Princess Leia walking in NYC being harassed by dicks from all the galaxy

Someone made a Star Wars-themed parody of the catcall video that went viral last month and it's even better than the original: This one didn't edit out the white guys and left only blacks and latinos. Males from the galaxy far far away can all be creepy and gross regardless of race or affiliation—just like in this… » 11/11/14 7:26pm 11/11/14 7:26pm

Hey Star Wars -- Where the Hell Are the Women?

This morning we all delighted in the casting announcement for Star Wars VII. And then the reality set in: There is only one new female character being added to what is arguably the world's most beloved mythic series. It's as if 51 percent of the population cried out in pain, and was suddenly silenced. » 4/29/14 2:30pm 4/29/14 2:30pm

Why Is Slave Leia the Only Princess Leia Toy Available at Toys"R"Us?

Over the weekend we received a tip from a concerned mother who had come across something very disconcerting while perusing the aisles of Toys R Us. Apparently the only available toy or figurine of the Star Wars character Princess Leia is of her in the "Slave Outfit" from Return of the Jedi. Bikini? Check. Loin cloth?… » 3/30/14 1:05pm 3/30/14 1:05pm

Disney's first female Star Wars character fights the Empire with art

Meet Sabine, the newest Star Wars: Rebels character and the first female Star Wars character created after George Lucas handed the franchise to Disney. Question: If you had to guess her personality, would you say she's a "tomboy," "spunky," "feisty" or just has "a little bit of attitude"? The answer is, of course. all… » 2/19/14 9:51pm 2/19/14 9:51pm

The 10 Types of Teen Heroes, Ranked According to Wish-Fulfillment

Everybody loves teenage heroes. Grown-ups and teens alike snarf young-adult novels. Katniss is owning the cineplex. But which kind of teen protagonist offers the most escapist bang for your buck? Here's our survey of the 10 types of teen hero, ranked by pure wish-fulfillment. » 11/30/13 12:45pm 11/30/13 12:45pm

Catching Fire Is Just Like The Empire Strikes Back, Says Internet

Catching Fire, the vastly superior second installment of the Hunger Games saga, has set a record for November earnings, pulling in around $161.1 million over its opening weekend. That success has Hunger Games fans tingling with joy, so much joy, in fact, that some of them have started comparing Catching Fire to… » 11/24/13 4:00pm 11/24/13 4:00pm