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Learning to Love Fuller House

Why B.J. Novak loves Fuller House, John McPhee’s writing tips, and Amadou and Mariam perform live.

Actor B. J. Novak of "The Office" arrives at 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
Actor B. J. Novak of The Office arrives at 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

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John McPhee is the godfather of a certain kind of long-form creative nonfiction, and over the past half-century he’s written more than 100 articles for the New Yorker. He sits down with Kurt Andersen to talk about his new book, Draft No. 4, which is part memoir, part tutorial for writers.

Then writer and actor B.J. Novak, who starred on the critically acclaimed sitcom The Office, offers a rousing defense of a show that has been widely panned: Fuller House. A Swedish photorealist painter dupes his government, which doesn’t realize that the image on his license is really a painted self-portrait. And Malian musical duo Amadou & Mariam perform live.

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