Recommended Reading: Conan O’Brien, Oscar Villains, and the Fyre Docs

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, a tale of two documentaries, the legend of the aged doctor-turned-rapper, some thoughts on the Oscar race, and an enlightening new interview with a comedy […]

New Amsterdam Recap: Where the Heart Is — Plus, Two Docs in Jeopardy!

This Tuesday’s New Amsterdam marked the show’s fall finale, so we knew something was going down — but we didn’t expect one of the doctors to literally fall down. As the episode begins, Max and Helen are arguing over his course of treatment: He wants to do a clinical trial rather than suffering through the […]

As Trump orders the release classified Russia docs, a top House Democrat says the FBI and DOJ told him the move would be a ‘red line’

Alex Edelman/Getty Images Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, called President Donald Trump’s order for the declassification and release of sensitive Russia materials a “clear abuse of power” meant to influence the Russia probe. Schiff also revealed that the FBI and DOJ had previously told him that the release of some […]

EPA docs don’t show any scientific evidence for Scott Pruitt’s climate claims

Enlarge / Scott Pruitt during his confirmation hearings. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not been able to offer any scientific evidence for statements made by the agency’s former Administrator Scott Pruitt when he went on CNBC in March 2017 and said that carbon dioxide was not known to […]

Don’t charge your brain implant during thunderstorms, docs warn after incident

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Barcroft Media) Last year, futurist Elon Musk announced a new project: a medical research company called Neuralink set to develop a new generation of brain implant devices—which may, among other things, help us in the coming AI apocalypse. But evil robots aside, the devices first have to face a more nefarious […]

Spotify confidentially filed IPO docs, wants to list in first half of 2018

(Reuters) — Music streaming service Spotify has filed confidentially with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering and is targeting a direct listing in the first half of 2018 that would allow some longtime investors to cash out, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. If Spotify, which was valued at as much […]

CDC barred from using terms like ‘science-based’ in budget docs

We can just imagine CDC personnel still shaking their heads after finding out that they can’t use certain terms in official documents for next year’s budget. According to The Washington Post, the Trump administration has prohibited the CDC from using “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based” — terms you’d expect to be part […]

Daily Podcast: The Best DVD Making Of Docs, Blade Runner 2049, Lord & Miller, TV Show Costs

On the September 27, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news including Blade Runner 2049 early buzz, Lord & Miller’s next film, and the growing cost of television shows. And in the Mailbag we’ll dive into the best DVD/Blu-ray special features/making-of docs you may have missed. You can subscribe […]

11,000+ blank Syrian passports in the hands of ISIS – media citing secret docs

German authorities believe that Islamic State terrorists have stolen over 11,000 blank Syrian passports, confidential documents seen by the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reportedly reveal. German Investigators have made a list of the serial numbers of the blank passports, the newspaper reported, citing confidential documents of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), the interior […]