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An Urgently Needed Definition of “Fascism” as the West Fights It Anew at Home and Abroad

Happy New Year! Sadly, in 2023 and beyond, we will and must confront a dreadful specter of the past not ...
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A Plea to Disney for Coherence and Quality Control in Star Wars (and More Finesse with Politics)

We don’t need perfection, but the casual ridiculousness has to stop, or, how Obi-Wan Kenobi is a perfect microcosm for ...
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If We Get Qui-Gon Jinn in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Expect Yoda, Too

By Brian E. Frydenborg, May 31, 2022 (Twitter @bfry1981; LinkedIn, Facebook) WARNING: Spoilers for Star Wars in general, especially Obi-Wan ...
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THE Way to Watch Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Clone Wars Finale for Max Emotional Impact

George Lucas's apprentice Dave Filoni has given us a grand finale to Clone Wars inseparable from Revenge of the Sith ...
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The Iran Natanz Attack Sorta Happened in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (and in a way instructive for us all!)

Two Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes with surprising resonance for the Middle East and the conflict involving Iran, Israel, ...
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Numbers Show Clone Wars Has Dominated Streaming in 2020, Reached Huge Audience (I Hope Disney Gets the Message!!)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been some of the best the medium of television has ever produced, and here ...
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On Bourdain Day, His Life a Reminder to All that Anyone Can Speak Up for the Marginalized, Bring People Together

On his birthday, let's remember what why we all loved Anthony Bourdain: because he showed us how to love each ...
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Game of Thrones and the Gift of Empathy

Why the warmer moments of a bleak show are its most important WARNING: SPOILERS THROUGH SEASON 8, EPISODE 4 OF ...
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After the Storms: Are Harvey, Irma the New Normal?

And what would that mean going forward? Some hard choices, necessary changes, and a reckoning. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse ...
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What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Good and Evil in the Real World

Though Star Wars is make-believe, there is much it can teach about the real-world dynamics of good and evil and ...
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