A white nationalist killed a black coach 20 years ago. The horror changed his friend forever. | Indy Star

Matthew VanTryon, Indy Star Photo: R. Eyerman/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images. Featured Image INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been 20 years, and Shawn Parrish still doesn’t understand. How could someone kill Ricky Byrdsong? “He was a great man,” Parrish said. “You don’t really think about knowing someone who gets murdered.” It was 4:30 in the […]

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The Carrot and the Stick: On Colson Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” | LA Review of Books

Art Edwards, LA Review of Books Chris Close; Doubleday. Featured Image The I USED TO THINK novels contained immensities, which came from reading the great works during my college years and the resulting expansion of my mind. I assumed the novels themselves contained huge portions of the world. It took decades for me to understand […]

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Marcus Samuelsson Is Fighting For A More Diverse, Creative Food Scene | Uproxx

Steve Bramucci, Uproxx AUDIBLE / UPROXX. Featured Image Marcus Samuelsson is a lion of the modern food scene. This doesn’t simply come from his incredible string of successes in the kitchen (Aquavit, Red Rooster, Streetbird Rotisserie), his high-visibility TV projects (he’s a judge on Chopped and hosts No Passport Required on PBS), or even his […]

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