- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:30
Judging by Dr. Carl Hart's background, it's a little surprising he ever made it out of the "hood, let alone became one of the nation's leading neuroscientists. After all, he grew up in a rough area of Miami, Fla., where as a teenager he roamed the streets as a gun-toting, drug dealer.
Only after entering the military did he come to appreciate the value of an education, and eventually earn his BS, MS and PhD degrees. Today, he teaches at Columbia University where his work in pharmacology has uncovered some rather startling statistics, such as "85% of drug users aren't addicted," "the War on Drugs has "had no effect on daily use of marijuana, heroin or any type of cocaine," and "around half of all people with drug addictions are employed full-time and many never commit crimes..."
- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:27
LIVING THE LIFE I LOVE Dear Lucy: I enjoyed the article about being sixty years old and enjoying life. I have heard you talk about recreating yourself. How does that work? I feel like that's what I need to do. – Looking for a new me
Dear Looking: Well, the first time I learned how to do a remake of Lucy was during a time in my life that I thought something must be wrong with everybody else. I was unhappy, bored and downright miserable. Then I read a self-help book that said something about changing myself if I wanted the world around me to change. It has taken me years to perfect my own formula for change but the first rule is still the same.
- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:45
WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON? If you're willing to take a short road trip down Highway 61 this weekend, you might find it worth your while. Morris Day and The Time – one of the greatest party bands – will be in concert at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. on this Saturday night.
If you haven't gone to a party and danced off of either "The Bird" or "Jungle Love" you have been attending the wrong functions. These guys have always been at the center of popular party music...and it never gets old.
Also, aren't these guys the reason why you can never watch "Purple Rain" too many times?
- Created on Monday, 29 July 2013 08:49
("As the only film opening in wide release, James Mangold's dark take on the clawed mutant opened strong and walked away with about $21 million on Friday, which includes the $4 million it made in theaters that began showing the movie at 10 p.m. on Thursday night." EW.com via CNN)
Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), is a mutant with retractable claws and a self-healing, metal skeleton. As a member of Marvel Comics' X-Men, he has appeared in all five of the franchise's prior screen adaptations, most notably, the eponymous installment exploring his origin.
At this episode's point of departure, we find him in Alaska and awaking from the clever cinematic contrivance of a nightmare within a nightmare. In the haunting dream, he'd been confronted by Jean Grey, aka Phoenix (Famke Janssen), the lover/colleague gone bad he'd been forced to stab to death in "X-Men: The Last Stand."