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Organic Science Fiction: The Works of Chicago Author Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor's work straddles the mundane and the fantastical. In one story, children are born with hair in magical dada locks that allow them to fly. In another, a cab ride starts in Chicago, makes a pit stop at a supernatural parade and ends in Nigeria. Connecting different cultures and different worlds is Okorafor's specialty…
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Top Picks: Samuel L. Jackson

Quick: think of your favorite movie. There’s a good chance it features Samuel L. Jackson. He started out as a “that guy” in lots of movies, like his blink-and-you'll-miss-it roles in Goodfellas or Coming to America. He was also a fixture in several Spike Lee movies. In Do the Right Thing, he played Mister Señor Love Daddy…
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