“The responses I’ve been getting is -- it’s that thing of getting into that space to watch a movie -- where it’s a communal experience," he said. “Our lives have been affected and changed… but that communal experience, where all the crazy stuff happens in front of you on the screen and not a real life… this small life that we’ve been living -- that is what everyone is looking to break out from, into just something that resembles normalcy.” … [Read more...] about Russell Crowe says new film ‘Unhinged’ draws attention to uptick of ‘ultraviolence’ in today’s society
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He gained national attention in the 1990s when he won acquittals for Jack Kevorkian in several doctor-assisted suicide trials, and was portrayed by actor Danny Huston in HBO’s Kevorkian biopic. More recently, he filed civil rights and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year-old Detroit girl who was shot and killed during a police raid in 2010. He is also litigating a $100 million class-action case against the state on behalf of people who contracted Legionnaires’ disease during the Flint water crisis. … [Read more...] about A grandmother in Michigan died after surgeons mistakenly drilled her skull. Her family won’t get a penny.
(BPT) - Potato chips continue to hold the number one spot in the hearts of families from coast to coast as the quintessential snack of choice. Whether they’re being enjoyed from the comfort of your own home during a family get-together or at a backyard barbecue, the crunchy, salty snack always finds its way into the mix. With a plethora of options these days, it takes something truly special for one particular potato chip brand to stick around and continue to be a fan favorite for 40 years. … [Read more...] about Little-known facts about a 40-year-old potato chip favorite
Trump has proven beyond any doubt that he is unqualified and unable to perform the duties of president of the United States. It’s time to send him packing to his luxurious resorts, where he can play all the golf he wants and enjoy a retirement that will allow President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to start repairing the grievous damage Trump has inflicted on our nation. … [Read more...] about Richard Fowler: Trump sabotages his reelection campaign with his incompetent leadership — Biden benefits
And yet it is just as important, I think, to note that we are witnessing, simultaneously, another kind of normalization, indeed a good normalization — the normalization of climate alarm. Because even as we fail to make time to reckon explicitly with the present tense of the climate crisis, intuitions about it, and the future it portends for us, have grown much more central to political and social discourse, in America and elsewhere. Indeed, while the world’s attention has been focused on the coronavirus, with little apparent appetite for discussion or debate about the threat of warming, our collective, planetary response to the pandemic has brought along with it a sort of secret sidecar of unprecedented climate action. Fully 30 percent of the European stimulus package passed last month is earmarked for climate initiatives — which, while far short of the more than $2 trillion many believe is necessary to complete Europe’s green transition and allow the continent … [Read more...] about What Climate Alarm Has Already Achieved