Month: May 2020

Anadolu AgencyGetty Images This past Monday, 46-year-old George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and pressed his knee into his neck, while Floyd pleaded for help and repeatedly said he could not breathe. The officers were responding to “a report of a counterfeit bill being passed” when they located
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Last Monday, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man named George Floyd was killed by a police officer named Derek Chauvin. Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s neck for close to nine minutes, including the three minutes when Floyd was unresponsive. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder. This happened in the middle of a global pandemic, but
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Like Catherine the Great on her wedding night, viewers’ expectations of Hulu’s The Great will look quite different from historical truth. The off-kilter series from The Favourite‘s Tony McNamara stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult as real-life Russian rulers Catherine the Great and Peter III. However, this isn’t your grandmother’s historical drama—and it doesn’t purport
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At some point you learn to speak clearly and slowly, to widen your eyes a bit, perhaps to smile, in situations where the underlying danger of everyday existence races to the surface like an air bubble in murky water. Of course you do this with law enforcement, at a traffic stop or in a random
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In 2011, my younger brother Lee was stopped and frisked on his way to buy ginger ale at the grocery store on 216th Street and White Plains Road. Walking into the market, his black du-rag on and headphones plugged in, two white police officers stopped Lee and asked to search him. “What’s the problem?” he
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As people who are lucky enough to be able to work from home slide into their 12th week of doing so, certain fashion standbys are starting to feel as remote as a matinee with a large popcorn or a night out at a crowded bar. I’m talking about jeans and all other “hard pants,” anything
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If you’ve been missing your Friends during the pandemic, sulk no longer. HBO Max is now streaming all 10 seasons of the hit NBC comedy nearly six months after the sitcom left Netflix, breaking hearts and ending rewatches everywhere. However, the highly-anticipated unscripted Friends reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew
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Courtesy Just when you think you’ve seen all there is to watch, there’s more! This summer marks the launch of HBO Max, new offerings from the still-finding-its-legs Quibi, plus a slate of series from the usual streaming suspects. Search Party is returning, after far too long, and Ramy and The Politician will both be back
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