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Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling

Nobody I know is funnier, smarter, or has a wider breadth of references than my friend Jonathan Shapiro. This book is a bit of a miracle: informative, insightful, poetic, and funny. —Paul Reiser, comedian, actor, and bestselling author Using famous real-life court transcripts, television scripts, and story after story, Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling shows the reader how to get their message across and the result they want using the time-tested elements and basic structure of great stories. Part how-to manual, part memoir, always entertaining and never lecture, this book provides storytelling lessons gleaned from years of trial practice and television writing, wrapped in—what else?—great stories.
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Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Signals Beginning of a Mass Awakening for Black America


The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth, justice and freedom from oppression.

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‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Takes an Unflinching Look at China’s Crackdown on Human Rights Activists


The documentary chronicles gender rights advocate Ye Haiyan’s struggle with Chinese authorities, and it also makes filmmaker Nanfu Wang a target of officialdom in her native country.

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‘The Salesman’: An Iranian Domestic Drama With a Dash of Arthur Miller


Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is back in the awards mix.

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‘Neruda’ Makes Poetry of a Cat-and-Mouse Tale


The film, nominated for a Golden Globe, follows Chile’s world-renowned Communist poet as he lives a colorful life on the run from an ambitious and mysterious cop.

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Ooh, ‘La La Land’


Director Damien Chazelle captures the dreamy side of Los Angeles in a buoyant, candy-colored musical romance. (Not keen on musicals? Give this one a chance.)

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A Glimpse Into the Shattered Lives of Some Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors


“Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” starkly shows that, while convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev languishes in prison, victims who lost limbs in the 2013 attack still struggle to cope with their brutally altered existence.

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‘Arrival’: A Gossamer Dream of Hope Beams In From Outer Space


It takes an otherworldly element to deliver an unforgettable moviegoing experience—as well as a message of understanding across cultures at a time when earthlings struggle with that on our own planet.

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Journalism Icon I.F. Stone’s Words Ring Truer Than Ever in ‘All Governments Lie’


The documentary makes a strong case, with input from a starring lineup of left-leaning investigative reporters, in support of a theme that keeps repeating.

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‘Moonlight’: Baptism by Hope


With minimal plot and dialogue, director Barry Jenkins turns familiar elements of a hardscrabble coming-of-age story into an extraordinary, even transcendent, cinematic feat.

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‘Newtown’: Bearing Witness, and Bringing Heart, to Horror’s Aftermath


Of all the skills director Kim Snyder drew upon to make this stirring documentary about the Sandy Hook massacre, the most important was the human element of sympathy.

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