This Wednesday, April 22, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Prior to the onset of the current pandemic, people across the world were planning on taking to the streets to celebrate 50 years of environmentalism–and the urgency of the climate crisis.

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HBO's "I'll Be Gone In the Dark" Is a Complex Portrait of Serial Killer-Hunter Michelle McNamara

The improbably fascinating "I'll Be Gone In the Dark" subverts traditional serial killer narratives.

Michelle McNamara

In the years leading up to her death, Michelle McNamara haunted message boards, libraries, and Sacramento families to get to the bottom of the case that obsessed and consumed her.

McNamara, a true crime blogger whose interest in serial killers morphed into a compulsive desire to hunt and catch them, is the subject of a new HBO documentary series. The first episode, which premiered last Sunday, presents a small window into the mind of a woman who hunted serial killers until she accidentally overdosed on sleeping pills.

It's completely enthralling, a marked subversion of typical serial killer narratives as well as a commentary on their devastating and peculiar appeal.

I'll Be Gone In the Dark (2020): Official Trailer | HBO

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Alton Brown's "Pantry Raid" Videos Are the Perfect Guide to Cooking in Quarantine

Try some new recipes with the ingredients you already have at home

Alton Brown is a huge nerd.

That's not so much an insult as a statement of undeniable fact. When it comes to his Food Network show, Good Eats, his high energy, corny sense of humor, and excessive enthusiasm for the science of cooking are either part of the appeal or a reason to change the channel–depending on your taste. But right now that big nerd energy is exactly what we need, and his "Pantry Raid" videos deliver.

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