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Toddler Channels Inner Luke Skywalker In Dad's Epic 'Star Wars' Scene

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents

Watching Luke Skywalker from “Star Wars” on TV is cool, but getting to be him is even cooler. With a bit of green screen magic, Matt Silverman mad...

Mark Hamill (And His Beard) Just Gave Us The Best 'Star Wars' Spoiler

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment

Everyone’s favorite Jedi may have just revealed a major spoiler. Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, always seems to be up to mischievous things when h...

5 Reasons VRTO Will Completely Change the Face of VR

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

With E3 in the rearview and VRLA on the horizon, it's hard to imagine carving out any extra mental space for yet another conference, yet another round...

What Do Your Favorite Movies Reveal About You?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Try this: jot down a list of your Top Ten Favorite Films. Now, take a look at the list and ask yourself: what ties these films together? What does t...

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

'Star Wars' Charity Initiative Challenges Fans To Use Force For Good

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News

You don't need to be a Jedi to do some good in the galaxy. Charitable initiative Star Wars: Force for Change kicked off a month-long campaign called ...

J.J. Abrams Keeps Us Guessing About Rey's Parents In 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.16.2016 | Entertainment

Just when you thought you finally figured out who Rey's parents are in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (Luke, right?!) J.J. Abrams goes all emperor on ...

Will Transhumanism Change Racism in the Future?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A future transhumanist? -- CCO Public Domain Despite decades of progress, racism and bigotry are still prevalent in the United States. Often, they ...

Rey Is a Palpatine. Here's Why

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

In the real world Star Wars universe, Rey origin stories are as numerous as mynocks in a giant space slug's belly, but that doesn't mean that there's no room for yet another one to come out and latch on to you.

This Basically Confirms That 'Star Wars' Theory About Luke And Rey

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment

This is the evidence you're looking for. With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" finally coming into our homes through Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD...

Mark Hamill Reveals Luke Might Be Gay In 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.05.2016 | Entertainment

To those wondering about Luke Skywalker's sexuality, this is the quote you're looking for. Mark Hamill recently opened up to The Sun about the issue a...

What Star Wars and Islam Have In Common

Sadok BenAbdallah | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Sadok BenAbdallah

Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine, named after the Tunisian city 'Tataouine,' is a harsh environment much like the ancient city of Mecca. Luke would look out in to the wilderness and ponder over his purpose much like the Prophet Muhammad did in the seventh century.

Could Luke Skywalker Be Bisexual? Mark Hamill's Response Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Luke Skywalker might not only be interested in princesses. Former "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill answered a fan's Twitter question about Skywalker's s...

A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

Watch This Star Wars Newbie Find Out The Truth About Luke's Father

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents

"I am your father," might be one of the most famous lines from the "Star Wars" franchise, but clearly, it hasn't quite reached younger generations. In...

Yes, This Is The 'Star Wars' Hero You're Looking For

Swara Salih | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Swara Salih

The Force has awoken within its hero, Rey. We have a multilayered and complex heroine at the forefront of the action, who serves as the heart of the storyline, not relegated to being a "sideshow badass" as too many female characters in action and science fiction cinema have been.

'Lonely Luke' And 'Emo Kylo Ren' Are The Greatest 'Star Wars' Parodies On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment

WARNING: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" spoilers below! Until now, we had to make do with the likes of Depressed Darth and Yoda to sate our desire for...

Why Rey Is Obi Wan Kenobi's Granddaughter

Ben Ostrower | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Ben Ostrower

How satisfying would that be to learn that the nine-episode arc is really, underneath it all, about the Kenobi family and not the Skywalkers?

Drones, the Robot Revolution and a Star Wars Society

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Amy Dardashtian

Our strictly controlled airspace will soon become a society in the sky. Much like Star Wars, there is already a battle between the good and the evil, as the feds and the states try to police and regulate drones.

These Theories Will Change How You See 'The Force Awakens'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.26.2015 | Entertainment

It's true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi -- they're real. But what about these theories? While "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" obliterates box off...

Star Wars Poll: 9 Insights on Pop Culture and Politics

John Rowley | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
John Rowley

This week presented a unique opportunity to test consumer and voter engagement around the marketing of a major movie, "The Force Awakens", and the race for President. We commissioned a national survey to research the intersection between pop culture and politics. This survey was not only fun, but insightful. Below are the findings:

Rey: The New Icon to Replace Disney Princesses

Anamika Ojha | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Anamika Ojha

Thank you George Lucas and J.J.Abrams for giving us Rey who will be an inspiration to millions of girls around the globe that they are not inferior to anyone and can fight any obstacles in their lives.

Going Back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Adina Ciment | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Adina Ciment

With this new episode coming out, the stakes are high. I'm not just talking about the franchise here. When the first three episodes came out, there wasn't as much at stake. It was backstory. My childhood characters were safe back in the 70s and I could line up with the rest of the world and criticize the prequels as not being real. Not part of the "real" movies.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens An Old Nostalgia and New Ideas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The new Star Wars film represents not so much a new hope as an old hope renewed. Or, since it's still the case that so few have actually seen the film, it represents the hope of an old hope renewed.

Lightsabers, Ewoks and the Force, Top Star Wars Predictions for the Force Awakens

Drew Lesicko | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Drew Lesicko

Will Yoda make an appearance? We couldn't help but gather some of our favorite predictions for what we think might happen on screen this weekend. What do you think will happen when The Force Awakens?