Off topic: Rio Olympics venues, inventor of the bra, Henrietta Lacks saga, movies’ fate

What Rio’s Olympic venues look like six months later. (Not good.) The inventor of the modern bra, Caresse Crosby, lived quite a life: She also became a publisher and a princess. The Henrietta Lacks story continues as her family seeks compensation¬†from Johns Hopkins University, which first took the cells that changed science forever. And when movies kill other movies.


Photo: A scene from “Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” in 1989. The poor showing of another horror movie may have killed a planned revival of the series. (Bay Area News Group archives)

 
 

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