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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How well do you know the Marvel universe?

From Thor's age to Star-Lord's dad, test your knowledge of some of Marvel's most entertaining characters.

An extremely, ridiculously early look at 'Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker'

From the new trailer to all the casting news, here's what we know about the next chapter in the 'Star Wars' franchise.

'Game of Thrones' quiz: How well do you know your trivia?

Can you achieve the Iron Throne or are you destined to join the Night's Watch along the Wall?

7 things you didn't know about the actress who plays 'Game of Thrones' Red Priestess Kinvara

Multi-talented actress Ania Bukstein is also a pop singer, starred in 'The Sound of Music' and has an Albert Einstein connection.

8 TV shows where the fashion shines as brightly as the stars

Need some fashion inspiration to help rejuvenate your wardrobe? Look no further than these award-winning dramas.

How well do you know your Bond Girls?

From 'Goldfinger' to 'Skyfall,' these leading ladies have tangoed toe-to-toe with the world's greatest spy.

Valentine's Day quiz: Guess who said this mushy quote

We'll give you a visual hint and then the rest is up to you!

Academy Awards 2019: A preview of films to watch before the big night

From 'A Star is Born' to 'Black Panther,' these are the films that will compete at the 91st Academy Awards.

7 predictions for 'Game of Thrones' season 8

Who will make it to see the end of the great game? We read the tea leaves on the final season of HBO's epic fantasy series.

Actors who surprised us with their singing voice

From Natalie Portman to Emma Stone, these talented stars hit all the right notes.

Calling all millennials! Can you name these guilty pleasure TV show from the 1990s?

From a Spielberg-obsessed teen to a very full house, these shows captured the attention of a generation.

A search engine for radio and podcasts is already making waves

Thanks to Audioburst, millions of minutes of daily audio content is now available to instantly comb through.

Modern taste of Israel coming to Chicago

Award-winning Chef Zach Engel is bringing the scents and flavors of the Mediterranean to the Windy City.

9 horror movies that changed the genre

Netflix and chills: Get your spooky streaming on this Halloween season with these genre-defining horror flicks.

10 of the creepiest abandoned movie sets you can actually visit

From 'The Hills Have Eyes' to 'Gone Girl,' these forgotten sets bring smiles as well as goosebumps this Halloween season.