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Star Wars Forever

posted: 4.30.15 by Jack Solomon

In my last blog post I wrote about Mad Men, a pop cultural sensation that is now winding down.  This time I want to reflect a bit on the Star Wars franchise, a pop culture phenomenon for which the word “sensation” is wholly inadequate, and which, far from winding down, is instead winding up in preparation for the release of its seventh installment (The Force Awakens), with at least two more “episodes” in the works. [read more]

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It's Summertime, and the Blogging . . .

posted: 8.9.13 by Jack Solomon

Ain’t easy.

Especially when I’m in the process of revising the chapter introductions for the eighth edition of Signs of Life in the U.S.A., and the blockbuster du jour is a movie about a mutant superhero with “adamantium” claws. [read more]

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