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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hints At Answers The Force Awakens Didn’t Deliver

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a major blockbuster last year, but the film ultimately raised more questions than it answered. We don’t yet know why Luke’s Jedi academy was destroyed, why he later went into self-imposed, exile on Ahch-To, why his nephew Kylo Ren fell to the Dark Side, why Han and Leia were estranged, or the history of the new Emperor stand-in, Supreme Leader Snoke. A new trailer for Episode VIII dropped last…

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“Uncivil”: The Civil War Stories We Didn’t Learn in School

“Uncivil,” an excellent new podcast about the Civil War hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika, begins with a visit this summer to a controversial statue. It doesn’t involve Robert E. Lee or the Confederate flag, they tell us: it’s the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was put up in 1876. Abraham Lincoln stands about twenty feet tall, impeccably dressed, his hand extended. Beneath him is a black man on his knees, naked but for a loincloth, a broken shackle on his arm. He looks almost as if he…

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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve been tracking the long-term growth of the VR ecosystem on PC thanks to Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey and its reported data. This past summer saw major price cuts from both Oculus and HTC, with the Oculus Rift temporarily on sale with controllers for just $ 400, and HTC offering the Vive for $ 600. It took HTC some time to react to Oculus’ move, however, and it wasn’t immediately obvious what kind of…

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'We created a lot of chances but we didn’t use them' – Jurgen Klopp bemoans Liverpool's ability to capitalise

Jurgen Klopp bemoaned his team’s finishing Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Dejected Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was pleased his side created chances against Sevilla but bemoaned his side’s ability to capitalise on them. The Reds could only draw 2-2 with the LaLiga side at Anfield in their opening Champions League group game with Sevilla striker Joaquin Correa grabbing a crucial equaliser with 17 minutes to go. Wissam Ben Yedder had initially opened the scoring for the visitors – with some calamitous defending aiding the striker somewhat – before Roberto Firmino levelled…

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