Michael d'Estries

Michael d'Estries

Michael d’Estries has been writing about arts and culture and science and sustainability for more than 10 years. In addition to From the Grapevine, he is also a featured writer for the Mother Nature Network. When not online, Michael owns a large apple farm and honey business in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of New York.

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What we know now about 'Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’

Actors reveal secrets from the set of "The Last Jedi" (Yoda returns! A double lightsaber! A Tom Hardy cameo!), and we investigate the latest rumors and developments.

7 dazzling drone photographers to follow on Instagram

Need some visual inspiration from above? These drone photographers are changing the way we view our beautiful world.

Disney taps popular Israeli producer to make 3 new 'Star Wars' films

'The Last Jedi' collaborators Ram Bergman and Rian Johnson will deviate from the 'Skywalker' saga to bring fans a trilogy of adventures from an unknown corner of the 'Star Wars' galaxy.

7 real city names only true sci-fi and comic fans will appreciate

From Batman, Turkey, to Metropolis, Illinois, these cities and towns share a bit of pop culture fame with some of our favorite works of fiction.

Everything we know about 'The Last of Us Part II' video game

A sequel to the 2013 hit horror-thriller is on the horizon. Here are all the rumors and hints we've discovered about one of gaming's most anticipated sequels.

7 sexy chefs from around the globe

These gourmet cooks know how to turn up the heat on more than your tastebuds.

Winter is coming: How to eat like House Stark on 'Game of Thrones'

From honey-glazed root vegetables to spicy meats, sharpen your swords and knives for this 'Thrones'-themed dinner.

5 ways to use harissa, the new sriracha

Having taken over the Mediterranean, harissa is now poised to conquer the taste buds of foodies all around the world.

5 video game books every player should read

From 'Ready Player One' to 'Hyrule Historia,' turn the page on video game lore and culture with these titles.

Space comedies worth beaming into your living room

From 'The Orville' to 'Men in Black,' they deliver laughs bound to be heard by a galaxy far, far, away.

Everything we know about the 'Uncharted' movie

The adaptation of the hit video game franchise is on an adventure through the Hollywood movie-making machine.

The most beautiful moments from the 'Annihilation' teaser

Director Alex Garland's upcoming sci-fi epic brings to life a mysterious world unlike any we've ever seen before.

How well do you know horror films?

From the supernatural to the subhuman, turn out the lights and take our horror film quiz.

New TV show crowdsources crime-solving

Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Piven develops a futuristic crime-solving platform that has its roots in reality.

Even Wonder Woman needs tips for hosting 'SNL'

As a first-time 'Saturday Night Live' host, Gal Gadot is sure to slay with these superhero tips.