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Uristocrat Notes: James Harden, a new bio of MLK Jr. and more

Uristocrat Notes: James Harden, a new bio of MLK Jr. and more

Welcome to the Uristocrat Notes for Monday, May 8th.  Todays headlines:

  • A new Biographer chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs - James Harden makes winning 3 in OT, Booker, Durant combine for 72 to tie series, Whats next for Formula one
  • Watch the trailer for "Oppenheimer"
  • The latest on free returns from e-commerce sites

Books

What Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s New Biographer Reveals

..“King: A Life” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), by Jonathan Eig, whose previous book was a biography of Muhammad Ali. Eig wants to give readers an alternative to the “defanged” version of King that endures in inspirational quotes. Eig’s new sources include the latest batch of files released by the F.B.I., which was surveilling King even more closely than he suspected; notes from Reddick; and remembrances from King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, who recorded her thoughts in the time after his killing. “The portrait that emerges here may trouble some people,” Eig writes
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Perilous Power of Respectability
We revere the man and revile the strategy, but King knew what he was doing.

Why so many mass killings? Families, experts seek answers

Why so many mass killings? Families, experts seek answers - New York Amsterdam News
Over the first four months and six days of this year, 115 people have died in 22 mass killings — an average of one mass killing a week.

Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs - James Harden makes winning 3 in OT, Booker, Durant combine for 72 to tie series, Whats next for Formula one

Sports Roundup: NBA Playoffs - James Harden makes winning 3 in OT, Booker, Durant combine for 72 to tie series, Whats next for Formula one
Welcome to the Uristocrat Sports Round up for Monday, May 8th. Todays headlines: * The 76ers win behind James Harden 3 in OT * Devin Booker and Kevin Durant combine for 72 to tie series * Latest NFL headlines * After Miami, What’s the Next Chapter for the American F1 Boom? Boston Celtics

Film

Watch the trailer for Christopher Nolan's ‘Oppenheimer’ centered around Albert Einstein and starring Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., and More

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New ‘Oppenheimer’ Trailer Reveals a Sad Albert Einstein, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr. and More in Christopher Nolan’s Star-Studded Movie

New ‘Oppenheimer’ Trailer Reveals a Sad Albert Einstein, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr. and More in Christopher Nolan’s Star-Studded Movie
A brand new trailer for “Oppenheimer,” the upcoming film from director Christopher Nolan, was released Monday by Universal Pictures in anticipation of the feature’s July debut. Se…

Music

Yo-Yo Ma Goes Underground with the Louisville Orchestra

Yo-Yo Ma Goes Underground with the Louisville Orchestra
Teddy Abrams, the ensemble’s music director, has created a work about Mammoth Cave—and staged the piece inside its reverberating walls.

Consumer Reports

The Free-Returns Party Is Over

The Free-Returns Party Is Over
Generous return policies lured Americans to online shopping. Now who pays?

Biden pushing airlines to go beyond refunds for delayed or canceled flights

Biden pushing airlines to go beyond refunds for delayed or canceled flights
The announcement is another push by the White House to get ahead of a summer travel season that is predicted to exceed pre-pandemic travel levels in 2019.

2024 Sneaker Releases

May
24
Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
23

Thursday Notes for May 23rd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
22
Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

The Jordan Brand has unveiled new "Dongdan"-themed colorways for the Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90, set to
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May
22
Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
21
Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
21
Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Key Takeaways * Tyshawn Jones has launched his second signature sneaker with Adidas, the Tyshawn Low. * The sneaker is designed to
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May
20
Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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Apr
08
adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

Lionel Messi's collaboration with Adidas Sambas, inspired by his time with Inter Miami, presents a captivating blend of style, performance,
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Apr
08
Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

The latest collaboration between Bode and Nike centered around the re-release of the Astro Grabber, a shoe with a rich
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Feb
08
Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

The Bodega x Saucony Jaunt Woven is a testament to the fusion of aesthetic appeal and functional design. It's a
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Jan
29
Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

The Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail" colorways are slated for release in the Spring and
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Jan
25
Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

View this post on Instagram A post shared by zSneakerHeadz (@zsneakerheadz) Sneaker culture is excited as the iconic Air Jordan
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Jan
22
Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Apr
25
Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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