Jessica Contrera The Washington Post Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 12, 2019 BROWARD COUNTY – He kept his head down as he walked into the judicial complex, knowing his presence would attract stares. He emptied his pockets at security and hustled onto the elevator. He tugged at his tie, the one he'd borrowed because he forgot his suit. He hated suits. He hated all of this. But for his brother, he had come back again and again. Out the elevator, down the hall, past the news reporters and up to the doors guarded by sheriff's deputies. They stepped aside and he stepped into the courtroom. There in a red jumpsuit was his brother, Nikolas Cruz, who had confessed to carrying out a massacre at his former high school. Fourteen students and three staff members were killed last Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Seventeen others were injured, left with lasting scars, physical and mental. Hundreds more had their lives upended: parents suddenly without … [Read more...] about Nikolas Cruz’s brother struggles with aftermath of school shooting
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Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post Published 2:46 pm PST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 After his brother confessed to the Parkland (Florida) shooting, Zachary Cruz, now 18, moved to Virginia. "I'm stuck between loving him and hating him because of what he did," Zach says. After his brother confessed to the Parkland (Florida) shooting, Zachary Cruz, now 18, moved to Virginia. "I'm stuck between loving him and hating him because of what he did," Zach says. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Julia Rendleman Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Julia Rendleman Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 After his brother confessed to the Parkland (Florida) shooting, Zachary Cruz, now 18, moved to Virginia. "I'm stuck between loving him and hating him because of what he … [Read more...] about Brother of confessed Parkland, Florida, school shooter: ‘I’m stuck between loving him and hating him because of what he did’
1. What movie made the most dough in the U.S. this year without featuring superheroes? A. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” B. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” C. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” 2. Which Drake song inspired the year’s biggest viral dance challenge? A. “God’s Plan” B. “Nice for What” C. “In My Feelings” 3. What did stars don on the Golden Globes red carpet in honor of Time’s Up? A. White ribbons B. All black C. Red roses 4. What TV show was cancelled by one broadcast network and picked up by another in the span of 31 hours? A. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” B. “Last Man Standing” C. “Lucifer” 5. The Tony Awards’ Best Musical, “The Band’s Visit,” is about a band visiting where? A. Egypt B. Saudi Arabia C. Israel 6. Which artist paid tribute to Prince during the Super Bowl halftime show? A. Janet Jackson B. Justin Timberlake … [Read more...] about Before wrapping up this roller coaster year, test how much you remember (even if you’d rather forget).
Though we may never again be treated to new music from the Beastie Boys — those three impish young New Yorkers, Adam Yauch (MCA), Adam Horowitz (Ad Rock), and Michael Diamond (Mike D), who went on to become one of the most original and longest-lasting groups in the history of rap — fans this week were treated to some new material from the group with the release of its Beastie Boys Book. A Beasties-style oral history, the book features the Boys’ two remaining members, Ad Rock and Mike D, swapping written reminiscences that span their pre-Beastie days growing up in New York to MCA’s death in 2012, at the age of 47, from cancer. Interspersed are a mini-cookbook, a graphic novella, and essays from numerous famous writers and artists, including several Voice contributors, such as Colson Whitehead, Luc Sante, and Ada Calhoun. The Voice itself also features in the book’s 590 pages, having played an important part in the group’s formation, with … [Read more...] about New York’s Finest: Paying Tribute to the Beastie Boys in the Pages of the Voice
"I missed you guys," Taylor Swift told her opening-night audience in Phoenix Tuesday, referring to the fact that she'd taken a longer-than-usual time away from touring, Absence makes the heart grow stadium-sized, so Swift's "Reputation" tour is her first to take her out of arenas into even bigger venues, starting with a University of Phoenix Stadium opener that played to 59,000 fans, a record for the number of people squeezed in under the Arizona behemoth's massive dome.If you're planning to see the show at Pasadena's Rose Bowl two-night stand next weekend -- or in any of the 36 cities she's set to reach in the next seven months - and you hate tour spoilers, feel free to stop reading now. But if you're "…Ready for It," here are 10 takeaways and surprises from Swift's first night back.Indiana Jones would really hate this tour.Snakes figured a little bit into the imagery for Swift's "Reputation" album and videos, but they're everywhere in the set design here. A giant cobra head … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ tour: 10 things we learned from opening night