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This Forgotten 'Star Wars' Character Could Have A Huge Impact On Episode VIII

David Beem | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
David Beem

When the consciousness of a Jedi Master survives death, that Jedi Master can come back to guide the living. This is a big deal. It's a tremendous advantage for the Rebel Alliance in the original trilogy, and it should be a continuing advantage for the Resistance in the new films.

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.

The Good And Bad Of Kylo Ren

Joshua Adams | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Adams

While most would agree that Ren could never fill Darth Vader's black boots, he seems to be a suitable successor for this and subsequent sequels. But although Kylo Ren is a great new heir to the dark side, I do have some critiques about his characterization (or lack thereof).

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.

It's My Garden, but Who's the Gardener?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Full disclosure: I call it my garden, but I'm not the gardener. Not really. I don't plant things. I don't do the big weeding. I don't make plants grow or buds blossom.

Does Spiritual Duct Tape Hold the World Together?

Edie Weinstein | Posted 04.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

Today, I was listening to one of my favorite people on the planet share his life-learned wisdom and music at an interfaith community where I have atte...

'Star Wars' Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Will Always Be Our Favorite

The Huffington Post | Good News Editors | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

And now for a quick replay of the best Super Bowl commercial of all time. In this 2011 Volkswagen ad above, a young boy decked out in Darth Vader g...

10 Real World Uses for a Kickass Lightsaber

Carl Pettit | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

The feasibility and combat applications of this imaginary weapon not withstanding, let's take a look at some hands-on, practical lightsaber possibilities here on Earth -- assuming one could actually be built.

How Star Wars and the Force Prove That Marriage Equality Is Right

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Chibuihem Amalaha claims he has used science and magnets to prove that marriage equality is wrong, so I thought I would use Star Wars and the concept of the Force to prove how being against marriage equality is wrong.

Weekly Rune: Perthro

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Perthro -- chance -- Most people ascribe the meaning "luck" to Perthro, though I find that our modern definition of luck doesn't come close to descri...

25 Activities for Star Wars Day

Jordan Hart | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

May 4 is unofficially "Star Wars Day." In other words, it's the only time of the year -- other than Comic-Con -- that grown adults can run around with plastic blaster rifles and carry on conversations in Ewokese without ridicule.

Dealing With RFPs: Lessons From Star Wars

Ian Altman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

I have the honor of working with hundreds of CEOs each year. Common questions relate to how companies deal with the Request for Proposal or RFP. The R...

I'm With Stupid: Why Are Geeks So Mad About Star Wars?

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

My son, who has seen only the original Star Wars, doesn't really understand the song, so he asked me one time, "Why does his dad get so mad about Star Wars?"

Lee Speigel

Survey: More People Believe In Space Aliens Than In God

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.18.2012 | Weird News

More than 33 million U.K. citizens believe in extraterrestrial life, compared to just over 27 million -- less than half the country -- who believe in ...

I'm With Stupid: I Feel a Great Disturbance in the Force

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Canterbury, known to some as Obi-Wan Canternobi, must have witnessed some sort of horrible crime at a Toys "R" Us store, because he did what any honorable Jedi would do and acted to stop it -- unsheathing both of his deadly lightsabers and attacking three would-be perpetrators.

'Star Wars' Chosen As Religion By Thousands

Posted 02.17.2012 | Entertainment

The Jedi Temple may have been destroyed in the Great Jedi Purge, but that hasn't deterred some people from worshipping The Force. According to Czec...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Kickdrums and The Last Royals' Push Play

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Throughout music history, there have been many duos who have broken out larger than your next door neighbor's prepubescent kid. The Kickdrums and The Last Royals may very well be the next pairs to pop.

WATCH: Super Bowl Commercial's Darth Vader Reveals Himself

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's the Super Bowl commercial everyone is talking about: that Volkswagen ad where a pint-sized Darth Vader attempts to use the Force--and only finds ...

Super Bowl Ad Goes Viral Before The Game Starts

Posted 01.30.2015 | Media

The Super Bowl hasn't even started and one of its coveted ad spots has already gone viral on the Web. A Volkswagen Super Bowl ad called "The Force"...

Can Spirituality And Ambition Coexist?

Mastin Kipp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mastin Kipp

Giving up everything and dedicating your live to a monastic way of life might be one way to find inner abundance, but this article isn't for those people. It's for those who live in the world, but are not of it.