The group decided to turn around and head back to the trailhead. They would take the more direct route toward the van parked at Red’s Meadow. Using what little information they could glean from friends and a ranger, and the wind data, they determined it was the safest option. They brought their salmon and mussels: “Only our best foods,” Karim laughed. … [Read more...] about These backcountry hikers got caught as the Creek Fire roared to life. So they outsmarted it
There’s a tendency in our culture to mythologize artists who succumb to addictions or depression. Whitney Houston is probably the easiest to evoke as it pertains to superstar female vocalists who were overwhelmed by their demons; a list that also includes names like Judy Garland and Amy Winehouse. And there are several examples of celebrity kids who grew up to become dysfunctional people because of the spotlight their family name placed them under. Natalie Cole had to navigate both. But she didn’t become totally submerged in the darkness; she fought back and ultimately won. In addition to her musical accomplishments, she was an established author and earned a degree in child psychology. She made one hell of a life for herself and never felt shame or sorrow for her sometimes-harrowing journey. … [Read more...] about Goodbye To Natalie Cole: Soul Diva, Fighter, Queen
The practical challenges of recovery are so vast that Broadway has set up, through its trade group, the Broadway League, 42 task forces to address the crisis. Some 350 of its 800-plus members are involved. "There are 20 labor task forces, one for each union," said Charlotte St. Martin, the league's president. Ten others are tackling marketing issues; five are set up to interact with the city, state and federal agencies. Two Washington lobbyists, one with ties to Democrats, the other to Republicans, have been hired to seek stimulus funding for arts venues and artists in proposed legislation; epidemiologists and industrial hygienists are advising on safety and air filtration. The issues are as diverse as how to handle intermissions, when longer bathroom breaks may be required, to what kind of financial aid or tax credits the government might devise. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
Beach Rats: This sexually charged, well-acted Euro-style narrative, which concerns an aimless Brooklyn youth trying to come to terms with his sexuality, is hardly the feel-good movie of the year, but it’s a powerfully rendered reminder that coming of age can be harrowing, and hurtful to others, even in our purportedly more open-minded country. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 22, Roxie. … [Read more...] about Frameline offers bounty of movies during Pride Week
Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump downplaying coronavirus threat was 'almost criminal' Democrats fear Biden's lagging Latino support could cost him Trump courts Florida voters with moratorium on offshore drilling MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpCohen: 'I guarantee that it's not going to go well for whoever' set up Woodward interview Pompeo says 'substantial chance' Navalny poisoning was ordered by senior Russian official Trump says he 'almost definitely' won't read Woodward book MORE are offering significantly different proposals for the size and scope of canceling student debt, creating a crossroads that experts say could play a key role in how Americans approach higher education. … [Read more...] about Prospects for student loan overhaul hinge on election