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WATCHMEN + More Available Free For Juneteenth

Networks have started announcing content that they will air/stream for free on Juneteenth (today, June 19th), the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S. Some adaptation highlights include the entire series of Watchmen free to watch on HBO Friday-Sunday as well as The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. TBS/TNT/TRU TV will play the films Black Panther and Just Mercy back to back starting at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT. Check out all the content offered by more networks.

In Sad News

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Spanish author of the international hit La sombra del viento/The Shadow of the Wind has passed away at the age of 55. Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish prime minister, tweeted: “We have lost one of the world’s most read and most admired Spanish writers. Carlos Ruiz Zafón, a key novelist of our epoch, made a significant contribution to modern literature.”

Into The Wild Bus Airlifted Out

Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild and the film adaptation told the story of real life Christopher McCandless and his trek across North America into the Alaskan wilderness. Both the book and film made the abandoned Fairbanks city bus McCandless died in, in the Alaskan outback, famous and a place many traveled to see. Problem: people kept needing to get rescued from trying to get to the bus. Solution: the bus was airlifted out. My favorite quote from the article “…one Healy local told me that he’d heard of vigilante plans to blow it up if it wasn’t airlifted out.”