‘Black Panther 2’ is supposed to film in Georgia. Why are Disney and Marvel so quiet?

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Why ‘Black Panther 2’ could be Hollywood’s biggest platform to denounce the Georgia voting laws. Earlier this week, two prominent Black filmmakers took a stand against Georgia’s new, restrictive voting laws by pulling their upcoming project out of the state. Emancipation , a slave drama starring Will Smith and directed by Antoine Fuqua for Apple TV, will no longer be shooting in the Peach State. Read Full Story

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Lab-grown wood could let us grow furniture in a lab instead of in a forest

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Why cut down trees when you can grow wood in the exact shape you need? Scientists have already figured out how to grow meat in a lab, nurturing animal cells to multiply into chicken cutlets and burger patties . Now, MIT researchers are hoping to do the same with wood, to quickly produce in a lab what would take decades to grow in nature. From there, they could even coax wood tissue to grow into fully-formed shapes—like, say, a table—in order to mitigate the environmental harm of the logging and construction industries Read Full Story

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Miss your summer blockbusters? A new podcast charting the rise of James Cameron has you covered

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‘Blockbuster’ creator Matt Schrader doubles down on his inventive biopod (biopic + podcast) format, this time charting the rise of the man behind ‘Terminator’ and ‘Avatar.’ In April 2019, filmmaker Matt Schrader ( Score ) stepped into the podcast space with Blockbuster , a six-episode deep dive into how Steven Spielberg and George Lucas revolutionized filmmaking in the 1970s. Read Full Story

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This eco-friendly raincoat brand wants to buy back your old rubber boots

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Baxter Wood cofounder Kweku Larbi grew up near Ghana’s largest garbage dump. Today, he makes raincoats and boots from recycled and sustainable materials. Kweku Larbi dreamed up Baxter Wood . He didn’t know who or what Baxter Wood was, but when the phrase came to him in a dream, he knew it was the perfect name for the eco-conscious rainwear brand he was preparing to launch. Read Full Story

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