David Simon's 'Show Me a Hero' captures the stakes of a struggle for home
A helicopter takes off from Manhattan and flies up the Hudson toward Yonkers. From the air, we see Brass clocks hang on the hallway wall in Mary's handsome brick house, while family photographs tile the walls in Norma's apartment. The white ...
August 14, 2015
A World of Film: Bob Krist will share movies on subjects near and far at the ...
“I thought the writing was on the wall for stills and it would be cool to learn this. And I did. I still have a long way to go, but I've really enjoyed it, I've found a voice I didn't know I have. It turns out the training in still photography was a ...
August 14, 2015
Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer are natural born rivals
Standing against a wall in an OSU golf shirt, bottle of water in hand, chatting, Meyer catches sight of Coombs, who extends his right hand to the boss. Meyer steps forward and slaps it. With that loose Since taking over, Harbaugh has cleansed ...
August 10, 2015
Hudsonite creates train town for grandchildren
There's only one catch: you might be a bit too large to live in the town, as it happens to be a model in the basement of Hudson resident Ron Stolle. Stolle began crafting the city, which is a 1:87 scale, five “Unlike most railroad layouts, built ...
August 13, 2015
Pinney strikes late as Eastbourne Borough raid Wealdstone
With a shield-wall of bodies in front of him, he coped with most Borough attacks, and expertly tipped one Evans free-kick around the post. Of course eleven men should always beat ten. But when all of those ten players are entrenched in front of their ...
August 17, 2015
Paul Newman's Daughter Questions Newman's Own Leadership
A veteran consultant to nonprofit organizations, Forrester was enlisted by Newman in 1993, to straighten out problems the actor was having in opening his first foreign Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (named after the Wyoming mountain pass where Butch ...
July 23, 2015
Donald Trump burns GOP bridge to Latinos
Trump's version of magical realism would turn back the clock, shut out the stranger among us and lead Americans back to white dominance. But gone are the days when William .. Trump maintained that a wall was needed in some parts of the border but ...
July 24, 2015
At the beginning of the third episode of “Show Me a Hero,” a new miniseries about housing desegregation in Yonkers, N. Y. , from David Simon, William Zorzi, and Paul Haggis, Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac) takes his girlfriend, Nay Noe... “This could be the best house in Yonkers,” Nick tells her. though he has been poking around the house through the course of the series, Nick is only 28, and he has never owned a home. Oh, s—, maybe it’s on Oscar Newman’s list of alternate housing sites for public housing. ” But for all the other reasons Nick hasn’t bought the house, the real thing that has given him pause is the sense that he wasn’t yet accomplished enough to live in such a place. “I hadn’t done anything to deserve a home like this,” Nick tells Nay. The question of the homes we deserve is at the heart of “Show Me a Hero,” which is based on Wasicsko’s real-life fight to implement a court order that Yonkers desegregate its public housing. He won the mayoralty by campaigning against the court decision but fought a desperate battle to comply with it once it became clear that the city had no real option other than to build townhouse-style public housing on sites across the city... Other reviews have justly praised the way “Show Me a Hero” builds high drama out of the minutiae of city council negotiations and noted the shortcuts the series takes in some storylines.
Now, red tape affects all of our lives now and again, but it was white and black tape that delayed the start of this game by a full six minutes. Evidently the league regulations demand that any tape around players’ ankles must be of the same colour as the socks. And with Borough in their yellow away strip, three players were frantically forced to strip off the offending tape and put on fresh socks to satisfy the officials – who had not even noticed this gravest of infringements until the teams were within... Rules are rules. He was by no means the poorest of officials, but his style was pretty rigorous, and it was arguably the home side who came off worst, incurring three yellow cards and – crucially – a 36th minute red for Wealdstone keeper Jonathan North. A fairly even opening half hour had seen some good incisive moves by Borough, especially down the right wing where Gavin McCallum was again working hard to add an end product to his superb ball skills, and Romain was proving a real handful for the... Wealdstone, playing down the considerable slope, were too wayward with their passing to worry the Sports defence unduly, although their long throw routines needed watching. Romain leapt on to a defensive error and lobbed the advancing keeper, who both clattered the striker and handled the ball outside his area, to prevent a clear.
Trump's litany of incendiary characterizations against Mexican immigrants who have crossed the border has resurrected the 1988 George H. W. Bush presidential campaign playbook. Trump's vitriol has attempted to transform Latinos into the new Willie Horton, the new American boogeyman readily acceptable for public crucifixion. Trump is creating his own "voodoo" immigration policy replete with the call for a new wall to be paid for by the Mexican government. Trump's version of magical realism would turn back the clock, shut out the stranger among us and lead Americans back to white dominance. The romanticized Laredo of yesteryear will never return because 90% of Laredo's population is Mexican-American. Mexican-Americans are mostly multigenerational Americans who are the backbone of the American Southwest. Trump's fuzzy math on rapists, criminals and murders that cross our southern border is resonating with a key segment of the Republican Party -- Trump's rise in the polls confirm it. Meanwhile, the Latino perception of Trump's message is...
Kitchen Remodel, Hudson, OH #1
Custom Cambria Quartz countertops in Laneshaw color with a decorative Avenue One Brownstone 12x12” tile with Bliss Smoke random linear bars were installed for the backsplash. A Blanco granite undermount sink in café brown with a Delta Linden pull out ...
April 18, 2015
Howard Miller Contemporary Pendulum Wall Clock, Brushed Nickel, Hudson
This contemporary pendulum clock is perfect on our 42-inch recessed wall. It is functional and has a rather sleek and unique style that fits our decor. Just add two AA batteries, hook the pendulum to the ring and you're good to go. Appears to be keeping ...
December 15, 2014