Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality. Supported by T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school cut corners and doctored college applications. ByErica L. Green and Katie Benner Photographs byAnnie Flanagan Nov. 30, 2018 BREAUX BRIDGE, La. — Bryson Sassau’s application would inspire any college admissions officer. A founder of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School described him as a “bright, energetic, compassionate and genuinely well-rounded” student whose alcoholic father had beaten him and his mother and had denied them money for food and shelter. His transcript “speaks for itself,” the founder, … [Read more...] about Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.
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For the past few weeks we’ve been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 60 best songs ever written about our city, songs that best capture what it’s like to live, love, struggle, and exist in the sprawling, unforgiving, culturally dense metropolis we pay too much to call home. We started by agreeing on the songs we shouldn’t include — naked and clunky stabs at new New York anthems that fall flat and ring inauthentic, like Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” U2’s “New York,” and Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York.” Instead, we focus on tracks that are so New York, and so good, they can’t be denied. Here they are. Listen to our Spotify playlist, which has most of the songs you’ll read about below. Contributors: Steve Almond, … [Read more...] about The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City
Soon, you will no longer be able to order Jagerbombs at Wetherspoons as the pub chain announced it will be axing three EU spirits from its bars. However, you may be able to order an alternative, the 'Strikabomb' as JD Wetherspoon replaces the popular herbal liqueur from Germany, Jagermeister, with Strika, a liqueur produced in England. Two other French brandies will be taken off the menu: Courvoisier VS and Hennessy Fine de Cognac. They will be replaced with E&J Brandy (from the US) and Black Bottle (from Australia). If you're partial to these EU spirits, you have until September 25 to order them from your local Wetherspoons. Read More Stories for Wetherspoons lovers E&J Brandy and Strika will be available in all Wetherspoon pubs from September 26, while Black Bottle will be available from the start of November. The company said the move to increase its range of drink from UK and non-EU producers ahead of Brexit will lead to lower prices for pub-goers. Wetherspoon has … [Read more...] about Wetherspoons to stop selling Jagerbombs as EU brands axed
MICHAEL CAINE is no middle-class prude. The South Londoner is the son of a fish market porter and a char lady. He served in the British Army in the Korean War. In an era when many of our great male actors went to Eton or Harrow, Caine is that most endangered of species — the genuinely working-class actor. Safe to say that Sir Michael has been around effing and blinding for all of his 86 years. “If you tread on my foot in real life,” Caine told my colleague Grant Rollings in The Sun, “I will swear.” But when it comes to profanity, Michael draws the line at the C-word. And yet he DOES snarl it in his latest film, King Of Thieves, in his role as Brian Reader, head of the elderly gang — the “Diamond Wheezers” — who pulled off the Hatton Garden heist. Caine’s character says the C-word while giving one of his mates a good hiding. Is this the kind of language a career criminal would use when he has lost his rag? Absolutely. But … [Read more...] about Michael Caine is right, the C-word brings shame on us all and should be redundant by now
Welcome to the “The Grid,” the Chicago Sun-Times in-depth look at Chicago neighborhoods. Today’s stop: South Shore. Located about nine miles from downtown Chicago, this neighborhood is named South Shore because of the way it hugs the southern shore of Lake Michigan. The lakefront — especially the South Shore Cultural Center — is the anchor of this unique community. Many a well-known people grew up here, including the former first lady, Michelle Obama. The Obamas held their wedding reception at the Cultural Center and often return here for various events. Go for the easy lakefront access with show-stopping views, but stay for the people who make it a truly special neighborhood. The South Shore Cultural Center. | Colin Boyle/Sun-Times There’s much to explore and many people to meet in South Shore, as you’ll see in this episode of “The Grid.” Our story includes: The history of South Shore The South Shore Cultural Center Where to … [Read more...] about The Grid: Exploring the South Shore neighborhood