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The Making of America: Review of Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Telling Stories digital exhibit

Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Telling Stories exhibit captures painter Norman Rockwell’s iconic expressions of 20th century Americanism. Created in partnership with “two of America’s best-known modern filmmakers—George Lucas and Steven Spielberg— recognized a kindred spirit in Rockwell and formed significant collections of his work,” Telling Stories reveals the intersection of these artistic heroes; whose works collectively affect an expansive, profound portrayal of a nation’s core values and stories. 848 more words

20th Century

COUNTDOWN TO STAR WARS EPISODE SEVEN – 266 DAYS

Counting down the 266 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,  129 more words

Star Wars

Home Review

Dreamworks in Crisis

I hate to say it guys but I’m calling it- Dreamworks time of death, March 2015.  Let’s give a little bit of background. 1,969 more words

Dreamworks

Howard the Duck (1986)

“time-warpingly bizarre”

Directed by Willard Huyck
Starring: Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones & David Paymer

To experience Howard the Duck is to dedicate two hours of your life to asking questions that almost certainly hold no reasonable answers. 167 more words

Micro Reviews

BMS: Scattercast - The Podcast Awakens (Star Wars)

We did our first ever podcast! And I’m pretty happy because it didn’t come out a total shitbag. Check it out and tell us what you think. 30 more words

Skywalker Esteem

And now, dearest of readers, we arrive at the riveting conclusion to this three part examination of fictitious self-esteem. In case you missed them, you can catch up… 1,254 more words

Culture

Boeing patents laser force field. How does it work?

The aerospace and defense company Boeing just earned a patent for a “method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc,” which is essentially a laser force field. 124 more words

Christian Science Monitor