Posts Tagged ‘George Lucas’

International Ink: Pirates, Ghosts, and Wookies, Oh My!

Books for review have been piling up again, but the fall con schedule has been working against me. Here's some quick hits of material I've read recently.
Set to Sea by Drew Weing (Fantagraphics, $16.99) is a graphic novel largely because there's nothing else to call these things yet. The book is about 150 pages long, [...]

“Directors Channeling Sentimental Americana”: On Rockwell’s Influence on Spielberg and Lucas

Sometime in the 1980s, a comedian joked about the lost paintings of Norman Rockwell—one was titled "Boy Caught Masturbating." Yet, since the exhibition "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg" opened at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in July, it seems like it's been critics who've been caught with their pants [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Freedom: A Novel, by Jonathan Franzen.
A heretofore unknown, unhyped author who has no history with Oprah Winfrey, no coverage in the New York Times Book Review or Time, and who never has written throwaway book of essays to tide readers over for the [...]

Preview: “Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg”

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas created some of our most beloved cinematic memories (Indiana Jones, Star Wars) and then destroyed them  (Jar Jar Binks, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Now these Hollywood behemoths are teaming up again to curate "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven [...]

Snowpocalypse, or What You Will: Cultural Items to Be Consumed by Us at City Paper

While half the town spends the weekend on wordplay (Ed. note: What do you call sledding with strangers in D.C.? Snowcial networking! I know, OK, I'm sorry), the rest of us will be hunkered down indoors, twiddling with the thermostat and checking to see whether it's June yet.
Ah, we know what you're asking: But how [...]

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