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!
Be honest. You just read that in Giles’s smooth accent. But let’s transition to another accent for today. One a little less smooth, one that inexplicably transitioned to a rebellious Cockney. Yes, dear readers, let’s think of William the Bloody, but not just in any way, but as William, the Bloody Awful Poet. We know … More Last Time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer…
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!
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
We wanted a hero of the same stature as the villain he became. We wanted a glorious Republic that melded Camelot and Rome and 50s kitsch. We wanted a love story that made sense of it all, something that made us more comfortable with our own attraction to the monster. Instead we got this. There’s no … More And Now for Something a Little More Serious…