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The first pig-heart transplant patient was denied a human heart after failing to follow doctors' orders

David Bennett Sr (right) with his surgeon, Dr. Bartley Griffith, at University of Maryland Medical Center.University of Maryland School of Medicine The first pig-heart transplant went to a man who couldn't get on the waiting list for a human heart. Hospitals deemed the patient ineligible because he had previously failed to follow doctors' orders. These subjective criteria leave room for bias — and Black and Hispanic patients receive organs at lower rates. David Bennett Sr. became the ...
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The 18 best movies on Hulu that you can stream right now, from 'Nomadland' to 'Deadpool'

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hulu offers a growing collection of movies to stream.Hulu; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Hulu features a growing collection of movies spanning all genres, including some original films. Standout titles include "Nomadland" which won best picture at the 2021 Oscars. Hulu costs $7 a month for ad-supported streaming, or $13 a month for ad-free streaming. Hulu...
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The recipient of a historic pig-heart transplant stabbed a man years ago. Ethicists say criminal history shouldn't affect who gets live-saving organs.

David Bennet (right) with his surgeon, Dr. Bartley Griffith, at University of Maryland Medical Center.University of Maryland School of Medicine A man with a life-threatening heart condition received a heart from a genetically altered pig Friday. The patient in the historic procedure had been convicted of stabbing a man, according to The Washington Post. Criminal history shouldn't be a reason to deny anyone an organ transplant, medical ethicists say. In a groundbreaking eight-hour transpla...
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How Calamari Ended Up On Tatooine In The Book Of Boba Fett: An Investigation

This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of "The Book of Boba Fett."Like any story told in the sprawling "Star Wars" universe, "The Book of Boba Fett" has left us with plenty of intriguing details and questions to ponder. Chief among them remains the fascinating tension at the core of this new spin-off series, particularly when it comes to depicting Boba Fett as the ruthless bounty hunter of the original trilogy versus this new "Man with a code" version who clearly has rules, a cons...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Alan Moore, Spock, Sherlock Holmes, George Lucas, Nicolas Cage, Boba Fett, Jeremy Irons, Hutt, Occam, Pig, Kessel, Tatooine, Mos Espa


25 Must-See Movies From 2021 to Stream Right Now

From "The Power of the Dog" to "Pig" and "Zola," many of the best films of 2021 are now streaming.
Tags: News, Lists, Zola, Pig, The Power of the Dog, The Lost Daughter, The Beatles: Get Back


Nicolas Cage Talks Playing Dracula in ‘Renfield’ and How ‘Malignant’ Inspired the Role

In November, Universal revealed that Nicolas Cage will tackle the iconic role of Dracula in the upcoming monster movie “Renfield,” starring Nicholas Hoult as the famous vampire’s lackey. It’s a bit of casting that feels like destiny, as Cage has some experience with vampiric roles, thanks to his turn in 1989’s “Vampire’s Kiss,” but “Renfield” […]
Tags: Actors, Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, Dracula, Pig, Renfield


Nicolas Cage Doesn’t Consider Himself an Actor: ‘I Like the Word Thespian’

Nicolas Cage is an Academy Award winner known for turning in memorable, completely original performances in a wide range of beloved movies: The action hit “Face/Off,” the searing drama “Leaving Las Vegas” and the wonderfully surreal “Adaptation.” Even after acting for several decades, Cage manages to surprise and find completely original ways to approach roles. […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Features, Nicolas Cage, Cage, Pig, Bergman Island, Awards Circuit Podcast


Texas neighborhood invaded by fewer than 30-50 feral hogs

Residents of Sienna in Fort Bend County, Texas were shocked to find a pack of feral hogs roaming through their neighborhood earlier this month. One resident, Glen Garner, told the local news affiliate KHOU 11 that he estimated about 25 or 30 of the suidae. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Texas, News, Pigs, KHOU, Sienna, Pig, Hogs, Fort Bend County Texas, Feral Hogs, Pigs Might Fly, 30-50 Feral Hogs, Glen Garner


Movies Like Pig That Are Definitely Worth Watching

"Pig" was one of the most surprising movies of summer 2021, and the beautiful film still stands as one of the best of the year. While it's not always the case that independent dramas keep the momentum going as Hollywood enters the fall festival season, "Pig" earned early buzz with its Gotham Award nomination for best feature, giving hope that critics' groups will remember the captivating, emotionally devastating drama as the end of the year awards ceremonies begin to arrive."Pig" follows former ...
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‘Passing,’ ‘The Lost Daughter,’ Lead 2021 Gotham Awards Nominations (Full List)

“The Green Knight,” “The Lost Daughter,” “Passing,” “Pig” and “Test Pattern” will compete for best feature film at the 31st annual IFP Gotham Awards. The event is key stop in the awards season marathon, particularly for lower-budgeted indie fare that is looking to elbow into the Oscars race. At the Gothams, “Passing,” a black-and-white drama that […]
Tags: News, Awards, Pig, Gotham Awards, The Lost Daughter


José Andrés is opening a jamón-themed speakeasy in Chicago, where the dishes - and even some cocktails - will include the meat

The restaurant, Pigtail, is set to open on October 15. ThinkFoodGroup José Andrés is opening a jamón-themed cocktail bar and restaurant in Chicago. The dishes - and even some of the cocktails - will include the Spanish dry-cured meat. Menu items include fried pig ears and snouts with rey silo cheese foam. See more stories on Insider's business page. José Andrés is opening a cocktail bar and restaurant in Chicago dedicated to Spanish jamón, a type of dry-cured ham.The dishes, as well as...
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‘She’s a Diva’: How Nicolas Cage’s ‘Pig’ Co-Star Brandy Went From Farmyards to Feature Films

With her thick auburn hair, striking eyes and sleek physique, it’s no surprise Nicolas Cage’s latest co-star Brandy landed her first ever acting role without so much as an audition. “She has beautiful eyes,” says Brandy’s caregiver, Mariah Flood. “That’s what [the filmmakers] really loved about her, is that she had a lot of expression […]
Tags: Global, Festivals, Nicolas Cage, Brandy, Pig, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Pig ' Co Star Brandy Went From Farmyards, Mariah Flood


Watch: Another tooth-achingly cute cross-species friendship

from Animal_Sanctuary At the Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary, Amos the pig and Lionel the cow have developed an adorable and heartwarming bond after being rescued together from South Florida. — Read the rest
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‘Prisoners of the Ghostland,’ Possibly the Craziest Movie of 2021, Has a Release Date

Nicolas Cage is having a great summer — which he very much deserves. His newest film Pig arrived last month and subsequently became his best reviewed live-action film on Rotten Tomatoes. His performance is hauntingly subdued, and garnered plenty of critical acclaim. And maybe subdued isn’t your first thought when it comes to the performances of Nic Cage, but isn’t that just further proof of his talent? But I digress. If you loved Pig but need some of that classic Nicolas Cage weirdness, have no...
Tags: Movies, News, Nicolas Cage, Sundance, Pig, Sofia Boutella, Bernice, Sion Sono, Nic Cage, Ghostland, Tak Sakaguchi, Samurai Town, Ghostland Nicolas Cage


‘Pig’ is Officially Nicolas Cage’s Best-Reviewed Live-Action Movie

It’s been a big week for pig movies. Yesterday, the Academy Award winner and Best Picture nominee Babe (co-written by George Miller, never forget!) celebrated its 26th anniversary of charming us all with its sheer feel-good wholesomeness. More recently and even more importantly, the Nicolas Cage-starring movie aptly titled Pig now officially holds the distinction of being the actor’s best-reviewed live-action movie on Rotten Tomatoes across his entire career. Everyone rejoice! The Rotten Tom...
Tags: Movies, News, Las Vegas, Rotten Tomatoes, Nicolas Cage, Cage, George Miller, Pig, John Wick, VUDU, John Woo, Chris Evangelista


Nicolas Cage’s ‘Pig’ to Get Digital Release in August

Neon announced that “Pig” will be available to rent or own on digital starting Tuesday, Aug. 3. The film, directed by Michael Sarnoski and starring Nicolas Cage and Alex Wolff, was released in theaters just two weeks ago on July 16. It will be available on VOD platforms including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Nicolas Cage, Neon, Pig, Alex Wolff, Michael Sarnoski


‘Pig,’ ‘Annette,’ ‘Here Today’ Join In-Person and Online Edinburgh Film Festival Lineup

The U.K. premieres of Michael Sarnoski’s “Pig,” starring Nicolas Cage, and Billy Crystal’s “Here Today,” where he costars with Tiffany Haddish, will open and close the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival. The festival will take place between Aug. 18-25 and will include 32 new features and 73 shorts, with 50% of the new features coming […]
Tags: News, Global, Nicolas Cage, Billy Crystal, Pig, Annette, Tiffany Haddish, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Michael Sarnoski, Here Today


Ebola-Like Pig Illness Pops Up in Germany, Doesn't Pose a Threat to Humans

Health officials in Germany have reaffirmed that the virus behind African swine fever isn’t likely to endanger humans, even if they eat meat from infected animals. However, the reassurance comes in the wake of the virus recently being found on several pig farms within the country, a troubling development, since ASF…Read more...
Tags: Ebola, Science, Medicine, Germany, Environment, Assessment, Pandemics, Veterinary Medicine, Pig, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Animal Virology, Influenza A Virus Subtype H1n1, Classical Swine Fever, Asfarviridae, African Swine Fever Virus


Feral Hogs Pollute the Climate as Much as 1 Million Cars Each Year

Nearly two years ago, we all had a hearty laugh about 30 to 50 feral hogs. Turns out that all those pigs aren’t just a horribly invasive species, but they could be wreaking real havoc when it comes to climate change. According to a new study published Monday in Global Change Biology, wild pigs around the world are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Livestock, Materials, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Soil, Carbon Dioxide, Christopher, Pig, Feral Pigs, Feral, Domestic Pig, Chemical Compounds, Nicholas Patton


New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy,’ ‘Pig,’ ‘Fear Street Part 3: 1666’

Summer movie season is upon us — though the release schedule has never been more confusing, with some blockbusters heading directly to streaming, and various independent films insisting on the pre-pandemic model of opening exclusively in theaters. Let Variety help you find that next well-earned bit of escapism, whether it’s a Marvel blockbuster (like “Black […]
Tags: Opinion, Lists, Pig, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Fear Street 3: 1666


Alex Wolff Talks ‘Pig,’ ‘Old’ and Becoming ‘Beyond Buds’ With Nicolas Cage

Alex Wolff has never been unacquainted with fame. After starring in Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers Band” movie and series when he was a kid alongside his older brother Nat, he quickly rose to stardom as a young actor and musician. More than 15 years later, Wolff has appeared in a wide array of feature films, […]
Tags: News, Old, Nicolas Cage, Nickelodeon, Wolff, Pig, Nat, Alex Wolff


‘Pig’ Star Nicolas Cage Explains How He Made an Untrained Hog ‘Look at Me With Love’

Nicolas Cage knows how to get the best performances out of his co-stars — even if that co-star is a pig. The Oscar winner reveals what it took to get Brandy, the pig that plays his truffle-hunting porker in the new Neon drama “Pig” to act on cue. “Brandy was very payment oriented, she liked […]
Tags: News, Nicolas Cage, Pig, Alex Wolff, Just For Variety


Alex Wolff Discusses Pig, Working With Nicolas Cage

Pig, which stars Nicolas Cage as a truffle hunter, is out in theaters this Friday, July 16, 2021. The film is directed by Michael Sarnoski and its official synopsis reads, “A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.” RELATED: NEON’s Pig Trailer: Nicolas Cage Desperately Searches For His Titular Pet ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese talked to Pig star Alex Wolff about his stel...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Arizona, Portland, Alex, Nicolas Cage, Pig, Movie News, Alex Wolff, Ian Purkayastha, Michael Sarnoski, Movie Features, Tyler Treese


‘Pig’ Star Nicolas Cage on Abandoning Hollywood: ‘I’ve Gone Into My Own Wilderness’

Nicolas Cage instinctively knew how to play Rob, the melancholic truffle forager at the center of “Pig.” The indie film explores Rob’s connection to his pet pig and his tortured relationship with his past celebrity as a renowned chef. Cage, one of the top action stars of the late 1990s and early aughts, related to […]
Tags: Hollywood, Features, Rob, Nicolas Cage, Pig, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent


Nicolas Cage Won’t Play Joe Exotic as Amazon Shelves ‘Tiger King’ Project (EXCLUSIVE)

Nicolas Cage has played a wide range of eccentrics over the course of his career, but Joe Exotic will not join the actor’s list of meme-worthy roles. The Oscar-winning actor, who is currently earning rave reviews for his performance in “Pig,” revealed that he is no longer scheduled to play the “Tiger King” in a […]
Tags: News, Nicolas Cage, Pig, Joe Exotic, Tiger King, Amazon Shelves


Pig: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) A kidnapped pig, a desperate search, and a shaggily-bearded Nicolas Cage. Honestly, what more could you want out of a movie? Well, besides all the other crucial details you simply need to know about the upcoming Pig, of course, which we’re more than happy to provide, and that’s why you’re here in the first place. Let’s get to it....
Tags: Movies, Oregon, Portland, Rob, Hulu, Nicolas Cage, Cage, Amir, Wolff, Pig, John Wick, Bong Joon Ho, Philip Klein, Alex Wolff, Céline Sciamma, Adam Arkin


‘Pig’ Review: Nicolas Cage Is at His Melancholic Best in This Strange, Sad Porcine Drama

Nicolas Cage isn’t just an actor; he’s a state of mind. Having transcended meme status with evocative performances in director-driven genre fare like “Mandy” and “Color Out of Space,” the Oscar winner delivers his best performance in years as a chef-turned-recluse who briefly reenters society in writer-director Michael Sarnoski’s “Pig.” His return isn’t a happy […]
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Nic Cage's next blockbuster "Pig" is TAKEN with bacon

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Revenge, Pigs, Taken, Nicolas Cage, Truffles, Pig, Nic Cage, Animal Friends, Pet Pigs


NEON’s Pig Trailer: Nicolas Cage Desperately Searches For His Titular Pet

NEON has released the official trailer for their upcoming drama film titled Pig, starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage as a truffle hunter. The film is slated to hit the theaters on Friday, July 16, which pits Pig against a mix of high-profile and independent features including Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Escape Room: Tournament of Champions as well as Die in a Gunfight and Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. The video, which you can check out below, begins with Cage’s character in...
Tags: Video, Movies, Drama, Portland, Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Cage, Neon, Anthony Bourdain, Vanessa, Pig, Movie News, Adam Wingard, Alex Wolff, Michael Sarnoski, Nicolas Cage Leaving Las Vegas Mandy, Elijah Ungvary


‘Pig’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage Stars as Truffle Hunter Searching for His Porcine BFF

Neon has released the trailer for “Pig,” which follows Nicolas Cage on a rescue mission to find his swine friend. Cage’s character, Rob, is a truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness and enlists the help of a truffle salesman (Alex Wolff) to search for his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. […]
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