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A university is handing out coasters that could detect date-rape drugs in drinks

A university is handing out coasters that could detect date-rape drugs in drinks

College-aged women are as much as four times more susceptible to sexual violence than women of all ages. With that in mind, the University of New Mexico is hoping some drink coasters can potentially prevent the nightmare of sexual assault for students. Students can stop by the college’s Campus Office for Substance Abuse Prevention to…MORE

Dave & Buster’s replaces Impossible Burger with competitor

Dave & Buster’s replaces Impossible Burger with competitor

Dave & Buster’s is taking the Impossible Burger off its menu, and swapping it out for a competitor. “We’ve upgraded to Lightlife,” Art Carl, vice president of culinary and beverage for Dave & Buster’s said in a statement Thursday. Lightlife has been making vegan products for decades, and this year launched a burger that, like…MORE

‘Zombieland’ rises again with long-delayed sequel

‘Zombieland’ rises again with long-delayed sequel

Never mind the rules of Zombieland. The rules governing Hollywood dictate that anything successful gets a sequel, even if you have to wait a decade to tap into it. Those have been fruitful years for the stars of “Zombieland: Double Tap,” providing key assets to a movie that offers gore, comedy and just plain silliness,…MORE

Chicago teachers’ strike stretches into second day as negotiations continue

Chicago teachers’ strike stretches into second day as negotiations continue

Some 300,000 Chicago schoolchildren are out of class for the second day in a row Friday, as negotiations continue between the city and thousands of striking educators. A senior city official told CNN on Thursday the two sides are “still pretty far apart” and the strike probably will go through the weekend. “We understand that’s…MORE

‘Maleficent’ flies higher in sequel ‘Mistress of Evil’

‘Maleficent’ flies higher in sequel ‘Mistress of Evil’

“Maleficent” wasn’t especially good, but it scared up enough money to conjure a sequel. Happily, this five-years-later follow-up, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” flies a bit higher, building on the central relationship while adding Michelle Pfeiffer’s regal presence as a killer queen. The first “Maleficent” actually felt somewhat out of step with Disney’s live-action movie strategy,…MORE

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

Now and again in President Donald Trump’s Washington, it’s hard to believe what you’re watching with your own eyes. First, on live television, Trump’s acting chief of staff admitted a “quid pro quo,” saying that the US had conditioned aid upon Ukraine filling Trump’s political wish list — a potential abuse of power that could…MORE

Kanye West releases ‘Jesus is King’ film trailer

Kanye West releases ‘Jesus is King’ film trailer

There’s still no album yet, but we now have the movie trailer to hold us over. Kanye West has released the trailer for his forthcoming IMAX film “Jesus Is King.” The slightly more than one minute long trailer doesn’t give much away. In it, a choir sings scripture from the book of Mark, paraphrased as…MORE

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