The Late Movies: Star Wars

We're trying something new this week. Every night at 8:00pm, I'll post a few short videos that all have a connection to something that happened that day. The videos could be about politics, pop culture, sports, or any other topical subject. To start, let's pay tribute to the fact that today was Star Wars day. You know...May the 4th be with you? Look, I didn't invent it, I'm just reporting it. So let's have some fun with it...

(Note: To the Star Wars/Lost fans out there...was Hurley right? Does everyone hate Ewoks?)

We'll start with the original Star Wars Parody video...Hardware Wars.

Next, we'll take a trip to Empire Market to visit Darth's younger brother, Chad.

A quick call to Robot Chicken's Palpatine. (who happens to be responsible for one of my favorite quotes of all time).

The very first Lego Star Wars video.

And two of the original audition videos. Kurt Russell and Robby Benson read for Han and Luke.

See you back here tomorrow night at 8:00pm Eastern Time for another installment.

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Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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