The Weekly Read – Dec 26th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Anne Rice, Alton Brown, and #ShadyMariah.

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1. ANNE RICE REGAINS VAMPIRE CHRONICLES RIGHTS, HOPING FOR GAME OF THRONES-TYPE SHOW | Nerdist
“In this era of big budget studio  filmmaking having to be all about four quadrant blockbusters, the idea of squeezing The Vampire Chronicles series into a narrow definition that had to appeal to the masses seemed like fighting an uphill battle. Cable television is clearly where this property belongs, similar to works like Y: The Last Man and (hopefully, someday) Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Some works are just too long and sprawling to be done as a two- or even three-hour film.”

A Vampire centric premiere television series? Yes, please!

2. Star Trek: Discovery first casting: Michelle Yeoh will play a captain | EW
“Star Trek: Discovery has landed a cast member: Michelle Yeoh is the first actor to join the highly anticipated new series coming to CBS All Access.”

Confirmed!

3. Cat-collecting game Neko Atsume is getting a live-action movie release | Verge
“The best cat-collecting game ever made, Neko Atsume, is being adapted into a live-action film. The movie is called House of Neko Atsume and will be released in Japanese theaters in 2017,”

Nyaa nyaa?

4. ‘I’m Not Normal’ _ the Quirky Genius That Is Alton Brown | NYTimes
“Alton Brown thinks about food differently than you do. You don’t get obsessive with hummus. He does. You don’t research the long, weird history of nutmeg or put sumac in everything. He does.”

An interview with the ever witty Alton Brown and his new “culinary vaudeville”.

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5. The Unexpected Joy of “Luke Cage” Power Couple #ShadyMariah | Just Add Color
“Hernan “Shades” Alvarez and City Councilwoman Mariah Dillard. On paper, these two people shouldn’t even be in the same stratosphere of influence. But in reality, these two go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Perhaps you’ve seen the internet become besides themselves with this new power couple, otherwise known as #ShadyMariah. Heck, even Shades himself, Theo Rossi, is onboard.”

The slowest burn in Marvel’s Luke Cage is finding its light with shippers online. Check out the history and fan reactions.

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