This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 The Colorado River is in crisis - one deepening by the day. It is a powerhouse: a 1,450-mile waterway that stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez, serving 40 million people in seven U.S. states, 30 federally recognized tribes and Mexico. It hydrates 5 million acres of agricultural land and provides critical habitat for rare fish, birds and plants. But the Colorado's water was overpromised when it was first allocated a century ago. Demand in the fast-growing Southwest exceeds supply, and it is growing even as supply drops amid a climate change-driven megadrought and rising temperatures. States and cities are now scrambling to forestall the gravest impacts to growth, farming, drinking water and electricity, while also aiming to protect their own interests. In an emergency move this month, the federal government held back water from Lake Powell, … [Read more...] about The Colorado River is in crisis, and it’s getting worse every day
AUSTIN, TEXAS — In Wild Honey Pie! , which premiered at the South By Southwest Festival this week, Jemima Kirke stars as one half of an eccentric married couple attempting to pull off a “Shakespeare by the Sea” festival. Shifting between comedy and tragedy, writer and director Jamie Adams’ exploration of art and monogamy benefits tremendously from Kirke’s memorable performance. As Gillian, Kirke sets a series of fires, breathing endless oxygen into her worst ideas and impulses. She cheats on her husband, kisses a potential employer, curses out her mother-in-law and frets constantly over her less-than-profitable playwriting career. As Gillian stumbles into new lows, Kirke infuses her character with so much genuine feeling that no one—not her husband nor the audience—can hold any of it against her. It’s an ugly, frantic, funny, challenging role, one in which Kirke appears to have lost herself completely. Her success in channeling a semi-manic, self-destructive creative is such … [Read more...] about Jemima Kirke’s Growing Pains After ‘Girls’: On Marriage, Divorce, and Art in the Trump Era
The internet can be an intense place to communicate. Stripped of volume and perceptible tone, every word seems to hold more significance than it would in-person. Each punctuation mark carries extra weight. Sally Rooney, the Irish novelist whose "Normal People" was adapted into a Hulu miniseries two years ago, understands the digital anxiety that can plague young people in times of conflict. Once deemed "the first great millennial author," she is keenly aware of how a generation's woes impact the way its members perform life online. She writes fraught love stories that live across platforms. Her characters, who struggle to communicate, find relief in emails and texts. Their internal monologues relay what they cannot say aloud to each other. The problem is, Rooney's trademark style of writing doesn't always transcend to the screen. As "Normal People" did before, the adaptation of her first novel, "Conversations With Friends," faces the challenge of emails and inner musings being … [Read more...] about ‘Conversations With Friends’ and the pitfalls of adapting Sally Rooney
On any given day, the employees of Urban Alchemy, a nonprofit that puts civilians on the sidewalks to address street-level issues rooted in addiction, mental illness and homelessness, might discourage someone in San Francisco from shooting up in public. The workers — most of them rebuilding their own lives after being incarcerated — also ask people to move tents off sidewalks so children can walk to school, pick up syringes and rush in to reverse one of the city’s frequent drug overdoses. The organization represents a test of new models of public safety that San Francisco and other cities across the country are embracing. Cities have hired Urban Alchemy because they see unique potential in its strategy, simultaneously employing people who typically struggle to get hired while reducing the role of armed officers amid a movement for police reform. A majority of employees are people of color, and some have been homeless. Starting salaries are less than half those of sworn … [Read more...] about S.F. looks to calm its streets with Urban Alchemy, a nonprofit that hires the formerly incarcerated. How is it going?
In Alex Garland's latest sci-fi flick, Annihilation , Natalie Portman plays Lena , a biologist whose husband, Oscar Isaac’s Kane, mysteriously returns from a secret mission after one year of being MIA. It turns out Kane was the only survivor of a group of soldiers who were sent to a location known as “The Shimmer,” an otherworldly biome in which life takes on unearthly states: animals that are larger than normal, plants that seem to take on various forms along the same vine, time lasting longer than it should, DNA kaleidoscopically “refracting” into a helix that Watson and Crick couldn’t have predicted. Annihilation is dense with science, but Garland leaned on the science consultant he relied on in his previous blockbuster, Ex Machina , to make the imaginative science pop while grounding it in reality. “It’s Alex [Garland]’s script, he checks things with me,” said Adam Rutherford , a geneticist whose recent book, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived , … [Read more...] about How the Science Consultant of ‘Annihilation’ Reimagined DNA
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 15 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The average MLB fan may think there’s nothing left for Albert Pujols to do in terms of firsts. He picked up his first career hit on April 2, 2001 – a single off Colorado Rockies pitcher Mike Hampton. He would hit his first career home run in a 3-for-5 night against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 6, 2001 – off Armando Reynoso and later record his first double. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium on May 15, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Scott Kane/Getty Images) He already has more than 600 home runs and 3,300 hits. He made the All-Star Game 10 times and is a three-time National League … [Read more...] about Cardinals’ Albert Pujols makes historic debut on the mound in win over Giants