SILVIA FLORES/FRESNO BEE/TNS Paul McCartney performs at a concert in 2016.DANIEL DESLOVER/ZUMA PRESS/TNS Paul Simon performs with yMusic on June 17, 2017 during the Eaux Claires Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wis. When he was 24 years old, Paul McCartney famously looked a few decades into the future to record “When I’m Sixty-Four,” the Beatles tune about growing infirm by the fireside. Back then, the song functioned as a cozy prediction. Yet once McCartney reached that age in real life — and was still out flipping his perfect hair all over the place — “When I’m Sixty-Four” became something of a comical object lesson: proof that even a beloved Beatle underestimated how long a formative rock ‘n’ roller might stick around. McCartney is 76 now, and earlier this month he released a new studio album, “Egypt Station,” just days before he launched his latest tour in Quebec City. McCartney isn’t the only … [Read more...] about Paul McCartney and Paul Simon are rethinking the idea of the 76-year-old pop star
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John McCain, seen here in a Hanoi hospital as a prisoner of war, was shot down over Vietnam during a bombing mission on Oct. 26, 1967. (AP) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: What’s legal and what’s moral are different. “Right and wrong” are subjective. Not everyone’s “moral compass” points them to the same true north. Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, repeatedly declined to say during her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday whether “enhanced” interrogation techniques were immoral. The controversial methods, which have subsequently been outlawed, were used against terrorism suspects during the years after the Sept. 11 attacks, when Haspel oversaw a secret CIA prison in Thailand. This is why John McCain, who suffered mightily at the hands of his Vietnamese captors during five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war, is urging his colleagues to reject … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Why John McCain is voting against Gina Haspel to lead the CIA — and why it matters
The well-regarded and popular Asada Grill & Cantina is moving from its home near the train tracks in downtown Griffith to a much larger location at the former Zuni's House of Pizza spot in Highland, which has sat vacant for two years.The Mexican restaurant, voted one of the top 50 in Indiana by Yelp users, is moving about three miles northwest to 2907 45th Avenue. It's already posted a sign in front of the building that has previously been home to many restaurants and nightclubs, including Sabor Restaurant & Tequila Bar and HiFi Roadhouse."Rumors are true!" the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. "We are moving to the Former Zuni's House of Pizza, on 45th Ave. Thank you Griffith for your support, and also to all our wonderful customers!"The owner did not immediately return a message.Diners have praised Asada for its carne asada, pork tacos, queso poblano and margaritas. It specializes in Mexican City cuisine and has an extensive menu that includes whole … [Read more...] about Asada Grill & Cantina moving to former Zuni’s spot in Highland
News Twenty months after a brilliant surgeon was killed riding her bike, a controversial police investigation ruled it a tragic roadside collision. But that’s just the beginning of the story. The services were starting to weigh on Reverend Laura Everett. I don’t want to do these anymore, she thought to herself on a warm evening in August 2015 as she prepared to mourn the passing of Anita Kurmann, a 38-year-old Swiss surgeon who was riding her bike through the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street when a flatbed tractor-trailer crushed her to death. I don’t want to stand by the side of the road and dedicate another ghost bike. Everett arrived a few minutes before 6:30 p.m. to the intersection where Kurmann had died. She draped a golden stole over her black clerical shirt with a white collar, and ran through a mental checklist of the ceremony ahead: opening remarks; a brief history of ghost bikes, which are dedicated to cyclists killed on the … [Read more...] about Is It All Right to Kill a Bicyclist in Boston?
The Trickle-down Effect Rebeca Merigian, here with her son, Andrew Takorian, expects Park Cleaners’ contract with MGM to perhaps double the company’s current volume of business. Rebeca Merigian says the slip was found, and promptly given to her, many years ago by a long-time customer, a description she quickly categorized as an obvious understatement. Indeed, the date at the top is 1940, and thus this item, now displayed under glass, is a time capsule as much as it is a pick-up slip for a two-piece suit. Start with the phone number at the top; there are just five digits because that’s all that were needed back then (ask your mother; actually, make that your grandmother). The name of the company was Park Cleaners & Dyers Inc. (the ‘& Dyers’ was dropped a long time ago because those services were discontinued). The address is Kensington Avenue in Springfield (the company moved to Allen Street in 1955). Even the slogan is different; back then it was … [Read more...] about Local Companies Starting to Land Contracts with MGM Springfield