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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.

Yahoo will give you an extra week to post on Yahoo Groups, says it will ‘listen to feedback’

Yahoo will delete all Yahoo Groups content on December 14th

Pornhub removes Girls Do Porn, finally drawing a line at sex trafficking charges

Go listen to Reply All’s exploration of the very real issue behind that ‘feral hogs’ tweet

Walmart sells ModCloth just two years after buying it

Walmart is already over ModCloth

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Logitech is buying Streamlabs for $89 million

Webkinz prepares to kill off dormant pets starting next week

Netflix’s Between Two Ferns movie is thin, but that’s no problem

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Charli XCX explains how streaming is changing songs

The Future of Music season 2, episode 5

YouTube creators may lose verified badges as company makes verification program even stricter

Step aside, long Furbies — long Hatchimals have arrived

Nextdoor’s new Kindness Reminder wants to stop neighbors from being so mean

Saturday Night Live fires comedian Shane Gillis over racist, homophobic comments

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Freaks is a thrilling science fiction film worth knowing nothing about

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World of Warcraft is dominating Twitch because Fortnite streamers are desperate for change

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Monsta X and Steve Aoki: how K-pop took over YouTube

The Future of Music season 2, episode 4

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How the producers of Despacito use samples to create global hits

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How the composer of Deadpool and Mad Max is changing the way we score movies

Gamergate comes to the classroom

Students used to be blank slates — now they arrive with agendas

The world’s oldest webcam is shutting down after a quarter of a century

Apple reportedly ups TV spending by $5 billion to compete with Amazon and Netflix

Reddit launches five-day live-streaming test

Radius starts with an unbeatable science fantasy premise, then gets weird

Film

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