The Gist

May the Pastiche Be With You

The multitudes of interwoven references in Star Wars films make them great art. 

“There’s no place like the death star.”

Photo by JD Hancock

Listen to Episode 398 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Slate’s Forrest Wickman explains the many layers that a casual visitor to the Star Wars universe might miss. He recently wrote the cover story “Star Wars Is a Postmodern Masterpiece” for Slate. For the Spiel, do the Iowa caucuses really matter?

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