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EXPO/CHICAGO 2014, an Artistic and Commercial Success

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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. ...

A Sacrifice George Lucas Made Long Ago Is Still Paying Off Today

OWN | Posted 05.02.2014 | OWN

As excitement for the new "Star Wars" films heats up, we take a look back at George Lucas' 1997 appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." It was the 20t...

The Original 'Star Wars' Cast Announcements Were A Little Different

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

On the heels of the long-awaited cast announcement for "Star Wars: Episode VII," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reminding us of a ...

Why 'Star Wars' Matters

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Troy Campbell

On "May the Fourth Be With You" Day, droves of Americans will dress up and celebrate, and I will be one of them.

'Dinner and a Movie,' Not Dinner and an OTT Stream

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Harvilicz

Saving the movie-going experience won't save America's middle class, but letting it go will lead us deeper down the hole of Internet isolation and greater separation from each other at a time when Americans need more real-world, interpersonal connections, not fewer.

See How The 'Star Wars' Lightsabers Were Created

Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment

The lightsaber is perhaps the most iconic weapon in cinema history, but it's also one of the most complicated devices to capture on camera. "Every las...

Why George Lucas Paid Steven Spielberg Millions Because Of 'Star Wars'

Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment

George Lucas has said repeatedly over the years that, before "Star Wars" became the intergalactic smash it is today, industry insiders expected the sp...

WATCH: The Hit Role That Patrick Duffy Lost To Harrison Ford

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Though Patrick Duffy is well known for playing Bobby Ewing on 'Dallas' -- both the original and the remake -- and Frank Lambert on 'Step By Step,' the...

George Lucas Makes Major Donation To Chicago School

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson are donating $25 million to a prestigious private school on Chicago's South Side. ...

The Worst Generation(s)

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.

Surprise! Oscars for Best Picture Were Often Awarded to Blockbusters

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

And so an epic battle began. It pitted big, science fiction and fantasy concepts against niche, humanistic narratives about the lives of ordinary people and historical figures.

What's the Big Idea? Debating the Future of a Great Urban Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The current, rather frothy debate about proposed development at Crissy Field in the Presidio at San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which arguably ranks in significance with New York's Central Park and Washington, DC's National Mall, deserves more national attention.

The Technology of Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

A sure way to make yourself less productive is to artificially limit your individual sleep needs. We can't do without sleep. But can we do without dreams? The scientific evidence is less clear on this point.

Yoda Was Almost Played By A Monkey In 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

You must unlearn what you have learned: As a pair of rare photos posted by Will McCrabb on Twitter show, George Lucas originally intended to have a mo...

Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

Susan J. Napier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

In The Wind Rises and in his essay last summer Miyazaki is forcing his viewers and readers to confront a nasty truth about the human condition. War can be exciting -- stirring up visceral emotions to an intensity we don't often feel in our normal lives.

It's Like 'Star Wars' Except Stupider

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Lucasfilm trolled the Internet pretty hard last month by teasing a new "Star Wars" trailer, hinting that it would be related to the upcoming Episode V...

Stop Freaking Out About Star Wars

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

There has been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the development of Episode VII as of late. There have been rumblings for awhile that J.J. Abrams hasn't been the happiest of souls thus far, as production crawls along. Last week's departure of screenwriter Michael Arndt (who wrote the first Episode VII treatment and script) only added fuel to this already explosive story.

'Episode VII' Isn't The First Time There Was A 'Star Wars' Script Shakeup

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On Thursday, news broke that Michael Arndt's script for Star Wars: Episode VII was being rewritten by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, effectively b...