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"Distant Lands—BMO" The "Adventure Time" Saga Reaches New Heights on HBO Max

On June 25th, BMO kicks off a new era for the Adventure Time saga.

Just when you thought you'd finally caught up on all 10 seasons of Adventure Time, HBO Max announced their new miniseries—Adventure Time: Distant Lands—and you had a reason to go on living.

The original run of Adventure Time aired on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2018 and squeezed increasingly complex stories and character arcs into its original 12-minute episode format.

As creator Pendleton Ward became a more mature storyteller throughout the years–while never abandoning the show's core of immature, absurdist, gross-out fun—that format clearly became an obstacle to what he and the Adventure Time team could do. While later seasons did a good job of cutting longer stories into segments for 8-episode arcs like Stakes, and Islands, it was clear that there was a lot of work going into fitting these ideas into Adventure Time's short form mold.

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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" Is Over the Top—and That's the Point

The two rap queens finally collaborated on their new NSFW single.

When the world needed them most, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion joined forces for one of the most major—and NSFW—bops to arrive out of quarantine.

As two of the reigning supreme forces in female hip-hop, it was practically inevitable for the pair to finally collaborate on a song. After teasing the new song on social media this week, "WAP" has finally arrived with a bang, marking Cardi's first single as a lead artist in over a year.

Cardi B - WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Music Video] youtu.be


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TV Reviews

The Cosmic Kitsch of Netflix’s "The Midnight Gospel"

Spirituality meets absurdity in one of Netflix's best new series.

In The Midnight Gospel, Clancy, the doe-eyed hero of Netflix's strangest new show, travels to simulations of other universes by way of a half-functional "simulator."

By climbing into a machine that's visually reminiscent of a woman's private parts, Clancy can be transported to weird, occasionally sublime universes, where he inevitably finds a wise new friend to interview for his "spacecast" as the world burns around him.

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