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New HBO Max Details: How Will Existing HBO Customers Be Affected?

HBO is pushing toward a new model that may leave existing customers in the lurch

On May 27th, HBO's new streaming service HBO Max is set to officially launch.

Along with a huge catalog of classic movies and TV shows—from Studio Ghibli to Rick and Morty—the new service will feature an impressive lineup of exclusive original content at launch, including new Looney Tunes cartoons, a children's talk show hosted by Sesame Street's Elmo, and a romantic comedy series called Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick. Even more exciting, HBO Max has an extensive schedule of original content that will be rolled out over the next two years, including a Game of Thrones prequel called House of the Dragon, a Friends reunion special, a Seth Rogen movie called An American Pickle, and four new Adventure Time specials called Distant Lands.

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Culture Feature

Why Should Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Apologize for Their Plantation Wedding?

America's tendency to romanticize antebellum plantations is at odds with efforts to reckon with our dark past.

Warning: This article contains graphic depictions and descriptions of the horrors of chattel slavery in America.

Planning a wedding is among the most stressful things you can do.

Basically everyone you know will be there, judging your choices of clothing, hair, decor, food, music...napkin rings. Okay, so maybe most wedding guests aren't actually scathing critics looking for your every misstep, but for a day that's supposed to be one of the happiest in your life, there's a hell of a lot of pressure to get things right.

Now imagine that you found the perfect venue—charming and rustic, with beautiful views, and plenty of room for all your guests. Does it even matter what that venue is called? What difference does it make if that perfect spot is called Stinkpile Manor, or Festering Wound Estate, or Boone Hall Plantation…

Boone Hall Plantation

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Culture News

Sorry Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi Didn't Fail Because of Coronavirus

Quibi fundamentally misses the entire point of short-form content.

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In a recent interview with The New York Times, media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg did his best to contextualize the failure of Quibi, his new mobile streaming app that absolutely nobody wanted.

"I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus," said Katzenberg.
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