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The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Is Coming To Disney+

On November 17th, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special will stream on Disney+, as a successor maybe (?) of the one-time-only Star Wars Holiday Special that aired on CBS in 1978. You can look forward to Kelly Marie Tran voicing Rose Tico, Anthony Daniels voicing C-3PO, and Billy Dee Williams voicing Lando Calrissian.

Author Bill Bryson Discusses Retiring From Writing

Nonfiction author of travel, science, and language Bill Bryson recently discussed in an interview that his experiment with retirement this year was going really well. For fans of the author, you may have to stick to only rereading his work from now on, and for those who have never read his work, enjoy: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail; A Short History of Nearly Everything; In a Sunburned Country.

Disability Futures Fellows Awards $50,000 Grants To 20 Artists

A new initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon and Ford Foundations, Disability Futures Fellows, has awarded 20 artists $50,000 grants: “Born out of a year-long effort with disabled artists across the United States, Disability Futures aims to shed light on the dearth of visibility of disabled creatives and position these creatives as leaders for accessibility, language, and care.” Included among the inaugural class: DeafBlind poet and essayist John Lee Clark; activist and editor of Disability Visibility Alice Wong; poet, essayist and activist Eli Clare; Two Spirit, Disabled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of OK journalist Jen Deerinwater; poet, author, and social activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.

I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book Clubs

A deep dive into the history of book clubs, including Black and Queer book club spaces.