News, Notes & Comments:
Bob Mankoff, the Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, is subject of the HBO documentary, Very SemiSERIOUS. Broadcast starts December 17, 2015.
Loung Ung, the bestselling author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, adapted as feature film being directed and produced by Angelina Jolie. It is now being filmed in Cambodia for a Netflix release in late 2016.
Zainab Salbi, the bestselling author and founder of Women for Women International is host of Nida’a, a groundbreaking talk show for women in the Middle East.
Congratulations to Paul Beatty on The Sellout, his incisive satirical novel about race and other issues, being
selected by the New York Times as one of the top 100 books of 2015 .