How Pete Buttigieg Could Make Transportation Safer, According to LGBTQ+ Advocacy Groups | Condé Nast Traveler

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These policies would make the transportation system much safer—and less stressful—for LGBTQ+ travelers. 

By Emy Rodriguez Flores
February 23, 2021

When Pete Buttigieg was sworn in as the 19th Secretary of Transportation earlier this month, he became the first openly gay man to be named for this role in U.S. history.

Buttigieg—known for his military service and former role as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana—was chosen for his ability to bring all facets of the Department of Transportation together, according to President Biden. Those facets include improving transportation by rail, air, and road, as well as overseeing the Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Highway Administration.

Pete Buttigieg has been sworn in as the first openly gay U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Scott Olson/Getty

Source: How Pete Buttigieg Could Make Transportation Safer, According to LGBTQ+ Advocacy Groups | Condé Nast Traveler

Beyond Kalua Pig: Chef Sheldon Simeon Shows Us How to Cook Real Hawai’i – Sunset Magazine

Kevin J. Miyazaki Courtesy of Clarkson Potter/Publishers
Kevin J. Miyazaki Courtesy of Clarkson Potter/Publishers

These inspired, flavor-packed recipes from Sheldon Simeon will forever expand your notion of what Hawaiian food can be.

Hugh Garvey – February 16, 2021 | Updated February 24, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Cook Real Hawai’i by Sheldon Simeon and Garrett Snyder, copyright© 2021. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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When Sheldon Simeon was a kid growing up in Hilo, he’d help put together massive spreads of pupus for guests his dad had invited over at the last minute. Improvisation was key and delicious was a given.

Source: Beyond Kalua Pig: Chef Sheldon Simeon Shows Us How to Cook Real Hawai’i – Sunset Magazine

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small-Press Publisher, Dies At 101 : NPR

  Poet and author Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured above in 1960, was born on March 24, 1919. AP
Poet and author Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured above in 1960, was born on March 24, 1919. AP


Lawrence Ferlinghetti has died in San Francisco. He was 101. Ferlinghetti is probably best known for three things: his Beat poetry, his San Francisco bookstore and small press, and his defense of the First Amendment in a famous court case.

His most famous work is a 1958 collection of poetry called A Coney Island of the Mind. In it, he compares the horrors depicted in Francisco Goya’s paintings of the Napoleonic wars to scenes of post-World War II America.

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Source: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small-Press Publisher, Dies At 101 : NPR

Allegiant Stadium tours available to Raiders fans | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Allegiant Stadium is seen on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidttt
Allegiant Stadium is seen on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidttt

After years of construction and then the inaugural Raiders season held without spectators, fans will finally get a chance to experience Allegiant Stadium.

Source: Allegiant Stadium tours available to Raiders fans | Las Vegas Review-Journal

How to plan for summer travel in 2021 – The Washington Post

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(iStock/ Washington Post illustration)
While we may be traveling this summer, it won’t be the “old normal.” Here are travel experts’ predictions.

February 24

After a particularly brutal winter in isolation, summer travel dreams feel like a glimmer of hope shimmering on the distant horizon.

Source: How to plan for summer travel in 2021 – The Washington Post

How to Clean and Refresh Your Pantry for Spring – Sunset Magazine

Start spring cooking with a clean slate.

Ellen Fort and Maya Wong
 – March 11, 2020 | Updated February 22, 2021

Experts share their advice for sorting through your spice collection, checking the quality of your olive oil, and finally streamlining your pantry storage.

Source: How to Clean and Refresh Your Pantry for Spring – Sunset Magazine

How the Buffalo Soldiers Became America’s First Park Rangers – Sunset – Sunset Magazine

Courtesy of the National Park Service 24th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers patrol Yosemite in 1899.
Courtesy of the National Park Service 24th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers patrol Yosemite in 1899.

The soldiers would leave an indelible mark through numerous environmental firsts.

J.D. Simkins  – February 12, 2021 | Updated February 22, 2021

Before the organization of the National Park Service, Buffalo Soldiers served as some of America’s First national park rangers.

Source: How the Buffalo Soldiers Became America’s First Park Rangers – Sunset – Sunset Magazine

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports

By Hallie Levine Last updated: February 18, 2021

Some experts suggest doubling up for added protection—but how you do so matters.

With more contagious coronavirus variants spreading, a simple cloth mask might not always be enough. Consumer Reports explains how to upgrade your mask.

More contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 are now spreading in the U.S., with one potentially poised to become the predominant strain in this country by March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports

Nevada Road Trips | Scenic Drives in Nevada | Travel Nevada

Pick a Nevada Road Trip if you are looking for great American road trip ideas. Nevada’s scenic drives and byways offer unmatched views and welcoming locals. Plan a Nevada road trip today!

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Source: Nevada Road Trips | Scenic Drives in Nevada | Travel Nevada

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify

One of the new podcasts to listen to…

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are making a podcast.

Spotify on Monday announced the launch of “Renegades: Born in the USA,” featuring the former president and the legendary rock star in conversation on issues ranging from politics and the state of America to fatherhood, marriage and manhood. The conversations will span eight episodes, the first two of which go live on Monday.

 Screenshot, Web version Spotify
Screenshot, Web version Spotify

Update: 2/23/2021: An article came out on the setup for the podcast.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/02/barack-obama-bruce-springsteen-podcast-setup.html

Source: Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast on Spotify

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