Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By John Powers Globe Correspondent January 02, 2019 Long before Ronald Reagan took office the Democratic Party had been coming unglued. The 1963 assassination of John Kennedy was the first in a parade of horribles that included the loss of the “Solid South’’ after the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an unpopular Asian war, Lyndon Johnson’s withdrawal from the 1968 presidential race, the killing of Robert Kennedy, and the turbulent convention that nominated Hubert Humphrey and led to the election of Richard Nixon, who went on to swamp George McGovern in 1972 — a South Dakotan who carried Massachusetts but none of the other 49 states, including his own.The final fracture to a line of progressive leadership that began with FDR was incumbent Jimmy Carter’s 1980 loss to Ronald Reagan, which also cost the Democrats the Senate for … [Read more...] about The end of Camelot and the era of FDR
The confluence of civilizations
ON A SCORCHING summer afternoon in downtown Pasco, the high midday sun shines so brightly on the intersection of North 10th Avenue and West Lewis Street, you almost have to squint to protect your eyes from the glare off the pavement. CATCHING UP WITH (Dec. 20, 2018): Family of a Mexican farmworker fatally shot by police in Pasco receives a $750,000 settlement On the northwest corner, a Mexican bakery selling cookies, pastries and breads sits next to a Mexican-style tienda selling ice-cold slushies known as raspados in flavors like mango and tamarind. Both promise a respite from the heat and harsh light. But this corner never seems to dim. At this site on Feb. 10, 2015, three police officers shot and killed 35-year-old Mexican farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who reportedly was throwing rocks at passing motorists and later at the officers. For weeks, protesters demonstrated outside City Hall and at the shooting site to decry the use of deadly force against Zambrano-Montes … [Read more...] about Pasco seeks healing, and change, in the wake of a fatal police shooting
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Would you expect anything less from Chrissy Teigen’s husband? BySheila Marikar June 28, 2018 On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the singer and songwriter John Legend was at the Soho House in Malibu, Calif., his jean-jacketed back to the Pacific Ocean, his left hand around a glass of rosé that he helped create. He was ruminating about the global uptick in wine consumption — the millennial’s alcoholic beverage of choice, according to studies and articles galore. “Wine has a kind of connection to luxury, and if you can make it in a price range that’s available to a lot of people, they want to access it,” said Mr. Legend, who is 39 (more of a Gen X-er). He paused to consider the salmon-colored varietal swishing around his glass, which was created with Jean-Charles Boisset, costs $25 … [Read more...] about John Legend Plunges Into the Celebrity Rosé Business
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print While the rest of the world went to bed after likely eating a typical dinner, the Glass City tried to once again reinvent what the “Glass” stands for — this time as the epicenter of a budding culinary movement. A select group of dinner guests and a stream of envious onlookers were treated on a recent weekday to an art performance of glassblowing techniques used to prepare a 12-course meal of exquisite consideration. Renaissance Hotel Executive Chef Aaron Lawson said there weren’t even any YouTube videos for what they were trying to do. There is indeed a tidy collection of molten glass cooking videos available, but nothing as elaborate as what was on display. And in 2018, if you find something nearly un-Google-able, you might as well try to put a flag in it for your own, and Toledo may have just done that. Chef Lawson and Gathered Glassblowing Studio teamed together for this extraordinary event on … [Read more...] about Can Toledo be the center of a new culinary movement?
Wes Johnson Springfield News-Leader Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Banking over a long spit of land jutting into the Eleven Point River, a bald eagle streaked above our kayaks, cocking its head to eye the paddlers below. Zooming at treetop level, it suddenly powered up to join a flock of vultures corkscrewing in a rising thermal of warm air high above the river. An excited shout came from a gravel bar adorned with canoes. "That's why we love this river!" About 2.5 hours east of Springfield, there's a lot to love about the Eleven Point. The river gets its name from early French fur trappers who marked their distances by the number of "pointes" — like the one the eagle flew past — protruding into the river. On this adventure, we put in at Greer Crossing, just below the point where Greer Spring gushes some 220 million gallons of cold, clear water into the river each day. The spring is the second largest in Missouri and chills the river enough … [Read more...] about Why paddlers love the Eleven Point river: Blue herons, eagles, trout, otters, orioles