The nation’s largest school district is starting to address the community and that is a big step in the right direction. Read More
These questions regard last night’s episodes of HBO’s GIRLS. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. For an episode about role playing, this was an episode about the characters we make out of ourselves. As Soojin says, there aren’t enough hours in a day to be a woman and a girlfriend and a gallerist and an electronic musician at once. It’s too much for one person! Marnie doesn’t know if all those things can be in one person…and in another moment of alignment, neither does Adam. But for Hannah, the artistic is holistic, and she can’t understand how someone’s art could create a crisis of identity, since her art is so wrapped up in who she is.How do both Hannah and Soojin represent different problems of the modern millennial and which would make for a more annoying Thought Catalog essay?
Teju Cole’s 2007 novella, ‘Every Day Is for the Thief,’ newly released in the United States, is a journey through Lagos. Read More
Having sold their place at River House in December for a paltry $10 million—about $9 million less than they would have liked—the wildly successful British novelist and minor noble Barbara Taylor Bradford and her movie-making husband Robert were rumored to be shopping for something a touch less opulent. (Uma Thurman was the lucky buyer of their much-discounted apartment.) But their tastes had not, of course, become so modest as to preclude them from focusing their hunt on Manhattan’s ritziest boulevard. And the 1929 co-op building at 975 Park Avenue, where the couple has just purchased a three-bedroom corner unit for $4.9 million, shares some of their former home’s old-world fussiness. Read More
Nicolas Cage, the man whose face launched a thousand memes, publicly addressed his Internet fame at a widely attended SXSW panel in the Austin Convention Center this morning.
Like we really needed another reason to stay on this side of the Hudson. Read More
Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening. Read More
After Mayor Bill de Blasio took a pounding on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today for his sometimes critical approach to charter schools, Gov. Andrew Cuomo scheduled an appearance on The Brian Lehrer Show to praise them.
Not only are charter schools not a threat, Mr. Cuomo said, but they are part of the solution to failing public schools, which he called “the civil rights issue of our day.” Read More
Since former University of Missouri Tiger’s player Michael Sam came out on February 9, the social media discussion has been endless. Read More
These are no wheels of fortune. Read More