At WrestleMania, Roman Reigns will battle Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship. Lesnar will have been a dominant champion for a full year by then, and the plan, as reported by the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer, is for the WWE to use the event to coronate Reigns as the top star. For me, it was “Song of Solomon," back in 1977. From its first words (“The fathers may soar / And the children may know their names”), the story of Milkman Dead and Guitar had me in thrall. Later, in 1992, I interviewed her for British television when she had just published “Jazz.” In that program Cornel West put her on the level of Melville and Faulkner. A. S. Byatt called her the equal of Dostoevsky, George Eliot and Thomas Mann. She spoke to me about jazz as a metaphor for black lives, their improvisational nature, their brilliance and the hard work that took. And perhaps this is a thing to say about her today as we grieve: that as well as Faulkner and Dostoevsky, she was also the peer of Ella and Miles.
One of the coolest commands is "share my ETA." Google estimates your arrival time, then sends it as a message. I’m not sure what it is theatrically; I haven’t finished the piece yet. So I can really play with the dramaturgy of it and the order, without committing to how the theatrical piece will go. I’m still trying to figure out the balance of using my own unadorned voice and using vocal processing.
I have to say, I got swept up in the hunt for theme answers as soon as I sat down to this puzzle because I knew what it had to be about from the title. We know enough about Mr. Chen to know that any puzzle of his will have pro-level cluing (by the way, this is his centennial grid with us, if you want another event to commemorate). So I do not have that big of a list today; just a few that slowed me down. “Crossing zero obviously catches everyone’s attention,” Mr. Bernstein said. “But a deceleration can feel just as bad to a lot of people.”
“For me, it’s a combination of first starting out as a civil rights issue and then, wait a minute: This is like flat-out exploitation of any student,” Skinner said. “I don’t know of any other industry that can rely on a large set of people’s talent for which they deny them any earnings and all compensation.” “From the beginning, there has been solidarity with the company in Quebec,” he said.
Something is shifting. Mr. Trump may not have felt it during his few hours in town, but walking around, you couldn’t miss it. The El Paso massacre brought together the most active of America’s shifting tectonic plates: racism, assault weapons, a national Latino population of 60 million now with a target on its back, Mr. Trump’s white nationalism and his awful manners for a country in mourning. Ms. Lauterback and her colleagues are part of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, which aims to make itself the nation’s first of many public defender systems for detained immigrants in deportation proceedings. Immigrants in the Varick Street Immigration Court are now 11 times more likely to win their cases than before the program began. It is now being replicated across the country, in states such as Texas and Illinois. But the Trump administration has sought to undermine the New York program, which at first had support from federal officials, by making it more difficult for detained immigrants to get access to the program’s lawyers.
Kodak Black, who is from Miramar, Fla., is scheduled to stand trial this spring on charges of criminal sexual conduct, stemming from a 2016 incident in South Carolina in which he is accused of sexually assaulting a young woman at a hotel following a concert. According to the incident report, he bit the victim and told her “that he could not help himself.” She reported the attack to her school resource officer. But inevitably, the coverage circled back to the role of firearms. In Croatia, the newspaper Vecernji List reported that the attacks had “reopened the question of a radical change in the law on the purchase and carrying of weapons,” but noted that Mr. Trump has opposed restrictions.
The researchers then checked records from nursing homes and specialized memory clinics to see which participants developed dementia during a 20-year follow-up period and if fitness affected their risk for the disease. On Friday, China said it would increase tariffs on billion worth of American goods, including crude oil, automobiles and farm products like soybeans, pork and corn in response to Mr. Trump’s plan to tax an additional 0 billion worth of Chinese goods in September and December.
And everyone has their finger on the trigger. “Guatemala cannot even provide protection to its own citizens,” said Eleanor Acer, the senior director for refugee protection at Human Rights First. “It’s ridiculous to suggest that Guatemala can also provide protection to large number of migrants from other countries.”