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Join author Joshua Wolf Shenk (Lincoln¹s Melancholy) and screenwriter Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker) for a look at why two is the magic number through which creative intimacy unfolds and innovation springs.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Marie and Pierre Curie, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak: when it comes to shaping culture, collaborative dyads have been behind everything from "South Park" to the American Civil Rights movement to Starry Night.  Author Joshua Wolf Shenk identifies the core qualities of that dizzying experience we call "chemistry" and explains how pairs begin to talk, think and even look like each other; how the most successful ones thrive on conflict; and why some pairs flame out while others endure.


Brief Bios

Joshua Wolf Shenk is a curator, essayist and the author of Lincoln's Melancholy, a New York Times Notable Book. A contributor to The Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker and other publications, he directs the Arts in Mind series on creativity and serves on the general council of The Moth. He lives in Los Angeles.

Mark Boal is the Academy Award winning writer and producer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Both films were directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Boal, who majored in Philosophy, graduated with honors from Oberlin College. At age 23, he wrote an acclaimed series of articles about the rise of surveillance in America for Village Voice, and has subsequently covered politics, technology, crime and youth and drug cultures for a variety of national publications, including Rolling Stone, Brill’s Content, Mother Jones and Playboy, among others.

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