How Michael Render—a rapper from Atlanta who also happens to be a Second Amendment–loving, Bernie Sanders–boosting, unapologetically pro-Black businessman—became one of the loudest and most original political voices in the country.
ProPublica Deputy Managing Editor Eric Umansky’s family saw an unmarked NYPD cruiser hit a Black teenager. He tried to find out how it happened, and instead found all of the ways the NYPD is shielded from accountability.
Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment.
Brandon StewartL.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle
The cult quarterly helped set the pace for the upwardly mobile, Instagram-perfect 2010s lifestyle. Off the page, its creators’ lives have been somewhat messier.
Brandon StewartThoroughly interesting @VanityFair piece on @kinfolkmag from @LisaAbend. Oof: "The couple had already concluded that the faith in which they grew up could no longer hold them. But they had never truly articulated ... which beliefs they took with them."
Brandon StewartThe need to re-contextualize and update traditions in light of the pandemic isn’t unique to one community but this dispatch from @rarecanary and @CoraEngelbrecht provides a fascinating look at how Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community is adapting.
Brandon StewartI haven’t watched the doc yet, but it reminds me of the heartbreaking story of Hyun Jae, a Korean-American teenager who was abducted and forced into sex slavery. Her story was made into a really terrific film, Eden, which premiered at SXSW a few years ago.