White Matter Brain Lesions on MRI Linked to Years of Playing Football

Certain markers of injury to the brain’s white matter, called white matter hyperintensities, can be seen on brain scans. A new study finds that brain scans taken during the lifetimes of athletes in contact sports, compared to changes in their brains at autopsy, showed that white matter hyperintensities were associated with neuropathological changes. The research … Read more

Eddie Redmayne Says Playing Transgender Woman In ‘The Danish Girl’ Was ‘A Mistake’

Eddie Redmayne received critical praise and an Oscar nomination for portraying transgender artist Lili Elbe, but admits it’s a role he now regrets. Elbe’s life story hit the big screen in 2015’s “The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper. The artist, who specialized in landscape paintings, was one of the first recipients of gender confirmation … Read more

Eddie Redmayne says ‘it was a mistake’ playing a trans woman in The Danish Girl

Actor Eddie Redmayne has expressed his regret over playing a trans woman in the critically acclaimed drama The Danish Girl. In the 2015 biopic, the British star played Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo gender confirmation surgery. Although Redmayne received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the Danish painter, … Read more

Solution to Evan Birnholz’s Nov. 21 Post Magazine crossword, “Playing With Your Food”

I mentioned a little while ago that I was one of the constructors for this year’s Boswords Fall Themeless League. This past Monday, Nov. 15, was my turn. It’s been a while since I published a 15×15 themeless crossword — I think my most recent one before Monday was in October 2015 in the New … Read more

Yella Beezy Denies Rape Allegations: ‘Stop Playing On My Name!!

Yella Beezy had denied new allegations that he raped a woman he met through Instagram while on the first date. “Y’all just gotta stop playing on my name. I was arrested on false allegations. I was arrested before I was even questioned and I knew about anything [that] was going on, but it’s false allegations,” … Read more

Wunderkind Musician Nandi Bushell Pays Tribute to Charlie Watts, Playing All of the Tracks on “Gimme Shelter”

We’ve featured 11-year-old Nandi Bushell here before. Perhaps you’ll recall her epic drum battle with Dave Grohl. Today she’s back, paying tribute to Charlie Watts and performing the individual tracks on the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” First comes the guitar; then the bass, percussion and vocals; and next the drums–all the while she’s having fun. And … Read more

Oklahoma Inmates Claim Jail Staff Tortured Them By Playing ‘Baby Shark’ On Loop

Parents can relate to this one. Inmates at an Oklahoma jail said they were subjected to cruel and inhumane punishment when they were forced into stress positions while listening to ‘Baby Shark’ on repeat for hours, according to a lawsuit that was filed this week. The catchy children’s song was just one of the torturous … Read more

Lauren Ridloff Goes From Schoolteacher To Playing The MCU’s First Deaf Superhero

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Lauren Ridloff gave an interview that concluded with the actor contemplating what she wanted to do next. At that point, Ridloff only had one major role under her belt, albeit an acclaimed one. Ridloff was then starring in a Broadway revival of “Children of a Lesser God,” a … Read more