Film Review: Ricky Staub’s ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Starring Idris Elba & Caleb McLaughlin

Concrete Cowboy is about a different kind of urban cowboy — in this case, an outcast Black teenager who finds an unlikely home amongst a group of horse aficionados in a Philadelphia ghetto. Nicely acted and sympathetic in every way, Ricky Staub’s directorial debut has nonetheless bridled himself with an entirely on-the-nose scenario that spells […]

Living Purposefully After Trauma

“I have always been a very glass-half-full type of person who tries to see the positive aspects of every situation. Also, since I was very young, I have always felt very blessed, probably because I was the firstborn son and grandson in a family of immigrants who escaped communism in Cuba to start their lives […]

Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma

Without question, the current paradigm of substance abuse treatment as the orthodox approach exemplifies is a failure. Treatment efficacy is so poor in inpatient rehabilitation programs and government agencies like the Indian Health Service, that most agencies will not provide measures or outcome statistics. I have consulted on many cases where I have been deeply […]

Aravind 2 – Movie Review

Srinivas Avasarala, who has undergone acting training in USA, has won the heart of Telugu film goers with his perfect comedy timing in his debut movie Ashta Chamma. But the actor has now chosen a serious subject for his latest outing Aravind 2, which has been directed by A Film By Aravind fame Sekhar Suri. […]

Kemp Powers’ ‘One Night in Miami’ Sheds Light on the Civil Rights Movement

What began as a play in 2011 has grown with what some might call divine timing. With Regina King at the helm, the big-screen adaptation debuted at the Venice Film Festival before making its North American premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. As Black Lives Matter protests continue throughout the United States in response […]

‘Violation’ Review: Disturbing Rape-Revenge Thriller Subverts Genre Trappings

A chamber piece with the existential mood of Lars von Trier, as well as a trope-defying revenge thriller with a mounting sense of terror, the dismembering, blood-draining frights of “Violation” — from tense familial grudges to an awful case of sexual assault and gaslighting that leads to brutal vengeance — aren’t easy to shake or […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

The 22nd Century could begin with a worldwide humanitarian crisis – the largest event of enforced human migration in history. Coastal cities worldwide would face a predicted sea level rise of 3ft during the 21st Century, caused by slowly melting ice sheets, together with a creeping expansion of the ocean as it warms. The sea […]

Ayahuasca and Its Potential to Treat PTSD

Ayahuasca can be dangerous, as it might increase the risk of having a manic episode in people with bipolar disorder or a family history of the disorder. And, excessive use can lead to serotonin syndrome, especially when used in conjunction with SSRIs. A few deaths due to the consumption of Ayahuasca have also been reported. […]

‘Tenet’ Hits $200 Million Globally, Despite Lackluster U.S. Box Office

Even without the pandemic, “Mulan” has been mired in controversy. It came under fire for filming in Xinjiang, a region in China where minorities have been forced to live in labor camps. In the credits for “Mulan,” the film thanked Chinese government organizations in Xinjiang that have been accused of human rights abuse. And last […]

Theranos founder Holmes to claim mental condition affecting ‘issue of guilt’

FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Elizabeth Holmes, who ran Theranos until its 2018 collapse, hasn’t paid her Palo Alto, California, attorney John Dwyer and his colleagues for the past year, according to documents filed […]