Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

Arts Roundup: Sugarfoot Edition

This flea market Renoir story has only gotten better. [Post]
The Franklin School could make for a great art museum, says Kennicott. [Post]
RIP, Ricky "Sugarfoot" Wellman [Post]
The Obamas visit Politics & Prose for Small Biz Saturday. [Huffington Post]
The Walkmen play D.C. and call it quits (for now). [Stereogum]
Star Wars diehards rally in support of the Museum [...]

Five Books I’d Read

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

1. Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown.
I suppose at some point the whole "Star Wars" thing will be played out—that young children will never known about Han, Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan, Darth, C3P0, R2D2, et. al. That day isn't today.
2. The Listeners, by Leni [...]

The Stages of Star Wars Grief

Star Wars fans are a notoriously aggrieved bunch. And for good measure—sequels, rereleases, and an intellectually fickle creator will do that to you. Some of them have even made their own movies about their plight, and those movies in turn have received special fêtes at important local film festivals during which the obsessives can play [...]

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, [...]

Wherein We Dissent About the New Video for Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You”

Everybody loves Cee-Lo Green's "Fuck You," and I do, too. But this video? If it was with any other song, you'd think it was cute and then you'd forget about it. You could argue that the song/video combination is some sort of dialectic, but "Fuck You" alone has that kind of thing already goin' on. [...]

Fantasy Epics, Bite-Sized: Charles Ross on One Man Lord of the Rings

"Renewed shall be blade that was broken," indeed.
Charles Ross, the creator of One Man Lord of the Rings and One Man Star Wars, is back on tour after the former show was stalled by, well, The Man. Ross was served a cease and desist letter and had to wait five years while the the Tolkien [...]

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 [...]

Silverdocs: Nerds Icing Nerds at The People vs. George Lucas Party

After the lights came up following Alexandre O. Philippe’s The People vs. George Lucas at Silverdocs on Friday night, a crowd of festivalgoers mingled in the AFI lobby for a postscreening happy hour. Though, with a crowd abuzz from a film celebrating “Star Wars” arcana, the conversations were probably less Alex Gibney and more Admiral [...]