There are certain myths that are frustratingly resistant to evidence, science, and reason. Some of these are basically medical conspiracy theories, where someone (industry and/or big pharma and/or physicians and/or the government) has slam-dunk evidence for harm but conspires to keep it from you, the people. For example, despite decades worth of negative studies, the belief that vaccines are harmful, causing conditions ranging from autism to sudden infant death syndrome, to all varieties of allergies and autoimmune diseases, refuses to die. Fortunately, this myth is one that, after more than a decade of hammering by scientists, skeptics, and public health advocates, has finally taken on enough of the patina of a fringe belief that most mainstream news sources no longer feel obligated to include the antivaccine side in stories about vaccines for "balance." It was a zombie myth, one that, no matter how often it is "killed," always seems to rise again. Unfortunately, the same cannot be … [Read more...] about How is the cell phone-cancer myth like Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th slasher flicks?
"Warrior," a new Cinemax series inspired by martial arts icon and actor Bruce Lee, is readying for its premiere. But the show, some 50 years in the making, runs much deeper than just action sets and fight scenes. The drama follows Chinese martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji from “Fast & Furious 6”) after he emigrates to 1870s San Francisco in search of his sister. Instead, he finds himself embroiled in the city’s mounting racial tensions and Chinatown’s Tong gang wars. Despite its 19th century roots, the 10-episode show’s executive producers said that “Warrior” brings important takes on Bruce Lee’s legacy, the Chinese-American experience and current immigration discussions to the table. Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, who also serves as executive producer, said her father first pitched the idea to studios in the early 1970s. In the original pitch, “The Warrior,” Lee was supposed to be cast as the lead. … [Read more...] about New Series ‘Warrior’ Hopes to Continue Bruce Lee’s Legacy
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee today voiced support for a measure that would bar state or local governments from taking "discriminatory action" against companies based upon what businesses pay their workers or their policies on sexual orientation. "It's always important that we make sure that we allow businesses to operate freely and to operate in a way that protects rights and liberties of people but also protects their ability to operate in ways they choose to," Lee said today during a Chattanooga visit. The state House Thursday voted 68-22 to aprove a measure sponsored by Rep. Jason Zachary that bars cities and counties from favoring businesses based upon their internal policies, such as health insurance, family leave or minimum wage. Zachary called it a "pro-active, business potection bill." But critics contend the measure is similar to proposals in the past and could unfairly limit local governments from favoring higher paying businesses or those that have … [Read more...] about Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee backs bill that bars local governments from favoring companies based on pay, policies
8:30 - The In Memoriam section is about to begin. Who did I forget that died in 2018?8:27 - Surprise, best original song goes to "Shallow." Iago the parrot just texted me, "I told you so." That guy is as annoying as he sounds. 8:26- Breaking News: Constance Wu and Chadwick Boseman just became members of the Cool Name Club. 8:24 - "Black Panther" wins for original score. That's three trophies going to Wakanda tonight. 8:15 - Adapted screenplay goes to "BlacKkKlansman!" Amazingly, it's the first Oscar win for Spike Lee. 8:12 - Original screenplay goes to "Green Book." I haven't seen this film yet but want to. Which leads me to something that bothers me about the Oscars. There were a few films I wanted to see but they weren't available for rent, on demand and were no longer in theaters.Here's an idea - how about making every best picture nominated film available for viewing through streaming or on demand BEFORE the Academy Awards? Every film would get a financial … [Read more...] about 2019 Oscars blog: Spike Lee wins his first Academy Award
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 12:06 pm CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Doctor Strange" at the TCL Chinese Theatre Oct. 20, 2016. Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Doctor Strange" at the TCL Chinese Theatre Oct. 20, 2016. Photo: Jordan Strauss /Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP Photo: Jordan Strauss /Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Doctor Strange" at the TCL Chinese Theatre Oct. 20, 2016. Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Doctor Strange" at the TCL Chinese Theatre Oct. 20, 2016. Photo: Jordan Strauss /Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP … [Read more...] about New event promising ‘all things Stan Lee’ coming to San Antonio