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Ms. Pacman Makes Its Way Into The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

On Thursday, the Strong National Museum of Play announced four inductees — known for their cultural significance — into the World Video Game Hall of Fame: Ms. Pacman, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dance Dance Revolution, and Sid Meier's Civilization.

Author’s Guild To Launch Banned Books Club To Spotlight Censored Works

The Author's Guild, in partnership with the book club app Fable, has announced the launching of its year-long, virtual monthly "Banned Books Club" that will shine light on works — both fiction and nonfiction — that have been recently banned from school classrooms or libraries in the U.S.

Disney Resorts To Allow Mickey Mouse, Other Characters To Hug Visitors Again In Coming Weeks

Disney Parks Blog has announced that as early as April 18, traditional character greetings will be reintroduced at California's Disneyland, Florida's Disney World, and on Disney cruises. This means that guests will be able to hug and get close to costumed characters during pictures and greetings, a practice that hasn't been allowed for over two years.

Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters Drummer, Found Dead At 50 

The Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room on Friday afternoon, just hours before the band was set to perform at Colombia’s Estéreo Picnic festival as part of its South American tour.

Disney Refusing To Cut LGBTQ Scene In Doctor Strange 2 For Saudi Arabia

An official from Saudi Arabia has said that while the nation is not planning on banning Doctor Strange 2 for its inclusion of a 12-second scene referring to a lesbian character, they’re still trying to get Marvel to cut the scene.