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(Celebrity) Life Lessons from Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia, aka the actress Carrie Fisher, was living in an apartment on Upper West Side New York when I came knocking. This was not long after the Star Wars phenomenon had burst upon the world, catapulting Fisher into overnight

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The Lost Comics

Even though they had already been hugely popular in North American newspapers for at least twenty years, King Features, the granddaddy of newspaper syndicates, is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of a lost, all-but-forgotten art form: the comic strip. As

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At Barney’s Beanery With the Guy Who Created Jaws

In the years I lived in Los Angeles, I occasionally hung out at a legendary West Hollywood eatery called Barney’s Beanery. Mostly, I sat with screenwriters in late middle age, all of us grumbling about the state of a movie

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