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PRINCESS LEIA + CARRIE FISHER REMEMBERED (MF GALAXY 103)

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FIVE WOMEN CREATORS + CULTURE COMMENTATORS DISCUSS MEMORIES AND IMPACT OF CARRIE FISHER THE WRITER + MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE AND PRINCESS LEIA THE SFF/POP CULTURE ICON
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Two  words known by hundreds of millions: "Princess Leia." That's the legacy  of the collaboration among Carrie Fisher, George Lucas, and hundreds of  other filmmakers who worked on the Star Wars saga.

But  without Fisher herself--the actor, the public personality, and the  astonishing accomplished novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist--Princess  Leia could never have become the icon she was.

MF  GALAXY celebrates the life and legacy of Carrie Fisher and her most  enduring role by speaking with authors Jennifer Marie Brissett, Krista  D. Ball, and Sparkle Hayter, writer Mari Sasano, and director Zoe  Hopkins.


ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU ON TRIUMPHING OVER A RACIST GOVERNMENT (MFGALAXY 103)

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Archbishop  Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu is best known for his work to end decades  of European racial supremacy in South African politics and create  electoral democracy. Because all previous Cape Town Anglican archbishops  were European, Tutu was the first South African to be appointed to the  post and the primacy of the Anglican Church of South Africa.

Following  the retirement of formal apartheid, Tutu led the country’s Truth and  Reconciliation Commission which granted amnesty from prosecution to  anyone who confessed crimes to maintain or fight the Whitesupremacist  regime. But it was his early struggles for justice that won him, in  1984, the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tutu  continues to speak for peace and justice, including about ecological  devastation in Alberta’s tar sands, the occupation of Palestine, and the  international campaign to cure HIV/AIDS and help all afflicted by the  disease. He’s the author or co-author of nine books, including No Future without Forgiven…

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE REVIEWED WITH SUZETTE CHAN + STEPHEN NOTLEY (MF GALAXY 102)

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WHAT STUNNING SURPRISES DOES THE FILM CREATE? A RACIALLY DIVERSE CAST BUT HOW GOOD ARE THE CHARACTERS? WHO’S BETTER—REY OR JYN? WHOSE CAMEOS ARE THE BEST? HOW DOES IT STACK AGAINST THE FORCE AWAKENS?
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Reviewing  the film with me—as recorded live at Happy Harbor Comics —are Suzette  Chan, the Features Editrix for SequentialTart.com  (a webzine by women  who are fans of comics and pop culture), and Stephen Notley, a game  designer at PopCap and the creator of Bob the Angry Flower .

This reviews contains MAJOR SPOILERS.

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SHAWNA LEMAY ON BEAUTY, CONCISION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND HOW SHE MADE $1000 IN ONE YEAR FROM POETRY (MF GALAXY 101)

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POETRY AS A DAILY PRACTICE IN SEARCH OF BEAUTY, WHY CREATIVE CLASSES FAIL, BAD EDITORS, BEING AN INTROVERT WHO PERFORMS LISTEN/DOWNLOAD

“Shawna Lemay is the author of the recently released novel, Rumi and the Red Handbag  which made Harper’s Bazaar’s #THELIST (must-reads for Fall 2015), the  “Most Anticipated” list on the popular Canadian book website, 49th  Shelf, and was selected for Maria Shriver's fall reading club. Nathalie Atkinson chose Rumi and the Red Handbag for Fall's Must-Read Fashion Books in the Globe and Mail.

“She has also written six books of poetry, a book of essays, and an experimental novel titled, Hive, which is about the possibility of the existence of a woman art forger. All the God-Sized Fruit, her first book, won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Calm Things: Essays was shortlisted for the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction. She  has an M.A. in English from the University of Alberta. She writes a  weekly blog tit…