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Roundup: Game of Thrones Prequel Series Details, New Alphabet Song, Controversial World Series Call

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 26:  Rapper Iggy Azalea performs during the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 beach concert at the Mandalay Bay Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on July 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Nike signs deal to sell Hurley brand to Bluestar Alliance... They've changed the Alphabet Song... T.I. says Iggy Azalea changed up after culture vulture claws came out... First 'Game of Thrones' prequel series details have been released... This is the World Series call that has everyone up in arms... Chris Pratt is Arnold Schwarzenegger's son-in-law now... Youtubers reveal product packaging crisis ahead of 'Conspiracy' product launch... New AirPods from Apple... Florida man jumps off surfboard, lands on shark... Taco truck served ICE workers, apologized, then apologized again... Joe Biden denied communion at church in South Carolina... House hearing erupts as both sides trade barbs... Bill Murray applied for a job at P.F. Chang's in the Atlanta airport... Full list of HBO Max movies

A brutal review of Peter Luger's from the NYT [New York Times]

Hollow Praise: The Cash Is King Sermons of Kanye West [Ringer]

Suzi Batiz's Empire of Odor [New Yorker]

Another excellent feature by Mirin Fader, this time on Patrick Beverly [Bleacher Report]

Interesting thoughts from Colin here, but the last one is worth watching. A good laugh.

Isaiah Thomas is great. At least he leans into it all.

A song to start your morning.