Kelly Marie Tran Wrote a Powerful Op-Ed About Harassment and Living In a 'White-Dominated World'

Back in June, roughly ninety years ago—oh, excuse me, two and a half months ago!—it was reported that Kelly Marie Tran, the first woman of color to have a lead role in a Star Wars film, deleted her Instagram account “after facing months of harassment from angry fans” who repeatedly left racist, sexist, and otherwise…

Unused Footage of Carrie Fisher Will Complete Princess Leia's Story

It’s been two years, another Star Wars installment, and a posthumous Grammy, but every once in a while when I’m feeling crappy about getting old or being a weirdo, a Carrie Fisher anecdote lifts my spirits: her embrace of mental illness down to the Prozac urn; her f-off to ageism (“My body hasn’t aged as well as I…

Kelly Marie Tran Reportedly Wiped Her Instagram After Endless Harassment From Star Wars Fans

Breakout star of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kelly Marie Tran, has reportedly deleted every image from her Instagram account “after facing months of harassment from angry fans” of the franchise. And while I can’t personally vouch for the reliability of this story’s source—a Twitter account called Star Wars Facts—the…

A Review of the Becoming Solo Featurette by Someone Who Had a Crush on Han Solo When They Were 7

In 1997, my father took me to see the Special Edition release of Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters. It was my very first Star War, and instantly, I became infatuated with Han Solo. He was a morally ambiguous, sharp-mouthed space smuggler of indeterminate age, with a tuft of chest hair peeking out from his white space…

Would You Like to Purchase This 24-Karat Gold Darth Vader Helmet?

I’m going to tread carefully here, because I know at least some of you are Star Wars fans, and my interest in the franchise does not extend beyond the ewoks (they’re very cute). But methinks we can all agree that only a fan of absurd devotion—and absurd wealth—would purchase a life-size replica of Darth Vader’s helmet …

Watch Carrie Fisher Talk to Charlie Rose About Writing, Self-Doubt, and Addiction In 1994 

“I’m good at this,” Carrie Fisher says about 10 minutes into a 1994 interview with Charlie Rose. But she’s selling herself short. Fisher was great at this. Though we all fell in love with her interview appearances during the promotional cycle for 2015's The Force Awakens, she had been doing this—that is, giving every…