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Paper cut-out of Commander Beck, the ISB Agent who pursues Han Solo and Chewbacca throughout Greg Rucka’s excellent Star Wars novella, ‘Smuggler’s Run.’   

It’s a highly recommended read - in my opinion the best of the three all-ages books that launched the Disney/Lucus Film Press partnership.  Please don’t let the ‘all ages’ moniker dissuade you… Rucka’s writing is smart, succinct, and fast-paced.  It’s simply appropriate for younger readers, but not specifically tailored to younger themes.  There are a several illustrations offered by Phil Noto and, though they aren’t really necessary, they’re beautifully rendered and Star Wars picts from Noto are always appreciated.  

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NYC Winter Storm Photo Remarkably Resembles an Impressionist Painting

In the midst of Winter Storm Jonas on Saturday morning, photographer Michele Palazzo braved the blustery weather in hopes that he’d capture a one-of-a-kind shot. Fortunately, he came across New York City’s Flatiron Building and that’s when something magical happened. As tufts of snow swirled in the wind, Palazzo aimed his Ricoh GR camera and photographed the building, surrounding streets, and meteorological conditions. After enhancing the image in VSCO Cam, the artist noticed that the snow swirls created patterns resembling swift brush strokes. As a whole, the photograph incredibly echoes an impressionist painting.

If you look closely, you’ll notice that the Flatiron’s windows feature an origami installation by artist Chelsea Hrynick Browne. Her hand-cut paper creations perfectly add to the otherworldly, Winter Storm Jonas moment.