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George Lucas

"Chewie, We're Home."

Graham Milne | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

A clarion call to uncounted legions of dreamers, young and old alike, waiting in what often seemed merely vain hope for thirty-two long years. We'd seen the Falcon fly in the first teaser, but this was different. This was an affirmation of something that we'd long been told was never going to happen.

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

Matthew Jacobs

9 Tidbits From George Lucas' Tribeca Chat With Stephen Colbert

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment

The chance to see George Lucas discuss his career ranked fairly high in our Tribeca Film Festival priorities, especially with Stephen Colbert conducti...

Gimme Some Truth: Remembering Albert Maysles

Alex Simon | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In November of 1987, I gave birth in the plains of Nepal. Soon after, members of the Brahman (high caste) family I'd married into began literacy classes for women. My teacher husband trained two young woman as facilitators.

Are British Actors Superiorly Talented and More Desirable, Than American Actors?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

It took watching a recent Academy Award nominated film to put forth the following question. Are British actors superior in both talent and desirability, in most cases, than American actors? And it is such a question, which certainly is not the first time it's ever been asked.

'Strange Magic' Is Just That - George Lucas Meets Shakespeare

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

George Lucas has turned his charms onto the tale, Strange Magic, a new animated film, that is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Gary Snyder | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Gary Snyder

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George Lucas Talks 'Strange Magic' and His Future in Film

Bryan Young | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Like most stories George Lucas has come up, this one is firmly rooted in classic mythology and aims to offer a tale to help us distinguish between actual love and mere infatuation through music and some of the most gorgeous animation to hit the big screen.

George Lucas Has Finally See The 'Star Wars' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

As of early December, George Lucas had no plans to watch the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Now, things have since changed for the ...

George Lucas Planned To Direct 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

George Lucas has been hands-off with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" despite serving as a creative consultant on the sequel, leaving many to believe he...

2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Reveals the Political References That George Lucas Worked Into Episodes I - VI

Jim Hill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Chris Taylor points out in his terrific new book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, there has always been a political component to these motion pictures.

If George Lucas Made 'The Force Awakens' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment

After the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser trailer was unleashed on Friday, fans got their first, albeit very small, taste of director J.J. Abram...

First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Chicago DJ Doug Banks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's not easy being #1 in the radio ratings in a town like Chicago. Especially when competing against some 60 other stations.

Just Desserts in the Valley of the Green Giants

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Cherry Cake, Wayne Thiebaud's sweet little painterly depiction of a pastry chef's delicious art-to-eat masterpiece, is sumptuously layered with inventive ingredients, and a tempting gastronomical persona that could be served as the perfect metaphorical pick-me-up connection to the newly established Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.

SFMOMA Treasures Apple's Jony Ive

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 01.03.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Tech-obsessed guests at SFMOMA's Modern Art Council dinner were paying attention -- they even looked up from their iPhones to see Jonathan 'Jony' Ive receive the Bay Area Treasure Award.

Star Wars Rebels Uses Characters and Vehicles Designed for the Original Trilogy to Expand the Saga

Jim Hill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When the powers-that-be at Disney and Lucasfilm decided that they wanted to set Star Wars Rebels in that time period between the prequels and the original trilogy, executive producer Dave Filoni knew that this new Disney XD animated series was going to be tough to pull off.

EXPO/CHICAGO 2014, an Artistic and Commercial Success

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

Alvaro Alcazar of his eponymous gallery in Madrid uttered, "As soon as I saw who was coming into my gallery space at Thursday's opening, I knew I was at the right fair."

Simon Kinberg Talks Star Wars and an Exclusive Preview Rebels

Bryan Young | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

There are few things certain in this world, but one of those few things I'm most excited about is that more Star Wars is coming. Next year sees the release of the first new Star Wars film in a decade and October sees the release of a brand new animated series in the world.

Comic Con 2014: Amended Schedule

Spencer Green | Posted 09.27.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

12:30pm - MEETUP: The People Who Hated the Last Episode of Lost Meet the People Who Are Still Upset Over Ben Affleck as Batman, and Hug

A Lawsuit Could Stymie George Lucas' Museum

rollingstonelogo | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By RYAN REED Back in June, George Lucas announced plans to build a private museum in the Win...

10 Ways the George Lucas Museum Will Re-Write Chicago History

The Second City Network | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
The Second City Network

The George Lucas museum will open in Chicago come 2018. Who better to explain how an entire society can go from a sparkling clean hi-tech vision of the future -- to a dirty broken-down totalitarian regime in the time it takes a baby to grow into Mark Hamill?

'Star Wars' Dialogue In Alphabetical Order Is Shockingly Hypnotizing

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment

Further proving that there are no lengths “Star Wars” fans won't go to for the films they love, someone has completely edited “A New Hope,” Ge...

'Star Wars' Museum Could Be Chicago's Next Big Attraction

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using everything but Jedi mind tricks to persuade "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to put his planned museum of...

Why You Won't See This Beloved Minor Character In The New 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment

We spent the better part of two years waiting to see if Princess Leia, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker would star in "Episode VII," but it turns out J.J. ...