Dating back to the mid-to-late s, with the Andy Hardy movies, the teen film has been a Hollywood staple. There was Sandra Dee in the late 50s, the beach movies of the 60s, and Grease 20 years later, followed soon after by John Hughes, who is responsible for creating the template for the genre in the past couple of decades. And if the last few years are any indication, the teen film is alive and well at the box office and for critics.
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As islands of discarded plastic larger than the entire state of Hawail float about on our oceans, could mushrooms be the solution to eliminating it and possibly proding a source of food and medicine in the process? Some researchers are beginning to think so. Christopher Snyder of the University of Rochester gives a talk on how Mycoremidiation, as the science is known, might help us clean up our planet. Two dozen volunteers showed up, including University of Rochester students, Lots of Food Project Guild members and energetic neighbors.
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