By BRIAN REA MARCH 21, 2019 My mother-in-law wouldn’t tell us what our wedding gift would be — only that we’d have to travel to a forest, on an island, in Sweden, to receive it. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time The Mystery Gift at the End of the World It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue By BRIAN REA When my wife and I were married, my mother-in-law told us she had a special gift for us. I wasn’t sure what to expect. She didn’t tell us what the gift was, but she did tell us where it was. In Sweden, on an island, in the forest. As with all magical places, getting to the island in Sweden requires some effort (particularly as my wife, son and I live in Los Angeles). After the plane, the train and a car ride to the countryside, a boat ferries us across the lake from … [Read more...] about The Mystery Gift at the End of the World
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By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
By THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE MARCH 7, 2019 25 Songs 1 ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ (2018) Bruce Spring... Full Track 2 ‘Thank You, Next’ Ariana Grande Full Track 3 ‘A No No’ Mariah Carey Full Track 4 ‘Trauma’ Meek Mill Full Track 5 ‘Sicko Mode’ Travis Scott Full Track 6 ‘Why Did You Do That?’ Lady Gaga Full Track 7 ‘Baby Shark’ Pinkfong Full Track 8 ‘Apeshit’ The Carters Full Track 9 ‘Lucid Dreams’ Juice Wrld Full Track 10 ‘Slow Burn’ Kacey Musgraves Full Track 11 ‘Sunflower’ Post Malone Full Track 12 ‘Bugs Life’ Tierra Whack Full Track 13 ‘Before the Water ... Parquet Courts Full Track 14 ‘We Appreciate Power’ Grimes feat.... Full Track 15 ‘I Shall Love 2’ Julia Holter Full Track 16 ‘Girls Like You’ Maroon 5 Full Track 17 … [Read more...] about The Top 25 Songs That Matter Right Now
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page February 06, 2019 The following is a full transcript of President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House. Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans. Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as two parties but as one Nation. Advertisement The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox … [Read more...] about Read a transcript of Trump’s 2019 State of the Union speech
By NATHANIEL RICH AUG. 1, 2018 We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. Losing Earth Prologue Part One Part Two Epilogue Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save the planet. The science of climate change was settled. Almost nothing stood in our way — except ourselves. We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. By Nathaniel Rich AUG. 1, 2018 Editor’s Note This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change. Complementing the text is a series of aerial photographs and videos, all shot over the past year by George Steinmetz. With support from the Pulitzer Center, this two-part article is … [Read more...] about Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change