Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars. Yes, it’s Star Wars‘ world and we all just live in it. Today, Disney announced details of the second anthology film, which will focus on the trials of Han Solo, before Luke and Obi Wan ever bumped into him at the Mos Eisley. The film will be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie). For those of you who can’t keep up, this December is The Force Awakens, next year is Rogue One, and 2018 will be this Han Solo one. (What the hell are we going to do in 2017, Star Wars? What?)
Although the Cuban government has shown an increased desire to give greater Internet access to its citizens, the process is proving slow and limited. So in order to get online content — from news, to kittens, to news about kittens — Cubans are turning to underground groups, who for a small fee, load content onto their flash drives. In a fascinating read, FastCompany delves deep into the one of the groups curating the content.
Video games these days seem to be all about super realistic battle zones and/or inner city criminals, and there’s a severe lack of point-and-click games (Myst or Broken Sword, anyone?). To the rescue comes Maquisard, a free to download puzzle game developed by students at New York University. That’s not even the best part: the design is based on The Grand Budapest Hotel, and you play a character resembling ‘Zero’ as you try to find a secret agent posing as a hotel guest. It’s not the first time Hotel has been reinterpreted, and probably won’t be the last. Check out the trailer:
It’s no Elmo and Andrea Bocelli, but when RZA and Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) announced they were working on an album (under the name ACHOZEN) 10 years ago, it was definitely an unexpected collaboration. Many felt smug when they only produced a couple of songs, but good things come to those who wait, and the two have announced that they will release eight brand new tracks (the only catch being you have to buy a portable speaker to get them).
Listen to their (somewhat) surprisingly good song Salute/Sacrifice from the mid 00’s: