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Austin Davis has only eaten mac and cheese for the past 17 years

Source:  VICE For most people, eating nothing but mac and cheese seems like a childhood fantasy.  But for 20-year-old Austin Davis, who has been eating nothing but mac and cheese for the past 17 years, it’s not a fantasy -- it’s his reality and has become his...

Nobel Prize winner Jim Allison takes on cancer in “Breakthrough”

Source:  The New York Times Documentaries about innovative figures don’t always offer correspondingly innovative filmmaking.  But even coloring within the lines of conventional biographical storytelling, “Jim Allison: Breakthrough” provides an accessible introduction...

How Paranoid Schizophrenia Impacts My Life

Source:  VICE Allie Burke first started seeing shadows when she was three years old but it wasn’t until she was in her mid-twenties that she was formally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. When it comes to mental illness, the day-to-day realities, challenges, and...

Morgan Spurlock is at it again in Super Size Me 2

Source:  PEOPLE Thirteen years after his documentary, "Super Size Me," started a national conversation about the health risks of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock is ready to take it on again in "Super Size Me 2. This time, Spurlock is going behind-the-scenes of...

How Obamacare became a symbol of America’s divide

Source:  FRONTLINE Following years of legal challenges and political battles, a federal appeals court in New Orleans may now hold the fate of the Affordable Care Act in its hands. A trio of judges there is deliberating whether to uphold a ruling out of Texas late last...

Who Owns the Moon?

Source:  American Experience There was no need for space law before humans put objects in space, but the launch of Sputnik in 1957 caused Americans and nations around the world to become concerned about the potential for maleficence on the part of bad actors. In 1967,...

HBO acquires mental health doc “Ernie & Joe”

Source:  Deadline HBO Documentary Films has acquired the North American TV and streaming rights to Jenifer McShane’s "Ernie & Joe."  The film features San Antonio police officers Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, who are diverting people from jail and into mental...

Short documentary “The Shift” shows the trauma of being a 911 operator

Source:  The Atlantic “Do you see flames or smoke or both?” “Do you know what she took?  Is she breathing?” “I just want you to take a deep breath.  You’re pretty hysterical.  Ma’am, why are you screaming?” These are just a few of the high-stakes situations that 911...