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Keanu Reeves Will No Longer Star in Devil in the White City Series

Keanu Reeves has exited the Hulu series adaptation of Devil in the White City. The series, based on the book of the same name by Erik Larson, “tells the true story of Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but visionary architect who races to make his mark on history with the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer and the man behind the notorious ‘Murder Castle’ built in the Fair’s shadow.” Reeves was to play Burnham, but now the search is on for a replacement. Holmes has yet to be cast.

Fiona Apple Writes New Song for The Rings of Power

Acclaimed songwriter Fiona Apple is back with a new song, which was written for the upcoming season 1 finale of The Rings of Power. The song, titled “Where the Shadows Lie,” was inspired by one of Tolkien’s most iconic poems, the “one ring to rule them all” verse that’s inscribed on the ring itself. To write the song, Apple teamed up with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power composer Bear McCreary. “To embody these story elements into one voice is no small task, and so I am especially grateful to have collaborated with legendary singer Fiona Apple,” McCreary said. “Inarguably one of the definitive musical voices of her generation, Fiona brought new depths and narrative intention to the song.” The Rings of Power finale premieres on October 14th, but you can stream the song exclusively on Amazon Music now.

TikTok Creators Call Penguin Random House’s New Promotion Feature A Cash Grab

In September, Penguin Random House announced a collaboration with TikTok that allowed users to link to their books directly in the app. But BookTok creators are concerned about the new feature and what it might mean for the future of BookTok. Namely, how publishing companies might try to use BookTok creators without paying them for content. “Initially, I thought this new [feature] could have some utility,” says TikTok creator Hailey Thomas. “But then it felt scummy, like, not only is this giant trying to gobble up every other publisher, but now they want BookTok?”

Bookish Halloween Decorations for Your Fright and Reading Delight

Check out these bookish Halloween decorations perfect for spooky bibliophiles.