Even in the typically impressive annals of teen family dramas, this one’s a doozy. An 18-year-old New Jersey high school senior is suing her parents to get them to pay for her school tuition.
Rachel Canning was in a Morris County court Monday and will be back there again Tuesday to make her case that her parents have “abandoned” her. She claims that she has no means of supporting herself or paying to attend any of the colleges of her choice in the fall. Her parents, on the other hand, say they’re “distraught” and “dumbfounded” over their daughter’s behavior.
-----Patrick McEvoy-HalstonOnce a generation reaches voting age, we should hoped we've raised them in progressive enough a fashion that they'll vote for candidates that'll collectively enshrine free higher education in this country, accessible to all -- that is, that they, their parents, their parents' parents, pay for it, even if many of them are beholden to passed-over "perspectives."
If someone asks one of them if they're forcing their parents to pay for something they're not quite prepared for, they should reply, "Of course, they've raised me spared many of the sin-pursuing demons that have limited their own lives. Even if they can't right now admit it -- for perhaps these demons having temporarily caught up with them again -- how they raised me shows that mostly they've been with how I'm enfranchising myself now -- You go girl!"
@McAvity @Emporium Hopefully they'll succeed in full, and collectively, the “coalition of the ascendant,” made up of professionals, minorities and millennials, will doom regressive America into higher minimum wages, superior health care, and generous, science-informed education, that'd make Sweden blanche in envy.
Richard Brody shared a link.Moderator · November 20 at 3:38pm I'm obsessed with Bringing Up Baby, which is on TCM at 6 PM (ET). It's the first film by Howard Hawks that I ever saw, and it opened up several universes to me, cinematic and otherwise. Here's the story. I was seventeen or eighteen; I had never heard of Hawks until I read Godard's enthusiastic mention of him in one of the early critical pieces in "Godard on Godard"—he called Hawks "the greatest American artist," and this piqued my curiosity. So, the next time I was in town (I… I was out of town at college for the most part), I went to see the first Hawks film playing in a revival house, which turned out to be "Bringing Up Baby." I certainly laughed a lot (and, at a few bits, uncontrollably), but that's not all there was to it. I had never read Freud, but I had heard of Freud, and when I saw "Bringing Up Baby," its realm of symbolism made instant sense; it was obviou…
A Polish zoologist and his wife maintain a zoo which is utopia, realized. The people who work there are blissfully satisfied and happy. The caged animals aren't distraught but rather, very satisfied. These animals have been very well attended to, and have developed so healthily for it that they almost seem proud to display what is distinctively excellent about them for viewers to enjoy. But there is a shadow coming--Nazis! The Nazis literally blow apart much of this happy configuration. Many of the animals die. But the zookeeper's wife is a prize any Nazi officer would covet, and the Nazi's chief zoologist is interested in claiming her for his own. So if there can be some pretence that would allow for her and her husband to keep their zoo in piece rather than be destroyed for war supplies, he's willing to concede it.
The zookeeper and his wife want to try and use their zoo to house as many Jews as they can. They approach the stately quarters of Hitler's zoologist …