PUBLISHED: 13:05 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:53 07 September 2010 BEA Campbell has one of those voices that makes you want to sleep. It s not that she s boring. On the contrary, it s that her answers are so articulate, intellectually demanding and spoken in such a soothing Northern purr that as she confidently moves fr BEA Campbell has one of those voices that makes you want to sleep. It's not that she's boring. On the contrary, it's that her answers are so articulate, intellectually demanding and spoken in such a soothing Northern purr that as she confidently moves from -ism to -ism, it begins to feel like a drowsy afternoon in a lecture theatre.But when she entered the Hampstead and Kilburn election race four months ago, that soporific voice certainly woke the other candidates up.The playing field had long been set for a battle between Glenda Jackson, Ed Fordham and Chris Philp. Another runner, even with the Greens relative popularity in Camden, wasn't expected to shake up the … [Read more...] about IN DEPTH: Bea Campbell on why we need to wake up
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Billy Baker Globe Staff July 18, 2018 MARTHA’S VINEYARD — At some point during the 40,000 miles that Ruth Weiner and Judy Lipsky have bicycled together over the last 40-plus years, they developed a saying.Sometimes, they look to the heavens and utter it as a way of asking for serendipity — at an unexpected fork in the road, say, or when threatening weather looms.Other times, they use it to define that serendipity, an exclamation when the answer they need lands perfectly in their palms, as it did recently when they were lost on Martha’s Vineyard, trying to find a youth hostel. Advertisement “Molly-Beas-Del!” Weiner exclaimed after she stopped to look at a map and just happened to spot a tiny sign indicating the hostel was hidden just through the trees. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you … [Read more...] about “Molly-Beas-Del!” A friendship built on serendipity and a road slowly traveled.
By Bob Egelko Updated 3:30 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Five conservative judges on the federal appeals court in San Francisco seemed to invite the U.S. Supreme court on Wednesday, April 2, 2018, to take up state campaign laws to determine whether the laws applied to the First Amendment protections for economic free speech laid out in previous rulings by the high court. less Five conservative judges on the federal appeals court in San Francisco seemed to invite the U.S. Supreme court on Wednesday, April 2, 2018, to take up state campaign laws to determine whether the laws applied ... more Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP Conservative judges slam Ninth Circuit ruling on campaign finance 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Five conservative judges on the federal appeals … [Read more...] about Conservative judges slam Ninth Circuit ruling on campaign finance
When Erika Larson goes grocery shopping, she brings a few extra supplies: a sturdy woven basket, several small cotton drawstring bags and a glass jar or two. On a recent trip to the Wedge Community Co-op, she carried her basket to the bulk bins, where she loaded up on organic dried penne, scooping up enough to fill one of the cotton bags. Once she gets home, she’ll dump the penne into a reusable glass container, then wash and re-use the cotton bag. Larson, a Minneapolis massage therapist, calls herself a “zero waster.” In an effort to contribute as little as possible to local landfills and incinerators, she avoids plastics and packaging by buying her shampoo in a bar, her deodorant in a glass jar, and her clothes secondhand. She carries a travel mug, a reusable glass or metal straw, a cloth hankie and a set of silverware around with her everywhere, so she isn’t tempted to pick up anything disposable. She recycles, composts everything she can and tries to buy in … [Read more...] about Twin Cities ‘zero wasters’ go to extremes to keep trash from local landfills
THEY have been a favourite of Ikea shoppers for years. But a scandal is rising around Swedish meatballs - they are, in fact, from Turkey. Sweden's official Twitter account fessed up over the weekend, telling followers: "Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. "Let's stick to the facts!". Turkish media has called for an official "confession" and for other nations to admit the true origins of their national dishes. Some even took to social media to demand Ikea meatballs are reduced in price. Serdar Cam, president of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), has even criticised Ikea's role in the selling of Turkish meatballs. I'm a Turkish man and I love Swedish meatballs ❤️. Thanks for your honesty. ⚖️🇹🇷— Damdanakan (@rmstnvct) April 28, 2018 Lean in 15: LOW CARB TURKEY MEATBALLS He tweeted: "By selling these meatballs as Swedish meatballs for … [Read more...] about Sweden’s famous ‘Ikea meatballs’ are actually from TURKEY