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Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country

Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country

Boston, Massachusetts Hundreds of protesters marched from the New England Holocaust Memorial to a detention center in the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston, in solidarity with the #CloseTheCamps rallies, Boston 25 reported. Eighteen people were arrested for trespassing outside the detention center, but will not be prosecuted, per Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' orders. "If…
The retail apocalypse: traditional retail chains are dying across America

The retail apocalypse: traditional retail chains are dying across America

Online shopping has changed the retail landscape, and brick-and-mortar stores are feeling it. Contributors: Vox Staff Image credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images In the past decade, the way Americans shop has drastically changed. The rise of Amazon and online shopping, delivery services, and direct-to-consumer brands has given consumers more choices than ever in how and where…
What -20° looks like in the polar vortex across the Midwest

What -20° looks like in the polar vortex across the Midwest

It’s hard to comprehend temperatures of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s much, much colder than the temperature the standard home freezer keeps food at (which is around zero). At -20°F vodka freezes and boiling water will instantly turn to snow if thrown in the air. Combined with wind, this kind of cold causes frostbite to…
Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country

Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country

Most eyes Tuesday night were on the key House, Senate, and governor races — and Democrats had a mixed night, taking the House but watching as newfound heroes Beto O’Rourke and Andrew Gillum went down to defeat. But there were several climate change- and energy-related ballot initiatives up for a vote across the country as…
After Pittsburgh, the interfaith response sends message of solidarity across the religious divide

After Pittsburgh, the interfaith response sends message of solidarity across the religious divide

Thousands gathered for an interfaith prayer vigil at Pittsburgh’s Sixth Presbyterian Church in the hours following the mass shooting at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue, packing the pews with mourners from different congregations across the community. Reverend Vincent Kolb, a pastor at Sixth Presbyterian, began the service by recalling the advice of the church’s…

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