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Game of Thrones: Game of Throne Episode 8.6

In the aftermath of the attack on King's Landing, the survivors deal with the future.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to FanFare on May 19 at 7:19 PM
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Book: Exhalation

In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.
posted by komara to FanFare on May 20 at 11:44 AM
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Book: Who Murdered Chaucer?

In this spectacular work of historical speculation Terry Jones investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. A diplomat and brother-in-law to John of Gaunt, one of the most powerful men in the kingdom, Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the preeminent intellectual of his time. And yet nothing is known of his death. In 1400 his name simply disappears from the record. We don't know how he died, where or when; there is no official confirmation of his death and no chronicle mentions it; no notice of his funeral or burial. He left no will and there's nothing to tell us what happened to his estate. He didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be? What if he was murdered?
posted by Chrysostom to FanFare on May 21 at 10:13 PM
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Chernobyl: Open Wide, O Earth

The Chernobyl Commission begins the investigation into the causes of the disaster.
posted by sylvanshine to FanFare on May 20 at 8:39 PM
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Tuca & Bertie: The Sugar Bowl

It’s the end of an era as Bertie's boyfriend Speckle moves in and her best friend Tuca moves out —into the apartment right above her.
posted by Going To Maine to FanFare on May 21 at 8:29 PM
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Live Stream: Grand Final (2019 Eurovision Song Contest)

Once more, with feeling! After two over-the-top semifinals, with plenty of expected qualifications and several surprises, today, Saturday, May 18th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in to live chat the spectacle that can only be Eurovision. Viewers outside the US and Canada can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For those of us unlucky enough to be geoblocked, you've got a few options to access the semi-final: 1) a VPN that can allow you access to the Official YouTube channel or 2) an unblocked stream from a national broadcaster (reddit link, I'm a big fan of the Swedish one).
posted by PearlRose to FanFare on May 18 at 8:11 AM
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Book: A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression

The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country’s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored “food charity.” For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, “home economists” who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to FanFare on May 16 at 7:58 PM
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Book: Death in the Air

London was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when another disaster hit: for five long days in December 1952, a killer smog held the city firmly in its grip and refused to let go. Day became night, mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and some 12,000 people died from the poisonous air. But in the chaotic aftermath, another killer was stalking the streets, using the fog as a cloak for his crimes. All across London, women were going missing--poor women, forgotten women. Their disappearances caused little alarm, but each of them had one thing in common: they had the misfortune of meeting a quiet, unassuming man, John Reginald Christie, who invited them back to his decrepit Notting Hill flat during that dark winter. They never left.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to FanFare on May 19 at 8:04 PM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA VS. GUIRON

Rewatch! It's the first of three Gamera movies in a row, out of MST's five. This is by far the silliest of the lot. Two kids are abducted by space ladies that want to eat their brains, but are rescued by Gamera after a fight with knife monster Guiron. There's so much in this episode: the Bike Song, "Cornjob," dancing go-go, giant turtle gymnastics, and, of course: The Gamera Song. He is filled with turtle meat! Previously.
posted by JHarris to FanFare on May 23 at 2:47 AM
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Book: The Five

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to FanFare on May 23 at 8:56 PM
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Tuca & Bertie: The Promotion

Bertie wants to climb the ladder at Condé Nest but has to wrestle with both her fears of being assertive and sexual harassment by a colleague. Tuca does some gig work, and takes a temp job with Bertie to give her support.
posted by Going To Maine to FanFare on May 22 at 11:10 PM
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Movie: Her Smell

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
posted by sacrifix to FanFare on May 13 at 5:28 PM
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Star Trek: Enterprise: Canamar

Archer and Trip are mistaken for smugglers.
posted by mordax to FanFare on May 20 at 2:16 AM
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Legends of Tomorrow: Hey, World!

In the Season 4 finale, Constantine and Nora discover Neron's evil plan while on a mission to find Ray. Nate convinces the Legends to think outside the box and suggests a dangerous plan to unite magical creatures and people to save the world.
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on May 20 at 7:56 PM
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Chernobyl: Full series

A five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
posted by dnash to FanFare on May 7 at 10:04 AM
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Six Feet Under: Pilot

On Christmas Eve, Nathaniel Fisher Sr. is on the way to the airport to pick up his son Nate, when tragedy strikes in the form of a city bus.
posted by orange swan to FanFare on May 11 at 8:08 PM
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Movie: Free Solo

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Trailer
posted by the man of twists and turns to FanFare on May 20 at 7:58 AM
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Book: Something from the Oven

In this captivating blend of culinary history and popular culture, the award-winning author of Perfection Salad shows us what happened when the food industry elbowed its way into the kitchen after World War II, brandishing canned hamburgers, frozen baked beans, and instant piecrusts. Big Business waged an all-out campaign to win the allegiance of American housewives, but most women were suspicious of the new foods—and the make-believe cooking they entailed. With sharp insight and good humor, Laura Shapiro shows how the ensuing battle helped shape the way we eat today, and how the clash in the kitchen reverberated elsewhere in the house as women struggled with marriage, work, and domesticity. This unconventional history overturns our notions about the ’50s and offers new thinking on some of its fascinating figures, including Poppy Cannon, Shirley Jackson, Julia Child, and Betty Friedan
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to FanFare on May 15 at 10:10 PM
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Adding channel/streaming service after titles?

I don't know if this is the right place for this kind of request, but would it be possible to start adding the channel or streaming service the show is on, after the title? So "Dead to Me (full season) (Netflix)"
posted by Clustercuss to FanFare on May 6 at 11:23 AM
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Movie: Bathtubs Over Broadway

A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, and more.
posted by fings to FanFare on May 19 at 9:28 PM
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Nothing says breaking the wheel like keeping the same system, except robbing it of any stability by putting a person onto the throne who's totally disconnected from humantiy who's death will almost certain trigger a secession struggle and who can't secure alliances through marriage. I'm sure that Dorne and The Iron Islands, who both had to be... [more]
posted by codacorolla to FanFare on May 19 at 7:55 PM
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I just really think that the new king renamed King’s Landing “Bran Francisco” and none of you can ever prove me wrong [view]
posted by Automocar to FanFare on May 19 at 7:46 PM
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Maybe I am a crazy person but hear me out maybe just maybe they coulda gone with something other than "...and then all the weirdo foreigners and angry black people sailed away and nobody ever had to give a shit about what they thought ever again." [view]
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace to FanFare on May 19 at 7:45 PM
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The real 'Song of Ice and Fire' were the friends we slaughtered along the way. [view]
posted by Fizz to FanFare on May 19 at 7:36 PM
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So.... Did Bran burn king's landing so he could become king? It's way more credit than the show deserves, but this is literally the only interesting reading of it. Bran also now has access to a dragon that is grieving and masterless and presumably vulnerable to being controlled as a warg-vessel, and has the mildly competent and incredibly... [more]
posted by codacorolla to FanFare on May 19 at 9:38 PM
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And someone needs to explain how the ceiling can simultaneously have fallen on Jamie and Cersei but then still be there holding the vaults up when Tyrion finds them. [view]
posted by lydhre to FanFare on May 19 at 7:34 PM
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And now our watch has ended. [view]
posted by rewil to FanFare on May 19 at 7:21 PM
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Do you know who saw that ending coming? Bran [view]
posted by McSly to FanFare on May 19 at 7:25 PM
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I was in the middle of laughing to myself about how I'm not even mad about this weird fanfic ending, because my soul left my body as soon as Jaime Lannister was like, "Psh, I never cared for the common folk," and then I remembered that WAIT JUST A GODDAMN MINUTE THEY NEVER EVEN PAID OFF ALL THOSE LETTERS VARYS SENT TO PEOPLE REVEALING... [more]
posted by jurymast to FanFare on May 20 at 7:27 AM
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I think it was great if you accept the developments of the previous couple episodes. But if you hated those and reject them obviously all the events that follow on them are not going to be satisfying. I have a lot of thoughts about Tyrion's monologue to Jon about Dany's actions in Essos, how everyone cheered when she crucified hundreds... [more]
posted by Justinian to FanFare on May 19 at 7:28 PM
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But also, when you think of it, Kristofer Hivju won the true Game of Thrones All by his lonesome, probably without any writer/director prodding, he created two of the strongest and most passionate ships in the fandom, Tormund/Jon and Tormund/Brienne, because these ships do not exist in the books at all Kristofer Hivju played the true long... [more]
posted by facehugger to FanFare on May 19 at 9:20 PM
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I loved (“loved”) that they just skipped over the entire part where Jon breaks the news that Dany is dead, because no way in hell would he have survived the next ten minutes. [view]
posted by sallybrown to FanFare on May 19 at 7:50 PM
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I really didn't like the connections the showrunners were suggesting between PoC (violent foreigners, speaking in non-English, needing subtitles*, etc) and terrorism. *and this includes connecting Daenerys with the PoC to allude to her as now "evil" and "mad" and "fundamentalist" - like when she gave her speech in... [more]
posted by aielen to FanFare on May 19 at 7:44 PM
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Sam showing up in Archmasters’ robes at the small council made me wonder if any of the people involved in writing this season are familiar with how academia grants degrees. We may have a world with dragons and magick, but universities are the same throughout time and space: no one gets a degree until they pay their library fines, damnit. [view]
posted by culfinglin to FanFare on May 19 at 9:24 PM
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The six kingdoms need a steady hand. Bran will keep them regular. [view]
posted by paper chromatographologist to FanFare on May 19 at 7:26 PM
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Okay, so I am just wondering, for people who hated this ending, what ending would have been preferable to you? I don't care about this show enough to hate the ending, but you know what I would have vastly preferred? An ending that said something interesting about, like, anything. I was talking to my husband the other day about how... [more]
posted by soren_lorensen to FanFare on May 20 at 7:39 AM
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Arya riding the pale mare was just a random white horse transportation I guess. [view]
posted by gatorae to FanFare on May 19 at 7:41 PM
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Imagine how badly those pages were smudged after Brienne closed the book before letting the ink dry. [view]
posted by bondcliff to FanFare on May 19 at 8:01 PM
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I feel like Bronn is the real winner of the game here, if we go off of variance from starting point. [view]
posted by jeoc to FanFare on May 19 at 7:48 PM
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