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The Department of Defense's planned cloud procurement landed in the New York tabloids this week, as an advocacy group ran a full-page advertisement alerting President Donald Trump that Amazon Web Services could win the multibillion-dollar contract. The New York Post ad was placed by Less ...
The Department of Defense's planned cloud procurement landed in the New York tabloids this week, as an advocacy group ran a full-page advertisement alerting President Donald Trump that Amazon Web Services could win the multibillion-dollar contract. The New York Post ad was placed by Less ...

Speaking of the way a newly embittered Luke Skywalker has rejected the Jedi religion, Hamill says, "I just fundamentally disagree with your concept of this character and how you use him." Strong stuff, one thinks — depending on the personalities and the film in question, this could easily spell disaster.
A “religious western” is how Moroccan-based Spanish director Oliver Laxe describes his second film, Mimosas, winner of the top prize at Cannes' Critics' Week. It's a spiritual, ambiguously plotted journey through the Atlas Mountains, and those willing to give in to its mystical embrace and gorgeous visuals ...
The Jedi religion—inspired by the Star Wars franchise—has already earned tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. ..... In fact, new religious movements scholar Carole Cusack argues in her book Invented Religions that pop-culture heroes have assumed the role saints played in medieval ...
Now that The Last Jedi has arrived on HD digital, fans have started scouring through the footage with a closer eye for Easter Eggs. We have new details ... and one of the things I felt was more important was to put across a slightly simpler and more kind of gnostic version of what the early Jedi religion was.

When writer/director Rian Johnson began writing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he was handed a pretty serious cliffhanger to resolve: Rey standing on an ... galaxy collecting Jedi artifacts, all of which are inside the tree: burning it down means not only symbolically destroying the religion to which he subscribed, ...
"Lucasfilm had done some images to that effect, and one of the things I felt was more important was to put across a slightly simpler and more kind of gnostic version of what the early Jedi religion was. A temple that wasn't quite as a built structure. The Jedi, who are masters of balancing the light and the dark, ...
Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi managed to add a few more creatures to the mythology George Lucas started in 1977, from the cute Porgs to crystal foxes to, well, a species we didn't get acquainted with all that well: the Lanai, Ahch-To's caretakers. These “fish nuns” were briefly seen but now, ...
A school chaplain's penchant for pop culture has become a mainstay in his religion lessons to Catholic students near Edmonton. Mike Landry, a Spruce Grove-based chaplain in Evergreen Catholic Schools, turns to the Jedi, the First Order and the Resistance to teach about the Bible and talk to students ...
Kaight Meyers, the JEDI program manager, said the "self-service automated provisioning tool" would be a key enabler for the "rapid access and adoption" that DOD wants for commercial ... Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.
Debuting in the original Star Wars, Jedi have since become one of the most interchangeable words for "hero" in pop culture, given their devotion to ... Sci-fi films regularly feature their fair share of heroic characters, yet it was the philosophical and religious elements of the Jedi that continue to make them ...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is packed to the brim with details for fans to pick apart, and now they have another version of the story to dive into—one with even more layers to explore. On the surface, the The Last Jedi novelization (which is now available) relays the major events of the film. But at times author ...
Kaight Meyers, the JEDI program manager, said the "self-service automated provisioning tool" would be a key enabler for the "rapid access and adoption" that DOD wants for commercial ... Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University, where his emphases were journalism, business and religious studies.
A major Department of Defense commercial cloud deal has contracted considerably after officials experienced buyer's remorse―or maybe after Oracle protests used a Jedi mind trick. Last year, as part of a program spurred by the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), the US Transportation ...
What's become so controversial is corporations having fundamental rights, like religious liberty and the privilege to influence elections. Why do executives and shareholders seek constitutional rights for corporations? A constitutional right is like a Jedi lightsaber that corporations use to strike down laws ...
Resistance fighter Rey, grasping for her own prestigious lineage, wants Luke to teach her the ways of the Jedi. He forcibly responds that the Jedi themselves — a centuries-old religious order that once functioned as a kind of unaccountable, elite, interplanetary police force — should fade into memory.

When forging our opinions, we spend a unnecessary amount of time worrying about being on the 'right' side of an argument. When it comes to cinema, there is no 'right' and 'wrong'. There are only widely varying feelings of the entire human population and the vigor to which they are defended. Star Wars ...
For many of us, that meant growing up to see through the artificial nature of the religious categories we internalized from our youngest days. Like Luke and Yoda discussed as they watched their most sacred place burning to the ground (by their own hand, I might add), it was time for the Jedi religion to die.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” arrived in theaters Friday, and for most moviegoers, that galaxy far, far away fades from our imaginations once the film itself fades out. We chuck our popcorn tub into the garbage (hopefully), walk out of the cineplex and return to our blasterless, Yodaless, Millennium Falconless ...
In the final showdown between the First Order and the Resistance on Crait in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker makes a stand that reignites hope ... The universe has put its faith in this false god of the Jedi and they need to basically forget the religion… so the light can rise from a worthier source, ...


 

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