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Stranger Things 4 Vol 1 (Episodes 1-7) was released on May 27 with a new villain Vecna terrorizing the town of Hawkins, Indiana in 1986. With $30 million spent on each episode, the Duffer Brothers (Chapman Univ alums) are setting up for an epic Netflix series finale in Season 5 as Eleven, Max, Mike, Will, Lucas, and Dustin enter high school and develop their ghost-busting powers.

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the big screen as Doctor Stephen Strange who has met his match against the multiverse bending Scarlet “Wanda” Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Notable appearances by America Chavez, Wong, and Mr. Fantastic occur in this sequel directed by Sam Raimi (Spiderman 2002, Evil Dead 1981) which opened in theaters earning $185M starting May 6.

Underdog race horse Rich Strike (Rick Dawson owner) won the Kentucky Derby surprising favorites Epicenter and Zandon. Yahoo’s Jay Busbee reports that the last time a very low seeded horse won the top Derby prize was 1913 when Donerail took the trophy. Bob Baffert (six-time winner) is serving a two-year suspension from Churchill Downs for cheating.

Elon Musk and Twitter have agreed on a deal worth $44 billion that would allow Musk to buy the social media company and take it private. This is the largest deal to take a company private in 20 years reports The NY Times. Musk with 83 million Twitter followers stated, “Free speech is a bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”

The Coachella Music Festival is streaming from their YouTube channel featuring Harry Styles, Daniel Caesar, The Weeknd (Kanye West replacement), Billie Eilish, Run the Jewels and others. There are no vaccination, testing, or masking requirements at the three day event in Indio.

Super Nintendo World is scheduled to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023. Rides and attractions will feature the popular video game characters Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser and more. SNW Japan features a Mario Kart ride with augmented reality and simulation from the racing game.

Coach K finished his final game at Cameron Stadium at Duke University in North Carolina. The Blue Devils lost this match to their hated rival, the Tar Heels of UNC, and Duke is ranked 7 in the AP 25 going into the NCAA basketball tournament behind Kansas, Kentucky, Auburn, Baylor, Arizona, and Gonzaga. The Final Four will be played in Caesars Superdome in New Orleans this year.

In February Jason “Daily Dose of Internet” Gryniewicz had 130 mil views on his YouTube channel. One of those fans is Grammy nominated singer Doja Cat. Gryniewicz uploads compilations of wholesome viral videos around three minutes long, twice a week. The Chicago based content creator is concerned about his family in Ukraine during the Russian invasion. His videos are beloved by xQc, Pokimane, and other popular Twitch streamers.

The NBA’s top 75 players were honored at the All Star Game in Cleveland, where Team LeBron raised the most money for local charities. Warriors guard Steph Curry was awarded the Kobe Bryant MVP award for top performance.

Sonny Leon rides Rich Strike to victory at the Kentucky Derby (St. Louis Tribune)