New York breeds mourners. If you grow up anywhere in the city, there is a good chance your childhood memories will be bundled with tangible goods and sold to the highest bidder before you reach adulthood. You won’t be invited to the memorial service — New York runs a red light past sentiment. The city grows on the frictional power of millions chasing The Now. Money is New York’s longest-running Now, and it probably just ate your favorite sandwich shop, the apartment you first rented or your go-to record store. Mine disappeared a few weeks ago — it was on St. Marks Place and was unassuming in aspect and name: Sounds. Ada Calhoun’s “St. Marks Is Dead” marks these deaths without becoming an obituary or a good-old-days lament. The frontispiece presents the closest the book has to a concept, a quote from Percy Seitlin’s history “That New York”: “You should have seen it in the old days.” Nostalgia averted — we all think we lived through the best bit. Calhoun narrows New York to the … [Read more...] about ‘St. Marks Is Dead,’ by Ada Calhoun
House Republican investigators state ex-Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) General Counsel James Baker offered an “extremely troubling” testimony on Wednesday regarding the bureau’s handling of the Russia investigation, according to a report. According to Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), details of the probe shared by Baker were “explosive in nature,” and “confirmed that things were done in an abnormal fashion.” “That’s extremely troubling,” added the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform member. Fox News chief Intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge writes : Meadows claimed the “abnormal” handling of the probe into alleged coordination between Russian officials and the Trump presidential campaign was “a reflection of inherent bias that seems to be evident in certain circles.” The FBI agent who opened the Russia case, Peter Strzok, FBI lawyer Lisa Page and others sent politically charged texts, and have since left the bureau. The … [Read more...] about Mark Meadows: Ex-FBI General Counsel Gave ‘Explosive’ Testimony on Russia Probe ‘Bias’
Click here to read the full article. It may be easy to take for granted that Audra McDonald , with six Tony Awards to her name, is capable of performances that creep delicately into your psyche and rattle around there as if clearing bats from its darkest recesses. A meticulous cartographer of the heart and mind, she charts human interiors that feel previously unknown, or, in the case of “Ohio State Murders,” which opened on Broadway Thursday night, unimaginable before she brings them to life. That makes a kindred and celestial pairing of her and the playwright Adrienne Kennedy , debuting on Broadway at the age of 91 in the first production to christen the rededicated James Earl Jones Theatre. That Kennedy’s work is a heady collision of memory with trauma wrought by racist violence may partially explain the delay. There is heightened pretense, at least, that audiences today are more willing to look such ugliness in the face than they were in 1991, when the play premiered at … [Read more...] about ‘Ohio State Murders’ Review: Audra McDonald Stuns in Adrienne Kennedy’s Long-Awaited Broadway Debut
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 18 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tanita Hilliard made a wish the night a shooter livestreamed himself driving around Memphis, firing at people: “I hope it isn’t one of my babies.” She paused the video to study the young man. “I know that face,” she thought. She sent a screenshot to some former students. Is this him? she asked. It’s him, came the replies. “Him” was Ezekiel Kelly, one of Hilliard’s former middle school students, now accused of killing three people, wounding three others and bringing the city to a terrified standstill that early September night. The shootings followed other high-profile killings in Memphis — a kindergarten teacher, Eliza Fletcher; a community activist, Yvonne Nelson; and the Rev. Autura Eason-Williams, a leader of the local conference of the United Methodist Church. … [Read more...] about Memphis nonprofit puts money behind drive to curb gun deaths
U.S. regulators on Thursday cleared doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than age 5. The Food and Drug Administration's decision aims to better protect the littlest kids from severe COVID-19 at a time when children’s hospitals already are packed with tots suffering from a variety of respiratory illnesses. Omicron-targeted booster shots made by Moderna and rival Pfizer already were open to everyone 5 and older. The FDA now has cleared their use in tots starting at age 6 months -- but just who is eligible depends on what vaccinations they’ve already had, and which kind. Few youngsters have gotten the full primary series since shots for the littlest kids began in June. The FDA decided that: --Children under age 6 who’ve already gotten two original doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine can get a single booster of Moderna’s updated formula if it's been at least two months since their last shot. --Pfizer’s vaccine requires three initial doses for tots … [Read more...] about FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5
Wednesday on FNC’s “Hannity,” conservative talker Mark Levin reacted to the “Twitter files” saga but also questioned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) leadership. Levin asked when the last time McConnell spoke about separation of powers, limited government, equal protection, due process and probable cause for warrants. Transcript as follows: HANNITY: Joining us now with reaction, the great one Mark Levin. Mark, I want to ask you one question. One, I want to lay out one fact here. Besides Elon Musk saying shutting down descending voices which they did is election — is by its very definition election interference, the fact that the FBI was in weekly contact with all of these big tech companies warning them about a possible hack and leak operation and even one that might deal with Hunter Biden, when they had the laptop, Mark, for 11 months, they could have easily verified that it was a real laptop tells me that they were putting their thumbs on the scale again … [Read more...] about Levin: When Was the Last Time McConnell Talked About Separation of Powers, Limited Government, Due Process?