The One with Lawrence Kasdan

Great interview with Larry Kasdan, writer-director, who I worked for as a PA on “The Big Chill”…

“John and Craig sit down with screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan to discuss Star Wars, Raiders, The Bodyguard and how he’s shaped some of the most iconic big-screen stories and characters of our lifetime. This 90-minute interview comes as part of WGFestival 2016 Craft Day, and features audience questions as well. Our thanks to the Writers Guild Foundation and the…”

* Duration 1:17h, Published 4/26/16 8:03:24 AM

* Episode Download Link (106 MB): http://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_247.mp3

* Show Notes: http://johnaugust.com/2016/the-one-with-lawrence-kasdan

* Podcast Feed: johnaugust.com (http://johnaugust.com/feed)

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State of America’s Libraries Report 2016

State of America’s Libraries Report 2016

“Academic, school, and public libraries continue to face an uncertain economy as they shift resources and services to meet the needs of the 21st-century digital world. The American Library Association launched a new public awareness campaign, “Libraries Transform,” to help shift the mindset that “libraries are obsolete or nice to have” to “libraries are essential.”

“This and other library trends of the past year, including the Top Ten Most Challenges Books of 2015, are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2016 State of America’s Libraries report, released during National Library Week, April 10– 16, 2016.”

Press release: “State of America’s Libraries 2016” shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons

Flipbook version at American Libraries Magazine

2016 State of America’s Libraries Report (PDF)

Source: State of America’s Libraries Report 2016 | News and Press Center

Ernest Hemingway’s son tours new exhibit at JFK Library – The Boston Globe

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

For the first time Saturday, Hemingway’s sole surviving son, Patrick, saw the photograph during a private tour of a new exhibition about his father at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Source: Ernest Hemingway’s son tours new exhibit at JFK Library – The Boston Globe

Nora Ephron’s Son Jacob Bernstein Talks Everything Is Copy Documentary : People.com

Unsurprisingly, Bernstein’s childhood memories of his mother involve and revolve around the family business – the written word. “A lot of the early memories I have of my mother are of reading books together,” he recalls. “A lot of it was about writing, a big part of my connection to her was about books and movies and plays.”

Source: Nora Ephron’s Son Jacob Bernstein Talks Everything Is Copy Documentary : People.com