By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 3:50 am Rolling Stone has an exhaustive new profile out on Tekashi 6ix9ine, the rainbow-haired rapper who enjoyed one the most confounding and rapid ascents to superstardom and platinum-level record sales in recent memory. According to writer Stephen Witt’s analysis of Tekashi’s brief career, the 22-year-old’s rise was fueled less by his music than on his becoming “the troll prince” of hip-hop and what a label executive called the “Donald Trump of the music industry,” with 15.6 million followers on Instagram who loved to check in on his latest feud, provocation or outrage. “If he was not the most technically gifted of performers, when it came to trolling, he was Mozart,” Witt wrote. As Witt and others say, it’s likely that Tekashi’s improbable career is over, given that he was … [Read more...] about Before becoming ‘the Donald Trump’ of music, Tekashi 6ix9ine was ‘Danny the deli clerk’
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If the year's a body, today's its head. That's the literal meaning of Capodanno, the Italian for 'New Year's Day'. It makes our name for January 1st seem boringly literal in comparison, but Italians call the first day of the new year the capo d'anno, or 'head of the year'. (You might hear people refer to New Year's Eve as Capodanno too; in fact that's technically San Silvestro, but at this time of year who's counting?) The year's head usually starts out a little sore: most Italians stay up all night celebrating – or being kept awake by others' celebrations – so the public holiday is a chance to sleep it off and not much else. Unless, of course, you're one of the certifiably insane people who choose to jump into the River Tiber on New Year's Day (it's a thing). Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP Interestingly, il Capodanno hasn't always fallen on January 1st: some parts of Italy, especially Tuscany, used to celebrate March 25th as the turn of the year, since it was … [Read more...] about Italian word of the day: ‘Capodanno’
By Arlinda Smith Broady, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution As metro Atlanta counts down to the Super Bowl in February, a different significant gridiron match took place Thursday in the same venue.The inaugural girls flag football season for Gwinnett County schools wrapped up at Mercedes Benz Stadium with four teams vying for bragging rights to say they won the first championship. Undefeated North Gwinnett took on Collins Hill while Peachtree Ridge went against Grayson. After those games, the surviving winners went at it. The night ended with Peachtree Ridge handing North Gwinnett its first loss. The Lions won 20 to 0.The girls league is an experiment sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, in partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools. They’d like to provide high school girls with both the opportunity to participate in an organized league — with the ultimate goal of spreading girls flag football around the state and establishing … [Read more...] about First season of girl’s flag football takes it to the house
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service Published 4:01 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 You have to give credit to James Wan that “Aquaman” is as good as it is. The “Saw” and “The Conjuring” filmmaker doesn’t do anything halfway. He took a character from the hit-or-miss DC Comics Extended Universe and made the biggest, goofiest, craziest aquatic superhero action movie he could. “Aquaman” is pure camp, wildly entertaining and an eye-popping spectacle. You have to admire the effort, scope and sheer audacity of everyone involved — especially Wan, who throws it all at the screen. To his credit, most of it sticks, if you’re willing to dive right in this wacky ocean adventure. Nicole Kidman sets the kooky tone while playing a quirky mermaid Barbie who washes ashore and is rescued by a kindly lighthouse keeper, Tom (Temuera Morrison). She’s Queen Atlanna of the underwater kingdom Atlantis. The fruit of their union is the hunky, … [Read more...] about ‘Aquaman’ is an over-the-top, campy delight
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?