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Things We Loved This Week #14

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including chart-topping music from Stranger Things season 4, early Indiana Jones 5 predictions, Umbrella Academy season 4 speculation, and a new teaser from The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power. Stranger… Read more Things We Loved This Week #14

Things We Loved This Week #13

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including a series of sneak peaks, teasers, and box office predictions for some of Hollywood’s most famous fantasy, sci-fi, and comedic franchises. This week we’re giving you the inside scoop on the future… Read more Things We Loved This Week #13

Smart Pop Classics: Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. In “Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us” from Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern, David Brin discusses how beloved science fiction writer Anne McCaffrey redefined the notion of dragons, science, and the fictional feudal era that placed Pern in… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us