|“Two teenage boys from Southwest Baltimore were in her Inner Harbor parking garage, cutting school and looking for cars to steal. They fixed their eyes on the 80-year-old Spector. The attack was quick and it was violent. As Spector got in her vehicle, the 13-year-old blocked her door from closing. The 15-year-old hit her in the face, hard.” And so began Rikki Spector’s time as an advocate for the teens who attacked her.
Rickey Jackson (left) and Eddie Vernon met one-on-one for the first time in 2014, after Eddie corrected his 1975 testimony (given when he was 12) that led to the wrongful conviction of Rickey and two other men.+ “When I saw you, all that stuff that I used to think about you, the animosity, I could hardly remember. And, it might have been my imagination, but when we embraced, it felt like you just got lighter in my arms.” That thing where you meet the guy whose false testimony put you in prison for decades.
+ “To access these items, which includes food like fruit, sandwiches and energy bars, as well as other necessities like clean socks and toothbrushes, people in need have to reach out to a local homeless organization which then provides them with an access card.” Coming soon: Vending machines for the homeless.
+ George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern will all be guests on David Letterman’s new Netflix series which debuts next Friday with Barack Obama. The 60-minute show will stream monthly with the first episode launching on Friday, Jan. 12, and the additional five episodes streaming, one a month, after that.
+John haydon on Twetter : It’s so cold!!! But at least the weather has Jenny’s number. (Incredible…)
+ “The reality-television star Tiffany Pollard first appeared on VH1’s Flavor of Love in 2006.” The Tiffany Pollard facial expression GIFs live on.Some memes burn brightly and then fall out of vogue, but images of the reality-TV star Tiffany Pollard (a.k.a. New York) have enjoyed a long relevance.
+ If you missed it earlier this week: two dying memoirists wrote bestsellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love.“When Breath Becomes Air” and “The Bright Hour” have been paired in many a review and conversation.
+ This is how a New York City bagel is made…(New York bagels are the stuff of legend. First We Feast explores what goes into the fluffy, doughy goodness).