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Saturday, October 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Edge of Fame

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Gossip rags, celebrity sighting blogs, verified social accounts, specialized TV shows--why are we so obsessed with famous folks? How does our obsession make celebrities feel? Does it matter? In her new book Fame, writer, director, producer, and actress Justine Bateman says, viscerally, yes. She talks with Geoff Edgers, Washington Post national arts reporter and host of WBUR podcast The Edge of Fame, about the internal reality-shift of the famous, theories on the public's behavior at each stage of a famous person's career, and the experiences of other famous performers.

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Justine Bateman

Justine Bateman is no stranger to show business. She is an actor, director, producer, and writer. She began her acting career in 1982 when she portrayed Mallory Keaton on the popular sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989). After the end of the show, she continued to appear in a  number... Read More →
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Geoff Edgers

Geoff Edgers is the national arts reporter for the Washington Post, which he joined in 2014. He previously worked for the Boston Globe. Along with his writing, Edgers is the host of Edge of Fame, a podcast produced by the Washington Post and WBUR. The podcast profiles figures such... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Old South Sanctuary 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA

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