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#GAYNRD DAILY Our news, art, and ephemera round-up from around the web, social media, and around the world for Tuesday October 26, 2021.

 

UNITED STATES OF ADDICTION MedPage: More than 40 million Americans were living with a substance use disorder in 2020, Capt. Michael King, PhD, MSW, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said Monday.

King was reporting on the results of the SAMHSA annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health for 2020. “Many longstanding behavioral health problems are still here and are possibly getting worse,” King, who is acting director of SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, said on a phone call with reporters. And although the 40 million figure represents a doubling from 2019’s estimate of 20 million, King cautioned that “the difference is most likely due to one of the changes in how we conduct our survey and it was a planned change, long in coming — a change in the diagnostic criteria manual from the DSM-4 to DSM-5. In addition, many of our other methodological changes impacted this number more than likely, so while the number appears much larger, there are many caveats to that.”

EMPIRE Throughout his time in the Spider-Man suit, Tom Holland has got to shoot some spectacular stuff – rubbing shoulders with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War’s epic airport fight, spending plenty of time with Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and playing a significant part in the fightback against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. But in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, the actor tells Empire that he filmed “one of the coolest scenes I’ve ever shot” – a sequence including a character he wasn’t at liberty to divulge.

What he could say is that the scene features his Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May, and Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan – along with a mystery fourth character. “It’s four people sitting at a table, having a conversation about what it’s like to be a superhero, and it was amazing,” Holland tells Empire. “The other day we watched the scene, my brother and I, and our jaws were on the floor.” Cue all the speculation about who that fourth chair belongs to. Could it be another Avenger, joining the already-confirmed Doctor Strange? Or might it hint at the long-rumoured crossover between Holland’s Peter Parker, and those played by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in previous big-screen live-action iterations of Spider-Man?

Read Empire’s full world-exclusive Spider-Man: No Way Home feature in the upcoming new issue – talking to Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, director Jon Watts, Marvel boss Kevin Feige, and producer Amy Pascal, with plenty of never-before-seen images – on sale Thursday 28 October and available to pre-order online here. Find No Way Home in UK cinemas from 17 December.

 

 

 

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My question is where is the equal size or more outtrage that’s been leveled at Dave Chappelle recently? Whatever you may think of Chappelle’s work, he has never incited violence. Perhaps it’s because they’re both Black? I wouldn’t doubt it. Sampson McCormick said