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Batman Content Will Be Free For 24 Hours On DC Universe Service: Critical Linking, March 27 2019

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In honor of Batman’s 80th anniversary, the DC Universe streaming service will offer all of its Batman-related content to stream for free—for one day only. Starting at midnight EST on Saturday, March 30, the free streaming day will last for 24 hours until 11:59PM EST.
Here’s the content DC Universe will have available for free:

Batman (1989)
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero
Batman & Robin
Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker
Batman Forever
Batman Ninja
Batman Returns
The Batman vs Dracula
Batman vs. Robin
The Batman
Batman: Assault on Arkham
Batman: Gotham Knight
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
Batman: The Animated Series HD
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Batman: Year One
Gotham By Gaslight
Justice League
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox
Justice League: War
Justice League vs Teen Titans
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Justice League: Doom
Justice League: Gods & Monsters
Justice League: The New Frontier
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Legends of the Superheroes
The New Adventures of Batman
The New Batman Adventures
Son of Batman
Super Friends
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Happy 80th!

And so, inspired in part by the late Anthony Bourdain (still feels weird typing those words), I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of French bistro food. A hearty bowl of beef bourguignon. A salad of frisée and lardons. Seared steak with a generous round of maitre d’hotel butter melting atop. Not only did I want to eat it, I wanted to cook it.

When I solicited Twitter for bistro cookbook recommendations, I shouldn’t have been surprised by the top suggestion.

The Takeout’s Kevin Pang spent a week cooking from Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook and writing about it. I am sad and hungry.

Once you consider the boatload of Pride and Prejudice retellings that have sprouted up in recent years, and the fact that even books that aren’t Austen-adjacent are still Austen-inspired, you’ll see that Jane Austen continues to influence our tastes and creative works today. I’ve picked out 13 fantastic, new rom-com novels for you to check out, but trust me—there are plenty of other books out there that Janeites, in particular, will love.

What the world needs now…

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