For African-American travelers in the Jim Crow-era South—often journeying from the north to visit relatives who had not joined the Great Migration—an unprepossessing paper-bound travel guide often amounted to a survival kit. The Green Book often functioned as a lifesaver.
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Rules are meant to be broken. Well, some of them shouldn’t be, because they’re, like, illegal. But those unspoken ones, especially pertaining to style and fashion, are up for grabs. The way men’s style is evolving nowadays constantly leaves the state of what’s cool and what’s not in flux because there are no more set requirements to meet. So the rules of yore that your grandpa, dad, and even older brothers lived by are dust in the wind, left to be interpreted by a new breed of men’s style advocates.
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This week marks a year since Jay Z and a lineup of big-name artists took over Tidal, touting a library of exclusive content and a lossless audio option. In the 12 months since Mr. Carter & Co. took control, the streaming service amassed 3 million subscribers, up from the first million the company announced last fall. There’s no doubt exclusive releases, especially Kayne West’s The Life of Pablo, gave those paid plans a boost, but Tidal still has a lot of work to do if it wants to catch Spotify and Apple Music.
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The SAT, the standardized test taken by high school seniors to burnish their college applications, was administered nearly 1.7 million times last year. The test’s popularity within college admissions is based, in part, on the perception of fairness: As any recent test-taker is well aware, it is extremely difficult to cheat the SAT.
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20 years in the league. 1,338 games. And Kobe Bryant had never been spanked as thoroughly as he was last night in Utah. Los Angeles fell to 15-59 with their 123-75 loss. The bloated deficit also tied for the biggest beating the Lakers have ever taken in the history of their franchise, matching a game from March 2014 against the Clippers where Mamba didn’t play, as he was lucky enough to have fractured his knee.
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