The federal government remains partially shutdown as Democrats in Congress continue a standoff with the White House over billions of dollars in funding for a southern border wall. The shutdown has been in effect since Dec. 22 and may continue well into this month as Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives on Thursday. Here are a few things to know about Tennessee as the shutdown continues. Trump said federal workers are all Democrats. In Tennessee, is that true? On Dec. 27, President Donald Trump asserted, without evidence, on Twitter that most of the federal employees who are not being paid during the ongoing government shutdown are Democrats. Such a claim is unable to be substantiated in Tennessee, because it is one of many states that do not have party registration. In total, 31 states allow voters to register by party, according to Rasmussen Reports, a New Jersey-based polling company. Of the four states — California, Texas, … [Read more...] about 6 things to know about the federal government shutdown in Tennessee
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Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The new Phoenix (theater) rises Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo The front window, looking south, at the Phoenix Theater Cultural Center, newly built at the corner of West Walnut and North Illinois Streets, Indianapolis, Friday, April 27, 2018. Robert Scheer/IndyStar Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo A unisex bathroom, complete with individual locking toilets at the Phoenix Theater Cultural Center, newly built at the corner of West Walnut and North Illinois Streets, Indianapolis, Friday, April 27, 2018. Robert Scheer/IndyStar Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Seats in the Russell, a 144-seat proscenium theater at the Phoenix Theater Cultural Center, newly built at the corner of West Walnut and North Illinois streets, Indianapolis, Friday, April 27, 2018. Robert Scheer/IndyStar Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo A ribbed pre-fabricated concrete panel, … [Read more...] about The new Phoenix Theatre is built like an energy-efficient bunker. Here’s what you need to know.
T Introduces: The Glass Artists Baku Takahashi and Tomoko Wada Glass melts above 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, at which point it resembles sun-bright lava with a taffylike pull — and often necessitates that its handlers work with a partner, lest one of them get scorched. Fourteen years ago, at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Baku Takahashi and Tomoko Wada paired up in an introductory glass blowing class; they’re still working together today, driven by a shared belief, as Wada wrote in an email, “that glass itself, with its transparency and color, is alluring, so we treat it with importance.” Now 32 and married, they’re considered two of the most exciting glass artists in Japan. After graduating and assisting artisans for a few years, Takahashi and Wada rejected Tokyo’s thriving maker scene for Takahashi’s hometown in Fukuoka Prefecture on the country’s southernmost main island, which is home to rocky beaches and citrus-fruit forests whose … [Read more...] about People, Places and Things to Know: Japanese Glass Artists, a Food-Focused Hotel and More
T Introduces: Chablé Maroma Quintana Roo, the Mexican state on the Caribbean side of the Yucatán Peninsula, has been a major destination since the 1970s, when the first resorts started appearing along its sandy coastline. Since then, travelers in search of a pristine, not-too-developed piece of it have moved from Cancún to Playa del Carmen to Tulum, which, with its winter yoga retreats and beachside bars, remains the bohemian favorite. It also has some much-lauded restaurants and small hotels, including two new and noteworthy properties: Habitas Tulum has a glass-walled Moorish restaurant and 32 canvas structures outfitted with kilim rugs, midcentury-style furnishings and decorative macramé. A ways inland, in the heart of town, lies the 16-room Casa Pueblo Tulum, set in a Modernist concrete building whose décor — unpolished wooden doors, handcrafted ceramics — nods to the Japanese art of wabi-sabi. The region’s latest exciting spot, though, … [Read more...] about People, Places and Things to Know: A Quintana Roo Hotel, the New Bucket Bag and More
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hawaii cruise: The allure of a voyage around the islands Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The biggest player in Hawaii cruises is Norwegian Cruise Line, which has a ship based year-round in the islands. The 2,186-passenger Pride of America sails every Saturday out of Honolulu to the islands of Maui, Hawaii and Kaui. Danny Lehman, ©Danny Lehman Fullscreen Cruises to Hawaii often include a visit to Honolulu on the island of Oahu. sorincolac / Getty Images Fullscreen One of most popular attractions in Hawaii for cruisers is the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. It's just a short taxi ride away from the city's main cruise pier. Shutterstock.com Fullscreen The Hanalei River on the island of Kauai can be visited during port calls at the island. Getty Images Fullscreen Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island … [Read more...] about Hawaii cruises: What you need to know in the wake of this year’s volcano eruption