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Tuesday Notes for January 30th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for January 30th, 2024
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This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the biggest cultural stories of the day.

Culture

Issa Rae Says Studio Cancellations of Black Shows Have Her Considering the Indie Route: “You’re Seeing Very Clearly Our Stories Are Less of a Priority”

Issa Rae Says Studio Cancellations of Black Shows Have Her Considering the Indie Route: “You’re Seeing Very Clearly Our Stories Are Less of a Priority”
In a cover story with Porter, the multihyphenate also says she relates to the message of ‘American Fiction,’ which calls out the media’s narrow preferences for Black narratives.

Documentary on ‘We Are the World’ goes deep inside recording session of the starry 1985 charity single

Documentary on ‘We Are the World’ goes deep inside recording session of starry 1985 charity single
“We Are the World” was a 1985 charity single for African famine relief that included the voices of Michael Jackson, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.

Sports

NFL Conference Championship Week Recap with Philly Sports Four For 4 Podcast

NFL Conference Championship Week Recap with Philly Sports Four For 4 Podcast
Dom Lewis, Host and producer of the Philly Sports Four for 4 Podcast provides his recap of the 2024 NFL Conference Championship weekend. You can listen to the latest from the Philly Sports Four for 4 Podcast on Spotify. Kellen Moore to the Philadelphia Eagles as Offensive Coordinator I don’

Basketball, Basketball, Basketball: Inside Steve Ballmer’s New $2 Billion Arena

The owner of the LA Clippers wants fans to have the same passion for the game that he does, and he’s installing more than 1,000 toilets so they never have to miss a second of the action.

Basketball, Basketball, Basketball: Inside Steve Ballmer’s New $2 Billion Arena
The owner of the LA Clippers wants fans to have the same passion for the game that he does, and he’s installing more than 1,000 toilets so they never have to miss a second of the action.

Which NBA Star Is Most Likely to Break Wilt’s 100-Point Record?

Which NBA Star Is Most Likely to Break Wilt’s 100-Point Record?
The NBA’s recent surge of spectacular scoring efforts made us wonder: Is Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game record breakable? And if so, by whom?

Upcoming Events

Brooklyn Reads: Ten Bridges I’ve Burnt with Brontez Purnell

Brooklyn Reads: Ten Bridges I’ve Burnt with Brontez Purnell
Thursday, February 15, 7–9 pm Celebrate Valentine’s Day and the release of Ten Bridges I’ve Burntwith author Brontez Purnell, the “bard of the underloved and overlooked.” In his first collection of verse, Purnell reflects on his peripatetic life marked by misadventures and sexcapades. Purnell—who…


Fashion

FEAR OF GOD COLLECTION 8

FEAR OF GOD COLLECTION 8
“When Purpose is Seen, Vision is Born” 0:00 /0:51 1× Fear of God’s Collection 8 for Fall/Winter 2024, “American Symphony,” is a captivating blend of understated elegance and modern luxury, redefining the brand’s signature aesthetic. Jerry Lorenzo, the crea…


Business x Technology

Neuralink Implanted a Device in a Patient’s Brain, Elon Musk Says
The billionaire said his company’s first product, called Telepathy, would let a person control a phone or computer “just by thinking.”


Sneakers

Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack “University Red”
The Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack “University Red,” is slated for release in Summer 2024. Key highlights of the Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack “University Red” include its Sail/University Red-Black-Muslin color scheme. The sneaker is crafted with a black mesh base complemented by sail leat…

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