Believe it or not, Memorial Day weekend is already almost upon us, which means the 2019 Boston Calling Music Festival will soon bring jams, comedy, food, and art to the Harvard Athletic Complex. Overall, 2019’s music festival — the 10th edition — will see very few changes from last year’s. There will be three music stages, an indoor entertainment arena, rows of local food and drink vendors, and a giant Ferris wheel. But not everything will be exactly the same: This year, the entertainment arena, which previously focused on comedy and performance art, will also welcome musical acts, and Lyft will have a fully furnished pickup spot right at the festival. To help you get the most out of your 2019 Boston Calling experience, we’ve put together a guide to what you should know before attending the festival this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. How should I get to and from the Harvard Athletic Complex? The long and short of how you should travel to and from Boston … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know for Boston Calling 2019
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CHICAGO — The scene was a familiar one in the Red Sox’ clubhouse before Sunday’s ballgame, a game that a few hours later would be confirmed as their third straight victory, their sixth in seven games, and pull them within one game of .500 for the first time since they were 0-1. Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, and Eduardo Nunez sat at the circular table nearest the entrance. Benintendi worked intently on the USA Today crossword puzzle, occasionally glancing up to smile at the exaggerated bickering, often in Spanish and almost always ending in laughter, among his card-playing teammates. Near the middle of the room, behind a table stocked with Dubble Bubble gum and other ballplayer necessities, Eduardo Rodriguez and Ryan Brasier sat side by side in cushioned chairs, periodically showing each other something on their phones. When Rodriguez left, Hector Velazquez took his seat, fist-bumping Brasier. A few minutes before the media were shooed out at 12:30 … [Read more...] about As White House visit looms, Red Sox keep focus on field
DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
By Thomas Gryta The Wall Street Journal Ted Mann Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 They came by the dozens in luxury sedans, black Ubers and sleek helicopters. As they did each August, General Electric’s most important executives descended on a hilltop above the Hudson River for their annual leadership gathering. Just an hour’s drive from New York City or a short flight from Boston, Crotonville, N.Y., is the home of GE’s management academy, famed for culling and cultivating a cadre of leaders the company saw as its most valuable product. Crotonville is where Jack Welch, GE’s larger-than-life former chief executive, held his lecture sessions in “The Pit,” a large sunken auditorium where he coached the future CEOs of companies such as Boeing and Home Depot. Welch remade and expanded the campus during his two decades running GE. Opened in 1956, the 60-acre property is half conference center, half country retreat. Behind a guard house lolls a … [Read more...] about GE powered the American century—then it burned out
Deb Riechmann, Associated Press Updated 1:45 pm PST, Monday, November 26, 2018 Holiday decorations in the East Room celebrate American architecture and design with a custom mantelpiece of the San Francisco skyline at the White House November 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The 2018 theme of the White House holiday decorations is 'American Treasures,' and features patriotic displays highlighting the country's 'unique heritage.' The White House expects to host 100 open houses and more than 30,000 guests who will tour the topiary trees, architectural models of major U.S. cities, the Gold Star family tree and national monuments in gingerbread. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less Holiday decorations in the East Room celebrate American architecture and design with a custom mantelpiece of the San Francisco skyline at the White House November 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The 2018 theme of ... more Photo: Chip … [Read more...] about White House pastry chefs make National Mall in gingerbread