Michael Keaton Returns, and So Does Charles Dickens: Links You Need to See

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… half-naked Michael Keaton running through Times Square. Well, really, it’s your afternoon links! 

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Dickensian London was quite a bleak place if these sketches from the original publication of Dickens’ final novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood are to be believed. [New Republic]

Spotify Holds Press Event In New York

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is taking a break from hating teens who illegally download music and not making new music to enter a drum-off with Will Ferrell and Chad Smith. [UPROXX]

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Are you as surprised as we are that Michael Keaton is a trending topic on Facebook today? Here’s why: the trailer for his new film, Birdman, dropped today. [Huffington Post]

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Amazon.com launches Prime Music, a new music streaming service. [A.V. Club]