The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Star Wars?

Weesa sizin’ up the sci fi franchise that drops a new movie on December 20.

11/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Style Spotlight

Get a Replica Star Wars Jacket to Look Like Luke, Leia, or Han

You, too, can rock the fashions of the remote ice planet Hoth. Watch out for Imperial probe droids!

12/06/2017 By Eden Dawn


How A Couple of Portland Guys Saved Star Wars

OK, we exaggerate. By a lot. But when JJ Abrams calls to chat about his movie, it’s natural to jump to hyperbole.

11/23/2015 By Peter Holmstrom


This Is Indeed the Article You're Looking For. It's May 4th—Star Wars Day.

Local writers talk the influence of Star Wars. Plus: a recipe for Wookiee cookies.

04/29/2014 By Peter Holmstrom


Ian Doescher Returneth to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The PDX author of NYT-bestseller "William Shakespeare’s Star Wars" talks about the sequel and giving the space worm a soliloquy. "The Empire Striketh Back" comes out today.

03/18/2014 By Peter Holmstrom


Star Wars-Shakespeare Mashup

A Portland author retells George Lucas' epic saga in the Bard’s verse.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder


Q&A with Ian Doescher about Shakespeare on Star Wars

The author of the Shakespearian mash-up 'Star Wars: Verily A New Hope' answers the question: "Why?" He speaks at Powell’s Cedar Hills on July 2.

06/27/2013 By Alisha Gorder


Q&A: One-Man 'Star Wars' Actor Charles Ross

A comic Canadian carves out his own niche in the nerd universe, by tackling George Lucas's beloved sci-fi trilogy—all by himself.

04/24/2013 By Sam Coggeshall


Master of the Universe

Official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson talks fanboy celebrity, lightsabers, and the secretive life of working for George Lucas.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame