College is expensive. Students are in debt. Why? Wendover Productionsanalyzes what makes higher education so expensive in this country, and some of the reasons he cites you can assume: professors cost money and new facilities are expensive. But a surprising reason why college costs so damn much is that there are more people attending it than ever before.
Daily Archives: July 13, 2016
‘Boyz n the Hood’ Gave a Voice to the Voiceless
When Boyz n the Hood premiered 25 years ago in July 1991, it was met with a string of violence. At least 25 incidents were reported in more than 800 theaters nationwide. But even in the face of that violence, and the media’s implications that Boyz was entirely to blame for it, director John Singleton never wavered from his movie’s message. In what was called a “hastily called news conference,” Singleton said the acts of violence were “indicative of the degeneration of American society, not a reflection of my film, which is about family, love and friendship.” Singleton went on to fault a society “breeds illiteracy and economic deprivation… There’s a whole generation of people who are disenfranchised.”
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How Virgil Abloh Turned Diagonal Lines Into a Brand
Typically, a brand creates a logo to stand out. That’s just smart business: It’s hard enough to be a fashion brand nowadays, let alone one that isn’t distinct and gets lost in the crowd. However, with his label Off-White, Virgil Abloh seemingly took some advice from LeBron James, and “fit-in” with his diagonal lines logo.
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A Strange Twist In The Suge Knight Case: Jailhouse Snitch Turns On Detectives
A prolific jailhouse informant who has worked inside county jails here said that he was ordered by a Los Angeles County sheriff to create false testimony surrounding rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight.
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