For more stories like this, check out The Chronicle’s weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. It’s no surprise that travel is an experience that’s changing all the time. To paraphrase Heraclitus, nobody ever visits the same city twice, because it’s not the same city and it’s not the same person. The nature of travel also means that the kinds of journeys we undertake — to where, with whom, by what means of conveyance, with which technology and at what cost to the environment — are changing too. Looking ahead, more and more travelers will see the world in virtual reality — either to plan their real-world trips or to reach places we can’t normally go. Others will blast into space, for a few minutes in low-gravity, or for a few days around the moon. And if actually traveling through space isn’t “Star Wars” enough for you, luggage companies now offer autonomous suitcases that roll through the airport like droids. While … [Read more...] about Future of travel: 8 things to watch for in 2019
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Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by the Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. After her house flooded for the third year in a row, Elizabeth Boineau was ready to flee. She packed her possessions into dozens of boxes, tried not to think of the mold and mildew-covered furniture and retreated to a second-floor condo that should be beyond the reach of pounding rains and swelling seas. Boineau is leaving behind a handsome, early 20th-century house in Charleston, South Carolina, the shutters painted in the city’s eponymous shade of deep green. Last year, after Hurricane Irma introduced eight inches of water into a home Boineau was still patching up from the last flood, local authorities agreed this historic slice of Charleston could be torn down. “I was sloshing through the water with my puppy dog, … [Read more...] about Rising Seas Could Cause a Mass Migration of Americans Seeking Higher Ground
John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Pictures THE TOWER I’ve never seen a popular conversation go as far off the rails as I have with Star Wars.While the vast majority of people have simple feelings about the franchise one way or the other, it has suddenly become dominated by unfettered arguments, toxic harshness, boycotts, petitions for films to be struck from the canon, petitions to outright remake films, petitions for firings and even full-on racist and sexist harassment campaigns (the lowly depths of which have been covered by Observer’s Brandon Katz). Since I wrote my brief article on how I liked the central message of The Last Jedi, I’ve been inundated with angry messages, been called a shill for Disney, a hack, a hypocrite, someone who clearly has been paid off and a crusading S.J.W.But all this has really done is exposed a subset of toxic fandom that was made so upset by certain choices in these new … [Read more...] about The Beautiful, Ugly, and Possessive Hearts of Star Wars
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?
“My mom’s story is like a fairy tale,” the boy said before he fell asleep on the living room sofa. His mother calls him her little angel. They live together in an unpainted shack at the back of a dirt cul-de-sac among trailers and birds of paradise on the outskirts of Houston. Sunshine filtered through the window. The light was at once welcome and bitter, because the rain had only just lifted after Hurricane Harvey in September and much of the city was still flooded. Water had not forced them out of the house, and the boy’s mother, a 42-year-old undocumented woman who requested anonymity for fear of being deported, thanked God aloud; had the floods come, she didn’t know where they would have gone. She had already been deported to Honduras once before and lost her asylum case upon returning to Houston three years ago. Every time she sees someone in uniform she says she thinks she might never see her son again. “Recently, a cop stopped me, and I felt … [Read more...] about How Trump Moved the Mexican Border North