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George Lucas

“If you’re creating things, you’re doing things that have a high potential for failure, especially if you’re doing things that haven’t been done before. And you learn from those things. No matter how you cut it, you say, “Well, that didn’t work,” or...
"Failure is another word for experience."---George Lucas The story starts a long time ago in a galaxy far far away in 1950s Modesto, California, where a young boy grows up liking to draw and build things. A lot. Thanks to parental disapproval, he studies anthropology not art in college,...
Text by David Remnick Photos by Ralph Alswang Herb Albert receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, delivered the keynote address at the dinner hosted by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to celebrate the...