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Why Is Everything Nerdy Popular Now?

Why Is Everything Nerdy Popular Now?

If you watch any high school movie from the 1980s, the odds are good that you’ll see a few tropes that feel downright antiquated. The bullies are almost universally “jocks,” obsessed with sports and invariably brawny. The nerdy protagonists are often scrawny and more concerned with comic books and video …

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Why Have Superhero Movies Taken Over the World?

Why Have Superhero Movies Taken Over the World?

In the past 13 years, a specific genre of movies has absolutely overrun theaters and redefined pop culture. There was a point in time when comic book superheroes were staunchly uncool, but the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and, to a lesser extent, the DC Universe have created a …

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Jeopardy! in Talks to Hire New Permanent Host

Jeopardy! in Talks to Hire New Permanent Host

Since the tragic passing of Alex Trebek in 2020, the long-running game show Jeopardy! has been cycling through a rotating cast of guest hosts. One of them was former show champion Ken Jennings, who put up an unbelievably long run on the show as a competitor, making a huge name …

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Loki Series Sets New Stakes for Marvel Cinematic Universe

Loki Series Sets New Stakes for Marvel Cinematic Universe

After over twenty films and three TV series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen its conflicts escalate from minor battles between heroes and villains, up to massive wars over the fate of the universe. In the final battle of Avengers: Endgame, the Avengers and all of their allies fought a …

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Shows to Binge-Watch With Your Friends This Summer

Shows to Binge-Watch With Your Friends This Summer

From our friends at HeyPumpkin: Summer is supposed to be all about enjoying the sunny weather, but sometimes you just need to sit back in the AC, enjoy a cool beverage, and watch a fun TV show. And, while watching TV by yourself can be enjoyable, there’s really nothing better …

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Massive Harry Potter Store Bringing Magic to NYC

Massive Harry Potter Store Bringing Magic to NYC

From our friends at PopTonic: Potterheads, it’s time to get excited! A massive Harry Potter store is opening in Manhattan this summer, and it’s taking wizarding to a whole new level — three new levels, to be exact. Harry Potter New York Opens the Doors in June The much-anticipated Harry …

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Miley Cyrus’ Best Cover Performances of All Time

Miley Cyrus’ Best Cover Performances of All Time

From our friends at HeyPumpkin: Miley Cyrus has lived many lives since she broke out on the scene as a Disney star in Hannah Montana in the mid-2000s. She’s been a pop princess and a Malibu singer-songwriter, but she’s most recently stepped into her rock goddess persona with her latest …

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