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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.

Celebrated artist Richard Serra has been making Goatses his entire career

Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids’ cinema

Serial’s third season is a return to form

Forward this or you’ll die in seven days: On the persistence of chain letters

Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

Ultimately, a loss for Disney

Destroyer is a guilt-ridden detective story made by one incredible director

Internet Culture

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A new report outlines Apple’s reluctance for mature content on its streaming service

10 new trailers you should watch this week

YesOJO’s Switch speaker dock looks like a slick way to play on the go

Spotify is testing personalized song recommendations in official playlists

Nintendo lets terminal cancer patient play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate early

For more kid-friendly horror like The House with a Clock in Its Walls, stream The Gate

Marvel gets first woman of color director for The Eternals

The Walking Dead developer Telltale hit with devastating layoffs as part of a ‘majority studio closure’

The best Earth, Wind & Fire memer returns right on time

Gaming

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Our Final Fantasy 7 oral history book is out now

Nintendo’s new Xenoblade expansion eases players into the daunting world of RPGs

Assassination Nation is a vicious, cathartic horror film about misogyny

YouTube is failing its creators

Thanks, I hate it

Razer’s Ifrit headset is more concerned with streaming than gaming

CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery mini-episodes begin streaming next month

Michael B. Jordan will star in a new Tom Clancy film series

Twitch is now blocked in China

Film

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Hulu launches a new website specifically designed for watching shows on your computer

Streaming now accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue

Bringing fairy lights on your flight is peak Instagram

Disney CEO Bob Iger: expect a ‘slowdown’ for the Star Wars franchise

Franchise fatigue

PlayStation Now streaming service now offers game downloads

Hulu is bringing back Veronica Mars

Netflix’s Daredevil will return in October

Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot is coming to CBS All Access next year

Walmart is putting 17,000 VR headsets in its US stores for training

Valve is going to start moderating its Steam game discussion boards

The latest trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet Rickrolls us all

The latest Doctor Who trailer reminds you who’s in charge