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April 17, 2015
And Suddenly… Harrison Ford, Back in Character!
We held our breath. The Lucasfilm logo came up. We cheered. Familiar music. Familiar sights....
December 04, 2014
Looking Elsewhere: Blood Oranges, Image, Hurray for the Riff Raff, PJ Harvey, Lightsabers, P.D. James, and More.
Here are a few recent distractions and discoveries from elsewhere on the web that gave...
May 16, 2014
Surely J. J. Abrams Can Do Better: Phantom Menace at 15
I know, I know. Take a deep breath. Let go of your anger, young Jedi.
October 30, 2012
When You Wish Upon Star Wars – Episode Seven
So, Princess Leia is a Disney Princess now. Despite all of the fanboy dreams that...
November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
What does Thanksgiving look like? Here's a good image... (Here are some more Star Wars...
February 04, 2011
The Only Super Bowl Post You’ll See From Me This Year
As my interest in football continues to diminish (due to the increasing evidence about the...
August 12, 2010
Want to get sad? Read Gary Kurtz on How Star Wars Lost Its Magic
What if there had been no second Death Star? What if Han Solo had died...
August 11, 2010
Best Painting Ever?
Thanks to a Tweet from Peter Suderman, here's the best painting ever... ... a scene...
July 22, 2010
The Guitar That Made the Kessel Run in Less Than Twelve Parsecs
The time has come for... the Millennium Falcon guitar! She may not look like much,...
July 14, 2010
Another danger of the subway.
I've seen some scary things happen on public transportation, but never anything like this... ;feature=player_embedded
April 24, 2010
30 Years Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…
30 years ago this month, were you looking at the calendar, gnawing at your fingernails,...
March 29, 2010
“Empire State of Mind” – The Star Wars Way
By now, you'd think that there wouldn't be any laughs left to wring from Star...
October 20, 2009
Best Stormtrooper Ever.
He's only happy when it rains. (via)
April 02, 2009
Browser: Zbignew Priesner. Jeff Buckley. Bruce Cockburn’s “Slice O Life.” Bob Dylan. U2. Tauntaun. Tom Hanks.
1. Start your day with a quick dose of Zbignew Priesner, my favorite film music...
December 02, 2008
“Hamlet, Threepio, and Us”
Anyone who can write an inspiring piece linking Rosencrantz and Guldenstern, The Hidden Fortress, Dietrich...
May 29, 2007
Star Wars Week: “Clone Wars” Trailer, Star Wars Muppets
As I mentioned Friday, it's the week of Star Wars' 30th birthday, so I'm trying...
May 26, 2007
“It was 30 Years Ago Today Ben Kenobi Taught the Farmboy to Play…”
On May 25, 1977, Star Wars arrived. I could wax nostalgic and tell you what...
July 19, 2006
The Vader Sessions
This YouTube video is spreading like a wildfire, so you've probably already seen it. (I...
December 21, 2005
Specials: Amy Wellborn – Vigilant. Adam Walter – literate. Chewbacca – full of Christmas spirit. Teachout – thirsty for music.
Open Book, Amy Wellborn's blog, continues to be an essential stop on my daily tour,...
October 25, 2005
Specials: We’ve lost Porkins. Foreign Oscar-hopefuls. Magdelena.
Today's specials: HE STAYED ON TARGET. Star Wars fans, it is a day to mourn....
August 23, 2005
Brock Peters, 1927 – 2005
Brock Peters (front right) with Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. Details here, at...
June 03, 2005
Generation-Defining Films: Star Wars. What Else?
I keep running into younger people, students mostly, who don't seem to think the end...
May 21, 2005
The Chicago Reader goes for the political angle on Star Wars
Surprise, surprise... The Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones, in the tradition of that paper's preoccupation with...
May 18, 2005
Revenge of the Sith: Post-Viewing Questions
Okay, when you've finally seen Revenge of the Sith, I'd love to hear your thoughts...
May 18, 2005
Star Wars, Episode Three – My Review
Here's my review. We've reached the Darth nadir.
May 16, 2005
Revenge of the Sith reviews!
My review of Star Wars, Episode Three: Revenge of the Sith will be posted on...
May 13, 2005
Star Wars 3: What Questions Do You Want Answered?
As you count down the days to Star Wars, Episode Three(if, indeed, you care at...
May 09, 2005
The Circle is Now Complete
For me, a journey that began in 1977 ends today. The circle is now complete....
May 02, 2005
Just a Few More Days of Waiting Before the Circle Becomes Complete
I have my pass to the sneak preview of Star Wars 3: Revenge of the...
April 06, 2005
Have you READ "Revenge of the Sith" yet?
Doesn't it take some of the fun out of OPENING DAY to know that the...
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