Behind The Mask

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We Wear the Mask

WE wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
(Dunbar, 1-5)

Two years ago, I worked with someone who greeted me daily with, “I am trying to feel you out.” I thought it was hilarious that this person spent so much time trying to figure out the type of person that I am. We live in a world where people are constantly being judged. Despite countless efforts by many promoting originality and being one’s self, many people continue to define others by what they say and do. Our skin color, size, and even hair color are used to categorize individuals.

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Star Wars Rebels Season One Coming to Blu-ray/DVD [Video]

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Have you heard? The action-packed first season of Star Wars Rebels is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, September 1 — Just the thing you need to get even more revved up for Force Friday! Check out the all-new video below for more information:

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It’s Official! ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Returns to Disney XD on October 14!

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THE MIGHT OF THE EMPIRE GROWS AND FAN-FAVORITE CLONE TROOPERS
DEBUT IN NEW EPISODES OF “STAR WARS REBELS” SEASON 2
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

The critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” is set to debut new episodes starting WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

In “Star Wars Rebels” Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever. The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels – the bond of our rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.

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CWK Co-hosts Dan and Cory are the Guests on ‘Film Matters: Film and Faith’ Podcast

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Dan Z and Cory Clubb, your co-hosts for Coffee With Kenobi, have made another guest appearance on a podcast this week — this time with Film Matters: Film and Faith. The discussion centers on the “philosophical and religious themes” found in the Star Wars saga.

You can listen to this show on their website or on iTunes.

Check Out the Latest Installment of ‘Studying Skywalkers’ by CWK Co-host Dan Z

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In the latest entry in his “Studying Skywalkers” series for the official Star Wars blog, Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z examines the meaning of weather in the galaxy far, far away.

You can read an excerpt below:

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CWK Co-hosts Dan and Cory are the Guests on the Latest Podcasting 101

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Coffee With Kenobi co-hosts Dan Z and Cory Clubb are the guests on the latest episode of Podcasting 101. In this episode, they discuss the philosophy behind the show, and how the use of social media assists in staying connected with the listeners.

You can listen to this episode of Podcasting 101 here and on iTunes here.

Comics With Kenobi Issue # 5 (126)

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It’s no myth, the fifth issue of Kanan concludes the series’ first story arc in a manner befitting what is arguably among the best of Marvel’s monthly Star Wars comics. There’s also lots of love for the Lando mini-series, which has only two issues to go before concluding its run.

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Announcing a Star Wars-Themed Sandtrooper Gaming Headset for Star Wars Battlefront

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TURTLE BEACH CORPORATION REVEALS STAR WARS-THEMED SANDTROOPER GAMING HEADSET FOR STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT
VIDEO GAME AT PAX PRIME

An Exclusive, Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Headset
Will be Offered Only at Best Buy in the U.S., Featuring Individual Numbering
and Including an Extra Set of Swappable Star Wars Speaker Plates

Fans Can Pre-Order Both the Standard and Limited Edition
Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Gaming Headsets Starting Today

San Diego, CA – August 27, 2015Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), the leading-edge audio technology company and #1 in gaming audio, today announced the Star Wars™-themed Sandtrooper gaming headset for the eagerly anticipated Star Wars™ Battlefront™ video game. The standard version of Turtle Beach’s Sandtrooper gaming headset will be offered in the UK, Australia, and in select territories across Europe, while a limited edition Sandtrooper gaming headset will be offered only at Best Buy in the U.S. Each limited edition Sandtrooper headset will be individually numbered and include an extra set of swappable Star Wars speaker plates, truly making it something fans will want to add to their collection. Both the standard and limited edition Sandtrooper headsets are planned to be available this fall timed to Star Wars Battlefront’s launch, and PAX Prime attendees can get a first look at the new Star Wars-themed gaming headset this weekend at the Turtle Beach Booth (#442). Starting today, fans outside the U.S. can pre-order the standard Sandtrooper gaming headset at Turtle Beach, and fans in the U.S. can pre-order the limited edition version at Best Buy.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — New Teaser Clip!

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The official Star Wars Instagram account posted a brand new clip from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens todayand it’s guaranteed to take your breath away! You’ll also spend the rest of the day watching it over and over and…. Well, you get the idea. Consider yourself warned!

If you’ve not seen it yet, head over to Instagram right now! Just follow the link below:

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT

Star Wars Connective Tissue

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There are a lot of things that Star Wars fans connect their love of the saga with. For some it may be how they met a spouse, for others it could be how they remember their childhood toys, and for others it might be something even crazier. But for me, My love of Star Wars comes together with another one of my loves, Death Metal music.

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