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What It'd Look Like if Star Wars Spilled Into the Real World

Thomas Dagg was obsessed with <i>Star Wars</i> a kid growing up in Ottawa during the 1990s. He watched the trilogy on VHS so many times he wore out the …

17 Amazing Photos Mixing Star Wars and Real Life

What if Luke and Leia lived next door? It'd look a lot like this.<p><b>When Toronto-based</b> photographer Thomas Dagg isn't shooting for clients like BMW, he's re-imagining the world around him as a fantastical place. Taking normal, mundane photos, he makes them surreal with the well-placed addition of a …

Audio Mixing

Dean Wareham Talks Luna's Surprise Reunion

"I feel that this can be fun," the singer says. "You remember why you all like each other"<p>After a decade apart, indie rockers Luna insouciantly …

Dean Wareham: Dean Wareham

Nearly 30 years into a career that includes stints fronting beloved dream-pop outfits Galaxie 500 and Luna, Dean Wareham has finally released a solo …

Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes

The little-known stories of clothing from a galaxy far, far away, from Darth Vader’s helmet to Padme’s wedding dress to Han Solo’s vest.<p>From Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns and white robes to Darth Vader’s shiny black helmet and billowing cape, the costumes in the seven episodes of <i>Star Wars</i> are among …

Darth Vader

Godzilla: Why Japan loves monster movies

The new Godzilla film is Hollywood’s latest attempt at adapting Japan’s singular monster-movie genre. What accounts for the Japanese love of giant city stompers?<p>In the manner of Godzilla himself, Hollywood is stomping into Japanese cinema once again. There have been plenty of US remakes of Japanese …

Why We Fight About Pop Music

In 2007, the Canadian music critic Carl Wilson published a book-length experiment in extreme aesthetic sport: a sincere and shockingly comprehensive study of music he had already decided he hated. That book, <i>Let's Talk About Love,</i> named for the Celine Dion album it studied, has become a cornerstone …

Looking Back on 'The X-Files': A Reading List

I watched “The X-Files” in a Baltimore house I shared with eight people, at the end of days spent navigating the city’s shaky public transit system, …

Watch: Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde's "Royals"

On his tour of Australia, Bruce Springsteen has been covering classic Australian songs by AC/DC, the Bee Gees, INXS, and others. During a recent stop in New Zealand, he tackled a more recent, very popular song: Lorde's "Royals". Watch below.

Bruce Springsteen