The week of December 20, 2015

Star Wars, Part II

The rise, fall, and return of Star Wars Galaxies

By Dennis Scimeca

It was one of the most ambitious, innovative multiplayer online games of its time—until Sony pulled the plug. For over a decade, a group of diehard fans has been trying to resurrect it.


How ‘Star Wars’ changed the way we think about toys

By Charlie Moss

‘Star Wars’ made movie tie-in toys a big business. Forty years later, they’re still going strong.

The surprising history of ‘Star Wars’ and high fashion

By Lisa Granshaw

The galaxy far, far away has influenced runway fashion around the world.

Plotting the perfect ‘Star Wars’ vacation

By Eric Geller

Sunny, sandy Jakku? Historic Naboo? There’s a planet for everyone.


How learning to hate the ‘Star Wars’ prequels made me a better fan

By Phil Owen

Growing up, ‘The Phantom Menace’ was a special kind of disappointment. But the prequels’ failures made me learn to care about ‘Star Wars’ in a different way.

Star Wars Land and Disney’s heavy burden of expectations

By Vivian Kane

Creating new movies is one thing, but can Disney build a ‘Star Wars’ theme park worthy of the fans?

6 great things about ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’

By Lisa Granshaw

Episode I may have problems, but don’t let those distract you from its good parts.