Monday, March 30, 2020
What The 1918 Flu Tells Us About Human Nature Just over a century ago, a new infectious disease overtook the globe. Its history has long been buried, subsumed beneath the story of World War I. believes it's no mistake that Americans have focused on their victory in the war rather than on the devastation of the 1918 flu pandemic. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/23/820066211/an-unfinished-lesson-what-the-1918-flu-tells-us-about-human-nature
The Bomb That Didn't Explode Women around the world are having fewer and fewer children, and more and more people are living into their seventies, eighties, and nineties. These demographic patterns have flipped the expectations upside down. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/09/813801640/the-bomb-that-didnt-explode-why-our-fears-about-population-growth-didn-t-come-tr
Miss Americana; This is a very personal autobiography of Taylor Swift, the superstar pop singer. It is very honest, funny and at times sad. If you are a fan, this is a must see.
National Park Adventure; This is a beautifully photographed walk through of our nation’s National Parks. If you are looking for a “get away” from COVID-19, this is the prescription. The film gives the opportunity to take deep breaths and enjoy the spectacle of our great land. A wonderful antidote for “sheltering in place.”
Goop lab with Gwyneth Paltrow; This series is hosted by the Academy Award actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth couldn’t be more suited to host this unusual and provocative documentary. Each episode investigates unusual and interesting topics. Here is just a sampling of topics she investigates; exploring the female orgasm, healing through touch, meditation and swimming in 40-degree water, and many more. I recommend the series.
American Factory; This is the first film by the Obama (yes, those Obama’s) Production Company. This film answers the question of how a country can get a population of 1.5 billion to shelter in place for 6 months. The documentary follows the Chinese takeover of an abandon Ohio auto factory and its conversion to an Auto glass factory. The Academy Award documentary is excellent and well worth watching.