Health experts say the pandemic has created the perfect breeding ground for addiction with many turning to opioids to cope with job losses and the deaths of loved ones to the programs being canceled or replaced with telemedicine for those trying to maintain sobriety. … [Read more...] about More than 100 MILLION people worldwide have had COVID-19 and over 2.1 million have died since the first case was reported 391 days ago
In contrast, ‘Aadimoolam’ conjures up a dreamlike, surreal world, a sinuous spreading of green that connects the past and the future. The story has a riddle at its heart that slowly transforms into a parable. A naïve and dumb protagonist takes the unsuspecting reader on a slow journey to the primeval forests of origin through paths of oblivion criss-crossed by rivers of memory. … [Read more...] about Eye for detail and nuances
B.E.: Yeah, that part is fascinating: Is it that online reality has become “real,” or just that what we think of as reality has become more virtual? I would not be surprised if some of these redditors aren’t playing with any “real” money, except, of course, they are. (At some point, it will be, either in the form of cash or debt.) Conventional cultural wisdom — as expressed in movies, shows, books, etc. — has often held that the internet has made the levers of power accessible to lone-wolf types. (Yes, I am thinking, as I often do, of Blackhat, in which a rogue hacker sends up soy futures and sends the global economy into a tailspin.) But what the internet has proven over and over again is that, really, the swarm is what holds the real power. … [Read more...] about I’m Sorry, What Is Going on With GameStop and AMC?
What it’s about: “In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready to see. This is the first tape – Case 83-G – stolen from these archives and exposed to the public by an anonymous source.” … [Read more...] about The Black List 2009: Full Roster