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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes place in the Harry Potter universe, but it lacks the magic 5

Just because you can append more films to a bankable franchise doesn’t mean you should.

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Chicago’s first vinyl-pressing plant in decades
Inside Smashed Plastic, whose brand-new technology could bring relief to labels and artists stymied by long waits for records
By Leor Galil

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