Sanders’s outreach to African-Americans has come in three forms. The first, already more or less accomplished, was to adjust his economic-heavy message to acknowledge the urgency of racial-justice issues that cannot be entirely reduced to dollars and cents. The second was to extend his remarkably successful appeal to young voters in Iowa and New Hampshire to young black voters and opinion leaders. Endorsements from hip-hop artists and prominent black intellectuals like Ta-Nehisi Coates have been central to that approach. There’s some limited polling evidence that young African-Americans are significantly more open to the Bern than their older counterparts. … [Read more...] about The Battle Between Sanders and Clinton for Black Voters Keeps Getting More Intense
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It was an impulsive expression of joy, the kind of thing Twitter users lob into the social-media ether every day. “Nothing better than blasting music, relaxing overlooking the most amazing blue water by yourself in Thailand. Happiness.” But because the sentiment came from @MattHarvey33, it brought out a troll, a guy with a Yankees logo as his avatar: “Accomplish something before acting like u have accomplished everything. Be a little humble. Is THAT a problem?” Most public figures would have ignored the nastiness. Not Harvey. “I actually just did my rehab and could still probably throw better than you,” he replied in January 2014. “I am quite happy and will enjoy rehab, life and getting back to beating the Yankees. Which I have done.” … [Read more...] about Are the Mets Big Enough for Matt Harvey?
"Small rooms can often take rich color, especially baths and entry halls," notes Michael Boodro, chairman of editorial and strategic initiatives at Dering Hall. His plan was to paint the little loo in his first apartment a deep, glossy eggplant. … [Read more...] about 5 Horrific Painting Fails Done by Designers—in Their Own Homes
Surveying his spectacular east-facing view from the 50th floor of One Penn Plaza, Dietl crows: “Look at it—I got Queens, the Chrysler Building over there, Kennedy Aiport, the flight patterns right over here, the planes landing at LaGuardia, and”—pointing off in the distance in New York Harbor—“look at the little lady over there. What’s her name? That hooker? And there are my boys in Staten Island. On the other side of my office, I have the Bronx. So I have a view of every borough!” … [Read more...] about Bo Dietl’s Plan To Become New York Mayor Includes Eating Bill De Blasio’s ‘B*lls for Breakfast.’
Designer Gabriela Hearst made sustainability the centerpiece — literally and figuratively — of her runway show. Presented against the backdrop of shredded bales of paper (borrowed from a recycling center in Brooklyn) her fall and winter 2020 “Repurpose With Purpose” collection was themed around the reuse of exiting textiles and materials. That meant outerwear pieces cobbled together from remnants of antique Turkish kilim rugs, dresses hand-knit from recycled cashmere yarn and color-blocked cashmere coats made from previous seasons’ pieces taken apart and spliced back together. … [Read more...] about What you’ll be wearing this fall, according to New York Fashion Week