'Sorry' stars say film has a message but it doesn't feel like medicine

The new movie “Sorry to Bother You” is funny, provocative and bold and makes a challenging social statement about race and capitalism _ but it has fun doing it, which is why Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson wanted to be in it. Thompson says the intersection of art and activism is something she’s passionate about. (July 6)




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We are sorry to say that Don Jr. posted some Fourth of July memes of his dad

We are sorry to say that Don Jr. posted some Fourth of July memes of his dadOnce again, Donald Trump, Jr. has made the misguided choice to log on. The large adult son and fish photo enthusiast has posted two truly baffling images of his father on Instagram. One of them features the president Photoshopped (poorly) into an American Revolution-era uniform. He is holding a gun. An eagle is perched on his arm. SEE ALSO: Donald ‘Pump’ Jr. is posting thirst traps now Unfortunately, this is a gross misrepresentation of the president’s relationship with both eagles and serving in the military.  A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Jul 4, 2018 at 7:06pm PDT The second features Trump Sr. stylized as “Freedom Bae,” an extremely stupid riff on Salt Bae. A disturbing experiment for you: imagine logging onto your Instagram account and referring to your father as “bae.”  Oh god! A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Jul 5, 2018 at 5:56am PDT We anxiously await Salt Bae’s take on this image. Salt Bae, your silence is deafening. Anyway, hope you had a great Fourth of July.  WATCH: In honor of Fourth of July, we made a DIY side-by-side comparison of the classic 1996 ‘Independence Day’ trailer

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Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements

Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas reductions for instance, the concept of profit maximization alone does not suffice to avoid the tipping of critical elements in the Earth system which could lead to dramatic changes of our lifelihood. The scientists use mathematical experiments to compare economic optimization to the governance concepts of sustainability and the more recent approach of a safe operating space for humanity. All of these turn out to have their benefits and deficits, yet the profit-maximizing approach shows the greatest likelihood of producing outcomes that harm people or the environment.
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Samantha Bee's on-air mea culpa: 'Sorry for breaking America'

  1. Samantha Bee’s on-air mea culpa: ‘Sorry for breaking America’  CNNMoney
  2. Samantha Bee Apologizes Defiantly For Last Week’s First-Daughter Slur On ‘Full Frontal’  Deadline
  3. Samantha Bee on profane remark about Ivanka Trump: ‘I hate that this distracted from more important issues’  The Hill (blog)
  4. Samantha Bee to Get More TBS Oversight After Ivanka Trump Slur  Hollywood Reporter
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