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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.

Frozen 2’s biggest song, Into the Unknown, is now available on YouTube

Internet celebrity cat Lil Bub has died

Cards Against Humanity writers are battling an AI to keep their jobs, and you can watch

How Joker’s gritty logo was created with wood type letterpress

Taylor Swift provoked fans to go after her rivals and now they’re being doxxed

“Don’t know what else to do”

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Disney+: all the news and updates on Walt Disney’s streaming service

Podcasts are now available on Pandora’s website and desktop app

The Mandalorian’s first episode shows that Star Wars can work on the small screen

Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk on designing for Japanese homes, TikTok, and the new iPhones

HBO is giving away big cardboard boxes for your next TV fort

Twitch’s top streamer exodus continues as CouRage announces YouTube Live deal

How Blade Runner got its name from a dystopian book about health care

Netflix plans to release its first scripted podcast

Use this script if you’re tired of taking Medium posts too seriously

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Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees after testifying that he’s cash-poor

Inside National Conspiracy Writing Month, a challenge for creating ‘fan fiction about reality’

Can you subvert conspiracy theories by creating them?

Fortnite’s black hole event broke Twitch and Twitter viewing records

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

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

Film

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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

YouTube creators may see their verified badges disappear

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

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