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The Force is back! This week the internet went absolutely ballistic over the release of the second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first proper sequel to the original trilogy in over three decades. (Don’t get us started on those prequel abominations.) To tide you over until the new film’s Christmas release, check out The Making of Star Wars, which tells the story of how a young filmmaker named George Lucas and a ragtag ensemble went off into the Tunisian desert with a bag of B-movie tropes, and pop culture was never the same again.

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And, just in case you live under many layers of sedimentary rock and missed the new teaser, here it is:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."