In 'Parasite,' Food Is a Violent Weapon of Class Struggle

Bong Joon-ho's bleak new movie turns food into a form of terror as it explores the desperation of trying to move up in the world.


We're Throwing Two 'Parasite'-Inspired Dinner Parties Next Week in LA

Come to an advance screening of Korean director Bong Joon Ho's new film followed by a Korean feast inspired by the movie.


Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.


Why an Australian Man Died 8 Years After Eating a Slug

Sam Ballard of Sydney, Australia died last week from a rare parasitic infection called rat lungworm disease.


Parasitic Worms Are Weed Edibles for Mice

These worms may be the key to targeted, natural treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.


How Much Sushi Is Too Much?

Parasites, mercury, bacteria, oh my.


Flesh-Eating Sea Fleas Feast on Teen’s Feet at Australian Beach

It’s not shark jaws you have to be worried about, but microscopic pincers.


I Have a Pathological Fear of Tapeworms

So intense that it warrants anxiety meds.


Portland Hit Crisis Mode After Parasites Flooded City's Drinking Water

Residents learn the hard way after refusing treatment plant to save on the cost of water.


No, Your Cat Is Not Making You Crazy

A new study found that a common parasite often spread by cats is not to blame for the development of mental health issues.


Woman Sues Popeye's for Contracting Flesh-Eating Parasite, No One Believes Her

The plaintiff alleges that the worm “embedded in the interior lining of (her) small intestine” and “began to eat (her) alive from inside-out” after its eggs hatched.


Southerners Weren’t 'Lazy,' Just Infected With Hookworms

The story of the postbellum South, as told by parasites.