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The South Korean horror movie "The Host" depicts a society’s crisis in confidence over a mysterious monster, and mirrors in some way the recent outbreak of the MERS virus.

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Our Real to Squeal! newsletter—Halloween comes early—features chilling stories about a horror film, "The Host," and how it reflects the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea; melting glaciers giving up their dead; and a street drug with often zombie-like effects.

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Expo Milano 2015 will be the scene of a multimedia event by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center titled "Hollywood and Dine: The Image and Impact of Food in Entertainment."

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The message to take from "Racing Extinction," the new film from Oscar-winning director Louis Psihoyos ("The Cove"), is this: If we don’t act to stop climate change now, humanity won’t go out with a bang but more likely with a whimper.

Sep 1 RT @JDKun: Tosca, Boheme, Falstaff, La traviata, Don Giovanni & more: An opera food tour- part of Hollywood & Dine Fri adventure http://t.c…
Aug 31 Friday @USAPavilion2015, we'll unveil new research about food in entertainment. Get ready: http://t.co/jFcYQrZXRP http://t.co/W6s9DZqCij
Aug 30 China's ban on cars & industry for military celebrations transforms polluted air. http://t.co/R8zN91NTPw #ParadeBlue http://t.co/lIbFdLeSxS
Aug 29 #CPR is not the big lifesaver as shown on TV medical shows, says @USCDavisSchool researchers. http://t.co/SUJMdiy1bn

The Double XX Files Panel:
Health & Justice for Women

Featured video | Our recent panel at the WGAE mixed entertainment writers and producers with health experts and storytellers in a discussion about breast cancer (especially among African-American women), campus sexual assault and reproductive health.


They put me in touch with some of the foremost authorities in the country the very next day. The help they provided was nothing short of imperative to my writing process. They are a tremendous resource.

— An executive producer for NCIS (CBS)