Blood Promise (2008) Troy Mittleider, Madilynn Beck. A young couple move next to the house of a grieving man who has lost his wife. He picks fights with the new neighbors, but the woman tries to help him get past the grief -- even though her attempts create problems in her marriage. (NR) 24 mins. KTBN Mon. 11:30 p.m. … [Read more...] about Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Mar. 1: ‘Seven Days in May’ on TCM and more
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“He was in such pain. He could barely walk. He would fall down and I’d have to go pick him up,” Jesse explained with a laugh. “But he was determined and the next thing we knew he was out there dribbling and shooting like old times.” … [Read more...] about The Unique Surgery That Helped A Boy Back Onto The Basketball Court
This essay by Michael Hobbes is the best account I’ve read that helps explain why this is still so: how the pressures of being out of the closet can be as intense as those being in it; how badly many gay men treat one another; how the disappearance of gay spaces and the proliferation of apps has intensified mutual objectification and a deeper sense of loneliness. The extraordinary suffering gay men once lived with — and still do in the vast majority of the world — is no longer. We can thank politics and culture for that. But the struggle of being a small minority, of being male, and of being human endures. Growing up gay and different, especially in our teens, will always be traumatic to a greater or lesser degree. Homophobia, especially in this demographic, will never disappear, as our sexualities blossom at the same time our need to belong and to conform intensifies. And so our psychological baggage, lightened perhaps, stays with us. Politics, we discover, cannot do … [Read more...] about The Opioid Epidemic Is This Generation’s AIDS Crisis
It is not easy to know how much to be reassured by that bleak certainty, and how much to wonder whether it is another form of delusion; for global warming to work as parable, of course, someone needs to survive to tell the story. The scientists know that to even meet the Paris goals, by 2050, carbon emissions from energy and industry, which are still rising, will have to fall by half each decade; emissions from land use (deforestation, cow farts, etc.) will have to zero out; and we will need to have invented technologies to extract, annually, twice as much carbon from the atmosphere as the entire planet’s plants now do. Nevertheless, by and large, the scientists have an enormous confidence in the ingenuity of humans — a confidence perhaps bolstered by their appreciation for climate change, which is, after all, a human invention, too. They point to the Apollo project, the hole in the ozone we patched in the 1980s, the passing of the fear of mutually assured destruction. Now … [Read more...] about When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.
By Friday, Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s White House chief of staff, was telling the crowd at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that the president’s enemies in the press “think this [virus panic] will bring down the president, that’s what this is all about.” The same day, Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son and one of the country’s most prominent MAGA evangelists, went so far as to allege that Democrats appeared to want the virus to kill “millions of people,” if only so they could have a shot at gleefully halting his father’s “streak of winning.” … [Read more...] about Trump Identifies the Real Coronavirus Victim: His Presidency