Recommended Reading: Netflix’s heroes return in ‘The Defenders’

'The Defenders' Is Thrilling Superhero Team-Up Entertainment Mark Hughes, Forbes Netflix's last Marvel series, Iron Fist, didn't quite offer the same thrills as its previous three original series. Its fourth installment that unites all four heroes...

Recommended Reading: The rise and fall of ‘Mortal Kombat’

'Mortal Kombat's' 1997 Was the Opposite of a Flawless Victory Matt Gerardi, AV Club The Mortal Kombat franchise was riding high... and then 1997 rolled around. AV Club takes a look at the hot streak before the release of two games and a movie in...

Recommended Reading: Pro soccer players train with video games

How Soccer Players Are Getting Smarter On the Field With Brain-Training Video Games Tom Taylor, Sports Illustrated Athletes are employing all kinds of tech during training to gain a competitive edge while tracking progress. Sports Illustrated tell...

Recommended Reading: Trent Reznor on Beats, Apple Music and more

In Conversation: Trent Reznor David Marchese, Vulture Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor helped craft Beats Music, the streaming service that would eventually become Apple Music after the tech giant purchased the popular headphone brand. On the...

Recommended Reading: Instagram’s influence on restaurants

Instagram Is Pushing Restaurants to Be Kitschy, Colorful and Irresistible to Photographers Casey Newton, The Verge It's no secret that Instagram is full of brunch pics and food porn, but restaurants have noticed the trend. The Verge details how fo...

Recommended Reading: Spotify’s other playlist problem

Spotify Sweats Over Bandwidth Problem as Labels Vie for Playlist Spots Andy Gensler , Billboard Spotify was forced to defend itself against allegations it uses fake artists to cut costs last week, but the streaming service is facing another playli...

Recommended Reading: Rebooting a hero in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Is One of the Best Superhero Movies in Years Christopher Orr, The Atlantic Well folks, the time has come. The team-up between Sony and Marvel for the third different take on Spider-Man debuted this week. So far, the review...

Recommended Reading: Netflix has another winner with ‘GLOW’

Feeling the 'GLOW' Mairead Small Staid, The Ringer Despite recent news of Netflix cancelling a few of its high-profile originals, the streaming service hasn't missed a beat. One of its most recent, GLOW, debuted last week and critics seem to agree...

Recommended Reading: Apple’s original television aspirations

Apple Is a Step Closer to Making Its Own TV Shows David Sims, The Atlantic While the company's television aspirations remain largely a mystery, Apple hired two big names this week to help build its slate of original shows. Jamie Erlicht and Zack V...

Recommended Reading: Netflix trims its library of original shows

'The Get Down,' 'Sense8' Cancellations Signal That Netflix's Originals Are 'Destructible' Daniel Holloway, Variety In the span of about a week, Netflix cancelled both The Get Down and Sense8 -- two noteworthy series from its slate of original show...