President Barack Obama said he wants mental health issues elevated to a national discussion as he convened a conference today that follows up on last December’s shootings at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six educators.
“Fast & Furious 6,” from Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures, was the top film at theaters in the U.S. and Canada in the first three days of the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, taking in $98.5 million, the biggest-ever debut for the studio.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Minutes after bombs detonated near the Boston Marathon’s finish line, emergency workers were rushing a bloodied, severely wounded Jeff Bauman to the hospital. Already, he was trying to help investigators find out who did it, he said today.
Behavioral economists explore human errors. They focus on how people depart from perfect rationality. Many of the best movies do the same thing. They investigate how our all-too-human foibles create trouble, wealth, violence, heroism, love and war. It is past time, then, to award the Behavioral Economics Oscars, otherwise known as the Becons.