The fictional "girl next door" should be the girl changing the world with all the geekiness, creativity and overwhelming drive she can muster -- sparkly things optional, but strongly encouraged.
Star Wars is just one forthcoming blockbuster to join a list of movies in the making or soon to be released in which women feature far less prominently than men.
People change, beliefs change, systems change, everything changes. When education doesn't evolve with these changes, it affects our present and future.
On "May the Fourth Be With You" Day, droves of Americans will dress up and celebrate, and I will be one of them.
It was 15 years ago next month that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released. The MovieFilm guys have decided to look back at the worldwide phenomenon that led up to and followed the first Star Wars film to be released after the instantly iconic original trilogy.
Lucasfilm announced today, via Publishers Weekly, four brand new books aimed at introducing new readers to the classic Star Wars saga by bridging the "multi-arc storyline in anticipation of the release of Star Wars Episode VII in December 2015."
"There's no real reason I ever should have become a film director. I never studied film, unlike the movie brats of my generation I never went to film school, or even to college. I was never that enamored of film."
Star Wars Uncut, a project in which hundreds of Star Wars fans banded together to recreate Star Wars: A New Hope, 15 second clip by 15 second clip.
Though killing off a darling is a great storytelling device, storytellers need to think very carefully about it. If done well, it builds an emotional connection between audiences and characters. If done poorly, it becomes the proverbial bridge too far.
Libraries across the country are participating in a nationwide campaign called "Geek the Library" which seeks to spread awareness about the vital role libraries play in their communities and how they are funded.
Last year, when it came to Halloween costume choices, my daughter had one request from the get-go: she wanted to be C-3PO.
The website shut down, but our friendship continued. Annie lived in Oregon, or as I would say with my Jersey accent 'Or-E-gone' which she repeatedly admonished me on. Maybe one day I will meet Annie -- after all, why rush it, it's only been 20 years.
When I'm vulnerable and honest, I relax and the dynamic shifts to a few imperfect humans sharing and connecting. When I interact from my ego, I'm insecure and competitive and ultimately alone. When I interact authentically, vulnerably, from my heart, I'm most connected.
TV, movies -- but at the end it's about the blocks, and 85 years later -- every block ever made connects to another, and every extension they have ever introduced connects to all.
Inspired by inspiration, here's a poem that tugs at the nerdstrings in all of us.
Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.