It's that time of year again.
Yes, it's spring — but more specifically, it's almost May 4th, AKA Star Wars Day.
No matter how you feel about the Star Wars movies — the original trilogy, the…prequels, and the present-day sequels and so-called "anthology" films — there's no doubt they've had a massive impact on several generations' worth of pop culture. In addition to movies, toys, and TV spin-offs, Star Wars also plays an important role in fashion (or, perhaps, "fashion"). The Gap — leading the way — just released a… >> Read More
It's officially here--the new Star Wars trailer for the eighth movie in the franchise. It's called The Last Jedi. Based off the title alone, you know it's going to be good. Now you can get a glimpse…with the new 2.5-minute trailer. The trailer includes characters from the previous movie, notably Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and bad dude we all love to mock, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). And of course, there's a grizzled Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, who we're all excited about being the focus of the movie with the… >> Read More
"Star Wars" wasn’t on my radar (I was more of a "Star Trek" fan) until I started dating my now husband in college. He was delighted to be the first person to show me the original movies. We saw…each of the prequels in the theater. As any true fan will tell you, they were pretty disappointing. It didn’t matter—we saw them all when they were released. As I learned from him, "Star Wars" fans don’t mess around. When my children (now ages 12, 9, and 3) were born, one by one they were… >> Read More
Say it 10 times fast: Stars Wars-inspired Lego synagogue. Doesn't it sound so strange, and yet, so amazing? Well, it's almost a reality. And really, who doesn't want a Death Star Synagogue?
This…Jewish mom, Tobey Finklestein, dreamed it up--and she's trying to make it something other parents and kids can have fun with. She started a Kickstarter to fund the project, so it could be made in time for Passover. The self-described "Jewish-Asian tiger mom" said her 10-year-old came asking for the "Lego Death Star." And well, her… >> Read More
It's only been 10 days since 2017 started, and already one of the best things has already happened. A Detroit mom wore a Chewbacca mask during labor. She and I clearly need to be friends, because…she sounds awesome. Katie Stricker Curtis gave birth to her son, Jayden earlier this week. What makes it so remarkable is the fact that she was filmed while having serious contractions wearing a Chewbacca mask similar to the one made famous in May by “Chewbacca mom” Candace Payne. Curtis' sense of humor is not only hilarious, but… >> Read More