Scientific efforts to produce the world’s first HIV vaccine suffered another setback last week with the announcement that a late-stage clinical trial was discontinued due to lack of efficacy.

(LA Blade) David Crosby, arguably one of the most popular and enormously influential singer-songwriter-guitarists of the last century known for his folk ballads and rock standards, has died at the age of 81.

(WB) The Upper House of the States General of the Netherlands, the supreme bicameral legislature of the kingdom, on Jan. 18 voted to amend Article 1 of the Dutch Constitution, expanding it to prohibit discrimination against someone because of a disability or sexual orientation. 

Writer/director Lukas Dhont’s “Close” (A24), winner of the Grand Prix at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, is also Belgium’s entry for the Oscar’s Best International Feature category.

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