Brian Cooper

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Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for the 1 percent

“We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit”<p><i>A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior’s name is</i> …

Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.<p>Even a casual observer of American history will no doubt recognize several of the names in <i>Gangsters and Grifters</i>, a new book of early 20th century crime photographs from the <i>Chicago …

There's a Better Way to Board Planes

Back-to-front remains an industry standard even though there's an alternative that's nearly twice as fast.<p>‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding …

Why Doesn’t Everybody Have a Voter ID?

When we asked FRONTLINE viewers what they wanted to know about voting, most of you asked about voter ID laws.<p>Today, 30 states now require some form …

The Allman Brothers Band's Last Stand

In a low, shy voice, he recalled the date – March 26th, 1969, in Jacksonville, Florida – when he first sang with the original lineup, started by his …

The Untold Story of Bob Dylan's 'Basement Tapes': Inside the New Issue

Forty-six years after <i>Rolling Stone</i> first alerted the world to the existence of Bob Dylan's secret Basement Tapes sessions, the complete recordings …

Five Ways to Tweak Baseball, Before the Next 'Worst World Series Ever'

For the first Sunday since March 16 there was no Major League Baseball last weekend. The 2014 season, which began on March 22 in Sydney, with games …

Watch a 'Seinfeld' Supercut of Kramer Stealing Jerry's Food

Cosmo Kramer is a mystery wrapped in an enigma: a tall-haired doofus with an affinity for cartoonish vocal outbursts and a largely unemployed man who …

The economy and the election: Why are voters so upset?

The American people have spoken, and they’re more than a little pissed off.<p>This frustration manifested itself in Tuesday’s election results, in which …

Female Presenter Almost Lost Job as Her Looks Distracted Players

Football presenter Katarina Sreckovic has admitted she almost had to give up her dream job of reporting on Red Star Belgrade as the team's players found her looks such a distraction.<p>Sreckovic presents a show about the Serbian giants and is a massive fan of the club she now covers.<p>However, in the …

Soccer

Marcus Lattimore retires from the NFL

Lattimore has decided to retire from the NFL, unable to come back from a devastating knee injury suffered nearly two years ago while in college.<p>San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, telling the team that he is unable to come …

New York businesswoman guilty of manslaughter in son's death

A New York jury Wednesday found former pharmaceuticals executive Gigi Jordan guilty of first-degree manslaughter for feeding a lethal drug concoction to her autistic 8-year-old son.<p>The jury accepted her claim that she acted in a state of "extreme emotional disturbance." Jordan faces a 5- to 25-year …

Don't bother with the apology, A-Rod

This time around, Alex Rodriguez should take a pass on the apology. We know that he is not sorry he used performance-enhancing drugs, again, and that …

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