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First Female Star Wars Director: Today In Books

First Female Star Wars Director

This time next week, there will have been nine Star Wars theatrical releases, and it’s only with Episode IX that the franchise has a woman in a director’s chair. Victoria Mahoney, second-unit director on The Rise of Skywalker, pens a behind-the-scenes essay on her hiring.

McNally Jackson Employees Unionize

The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union now represents employees of New York indie bookstore McNally Jackson. The RWDSU already represents employees of Book Culture while—fun fact—the United Auto Workers union cover Strand Book Store employees.

End of Library Fines in L.A.

Next spring, the L.A. Public Library will join the wave of libraries eliminating overdue fines. Yay for expanded library access!