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Las Vegas Neon, Preserved

Las Vegas Neon, Preserved

Mar 24
Every time the Strip gets a facelift, it loses one of its iconic neon signs, which for decades have lit up the desert like a giant welcome mat. Thankfully, a few stars of the city's Golden Age have been preserved.

SXSW to Remove Immigration Warnings from Festival Contract

SXSW to Remove Immigration Warnings from Festival Contract

Mar 8
The South by Southwest festival will remove language from contracts that had warned bands and performers that U.S. immigration agents could be notified over serious contract violations.

Meet Luis from Cuba!

Meet Luis from Cuba!

By David the CEO | Mar 5
Last year saw the first commercial flight from the USA to Cuba fro 50 years. Jet Blue had the honor of the celebrated first flight. Now you can fly from 5 US cities, New York, Ft Lauderdale, Los Angeles Tampa and Orlando.

Green Book Helped Black Americans Travel Through Segregation

Green Book Helped Black Americans Travel Through Segregation

Mar 2
Victor Green, a New York City postal worker, created a travel guide called the "The Negro Motorist Green Book" that listed establishments that would not turn them away.

BARchive: The Golden Age of Hustlers

BARchive: The Golden Age of Hustlers

By Michael Flanagan | Feb 26
Male prostitution is probably as old as the city itself. Edward Prime-Stevenson wrote in 1908 that soldiers in the Presidio were for rent during the Spanish-American War. It is certainly as old as the homophile organizations.

75 Years of NY Times Crossword

75 Years of NY Times Crossword

Feb 19
To celebrate 75 years of NY Times crosswords, celebrities like astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, designer Isaac Mizrahi, and singer Lisa Loeb have stepped in to help create special puzzles.

Meet Northeast Drummer Boy 2016

Meet Northeast Drummer Boy 2016

By David Goodman | Feb 18
Jonathan Daniels (lakevillecub) is the current titleholder for Norther East Drummer Boy, currently half way through his title year. We met him at Bear Week in Provincetown, and he just charmed us.

Fast and Furious: Competitive Cup Stacking

Fast and Furious: Competitive Cup Stacking

Feb 8
It's a "thing": Sport Stacking, a contest to stack cups in formation as quickly as humanly possible without knocking them over.

Are We to Return to Our Closets?

Are We to Return to Our Closets?

By William E. Kelly | Feb 4
Those who follow my words know that I am a pacifist by nature who respects and accepts diversity as a reality of life. But the fallout of and since the 2016 elections has awakened the instinctual survivor in me.

How One Yarn Bomber is Redefining Street Art

How One Yarn Bomber is Redefining Street Art

Jan 30
A crafty kind of graffiti is popping up in all sorts of unlikely places. The emerging works of art have the ability to change the appearance of cities and landscapes.

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