The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me

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By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

The Coolest Man in the Room: Ghostbuster Peter Venkman as Male Role Model

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Tom Burns on why he wanted to be like the guy who got all the best lines.

A Not So New Hope: Reflecting on Star Wars on the 36th Anniversary

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On the anniversary of the premiere of the epic film Star Wars, Alex Yarde looks back on how the film started him on his own hero’s journey.

Why Toy Collectors Need to Share Their Toys with Their Kids

What once were collectibles are now...toys?!?

Toy collector Tom Burns breaks down by opening his collectors items and playing with his daughter

Kids and Toy Guns: Pretend Battles Rage On, Long Past Newtown

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With his kids, Carter Gaddis straddles a line between regulating imaginative gun play and banning it

Luke and Leia Had Sex

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And I can prove it.

Harrison Ford May Return as Han Solo?

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Could it be true that Harrison Ford is considering reprising his role as Han Solo?

Movies: Star Wars and The Avengers Are Basically The Same Idea

Just skip ahead to the end. That settles the whole score.

Teenage Dating in a ‘Twilight’-‘Hunger Games’ World

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The effects of romantic role models in young adult fiction color whole generations’ ideas of who they want to be and to love.

Humor: Star Wars Archenemies

Sometimes … things just balance themselves out.

Opinion: The Commentary Track for the December 15th Buy Pile, Issue #20 [@cbr] “Iron Eclipses and Dreamtime”

An analysis of elements from Hannibal Tabu’s reviews column on Comic Book Resources.

The Fence-Jumping, Battery-Changing Dad

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Josh Tyson doesn’t need a bullwhip and a fedora to get his sons to look up to him. But he suspects he will when they’re older.