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Title: Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series

Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series

November 20th, 2017

Given that Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy won a combined 17 Oscars and, when you throw in the three Hobbit movies, grossed nearly $6 billion… Go to Episode

The Official Trailer for A Wrinkle in Time Has Arrived

November 21st, 2017

Disney released the first official trailer for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time on Sunday night—that last one was just a teaser—and… Go to Episode

Emo Rapper Lil Peep, Who Was Hailed as the Future of the Genre, Is Dead at 21

November 22nd, 2017

Lil Peep, who earlier this year was dubbed the “future of emo rap” by Pitchfork, died on Wednesday at the age of 21. Through his woozy, melancholic… Go to Episode

Apple Pie Has No Place at Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2017

In 2013, L.V. Anderson wrote this sharp, controversial takedown of a culinary Thanksgiving tradition: Apple pie. Just in time for this year's festivities,… Go to Episode