Steven Kotler

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Leonardo DiCaprio

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About eight years ago, DiCaprio became interested in environmental issues but wasn't exactly sure what element he wanted to take on. After a White House meeting with Al Gore, he chose to focus on…

Marketplace

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Bob Nelson

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"Witty, dry, understated comedy is a rarity," says producer Ron Yerxa. "It's just really hard to pull off." And it's exactly this kind of writing that drew Yerxa and his Bona Fide Prods. partner…

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Etan Cohen

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It all started with a lie. When Etan Cohen was a summer intern at MTV, a fellow coffee schlepper fibbed to him about being a writer on "Beavis and Butt-head." That sounded like fun to Cohen, so he…

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Dave Kajganich

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When Dave Kajganich thinks about his string of screenwriting successes so far, all he can do is shake his head with wonder. "I've had surreal luck," he says. "No one has the right for it to be this…

Reading the stars

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It's not so much that Los Angeles doesn't read; it's that sometimes we like other people to do it for us. The latest edition of McSweeney's Presents: The World Explained had a packed house.

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