Questlove Tells His Story, Steven Spielberg Revives Stanley Kubrick Project, and More

The Roots’s Questlove (Ahmir Thompson) recently teamed up with the New Yorker’s Ben Greenman to write his autobiography, which will come out this summer. “Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove” will include Thompson’s comprehensive takes on hip hop history and culture, plus an insider’s look at his music-rich hometown of Philadelphia in the seventies -- where he grew up as the son of doo-wop singer Lee Andrews of Lee Andrews & The Hearts. [via Rolling Stone]

Steven Spielberg will make a long-lost Stanley Kubrick project a reality. In 1961 -- seven years before making the legendary 2001: A Space Odyssey that inspired Spielberg’s generation of filmmakers -- Kubrick conceived a cinematic treatment of the French dictator Napoleon’s life, then abandoned it for "budget and production” reasons. Spielberg is adapting the biopic for the small screen, and is currently writing the screenplay for what is sure to be a visually stunning television series. [via Entertainment Tonight]

Benjamin Moser, whose biographical fame comes from his celebrated book on Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector’s life, has signed an agreement to write an authorized Susan Sontag biography. He expects Sontag’s numerous works and accomplishments to take him the next four years to wade through -- we expect it’ll be worth our wait. [via The New York Times]

Winner of awards like the 2010 Manga Taisho and a Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, manga artist Mari Yamazaki will soon draw Steve Jobs's life, too -- as a monthly comic series in the renowned Kiss manga magazine. Yamazaki will end her much-loved Thermae Romae series to take up Jobs’s graphic biography, which will explore his life in light of the connection she says she feels to the personal computing and design giant. [via Apple Insider]