Link Tank: Why WandaVision Fans Should Watch FX’s Legion

WandaVision and FX's Legion, sci-fi/fantasy novels in 2021, the half a million dollar Magic The Gathering trading card, and more in today's Link Tank!

WandaVision and Legion on FX

While WandaVision takes inspiration from many other shows, one superhero shows in particular predates the Disney+ series’ weirdness: FX’s Legion.

“Although what we’ve seen of WandaVision so far doesn’t have much in common with its MCU predecessors, there is one recent TV series that the Disney+ title is reminiscent of — FX’s Legion, which is currently streaming on Hulu.”

Read more at Inverse.

So much of our food waste are created from us throwing away perfectly good food. Here are ten common food items you can eat after their “best by” or “sell by” dates.

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“You’ve just unearthed a long-forgotten box of spaghetti from the back of your pantry that looks normal, smells normal, and has no sign of mold. According to the ‘use by’ date, however, it expired three weeks ago. Worried that the pasta is harboring some invisible but hazardous bacteria, you mutter ‘Better safe than sorry,’ and chuck it in the garbage can.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Science fiction and fantasy are looking at a great 2021. These are some of the most anticipated diverse sci-fi/fantasy novels for your reading list.

“2021 is shaping to be an absolute knockout for SFF. It seems like every other day there’s a new announcement for an incredible title gearing up to make a splash on the scene, and for debut authors especially, this year’s class is already looking to be incredibly strong.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

An ultra-rare Magic The Gathering Alpha Black Lotus card sold for half a million dollars this week, the highest price ever paid for a trading card.

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“This week, an ultra-rare Magic The Gathering Alpha Black Lotus card with a signature by artist Christopher Rush sold for $511,100.00. Online auction seller PWCC called the gem mint card, graded at perfect PSA 10, ‘the single finest’ Alpha Black Lotus it had ever brokered for sale.”

Read more at Kotaku.

Facebook’s pause on recommending political groups on its platform will become permanent, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“In a bid for unity on its platform, Facebook plans to stop recommending that users join political and civic groups over ‘the long-term.’ The company already stopped recommending the groups to users during the 2020 presidential race. But on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated the change will become permanent.”

Read more at PCMag.

Netflix’s newest true crime docuseries takes you to the deadliest hotel in Los Angeles, California.

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“The Netflix true-crime shows do not stop. Following the release of Night Stalker, which tracked the pursuit of serial killer Richard Ramirez who terrorized Los Angeles in the ’80s, the streaming service will offer up Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, another creepy-looking documentary miniseries that chronicles a story of violent crime in LA.”

Read more at Thrillist.