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Nelson Mandela's prison letters to be published by Liveright

Nelson Mandela penned hundreds of letters to loved ones, followers, government officials, and prison authorities during the 27 years he was held as a political prisoner, and soon they’ll see the light of day.
Liveright Publishing, a division of W.W. Norton & Co., announced Tuesday that it will publish Mandela’s extensive prison correspondence in two separate editions: a single volume containing some 250 selected letters due in July 2018 (timed to the centenary of Mandela’s birth), and a more comprehensive two-volume collection to follow.
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela will feature annotated facsimiles of some of Mandela’s letters and a foreword by his granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela; Sahm Venter, a former Associated Press reporter who covered the future South African president’s release from prison in 1990, will serve as editor.
“This collection of letters reminds us of the exceptional pressures on Nelson Mandela to succumb to a system which aimed to wipe him from the public consciousness and which expected him to die a prisoner,” Venter said in the announcement. “His resilience and his determination, in the face of enormous odds, to maintain his dignity and authority throughout are apparent in this rich first-hand account of his life in prison.”
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Hugh Jackman will star as Gary Hart in Jason Reitman's The Frontrunner

Did Gary Hart waste his shot at the presidency — or did America waste its chance of electing a wise but flawed man?
This is the question at the center of The Frontrunner, a new drama from director Jason Reitman that will star Hugh Jackman as former presidential candidate Gary Hart — the Democratic frontrunner in 1987 before news of an extramarital affair demolished his candidacy … and potentially denied the country of a leader known for his compassion, intellect, and charisma.
Hart foresaw the rising threat of Mideast terrorism and the diminishing of the Cold War, but he was blindsided by the incursion of tabloid TV journalism in the previously staid political media, which had typically looked the other way when it came to politicians’ personal lives.

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In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

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Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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Paramore and PVRIS have announced a show together

[All photos: Lisa Johnson]

In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

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Marina City premiere powerful music video for new song, “Dreamers Never Die”

[All photos: Lisa Johnson]

In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

Read more: Warped Tour’s worst day ever, as told by founder Kevin Lyman

Vagabonds streams new album, recorded entirely in random, unoccupied places— listen

[All photos: Lisa Johnson]

In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

Read more: Warped Tour’s worst day ever, as told by founder Kevin Lyman

Hundredth, Being As An Ocean’s bus catches fire mid-Warped Tour run - UPDATED

[All photos: Lisa Johnson]

In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

Read more: Warped Tour’s worst day ever, as told by founder Kevin Lyman

For Today vocalist’s former band Besieged release remastered track, “INRI”—listen

[All photos: Lisa Johnson]

In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

Read more: Warped Tour’s worst day ever, as told by founder Kevin Lyman

My American Heart are up to something

[All photos: Lisa Johnson]

In the time since she stole her parents’ camera to photograph her Barbie dolls, Lisa Johnson became one of America’s (if not the planet’s) finest rock photographers.

Lisa Johnson Mike Herrera
Lisa Johnson (L) with Mike Herrera (R) of MxPx and Goldfinger. 

From the mustiest clubs in the worst neighborhoods of LA to the vistas the Vans Warped Tour traverse every summer, Johnson has captured casual moments and manned battle stations in the most brutal of pits. She took time out from her TEI talks at Warped Tour to tell Jason Pettigrew some of the stories—and storied images—of her career.

Read more: Warped Tour’s worst day ever, as told by founder Kevin Lyman

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