Ella and Friends: Portraits of the Queen of Jazz and Other Legends
Say Goodbye to Hollywood: LIFE With Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, 1956
What? This old thing?
She’s a queen…..
Cannes 2013 nominations announced
The full lineup for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled this morning, with Only God Forgives, the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra all set to vie for the Palme d’Or…
Image showing GABAergic neurons in the mouse brain (left). GABA is widespread through the human brain as well, and plays an important role in inhibition especially. See the previous post for more information.
A Dangerous Method (#132)
This was quite good! I’m really amazed that it didn’t receive any Oscar nominations, particularly for Keira Knightley though really all three leads are terrific. The score is lovely and David Cronenberg’s direction surprisingly subdued (I loved the heavy use of deep focus). Well written, brilliantly performed (though I do agree with others in noting that both Keira and Michael Fassbender have very jaw heavy characters - no sexual innuendo intended) and quite interesting.
It’s possible that preventing people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other serious mental illnesses from getting guns might decrease the risk of mass killings. Even the Supreme Court, which in 2008 strongly affirmed a broad right to bear arms, at the same time endorsed prohibitions on gun ownership “by felons and the mentally ill.”
But mass killings are very rare events, and because people with mental illness contribute so little to overall violence, these measures would have little impact on everyday firearm-related killings. Consider that between 2001 and 2010, there were nearly 120,000 gun-related homicides, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Few were perpetrated by people with mental illness.
A Misguided Focus on Mental Illness in Gun Control Debate - NYTimes.com (via spytap)
I think they’re presuming that murderers are not mentally ill? Hmmm. That doesn’t jive with my definition of mental health.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: 50 Best Moments