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The Grand Canyon: how to get the most from a short trip

On my first trip to the Grand Canyon, I made a classic rookie mistake: part of a longer road trip, I didn't give myself much time and I didn't do any advance research, so I ended up with a version of the Griswold experience. There it was - big, beautiful but somewhat underwhelming. Back in the …

The Untold and Deeply Stoned Story of the First U.S. Rock Festival

<i>On June 10th and 11th, 1967 — one week before the Monterey Pop Festival and two years before Woodstock — tens of thousands of Bay Area music fans</i> …

Cheech & Chong Reunite For New Movie With Jay Chandrasekhar

<i>The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.</i><p>By Ryan Reed<p>It's been more than two decades since Cheech & Chong blew their signature weed cloud over the face of American cinema. But it's time to wake and bake: The world's most famous stoner duo are teaming up with director Jay Chandrasekhar …

Chris Christie's Entire Career Reeks

Has there ever been a political reversal of fortune as rapid and as absolute as the one just experienced by Chris Christie? At warp speed, the …

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas is the site of one of the biggest energy booms in America, with oil and gas wells sprouting at an unprecedented …

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Pesto Grilled Shrimp<p><b>Prep Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Marinate Time</b>:<p>20 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>40 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 4<p>Light fresh and summery basil …

Mexican Cream Cheese Rollups Recipe

"Got this one from my best friend's mom. They are so delicious, nobody believes how easy they are."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, …

11 Recipes for a Classy Game Day

Before we begin, let's pause for a moment to appreciate those beloved lowbrow snacks that are practically synonymous with football: Rotel dip, cheese fries, pigs in a blanket, cheap beer. They've nourished many of us through thrilling wins and heartbreaking losses, through halftime and overtime, …

A City Or A Swamp? One Year Later, Hoboken Still Struggling With Sandy

Ordinarily, Jessica Nearhoof would love unearthing her sweaters and scarves from the back of her closet, signaling the oncoming blustery weather and …

What’s It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida!

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The really desperate come early. George Bishop, 61, a lanky, gray-haired cabinet …

The Court’s Contempt for Congress

The “least dangerous” branch—as Alexander Hamilton famously and really, really wrongly called the judiciary—is a little less dangerous, at least for the time being, thanks to the five members of the mighty Mount Holly, New Jersey, Township Council. Their unanimous vote, taken shortly before …

JFK assassination: CIA and New York Times are still lying to us

<b>President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Dallas Airport, Nov. 22, 1963. (AP)</b><p>Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history<p>David Talbot<p>November 6, 2013 7:30pm (UTC)<p>We’ll never know, we’ll never know, we’ll never know. …

Class of ’60 alumni recall first MM-RAL varsity football game

The Civil War football showdown Friday night between R.A. Long and Mark Morris high schools promises to be a hot contest between league unbeatens.<p>But …

Just secede already: The obstructionists aren’t going anywhere. Maybe we should

<b>(Reuters/Adrees Latif)</b><p>We don’t want to live in Ted Cruz’s America. He doesn’t like ours. Maybe a split really is inevitable — and right<p>Chuck Thompson<p>October 20, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>One of the advantages in being out of the country during the government shutdown—until this week I’d been riding out the …

The G.O.P.’s Dixiecrat Problem

Listed as a series, the congressional impasses, conflicts, and imbroglios of the past five years resemble plot points for a dark television satire titled “Apocalypse As Usual.” The latest installment featured a pseudo-filibuster, a government shutdown, a Values Voter Summit, at which it was argued …

Reign Of Morons: Apotheosis, Starring Ted Yoho

<b>In the end, it appears</b>, they cannot, or will not,govern even themselves.<p><i>A day that was supposed to bring Washington to the edge of resolving the fiscal showdown instead seemed to bring chaos and retrenching. And a bitter fight that had begun over stripping money from the president's signature</i> …

The Last Days of the GOP

I once wrote about lobbying, and this week I called some Republicans I used to talk to (and some that they recommended I talk to) about the effect …

Janis Joplin On Her Own Terms

J<i>anis Joplin was born in 1943 and grew up in Port Arthur, Texas. She began singing in bars and coffeehouses, first locally, then in Austin, where she</i> …

Wedge says he’s done: ‘We see things differently’ | Sportspress Northwest

Rather than wait for team management to tell him to go away, manager Eric Wedge beat the Mariners to it Friday afternoon, telling the club that after …

Dana Milbank: The great GOP leadership turnaround

By Dana Milbank<p>Dana Milbank<p>Op-ed columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As House Republican backbenchers hurtle toward a government shutdown and a default on the national debt, their leaders remain in charge in title only.<p>Perhaps some changes in job descriptions are in order.<p>Speaker …

Wayback Machine: Don James, Dawgfather | Sportspress Northwest

Former University of Washington football coach Don James guided the Huskies for 18 seasons, winning 153 games while taking his teams to 14 bowl …

College Football's Strange Gods

<i>(Reuters)</i><p>The news that a Heisman trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, will be suspended for one half of one game because he sold his autograph has revived …

GunFAIL XXXIII

Five of 44 guns discovered by TSA at airports around the country this week.<p>It's Back-to-School time! Many areas of the country saw their kids back in …

San Francisco to chain stores: Get out!

<b>(Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/lightkey via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Neighborhoods are fighting back against Starbucks, Wal-Mart and the saming of America. Here’s what recent wins mean<p>Henry Grabar<p>August 31, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>"Whether you're on the road or just cruising around town, your favorite McDonald's …

Westneat: Republicans ignore blue-state profile, veer farther to the righ

SEATTLE -- Hard times for the Republican Party around here sure look like they’re about to get harder.<p>Did you hear how the GOP down in Oregon …

Social Security

No, you’re not impeaching anyone

<b>Ted Cruz, Tom Coburn, Blake Farenthold (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Tom Coburn, Ted Cruz and other crackpots can’t stand up to their base and face reality. Can this party ever change?<p>Joan Walsh<p>August 23, 2013 3:50pm (UTC)<p>The last time Sen. Tom Coburn spoke warmly but candidly to his …

Yosemite Is Burning…Here’s How Climate Change Makes Wildfires Worse

A Kern County Hotshot member monitors a spot fire on Harden Flat Road near campsites in Yosemite National Park.Al Golub/ZUMAPRESS<p>Looking for news you …

Lotus pose on two

<b>"IT'S DIFFERENT HERE,"</b> Pete Carroll says. "Have you noticed?" It's hard not to. At 9 a.m. on the first Sunday of training camp in Renton, Wash., …