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Dead bodies, wild dogs, squatters in government-owned Detroit houses

At one end of Alpine Street, near Joy Road on Detroit's west side, Georgeia Elder and a friend live in a leaky trailer, their yard cluttered with a boat and a Cadillac Escalade with four ladders on the roof, a shopping cart and a lawn mower, a folding chair and a metal headboard. A pit bull, Lady, …

Crime

Look up at the moon every night—not just during the lunar eclipse

On July 27, a blood moon will glow an eerie red ahead of the longest lunar eclipse that Earth will experience in the 21st century. For one hour and 43 minutes, the moon will disappear from the sky, entirely obscured by the shadow that our planet casts upon it.<p>Unfortunately, not all Earthlings will …

Astronomy

The Best Stand-up Specials of 2018 (So Far)

Seven months into 2018 and there’s been enough stand-up specials streaming across nonlinear platforms to hold us over until next year. But it’s hard …

Comedy

Generation wealth: how the modern world fell in love with money

The value system changed completely. It wasn’t about who you are, but about what you are worth<p>You have to have £20m to live on The Boltons, no real people live here. You have to be an Arab prince, or an oligarch<p>There has been a sea change. We’re all complicit in generation wealth<p>Documentary …

Reality TV

For One Last Night, Make It a Blockbuster Night

He was the manager at Blockbuster and looked forward to coming to work. He loved his job, in all of its obsolescence. The silver name tag fastened to …

Blockbusters

The generation that grew up on Stephen King is taking him back

The author is going through a cinematic renaissance, thanks to directors who grew up as fans.<p>Stephen King is one of mainstream fiction’s great …

Stephen King

A new film reveals the horrific truth behind “gay conversion therapy”

It has been 45 years since the American Psychiatric Association officially removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses, but conservative groups—particularly those with a religious affiliation—have continued to advocate for “cures” to being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or gender …

LGBTQI

Chambers: Peter Forsberg was the toughest superstar of his generation

Peter Forsberg was the epitome of a hockey player. Highly skilled. Extremely tough. Fierce competitor. Great teammate.So it was no surprise to see …

Ice Hockey

Eighth grade sucks. Eighth Grade doesn’t.

Middle school is a nightmare. It’s like prison with homework, or a pitiless social experiment. For three very long years, half-adults with raging …

Middle School

Two Freight Carriers Make Sure MLB Umpires’ Gear Always Is Safe and Arrives on Time

Two companies, DHL Same Day of Sterling, Va., and Crane Cartage Freight Services of Houston, are responsible for making sure that before the first …

Baseball

LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, Bai and beyond: Are fruit-flavored waters good for you?

There's no doubt that drinking lots of water is good for us. The many benefits of staying properly hydrated include glowing skin, enhanced mental function, a healthy immune system and the ability to recover faster after a good workout. While tap water is the simplest and cheapest way to hydrate, …

Nutrition

Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

His first world war classic, <i>Paths of Glory</i>, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, <i>Spartacus</i>, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to …

Stanley Kubrick

Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman: William Burroughs Interviews David Bowie

William Seward Burroughs is not a talkative man. Once at a dinner he gazed down into a pair of stereo microphones trained to pick up his every munch …

Rock & Roll

The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2018 (So Far)

One of the greatest (and most overwhelming) parts of the ongoing podcast boom is that as soon as you’ve finished with one show, there are hundreds …

Podcasting

How Bo Burnham Turns Anxiety Into a Work of Art

“This is a very sad and beautiful story,” says Bo Burnham. We are watching an instructional video on how to tie a necktie. The narrator is pointing …

Middle School

A book-length appreciation for all those ’90s teen horror movies

Ah, the ’90s wave of teen-centric horror. Critically maligned (except for <i>Scream</i>, really) and scorned by horror fans for their seemingly milquetoast …

Horror

'Eighth Grade' goes inside the mind of an iPhone-addled teen girl

All the technology in our lives creates a big challenge for filmmakers. How do you create a captivating story out of people staring at phones and typing at laptops?<p>Bo Burnham, the 27-year-old comedian, singer-songwriter and former YouTube star, was determined to avoid the usual gimmicks and …

Social Media

I Never Related To Comedy Until I Watched British TV & Now I Won't Go Back

"Everyone at this party isn't as young, fit, and single as they're making out. Yep, let's face it, we're all falling apart piece by piece. Doesn't …

Mental Health

Bo Burnham explores the awkwardness of 'Eighth Grade'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An awkward middle school girl might be the last subject one would expect a 27-year-old male comedian to spotlight in his directorial debut, "Eighth Grade," but Bo Burnham has never exactly followed a script.<p>Burnham made a name for himself as a teenage YouTube star, which turned …

Los Angeles

AMC Entertainment Continues to Bet Big on Recliners

Debt? What debt?<p>2017 was not a kind year to <b>AMC Entertainment</b> (NYSE:AMC) shareholders, with the stock plummeting 53.8% versus a 21.25% gain for the …

Investing

'Three Identical Strangers' is a riveting account of identical triplets separated at birth

The intensely compelling documentary “Three Identical Strangers” begins by reconstructing a fateful autumn day in 1980, when Robert Shafran, a 19-year-old freshman at Sullivan County College in upstate New York, walked onto campus for the first time and found himself warmly greeted by several …

Siblings

'Leave No Trace' is a reminder that the movie world is better with Debra Granik in it

“Leave No Trace” leaves its traces everywhere: in your mind, in your heart, in your soul.<p>Fiercely involving in a way we're not used to, made with sensitivity and honesty by director/co-writer Debra Granik, it tells its emotional story of a father and daughter living dangerously off the grid in a …

Film Festivals

A new documentary about 'The King' finds links between Elvis Presley and the decline of the American Dream

Eugene Jarecki doesn’t do small stories. The documentary director calls himself “a big-game hunter,” confidently tackling the sort of big abstract concepts and systems that don’t seem to lend themselves to film.<p>“I often feel like the elephant in the room is being danced around,” he said recently. …

Film Festivals

The surreal, sad story behind the acclaimed new doc 'Three Identical Strangers'

When they were first reunited at age 19, the triplets quickly discovered how much they shared in common. Though they’d been separated at birth, David Kellman, Bobby Shafran and Eddy Galland had all individually grown up loving many of the same things: Marlboro cigarettes, wrestling, the same type …

Los Angeles

Bleak Icelandic comedy ‘Under the Tree’ finds there’s no place like home for savagery

The milk of human kindness does not flow through “Under the Tree,” a blacker than black comedy that is so savage you often don’t know whether to shudder or laugh. And it all starts with a tree.<p>Good fences may make for good neighbors, but old and beautiful trees have the opposite effect. At least …

Pre-school

Strange Stars :: David Bowie, Pop Music, And The Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

Six days before he died in a car crash in 1977, a review of George Lucas’ new film Star Wars was published by Marc Bolan of T. Rex in his weekly …

Science Fiction

The Haunting Doubts of Mr. Rogers and Paddington Bear

• <b>MY NEIGHBOR</b><p>Television was an important fixture of my childhood<p>That’s because it was a sorely needed friend in a home that always felt like it was …

Fred Rogers

‘First Reformed’ Asks, Can God Forgive Us? Its Director Has an Answer

One of the most talked-about movies of the spring was “First Reformed,” Paul Schrader’s austere, intense portrait of a Protestant minister coming undone in upstate New York. The movie, starring Ethan Hawke as the Rev. Ernst Toller, explores themes that viewers versed in Mr. Schrader’s more than …

New York State