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Author Jacqueline Mansky

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Decrypting Cryptozoology: The Science & Pseudoscience of Mythical Creatures

Local researchers delve into the science and pseudoscience behind some of the most fantastic beasts throughout history. Read more...

Take Our Pop Quiz: Deep Thoughts on Jack Handey's Debut Book

A lowbrow mashup of Don Quixote and Candide, Jack Handey’s debut novel is full of wisdom. How does Handey fare among history's great thinkers? Read more...

Drinking, Fighting, & Writing with Dashiell Hammett & Lillian Hellman

Though Dashiell Hammett never told Lillian Hellman he loved her, the two had a tumultuous relationship that spanned thirty years. Read more...

An Interview with Reza Aslan About His (Gasp!) Actual Book

After a ridiculous interview on FOX News, Aslan discusses the actual content of his book, which explores the life and teachings of Jesus from a historical perspective. Read more...

10 Things We Learned About Ava Gardner from her Memoir

A tough, smart woman who evoked a touch of Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard, Gardner lived a rags to riches fable with a lot of sass, sex, and booze stirred in. Read more...

Shohreh Aghdashloo's Fascinating Life: The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

Her writing speaks as much to her love of her native country as it does to her resilience and desire to fight for a new life in the U.S. Read more...

Why is Lynda Obst Sleepless in Hollywood?

Hollywood insider Lynda Obst explores why good movies in Hollywood seem to be a disappearing breed but also offers hope for a radically changed industry. Read more...

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