Happy Star Wars Day! I think the saga has so much teaching potential, from learning about political theory to the development of myths. Even what we might call the lesser installments have something important to teach us–or they at least reflect us back to ourselves as all pop culture does. For this May the 4th, … More Happy May the 4th!
With Teacher Appreciation Day and May the Fourth right next to each other, I thought we would celebrate one of the best pedagogues from a galaxy far, far away: Yoda. As a nerd and an educator, these are my two feast days. Yoda has been an educator for 800 years, so let’s see what we … More Master Yoda’s Pedagogy
If you haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet, then watch this first. It’s a splice of how scenes resonate across the previous two Star Wars trilogies by Pablo Fernández Eyre. Be ready for resonance, and be open to it being more than a 1:1 ratio between IV and VII. Each episode is interwoven. And if you … More Star Wars Visual Poetry
Okay everyone, it’s time to turn off your interwebs. I don’t care what you have to do. Pull out the chord and throw your router off a cliff. Just do whatever it takes. The Force Awakens just premiered and Patton Oswalt has this to say And stay off the 'net 'til Friday. 'Cause there's a bunch … More Get Off the ‘Net!
Only a few more days left until The Force Awakens comes out and ’tis the season to remember that this happened… That can’t be unseen. And here’s a further message from our favorite princess: This holiday is yours, but we all share with you the hope that this day brings us closer to freedom, and … More Happy Life Day!
A long time ago in a state of exception far, far away… Governor Tarkin enters with a sci-fi samurai at his heels. All the other leaders are debating the stability of their power. Is the new battle station enough? Is the Rebellion gaining support in the Senate? And then this happens: The Imperial Senate will … More A Primer on the Politics of Star Wars
Chewie’s death was hard for me. That was when I stopped reading Star Wars books. I’m excited about the upcoming sequel, but I don’t know if I’m ready for that kind of impact again. But why am I getting into this? We just had an amazing trailer, though tinged with melancholy and tears. We are … More Old Man Solo
FROM Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid…I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that … More Another Reason to Love Han Solo
How often do you think about Luke Skywalker? Maybe just when a new rumor comes out along with a picture of a bearded Mark Hamill. Or only when you brush past that dusty box of the unaltered trilogy on VHS that you still have even though you don’t have a player. Or maybe you just … More Heroism of the Little Moments
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is about the books we would like to see adapted as movies. I have to admit that this one was surprisingly difficult because each time I thought of something that would be an amazing movie, I realized that it had already been done. 1. The … More Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Love to See as Movies