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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Actors who surprised us with their singing voice

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

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.

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.

The best series to watch on Netflix this fall

From 'Daredevil' to 'Bodyguard,' these TV shows will leave you engaged, thrilled, and entertained until the last leaf falls.

'Daredevil' Season 3: What we know and what we don't

Are you ready for the Netflix return of the world's greatest blind superhero?

The ultimate movie quiz for bookworms

From 'Hidden Figures' to 'Die Hard' (yes, 'Die Hard'), test your knowledge on the inspiration behind some of cinema's greatest films.

Breakthrough robot navigates using bat-inspired senses

Using echolocation, the 'Robat' terrestrial vehicle can move through dark, low-vision surroundings with ease.

An extremely, ridiculously early look at 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

From the state of the script to the start date for filming, 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?

How well do you know your Israeli pop culture?

From an award-winning author to a classic rocker, test your knowledge of Israel's pop culture scene.

Season 8 predictions: The fate of every major 'Game of Thrones' character

Will your favorite character die in the final season? Here are our odds and expert predictions.