After Public Outcry, Tribeca Film Festival Removes Anti-Vaccination Film from Lineup

Organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place next month, have decided to pull the anti-vaccination propaganda film Vaxxed from its lineup after near-universal condemnation.


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Nobel Prize Winner James Watson Talks About His Faith… in Humanity

James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist known for discovering the structure of DNA with Francis Crick, has an excellent essay at TIME all about his faith.

That faith isn’t in religion, though, but rather humanity and the people who strive to make this world a better place.


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An Obituary for Jesus

Sam Roberts, who normally writes obituaries for the New York Times, decided to write one for Jesus.


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Tribeca Film Festival Defends Screening of Anti-Vaccination Film by Discredited Researcher

When the Tribeca Film Festival takes place a month from now, it’ll include a movie called Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. It’s essentially an anti-vaccination propaganda film.


The director of the 91-minute documentary is Andrew Wakefield, the researcher whose fraudulent paper (later retracted by The Lancet) led to the belief that vaccines cause autism.

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For Easter, There’s a Display Honoring Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Wisconsin State Capitol

A couple of years ago, the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered that anyone could put up a display in the State Capitol Building as long as the person filled out the proper paperwork.

So to counter the Nativity Scenes around Christmas, they put up signs honoring gods from Game of Thrones.

Last Easter, they honored the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

And this year? They’re going with Jedis.


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