Be respectful when you talk to white folks. That didn't seem to help Christian Cooper, the Ivy League-educated black man who was bird-watching in New York's Central Park last weekend when a white woman threatened to call police on him after he confronted her about not leashing her dog. In video Cooper shot that shows part of their encounter, he seems calm and polite. … [Read more...] about George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What can black parents possibly tell their kids now about staying safe?
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After the war, Elizabeth Buffet’s niece Marie-Rose Buffet, who had once escorted the flyers to the Champs Élysées and taken them to the movies, told Bruce Bolinger she had learned from survivors that Tante Zabi had started to sing to comfort the other captives on that train, and a German officer, when he heard her, told her he wanted to hear some particular aria. She told him he had to open the hatch on top of the car so she and the other women could breathe. He did. And so, she sang. … [Read more...] about Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, League wrote, in part: “Devin has spent the time since this allegation examining the choices he made that led to it. He has recognized and acknowledged his struggles with substance abuse; after stepping down, he immediately entered recovery and has been sober ever since. This is an important step in the right direction. His departure from Birth.Movies.Death meant losing his job, his livelihood, his career, and his place in the film community, but Devin has started the work to rebuild himself first with the understanding that all else is secondary. Seeing the work that Devin has been doing to acknowledge his faults, to address his addiction, and to better himself, I thought it was important to contribute to his recovery process by helping him with some means to earn a living. Once it became clear that his efforts were sincere, I offered Devin copywriting work at Alamo Drafthouse and have recently expanded that to include writing blurbs for our … [Read more...] about How a Sexual-Assault Accusation Against a ‘Feminist’ Film Blogger Shook Up the Indie Film World
Jim Woods, who founded and owns Woods Beer & Wine Co., will be watching the changes in consumer habits over the next couple months to help him determine how his new bar at 530 Haight St. (in the old Mad Dog in the Fog space) will look when San Francisco eventually emerges on the other side of the coronavirus outbreak. … [Read more...] about Bay Area bars and breweries work to weather the pandemic
City officials noted that organizers of the Patriot Prayer rally originally planned for Crissy Field had not obtained a permit for their press conference. Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson said the same speakers and bands that had been scheduled to appear at Crissy Field would also be at Alamo Square. The Crissy Field event had a permit from the National Park Service. … [Read more...] about Mayor praises people’s response to the right-wing rally that didn’t happen