Backstage before the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory as the models get ready to walk the runway. Models such as Behati Prinsloo, Kendall Jenner and Lily Aldridge have get their hair and makeup done prior to the show.
University of Missouri students, including members of the football team and a man on a hunger strike, protested what they saw as indifference to racial tensions at the school. Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri System and the head of its flagship campus, resigned Monday.
HONOLULU — Hawaii has long been known as a tropical paradise, but in recent years another image has intruded into the state’s carefully crafted one of idyllic beaches and relaxing resorts: homelessness.
The number of homeless people has grown in recent years, leaving the state with 487 homeless per 100,000 people, the nation’s highest rate per capita, above New York and Nevada, according to federal statistics.
Many of the homeless, however, defy the stereotype of the mentally ill or drug addicted. They are families, with men and women who work full-time jobs. They are struggling to get a foothold in a place with a high cost of living and low wages.
Baltimore street photographer Mike McCoy is a smooth operator when finding subjects to photograph. His portraits, often in black and white, are a way of documenting city life for future generations, he says. On a recent Friday afternoon, McCoy took a stroll up North Avenue, where it was hard to find a subject who would turn him down.
Bolivians displayed human skulls, or “natitas,” outside the Cementerio General chapel during Sunday’s Natitas Festival in La Paz, Bolivia. Although some natitas have been handed down through generations, many are from unnamed, abandoned graves. The are cared for and decorated by the faithful, who use them as amulets believing they serve as protection. The tradition marks the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday, but is not recognized by the Catholic church. –AP
In some parts of the former Soviet Union — places such as Moscow, Crimea, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus — the streets were colored red as people celebrated the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. At one time November 7 (using the Gregorian calendar) was a national holiday, the leaders of the Communist uprising revered and venerated, military might marched and rolled past the Kremlin with jets and helicopters roaring overhead. Today, however, it is mostly remembrance to a time past.
The brand-new Baltimore Beltway gave the 1964 Bel-Loc Diner the front-half of its name. The “Loc” comes from Loch Raven Boulevard, where the stainless-steel diner remains at the intersection with Joppa Road fifty-one years later. Today the Beltway is more congested, but less traffic finds its way to the diner. The jumbo neon sign is not working, and besides, the restaurant closes after the lunch shift. Yet the Bel-Loc perseveres as a Towson landmark, with the boldness of the space-age sixties expressed by its sky-piercing zig-zag roofline.
This year’s edition of the Sweet 16 — The Sun’s annual list of Baltimore’s best men’s college basketball players — had more tough calls than ever before. So we cheated a bit and added four honorable mention slots. There were plenty more who would have, in another year, made the cut.
Among the 88 Division I players from this area who received serious consideration but just missed selection were Saint Joseph’s forward Isaiah Miles (Milford Mill), North Carolina Central guard Dante Holmes (St. Frances), NJIT guard Winfield Willis (St. Paul’s), Rutgers forward Greg Lewis (St. Frances), Cal State Northridge guard Aaron Parks (Lake Clifton), Longwood guard Leron Fisher (Lake Clifton), UMBC guard Jourdan Grant (Archbishop Spalding), Connecticut guard Sam Cassell Jr. (St. Frances) and American guard Charlie Jones (Mount Saint Joseph).
The Sweet 16 is based on prior accomplishments and projected success for this season. Eligible athletes are returning players and fifth-year transfers.
Any questions about the list? Email email@example.com. Click through the gallery for a look at each player.
Rivalries run deep for Baltimore-area high school football teams.