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James Burrows Interview: In-Depth with an Iconic TV Director

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James Burrows

Born on December 30, 1940, James Burrows has directed over 1,000 episodes of television, a milestone he achieved in November 2015 with the NBC sitcom Crowded. His other directorial work includes Cheers, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Frasier, Friends, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Taxi, Will & Grace, Caroline in the City, just to name a few. He is the son of Abe Burrows, a well-known composer, director and writer.

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May 2022

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Interview: Why Aliens Would Ignore Us

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Born and raised in New York City, astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. He went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard, his MA at the University of Texas at Austin and a MPhil, PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia University.

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April 2022

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Wil Wheaton Interview: Close Encounters of the Shatner Kind

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Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton is best known for portraying Wesley Crusher on the science fiction TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me. He appeared regularly as a fictionalized version of himself on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, and other television credits include LeverageEureka, The Outer Limits, Diagnosis: Murder, Criminal Minds, Supergirl and S.W.A.T. Wheaton has also worked as a voice actor in animation, video games and audiobooks.

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February 2022

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Christopher Rice Interview: Anne Rice's Son on Her Final Book

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Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice published four New York Times bestselling novels before the age of 30. He made his fiction debut in 2000 with A Density of Souls and wrote many more novels including The Snow Garden and The Heavens Rise, as well as the Burning Girl series. Rice’s work spans multiple genres including suspense, crime, supernatural thriller and erotic romance. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, which is a recognition presented annually by the Horror Writers Association for “superior achievement” in dark fantasy and horror writing.

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