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Culture encompasses books, movies, television, music, video games, internet memes, and thousands of branches of art. And sure, culture includes the latest entertainment news too. At The Verge, we construct entry points both into the mainstream and the niche, the tentpoles and the hidden gems, to help make the most notable and discussed parts of the cultural conversation understandable and accessible to everyone.

Digital publishing site Wattpad is partnering with Sony to adapt stories for Hollywood

Epic vs. Steam: the console war reimagined on the PC

Pixel 3 gives New Yorkers some much needed peace in new Avengers: Endgame ad

Twitch’s first-ever video game is a free karaoke title built for live streaming

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now banned in Nepal

The first nation to ban PUBG?

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Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Simpsons will stream exclusively on Disney+

Disney+ will be available on November 12th for $6.99 a month

Netflix is getting into radio with a full-time comedy channel airing on SiriusXM

Twitter removes Trump’s video featuring music from The Dark Knight for copyright infringement

Sekiro’s difficulty debate results in incredible ‘you cheated not only the game’ meme

For some small businesses, Instagram has replaced word-of-mouth

‘Old Town Road’ proves TikTok can launch a hit song

What brain-bending magic tricks can teach us about the mind

Gaming

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Webcomics: an oral history

Creators find their second act with YouTube — as employees

Selling out, or surviving?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for $90,000, typos and all

Behind the scenes with Perfume, Japan’s most futuristic pop group

The ‘Future Pop’ tour is a dazzling collision of technology and choreography

Why Avengers: Endgame shouldn’t have a post-credits scene

Why it matters that Madam Secretary is fighting vaccine misinformation

Apple TV Plus: the latest developments from the keynote

How to pick the graphics card that’s right for you

The Inventor examines the $9 billion Theranos scandal, and blames Silicon Valley

Film

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