Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt 41-17 on Monday night in the Independence Bowl. North Carolina State (7-6) won three of its final four games to finish with a winning record. The Wolfpack built a 28-3 lead by midway through the third quarter -- largely thanks to Samuels' touchdown catches of nine, 55 and 17 yards -- and then held off a brief Vanderbilt rally. Finley completed 19 of 30 passes for 235 yards. Samuels' three touchdown catches were an Independence Bowl record.
For much of his career, CNN's Anderson Cooper rarely talked publicly about being Gloria Vanderbilt's son. Cooper just didn't want the baggage, the assumption that his life was set because he was a descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the world's richest business magnates of the 1800s. Since he has the last name of his father, actor Wyatt Cooper, it was easy to keep this quiet. The film explores Vanderbilt's remarkable life and offers families a blueprint for conversations with aging parents. Cooper wasn't as close with his mother as he wanted to be, and when she had a health scare a year ago, realized he didn't want to be left with questions when she couldn't answer them.
It could be theorized that the proliferation of Roberta's pizza is a benefit to society. This is actually happening, in part thanks to the London-based Urbanspace, which has a rather corporate-sounding name for a company that, for the past eight years, has been championing high-quality small local food businesses, many based in Brooklyn, with pop-up markets from Union Square to Columbus Circle. Its latest venture, just north of Grand Central Terminal, drastically improves the state of lunchtime ennui for the midtown masses. Anticipation for impending debauchery builds as you take a lap and weigh your options. From twenty-one venders, one could choose: chicken cheesesteaks (at Mayhem & Stout), non-G.M.O.