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Meg Dowell

Meg Dowell is Distractify’s Weekend Editor. Find more of her work on Twitter @MegDowell.

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  • Elon Musk
    FYI

    Twitter Had Many Owners Before Elon Musk Took Over — The Company's History, Explained

    Many credit Jack Dorsey as Twitter's main man, but there were multiple founders in the beginning, even before the company went public.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Chicago Med
    Television

    Is Gaffney Chicago Medical Center From 'Chicago Med' a Real Hospital?

    The hospital in 'Chicago Med' looks like a real hospital, but is Gaffney Chicago Medical Center from the show a real place?
    By Meg Dowell
  • Donuts
    Food

    Why Do Donuts Have Holes? The History of Donuts, Donut Holes, and How to Spell Them

    Donuts have been around for a long time, but no one can agree on who's exactly responsible for why donuts have holes.
    By Meg Dowell
  • This Is Us
    Television

    If You're Already Mourning the End of 'This Is Us,' Check Out These 5 Other Shows

    'This Is Us' may be ending, but there's plenty more TV to watch. Here are a few shows that will fill the 'This Is Us'–shaped void in your soul.
    By Meg Dowell
  • The Dropout
    Entertainment

    'The Dropout' Fans Can Read These Elizabeth Holmes Books for More of the Story

    In addition to 'The Dropout,' there are several books that go into more detail about the story behind the popular Hulu series.
    By Meg Dowell
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    Gaming

    Every 'LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' DLC Pack Announced So Far

    'LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' is finally here! But there's more than just the base game. Here's what we know about the DLC packs.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Princess Leia
    Entertainment

    'I Am Your Father' — Darth Vader Almost Never Knew That Leia Was His Daughter

    Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are pop culture's most famous father-son duo. But Leia is also Vader's daughter — and he almost never knew it.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Julia Child
    Entertainment

    Books About Julia Child for Fans of Food and the New HBO Max Drama 'Julia'

    Viewers of HBO Max's new series 'Julia' might want to know even more about the life of Julia Child. These books can help fill in the gaps.
    By Meg Dowell
  • HALO
    Television

    The Best 'Halo' Books to Read As You Watch the New Show

    These are the best 'Halo' books to read while you watch the upcoming TV series on Paramount Plus.
    By Meg Dowell
  • books by women
    Entertainment

    The Most Anticipated Books by Women Coming This Year

    Looking for more books to read this year? These are the most talked-about books by women on the publishing schedule in 2022.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Pieces of Her
    Entertainment

    If You Like ‘Pieces of Her,’ You’ll Love These Thrilling Books

    Enjoy 'Pieces of Her' on Netflix? It's based on a book, and we've rounded up a few similar stories you might also want to read.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Chris Kirkpatrick on 'Celebrity Big Brother' Season 3
    Reality TV

    'Celebrity Big Brother' Season 3 HOH Competition: Who's the Winner? (SPOILERS)

    Another competition, another celebrity in charge. Find out who has been crowned the new HOH in 'Celebrity Big Brother' Season 3 this week.
    By Meg Dowell
  • New Amsterdam
    Television

    'New Amsterdam' Is About to Go on Hiatus - How Long Is the Break This Time?

    The midseason finale of 'New Amsterdam' airs tonight, and it might be a while before Season 4 makes its grand return to NBC.
    By Meg Dowell
  • The Good Doctor Season 5
    Television

    When Is 'The Good Doctor' Returning After Its Mid-Season Break?

    The midseason finale of The Good Doctor will leave fans with plenty of questions to consider before the show returns.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Halo Infinite
    Gaming

    'Halo Infinite' Multiplayer Is Live — Here's How to Start Playing Right Now

    Microsoft celebrated 'Halo's' 20th anniversary by unexpectedly making 'Halo Infinite' multiplayer available early. Here's how to play.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Brian Tee
    Television

    Is Dr. Choi Returning to ‘Chicago Med’? What We Know About Brian Tee’s Future on the Show

    After undergoing a dangerous procedure at the end of 'Chicago Med' Season 6, Dr. Choi's future on the show has been largely questioned. Here's what we know.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Overwatch Halloween Terror 2021
    Gaming

    The ‘Overwatch’ Halloween Event 2021 Has Arrived: Here’s Every Challenge and Spooky Skin You Don’t Want to Miss

    Players who log in during the 'Overwatch' Halloween 2021 event can earn spooky rewards for completing various challenges throughout the event.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Outrageous Pumpkins
    Television

    ‘Outrageous Pumpkins’ Judges Marc Evan and Terri Hardin Are the Perfect Professionals for the Job

    You can't have a Food Network competition show without a panel of experts to judge each contestant's creations. Meet the 'Outrageous Pumpkins' judges.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Daniel Craig
    Entertainment

    Why Is Daniel Craig Leaving the James Bond Franchise? What We Know About the Actor's Departure After 'No Time to Die'

    Daniel Craig has played James Bond since 2006. Here's what he has said about leaving the role after 'No Time to Die,' his fifth and final Bond movie.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger
    Entertainment

    What Happened to Disney Channel? Why You May Hear Rumors of a Global Shutdown

    Rumors that Disney Channel might be shutting down for good have seemingly appeared out of nowhere. But the end of the era would actually make sense.
    By Meg Dowell
  • Chadwick Boseman
    Entertainment

    Who Will Replace Chadwick Boseman in 'Black Panther 2'? How Marvel Will Honor T'Challa's Legacy

    Who will replace Chadwick Boseman in 'Black Panther 2' following the actor's death? Marvel's Kevin Feige revealed more info about the cast in 2020.
    By Meg Dowell
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