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Jesse Williams Is Down for Japril Reunion on Greys Anatomy With Sarah Drew: They Are Incredible Together – Us Weekly

Wishful thinking! Greys Anatomy star Jesse Williams revealed hes rooting for his character, Jackson Avery, to reunite with April Kepner (Sarah Drew) on the medical drama.

They are incredible together, the Little Fires Everywhere actor, 39, told Entertainment Tonight on Friday, February 19. I am a fan [of Sarahs] and she is absolutely one of the most special people Ive worked with. We developed those storylines together with our incredible writers, so itll always hold a very real place in my heart and memories. We stay in contact. She is the sweetest.

Jackson and April were married on the long-running series before Drew, 40, was written off in 2018 after nine seasons. Following her exit, Williams character forged a friends-with-benefits dynamic with Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) after Jos husband, Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), left to make things work with his ex-wife, Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl).

Though he would love Japril to come together again, Williams told added that its been a lot of fun working closely with Luddington. He also explained that what makes the story line effective is that it could go badly at any moment because of the type of arrangement that they have.

They are both a bit of a mess. They have both had failure [with] their romantic lives and rejection, I think, and insecurity comes with that. Thats real, he explained. Everyone isnt this gallant, overconfident person no matter what you think about how they look or their success. Were all insecure, so thats an interesting thing to play.

While a reunion between Jackson and April is up in the air, Williams and Drew have remained close nonetheless.

Thats my buddy, he told Us Weekly and other reporters in November 2018. We absolutely talk and see each other regularly, happily, easily. Shes a tremendous, tremendous actress Shes a tremendous, tremendous person.

Greys Anatomy fans were already treated to an unexpected reunion between Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek McDreamy Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) during the season 17 premiere in November 2020. At the time, Meredith saw Derek who died in a car accident in a 2015 episode in a dream sequence at the beach after she fell unconscious in a hospital parking lot.

I think the whole atmosphere has changed, certainly working at the beach, and seeing everybody again was really a very healing process, and really rewarding, and a lot of fun, Dempsey, 55, told Deadline at the time. And hopefully, that feeling translates, and the fans enjoy it. I know that theyve been wanting us to get back together, and I think this will satisfy a lot of people, and surprise a lot of people, hopefully.

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A Visual Anatomy of the American Dream – The Atlantic

So, the highly artificial Mountain Dew is an elixir and urine; its a treat and a betrayal. Davids aggression against his grandmotherwhich is to say, against an Old Country that he doesnt know but that shadows all his social interactionsechoes the alienation that he himself experiences in the world. The gulf between them is clearly cultural and generational. But, Chung insists, its also personal and, like a predilection for soda, idiosyncratic: the stuff of families, part of the normal violence of intimacy, where you get to be unkind to someone precisely because you know you can.

There are other objects. The dreamed-of American ranch home on the pasture is, at the same time, a trailer house in the middle of nowhereboth unmovable (the irony about mobile homes) and precarious (as the later tornado watch will underscore). Eden, what Jacob actually calls the land, is also already the site of exile; the previous owner, we learn, couldnt make a go of it and killed himself. The cowboy hats and boots that David favors are the material vestiges of a still-active story of the American frontier that holds his father (and indeed his whole family) in its grips and, at the same time, cheap toys.

Flickering between transcendence and detumescence, the objects of the American dream in this movie are misleadingnot because theyre lies, per se, but because they hold out a continual assurance, as addictive as the high fructose corn syrup in Mountain Dew or the cigarette that Jacob draws on like a Marlboro Man. The American dream is a hook, like a pyramid scheme requiring a heavy initial investment (such as, say, 50 acres in the Ozarks) with the endless but unsustainable promise of exponential growth. In this scheme, abundance is a moving target, not a destination. What Jacob loses and what he strives to acquire are mutually supporting narratives. They drive and cancel each other in an ever-growing yet never balanced ledger.

Within and alongside the labors of this chase, we see the work and stretch and pull of kinship. For the immigrant, the ambivalent economy of private and familial feelings is entangled with the ambivalent economy of the American dream. When Monica tells her husband I cant do it anymore near the films climax, does she want to stop struggling for the farms success, or stop prioritizing his goals over hers? Is it about the land or their marriage? Is there a difference? Their intimate relationship is framed by the wider vision of the American dream. Its this constant navigationbetween being a private individual and also a public body that is foreign to yourselfthat Minari captures and leaves unresolved.

In the last year I found myself facing a new foreign territory: this time, a cancer diagnosis. Friends, in kind support, tell me how courageous I am in my fight. But I know I am not courageous at all. I feel fragile, broken, a flotsam in the sea of medical protocols and procedures. Cancer is a door that I have to walk through, a step at a time. Sometimes, when you find yourself and your loved ones in a wholly strange landscape, you move forward even if you are making no progress, and that movement is, in itself, not nothing.

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CyberArk Labs: The Anatomy of the SolarWinds Attack –

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In early December 2020, a supply chain attack was discovered which trojanized SolarWinds Orion business software updates in order to distribute malware. The campaign successfully infected 18,000 organizations including a number of government agencies and high-value companies around the world.

Attacks of this magnitude and sophistication have a vast and rippling impact. Whether you have been directly affected or not we are witnessing a new level of attack sophistication that demands a closer understanding.

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As the industry leader in Identity Security, CyberArk has the knowledge and resources to identify vulnerabilities and security gaps that exist, and introduce proven controls to remediate breaches that involve the compromise of privileged access.

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‘Nomadland’ | Anatomy of a Scene – The New York Times

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Hi, Im Chlo Zhao. I am the writer, director, editor, and one of the producers of Nomadland. Hi, may I help you? This scene was shot in the Badlands National Park where Fern is doing a summer camp hosting job. This is a situation where we mix professional and non-professional actors. There are two actors in the scene. There is Fern played by Frances McDormand. Then theres Dave played by David Strathairn This is going to be really exciting. Some of the people that are playing the tourists, theyre actually tourists at the National Park. The one thing I think is interesting to talk about in this scene is everything is scripted and staged. But through casting, cinematography and the editing, our goal is to make you feel as if this is really happening. As if she just showed up and improvised everything. The time of day is very important in shooting a scene like this in the Badlands. The texture of the rocks in the Badlands looks very different, the colors throughout the day. So its that last 25 minutes when the sun already go behind the rocks. It was of the most intense magic hour hustles in the film. Fran has such an interesting body language that I love, that we wanted to bring into Fern. She reminds me of Buster Keaton or Chaplin. You just love seeing how she walks and runs and interacts with the space. And I think that it brings a little bit of humor to it. Frances is the one that came up with those white sneakers that she was wearing. Find anything interesting? Rocks! And then shes got these little pink socks, almost like a child getting lost. Its the first time that shes really embracing being a traveler. And enjoying the exploration. So in this scene shes exploring, but shes also lost at the same time.

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Grey’s Anatomy star responds to rumours on show’s future –

Grey's Anatomy star Kevin McKidd has responded to rumours about the show's future.

Recent years have seen heavy speculation that the popular medical drama may be coming to an end if leading star Ellen Pompeo decides to leave her role as Dr Meredith Grey. It is currently on its 17th season.

McKidd, who has played Dr Owen Hunt since 2008, was asked by Digital Spy over his thoughts on the rumours and whether he feels the show still has plenty of life left in it.

"My gut tells me that this isn't our last season," he said.

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"I don't know why, I don't know what it's based on. I hope it isn't, because at this point, I'm a first-generation immigrant to America. So this has become my second family all these people in this crew and in this cast. So I'd just miss everybody if it was over.

"And I still feel as though we have relevant stories to tell. I feel as though we went through kind of a lull and a dip a few years ago. I think we're kind of on this incredible upswing. It's a testament to Krista Vernoff and all the writers.

"I feel as though we have stories to tell, so that's where I'm at with it. I don't really listen to the speculation, because all of it is beyond my control anyway. But I hope [it isn't the last season]. I'm definitely game to keep going."

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Last October, Pompeo whose current contract runs out at the end of the season offered an update saying that nothing has been decided yet.

"I don't take the decision lightly," she said. "We employ a lot of people, and we have a huge platform. And I'm very grateful for it."

Grey's Anatomy seasons 1-15 will be available to stream on Disney+ via Star on Tuesday, February 23.

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Anatomy of a kiss or ‘me and my homunculus’ – Galveston County Daily News

With Valentines Day just behind us and likely some smooching especially in the cold weather, it seems timely to explore the subject of kissing.

My wifes first earth-shaking kiss with me on an early date sent me into orbit and a long and happy marriage. She recently saw an article mentioning the 10-second kiss. It was a moment of renewal. Like many couples, our kisses often had become a little peck on the way in or out the door, cheek kisses, top of the head smooches, brushing of the lips all kind of a perfunctory way of saying, I love you.

Changing that out to a 10-second kiss cost nothing but helped re-awaken the power of a kiss to connect and bond. It seemed like the just the right amount of time. While longer kisses also are wonderful, you never can tell what kind of hanky-panky they may lead to.

So, I suggest to you and your beloved if youre fortunate to have one nearby, practice some 10-second kissing and see how it changes your day-to-day interactions. Fun, free and frolicky. A 10-second hug can do the same, though COVID has caused the loss of many hug opportunities.

Let us review the anatomy of a kiss. Have you ever seen a homunculus? Every first-year medical student is introduced to this cartoon monstrosity while learning neuroanatomy. The homunculus is a topographic representation of the body of the sensory or motor cortex of the brain. The parts with the largest number of neurons are huge, while other less innervated areas are proportionately smaller. Browse the term homunculus at

In the homunculus, the lips, tongue and hands are particularly gigantic, reflecting their essential role in our lives. Models of the homunculus show lips like those aboriginal folks who utilize some kind of disc to stretch their lips bigger.

So, why are lips featured so prominently on the cortex of the brain, as well as capturing our attention continuously on magazine covers, artwork and advertisements? Soft, sensuous, moist lips in a variety of shapes and shades seem to capture the human imagination and emotions in a way no other body part does, except perhaps the eyes.

And why do we do that kissing thing anyway? Is it because our nerves wire us that way? With all those nerves, pressing of lips releases a lot of feel-good chemicals like oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin. Its better and safer than a drug.

Evolutionary psychologists note the amount of information exchanged in a kiss can be extremely helpful in assessing a future mate. Temperature, smell, taste and even information about immunity and fertility can be detected subconsciously. We also exchange microbiota and hormones.

Besides those benefits, studies about kissing show it helps us bond with each other, improves our facial tone, reduces stress, blood pressure, cramps, cavities, cholesterol, allergies and headaches while boosting our immunity and self-esteem. It even burns calories.

So go ahead, pucker up and take that 10-second plunge. It may just change your life.

Dr. Victor S. Sierpina is the WD and Laura Nell Nicholson Family Professor of Integrative Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at UTMB.

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