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2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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. ...

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.