
Old News is Good News
Avengers Assemble! Sort of.
If you’re a biographer or aspiring biographer, a reader of biographies, or even just someone who loves the Biography Channel . . . well, have I got an offer for you. It’s not quite Avengers Assemble! but it’s close.
Biographers International Organization — the world’s premiere group of biographers and lovers of biography — is holding its third annual conference this May, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There’ll be panels of research and writing, interviewing and negotiating, and even a bit of sex and violence. Yeah, really. And all brought to you by a crack team of biographers, including Charles J. Shields, Richard Schickel, Will Swift, Jonathan Eig, Kate Buford, and Pulitzer Prize winner Debby Applegate.
There’ll also be two all-day sessions on Friday to choose from — one where you can tour the Academy of Motion Picture Arts library, the other where you’ll get a peek into the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library, where they keep their old photos and maps and directions to finding the Ark of the Covenant.
Oh, and did I mention the lunchtime keynote address by Arnold Rampersad? Now I have. And now you know you need to be there, right?
For more information, go here. And I’ll see you in Los Angeles.