DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank Advertisement Supported by ByDavid Enrich March 18, 2019 As President Trump delivered his inaugural address in 2017, a slight woman with feathered gray hair sat listening, bundled in a hooded white parka in a fenced-off V.I.P. section. Her name was Rosemary T. Vrablic. She was a managing director at Deutsche Bank and one of the reasons Mr. Trump had just taken the oath of office. It was a moment of celebration — and a moment of worry for Ms. Vrablic’s employer. Mr. Trump and Deutsche Bank were deeply entwined, their symbiotic bond born of necessity and ambition on both sides: a real estate mogul made toxic by polarizing rhetoric and a pattern of defaults, and a bank with intractable financial problems and … [Read more...] about A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank
CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back to 1998, marking the latest charges against a man trailed for decades by lurid rumors. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a school teacher. R. Kelly is third of four children and lives with his family in Chicago's housing projects. Little is known about his father. — 1975: At age 8, Kelly begins singing in church. Around the same time, his mother teaches him how Stevie Wonder sings by putting a nickel on the record player needle to slow down the revolutions. "So the runs could go really slow and then you learn them," Kelly told ABC News in 2004. — 1979: At age 12, Kelly said, he "experienced a lot of things at a very young age that I don't know if I was supposed to," including witnessing older youth rape one of his girlfriends. — 1983: At age 16, his mother moves the … [Read more...] about Timeline of R. Kelly’s life and career
Ernst & Young says it's committed to gender diversity. A former partner tells a different story. By Emily Peck 02/11/2019 08:26 am ET WAXSHAW, N.C. ― When Karen Ward started at Ernst & Young in 2013, only four senior managers in her division at the consulting megafirm were women. All the partners were men. This was a red flag, but she didn’t see it then. After all, Ward spent her career surrounded by men, working in the overwhelmingly male world of investment banking — at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, a stint as a vice president at Goldman Sachs. “It never crossed my mind to even notice or be bothered there weren’t women in leadership positions,” Ward, 48, told HuffPost recently in her well-appointed house in Waxshaw, a small bedroom community near Charlotte. She sees it differently now. EY’s lack of female leaders is no accident, she said, but the result of a hostile environment where women are demeaned, … [Read more...] about She Spoke Up About Sexual Harassment At Ernst & Young And Got Caught In A Web Of Retaliation
Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times Published 9:55 PM EST Jan 11, 2019 New York — Twenty years ago this week, “The Sopranos” was about to debut on HBO, and creator David Chase was sure it would never amount to much. “My wife will tell you. I thought, ‘Another mob story? People are gonna get sick of it, or they’ll just laugh it off the screen,’” said the series creator. “We had all our episodes done and completed and in the can and edited. Edie Falco, I believe, said to me, ‘Well, I guess that’s it for us.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I think so.’ And we decided that we’d had too much fun doing it. So probably it would be canceled because they don’t want you to have too much fun out in Queens [where the series was shooting]. No one knew what we were doing.” To say the least, Chase was wrong. The drama about North Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano and his family was an instant critical sensation … [Read more...] about ‘The Sopranos’ at 20: Creator David Chase on the show’s legacy and four key episodes