"We're completely stuck, with no answers, no help. From the beginning, the government was saying, 'Small businesses will not be left behind. They are the backbone of the economy,'" she says. "That positive feeling that you have is turning into fear now. As the days turn into weeks and months, you don't know if you're going to reopen. You don't know what life is going to be like for your business." … [Read more...] about A family on the front lines
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Murat's position gives us every reason to dislike him. He has a Trumpian biography: A second-generation developer who stamps his name on buildings all over the city, he comes from wealth and a legacy of exploitation. Of his father, it was often said "that he would take the dimes off a dead man's eyes and return nickels." He depends on his connections to secure millions in cheap credit from a reckless government on a spending spree, and his pursuit of more and bigger contracts puts his business in danger of collapse. He prioritizes work over everything and admits, "when it comes to his family, he loves the idea of them while, at times, he isn't certain if he's capable of actually loving them." … [Read more...] about Book World: In Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Red Dress in Black and White,’ a viral photo at a Turkish protest sets a plot in motion
> We spoke with one African-American man who, in August 2014, had an argument in his apartment to which FPD officers responded, and was immediately pulled out of the apartment by force. After telling the officer, “you don’t have a reason to lock me up,” he claims the officer responded: “N*****, I can find something to lock you up on.” When the man responded, “good luck with that,” the officer slammed his face into the wall, and after the manfell to the floor, the officer said,“ don’t pass out motherf****r because I’m not carrying you to my car.” Another young man described walking with friends in July 2014 past a group of FPD officers who shouted racial epithets at them as they passed. … [Read more...] about DOJ Report on Ferguson Police Department Lists Many, Many Possible Civil-Rights Violations
The three were killed when a pyrotechnic sequence gone awry caused a low-flying helicopter to crash into them during filming, with the helicopter’s rotor blades decapitating Morrow and Myca, and Renee crushed by one of the skids. Despite the numerous safety and labor law violations exposed in the ensuing investigation, Landis went on to helm studio comedies Spies Like Us and Three Amigos even before the criminal trial commenced, and continued to direct major Hollywood productions after he and his fellow defendants were acquitted. … [Read more...] about Inside the ‘Midnight Rider’ Manslaughter: Will Hollywood Learn From the Death of Sarah Jones?
For four glorious weeks in April and May, Fridays on VH1 belonged to “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” First, viewers could watch the 90-minute episodes of the Emmy-winning reality show’s 12th season, in which 13 drag queens (well, actually 12 — more on that later) compete to be crowned “America’s next drag superstar.” Then they could take in a 90-minute episode of the four-part special “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race,” in which three bold-faced names stepped into the show’s workroom for full drag makeovers and the chance to win $30,000 for the charity of their choice. And then fans could stick around for “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” the 30-minute aftershow in which the Season 12 queens dish, bitch, and throw copious shade while they wait for the main show’s judges to deliberate on who should win that week, and who should be told to sashay away. … [Read more...] about Inside the wondrous expansion of — and biggest threat to — ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ brand (EXCLUSIVE)