How many trends posts do you know that can do this?

  • In holidays: 2015 made for an extra irrational Pi Day—3.14 ’15—and a fairly typical St. Patrick’s Day.

  • In entertainment: Tumblr took the wind out of Natalia Kills (a stage name) and Willy Moon (a real name), two judges on New Zealand X-Factor, after they disparaged a contestant for wearing a suit. There’s a new Earth-protecting season of Steven Universe. And five-sevenths of the original study group returned for season six of Community, the only show that ratings can’t kill. No word from our parent company on plans for a movie.

  • In the news: Protests on the UVA campus after student Martese Johnson was injured by police during an arrest. Also, the surprise reelection of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party. 

  • In a morbid blend of news and entertainment: Alleged murderer and confirmed documentary subject, Robert Durst sort of confessed to definitely killing them all. 

  • In sports: The F1 Grand Prix—where you can actually crash for not driving fast enough—kicked off in Australia. Serena Williams broke her 14 year boycott of Indian Wells. And mass hysteria in basketball.

  • In the sky: Some pretty northern lights. Thank you, Mr. Sun. 

  • In music: The corporate event space known as downtown Austin played host to the annual SXSW Music festival. Sadly missing: the new Blink 182, who performed sans DeLonge in West Hollywood.

Now for the blogs:

  • Goosebumps (goosebumps​​): The official blog of the bottom two shelves of your 1995 bedroom bookshelf.
  • Daily Mini Veggie (dailyminiveggie​): Inedible edibles. 
  • The Paley Center for Media (paleycenter​): Click an actor, watch their panel at Paleyfest.
  • SXGoodGuys (sxgoodguys): Lest you think SXSW is just a playdate for wealthy dopes.

Remember: Everything that trends is in Explore.

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As a part of their media blitz surrounding the release of the Dreamcast, Sega partnered with Limp Bizkit in 2000 to serve as one of the tour sponsors.

“Those who attended the shows had the opportunity to face off against a musician from Limp Bizkit in the Dreamcast version of Ultimate Fighting Championship, a session which was broadcast on a jumbo screen to an audience of fellow concertgoers. Signed Dreamcast systems were given away as prizes.”

A Guide to Follow All True Crime Upcoming Projects on Screen

(Note: This post will be updated as new information comes. Feel free to message me if I’m missing something so I can add it)

“The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey”

Format: Docuseries

Summary: Jim Clemente, one of the original detectives in the unsolved murder of 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey, which happened in 1996, assembles a team of investigators to take a look at the case and try to finally solve it.

Premieres: On CBS. First episode on September 18th, from 7-9; second on September 19th, from 8-10.

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On our list this week is a list of ten books for fans of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling, as requested by an anonymous Tumblr user! For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

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