June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Living

ROCKLAND

Coastal scenery, the arts and good food

Every town in Midcoast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. More...

DIVIDED AMERICA

It’s neighbor vs. neighbor over welcoming refugees

MISSOULA, Mont. For the world, the photograph of a Syrian 3-year-old in a red T-shirt and black sneakers, his lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, was a horrific symbol of the desperation of hundreds of thousands of refugees. More...

The counting of hate crimes

Patchy reporting undercuts efforts to address issues

BOGALUSA, La. The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. It was the middle of the night. Someone must be in trouble, she thought. She flung open her front door to the shocking sight of her car engulfed in flames. More...

LOWRIDER CULTURE

... rolling works of art and symbols of identity

SANTA FE, N.M. Those classic cars called lowriders are the focus of a summer celebration in Santa Fe. The spotlight on lowrider culture includes exhibitions at the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art. More...

DEPORTED VETERANS

... now desperately fighting a different kind of war

AUSTIN, Texas Just before dusk, Carlos Torres gets ready for work on the night shift. More...

THE ‘MISSING YEAR’

Veteran still fights fallout from service in Vietnam

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. His voice is softer now, a relative whisper compared to the one that boomed theater lines and belted out songs. His hands tremble — sometimes just slightly, sometimes more than slightly. More...

Scandal-plagued Rome is becoming a ‘do-it-yourself’ city

ROME Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome’s residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber’s banks and in urban parks. More...

Metalsmiths flex their steel, designs in Motor City

DETROIT When it comes to commitment to his craft, Gabriel Craig of Detroit is wedded to his work as a metalsmith. He has three hammers tattooed on his right forearm to prove it. More...

Museum reveals brief history of underwear

LONDON Think of it as Victoria’s (and Albert’s) secret. More...

Hospital Radio

Boy puts a bug in his fellow patients’ ears

AURORA, Colo. Swiveling side-to-side in his chair, 7- year-old Carter Lewis leaned toward the radio microphone and belted out some of the gory details about the spooky-sounding assassin bug. More...

NOW turns 50

Feminists hail important gains, but ‘battle goes on’

NEW YORK Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. More...

A leak, then deluge: Remembering the Teton Dam collapse

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Phone lines were knocked out. Highways were blocked. What eastern Idaho residents heard on June 5, 1976, over the only reliable form of immediate communication — the radio airwaves — was incomprehensible. More...

What’s in a name? Ask the folks in Two Egg, Florida

TWO EGG, Fla. What came first, the Chicken or the Egg — or make that the Two Egg? The answer is the Alaska town of Chicken came before the Florida town of Two Egg, by about 30 or so years. More...

Mount a in schools educate at 8,500 feet

RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. Bike rides to school, crowded halls and hot lunches are routine for most of the 29,000 Poudre School District students who live in and around bustling Fort Collins. More...

Brighton Boulevard

A hipster Denver ’hood in the making

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Autism and education: Flexibility helps students thrive

HANOVER, Pa. Kaela Dutterer is a head banger. More than a year ago, her mother, Heidi Dutterer, received concerned calls from her teacher about this behavior in the classroom. More...

On trek to Everest

... a chance to push boundaries, find peace

EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits. More...

City’s oldest bike shop owner rides out hard times

DETROIT Sam Awada sat at his desk, surrounded by a hurricane of bicycles stacked all around him. His walking cane leaned against the drawers. His .38 revolver was sitting in front of him. More...

Guyana’s rain forest

... waterfalls, cliffs and tiny golden frogs

GEORGETOWN, Guyana From 6,000 feet above Guyana’s rain forest, the jungle canopy below spread to the horizon in every direction, like wall-to-wall green carpeting. Winding, mud-brown tributaries of the Demerara River shimmered in the sunlight. More...

Old railroad bridge and its spray paint hold iconic status

HAZELHURST, WIS. A little spray paint and an old steel railroad bridge may not sound sentimental, but their planned removal has created an uproar in the North Woods. More...