Bea Arthur in The Star Wars Holiday Special

Portions of this post were originally presented as part of Realizing Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII, & IX, May 2-4, 2019. Not so fast, Boba Fett! The infamous bounty hunter may have made his on-screen debut in The Star Wars Holiday Special, but it's Bea Arthur's performance that's truly the …

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“Well, excuse me for living, Anita Bryant!”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots that took place in New York City on June 28th and 29th, 1969. It's for this reason that LGBTQ Pride events and parades are usually held in June. The anniversary has also brought about an exploration and even a reckoning with the history of …

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