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The New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Wasn’t Worth It

‘Last Jedi’ star Kelly Marie Tran’s recent comments about the racism she experienced online is merely the latest reminder that a franchise hoping to renew itself ultimately undermined what could have been great about the new movies

An Oral History of C-3PO’s Penis — The Infamous Star Wars ‘Error Card’

The story behind that legendary 1977 Topps card that got all the other droids talking

How ‘Lord of the Rings’ Shaped a Hopeless Generation

Two decades ago, our blind optimism dissolved as the real world fell into war. ‘Lord of the Rings’ became the ultimate millennial comfort viewing: a fantasy world in which the good guys actually win

Finn Deserved Better — And So Did Black ‘Star Wars’ Fans

‘Disney better not screw this up,’ I thought. We all know what happened next. Of course, there was an easy fix all along.