Link Tank: Alex Trebek’s Irreplaceable Presence on Jeopardy

Alex Trebek, speculative fiction by Native and indigenous authors, best cooking channels on YouTube, and more in today's Link Tank!

Alex Trebek on Jeopardy

Who will replace Alex Trebek on Jeopardy? Who can replace Alex Trebek on Jeopardy? While some names have been thrown around since the passing of the TV legend, his shoes will be a tough one to fill.

“When Alex Trebek began hosting Jeopardy, Ronald Reagan was in his first term, Ghostbusters was a recent box-office hit, and most Millennials hadn’t been born yet. Now, after nearly four decades, his time behind the podium is done. Trebek, a TV icon, died over the weekend from pancreatic cancer that he was diagnosed with a year and a half ago.”

Read more at The Atlantic.

Check out eleven memorable facts about the late TV icon and Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek.

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“America lost one of its most beloved television and pop culture icons on November 8, 2020, when Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away at the age of 80. While the cause of death was not stated, in early March 2019, Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and bravely fought a very public battle with the disease in the months since, even giving a one-year update earlier this year.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Put these wonderful speculative fiction books by Native and indigenous authors on your reading list during Native American Heritage month.

“November is officially recognized as Native American Heritage month, and during this time, the contributions, history, and rich ancestry and culture of Native Americans is uplifted and celebrated. When it comes to storytelling, Native authors have some of the most breathtaking, imaginative, and powerful tales to tell.”

Read more The Mary Sue.

Homecooking has been on the rise in 2020 thanks to social distancing. Here are some of the best cooking channels on YouTube to help you up your game in the kitchen.

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“We’re in a golden age for cooking tutorials–search, and you shall find an answer. But not all of the videos you’ll come across are created equally. Some recipes are downright bad, sometimes the camerawork is wonky, and sometimes you’ll find a personality who drones on about their ‘hubby’ in their videos like it’s an antiquated food blog from 2006.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Marvel’s WandaVision will be a tribute and celebration to the Golden Age of Television, according to its showrunner Jac Schaeffer.

“Though we may be living through a renaissance (and glut, if we’re being honest) of prestige television, both WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige envisioned something a little more classic for one of the studio’s first live-action stories set after the events of Avengers: Endgame.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Is your work desk a landfill? Check out some tips and tricks for keeping your work station net.

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“Keeping your physical work space neat is important to helping us focus and work productively. Clutter can be very distracting. Our environment greatly influences our behavior, mood, and state of mind, so if you want to feel ready to tackle the day, you need to keep your desk area organized.’

Read more at PCMag.