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First Impressions: The Force Awakens – SPOILER FREE

First Impressions: The Force Awakens (*Spoiler-Free*) by Dom Nardi I finally had a chance to see The Force Awakens! This review is intended to minimize the risk of spoilers for readers who have not had a chance to see the film yet. Later next week, I will write a more detailed review with spoilers to discuss some important moments in ...

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Legendarium Recap: Mid-Season Finales for Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and Grimm

Legendary Recap: Mid-Season Finales for Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and Grimm by Diane Riggins Arrow Oliver and the others are attacked while they are holding a clean up the bay rally with some of the citizens of Star City. Felicity finds out that her mother and Lance are dating. After the attack at the bay Oliver holds a press conference ...

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A Brave New Epic for a Brave New World

A Brave New Epic for a Brave New World Or, the Origins of a Mythology By John C. Evans Four or five children sit around a burning hearth. Their faces are obscured by shadow. But I know them all. My little shoulders twitch as I peer coolly out the window. There is mist on the hills, and I can see ...

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The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews”

The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Perhaps when Chewbacca needs some comforting food—such as when he seems on the verge of losing an important game while traveling around the galaxy—he might like to nibble on these decadent treats. These have the added bonus of being excellent winter holiday cookies! “Chewie Chews” ⅓ cup soft salted butter ...

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Book Review: A True Hope: Jedi Perils and the Way of Jesus by Joshua Hayes

  Book Review A True Hope: Jedi Perils and the Way of Jesus by Joshua Hays The new Star Wars film is just days away and the excitement is palpable. Star Wars memorabilia is everywhere you look. With Disney now at the helm of the Star Wars universe, and J.J. Abrams directing the new film, there is no shortage of ...

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Legendarium Recap: Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and Grimm

Legendarium Recap: Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and Grimm by Dianne Riggins Arrow Looks like some new players are in town and they are the Legends of Tomorrow. Oliver and Barry (The Flash) team up in tonight’s crossover to try and stop immortal Vandal Savage from killing Kendra (Hawkgirl) and Carter (Hawkman) again. Oliver finds out something he thought was always ...

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Retrospective Review: The Empire Strikes Back

Retrospective Review: The Empire Strikes Back by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at The Empire Strikes Back, widely regarded as the best film in the series… There are many, many reasons why The Empire Strikes Back ranks as my favorite Star ...

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Star Wars Menu: “Ménage à Millennium”

Star Wars Menu: “Ménage à Millennium” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I’m imagining the Millennium Falcon household consisting of three people for awhile, in a sort of cozy, cooperative alliance. Pair it with the Yoda Pods from last week if you need to feed four people. Although the recipe is presented in three parts, one person can easily put it all ...

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Book Review: Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

There is something wonderful about good literature. The words, the phrases, the characters, the exciting plot twists – a good story of an amalgamation of many things working together. When we find a story that captures us, that plants its roots firmly in our imaginations, we quickly develop a deep and lasting appreciation for that work. Have you ever had ...

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Retrospective Review: A New Hope

Retrospective Review: A New Hope by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at A New Hope, the film that started it all… What is there left to say about Star Wars: A New Hope that hasn’t already been said? The original Star ...

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