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Emo Kylo Ren: Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Polarizing Villain

Some ‘Star Wars’ fans have taken issue with J.J. Abrams’ new, emotional villain. But in Kylo Ren’s case, pure evil isn’t the point. [Warning: …

Star Wars

Be The Han Solo Of Your Office (For Better Or Worse) With These ‘Star Wars’ Quotes

If you’re like me, you grew up wanting to be Han Solo. Based on the laws of probability, you’re also like me in that your Solo-dreams never materialized. No one but Han can pull off that level of swagger 24-7. At best, we can manage it for a few minutes here, a quick interaction there.<p>That doesn’t …

7. Why Rey Could Beat Kylo

Okay, so I can't explain the Jedi mind trick scene, but another point of contention from fans is quite how Rey could've beaten Kylo in saber-to-saber …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was originally called Shadow of the Empire

Thanks to Disney's marketing machine, we'll never again hear the phrase "The Force Awakens" without thinking of <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i>. But the movie could have had a different title. In fact, according to Lucasfilm creative executive (and resident <i>Star Wars</i> geek) Pablo Hidalgo, the film was given …

7 'Star Wars' Theories That'll Change How You See 'The Force Awakens'

These are the theories you're looking for.<p>It's true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi -- they're real. But what about these theories?<p>While "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" obliterates box office records, its lingering questions are blowing our minds even more. Who are Rey's real parents? How is she …

Star Wars

Umberto Eco on Berlusconi, bestiality and Beyoncé

<b>Umberto Eco, a philosopher who wrote best-selling novels including The Name of the Rose, died on February 19 2016, aged 84. This interview was first published in November 2015.</b><p>When Dan Brown published The Da Vinci Code in 2003, Umberto Eco didn’t think, as others did, that Brown had ripped off his …

Literature

BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, Why is Jane Austen's Emma so cruel?

“Badly done, Emma!” Melvyn Bragg and guests Professor Janet Todd, Professor John Mullan and Professor Emma Clery look at the the dark side of Jane Austen's Emma and discuss what influenced her behaviour.<p>First broadcast on In Our Time, 19 November 2015

Has the Nobel Curse Killed Orhan Pamuk?

What’s a novelist to do after winning literature’s greatest laurel? In his new ‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ and other works, it seems the Turkish …

Uncovering mysteries in the upcoming 'Sherlock' Victorian special

While the "Sherlock" Victorian special "The Abominable Bride" gets closer to its January 2016 air date, we present the facts, another trailer and a stockpile of photos to decipher any hints.<p>Next year, we'll get to see Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) hunt down …

TV

30 Facts About Your Favorite Steven Spielberg Movies

Since making his feature directorial debut with the 1971 TV movie <i>Duel</i>, Steven Spielberg—who was born on this day in 1946—has gone on to create some …

Movies

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