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The art of drag has become a target. With Pride Month nigh, performers are organizing to fight back

May. 29, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

“Drag is joy, but it’s under attack. Our very existence, our self-expression, our art — all of it is being threatened. And we’ve had enough.” That’s the opening salvo of Qommittee, a group of drag performers banding together to protect and promote their art form, as it...

The screen set up to block tourist snapshots of Mount Fuji has several holes in it

May. 28, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese town that erected a huge black screen last week in an attempt to stop tourists from snapping photos of Mount Fuji and overcrowding the area has discovered holes in the screen and is working to repair them, officials said Tuesday. Fujikawaguchiko, a popular...

What is Manhattanhenge and when can you see it?

May. 28, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twice per year, New Yorkers and visitors are treated to a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and sinks below the horizon framed in a canyon of skyscrapers. The event is a favorite of photographers and often...

Proposed gender identity measure fails to qualify for California ballot

May. 28, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians won't be voting this November on a policy that would have required schools to notify parents if their child asks to change their gender identification. Proponents of a ballot measure to create such a statewide policy announced Tuesday they...

Melinda French Gates to donate $1 billion over next 2 years in support of women's rights

May. 28, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

Melinda French Gates says she will be donating $1 billion over the next two years to individuals and organizations working on behalf of women and families globally, including on reproductive rights in the United States. It's the second billion-dollar commitment French Gates has...

Golfers want millions to give up a World Heritage Site in Ohio with ancient Indigenous ties

May. 28, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s historical society is one step away from gaining control of ancient ceremonial and burial earthworks maintained by a country club where members golf alongside the mounds. A trial was slated to begin Tuesday to determine how much the historical society...

More people make 'no-buy year' pledges as overspending or climate worries catch up with them

May. 28, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old Brooklyn resident gave up buying new clothes. A 22-year old in San Diego swore off retail therapy at Target. A 26-year old in England banned carbonated drinks from her shopping list. These three women, who don’t know each other, all started the year...

Hollywood movies rarely reflect climate change crisis. These researchers want to change that

May. 28, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Aquaman might not mind if the oceans rise, but moviegoers might. That's one of the takeaways from a new study conducted by researchers who set out to determine if today's Hollywood blockbusters are reflective of the current climate crisis. The vast majority...

Why I love my CSA (it's more than the weekly box of fresh produce)

May. 28, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

I might never have fallen in love with kohlrabi had I not joined a CSA. Signing up for a Community-Supported Agriculture program means getting a box of produce from local farms every week or two. It's a way to take advantage of summer's bounty, discover new fruits and vegetables, and...

In Amalfi, pesto is made with strips of fragrant lemon zest

May. 28, 2024 08:26 AM EDT

In Amalfi, Italy, cooks making pesto forgo the classic fresh basil in favor of strips of zest from the local lemons, “sfusato amalfitano.” Combined with almonds, Parmesan and oil, it makes a bright, aromatic pesto perfect for tossing with pasta. In our version of the recipe, from...